We have had one hell of a summer so far and Sarah & Sean’s Shustoke Barn wedding wedding fell right in the middle of our amazing heat wave!  This beautiful 18th century, red brick barn is the perfect place for an exclusive celebration.

I met Sarah & Sean a while ago when I photographed a family shoot for them when their son was just 1.  It is great to connect with a couple or a family and then go on to capture their most amazing days! I was really excited to be booked for their wedding.  

On the morning of their wedding I caught up with the girls for bridal prep which at Sarah’s parents home. It was great fun and Sarah’s bridesmaids and Dad were blown away by Sarah’s wedding dress reveal! 

Sarah & Sean chose to have a church ceremony near to their home in Birmingham before heading off for celebrations at Shustoke Barn.

Shustoke Barn

I have to admit, these gorgeous barns are a favourite for me to photograph at. Set in the Warwickshire countryside, surrounded by beautiful scenery, this pretty, rustic barn is an awesome venue. There is always a great vibe. The private courtyard with it’s gorgeous olive trees, is the perfect place for guests to come together, chill out in the sunshine, drink and be merry! Sarah & Sean had a great crowd sharing their day with them. A magician kept everyone entertained and very amused as they relaxed, along with garden games- giant jenga and connect 4.

The beautiful evening light- golden hour- is a favourite time for some romantic couple portraits.  As the sun was starting to set, Sarah & Sean took a walk in the stubble field, making the most of the stunning light.  The trees at the front of Shustoke Barn look so pretty as evening falls.  Festoon lights are strung across them, giving off a beautiful glow, making it a great spot for the last few couple shots. The evening kicked off with dancing, sparklers, cigars (wedding favours!).  Guests toasted huge marshmallows on the fire pits in the fairy lit courtyard.  A perfect day, which was brilliant to be part of.

If you are planning a barn wedding and are looking for natural, relaxed photography,  I would love you to get in touch!

the bride and groom and their young son standing together outside the wedding barn

the bride and groom cuddling in front of barn doors at Shustoke Barn

Bride smiling as her new husband gives a wedding speech

wedding guest smoking a cigar and coughing

bridesmaids emotionally watching the couple get married in church

table setting at Shustoke Barn

Father of the bride giving a speech in the wedding barn at shustoke

wedding guests laughing as they watch a magician at Shustoke Barn wedding

Grandad and grandson walking into Shustoke Barn

bridesmaid laughing on wedding dancefloor

guests hugging groom as they arrive for the wedding

Wedding breakfast tables set up ready for Shustoke Barn wedding

bridesmaids standing together and laughing outside Shustoke Barn

Bride and groom kissing as they walk up the drive at shustoke Barn

Guest laughing as they sit under the olive trees in the courtyard at Shustoke Barn

Wedding guests looking puzzled as they watch a magician

Wedding guests playing giant jenga

Bride and groom walking hand in hand across a stubble field at sunset

Bride having her wedding hair done

Bride reveals wedding dress to Dad and bridesmaids

Violin player at church wedding

bride walking down the aisle with her father at church wedding

bride and groom showered with confetti outside church

guest emotionally hugging at wedding

Wedding party laughing at speeches on top table

bride and groom arriving at Shustoke Barn

black and white image of bride and groom laughing together outside barn wedding

bride and groom announced into wedding breakfast

wedding guests raising a toast to speeches

bride and groom laughing at magician in courtyard

groom kissing bride- first kiss as husband and wife

bride and groom signing register

bride smiling as she listens to her husband's wedding speech

bride and groom dancing their first dance at shustoke barn wedding

bride and groom swinging son as they walk across stubble field

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