Today brings a rather wonder slice of Stone Barn wedding photography – Camilla + Adam, my friends, surrounded by their best people. I got to photograph it….after a drive up from Somerset and a fantastic wedding the day before, the stage was set for what was another unbelievable wedding to be a part of. Read on to see why…..
The day began in the lovely town of Burford and a stream of tourists using the cottage we were in for Instagrammable moments. Coffee, carrot cake and some beautiful light. The weather was once again going to be kind. Tiny flower girls arrived and the final touches began. Arriving at the Stone Barn I was greeted by the sight of several old friends (and two previous couples) along with Adam looking like the proudest man on earth. The emotion as Camilla came down the aisle was too much for him, and hearts swelled around us. These moments are the ones that stay with me. The tears turned to smiles once again, and stayed there for the day. I imagine they still are. Good food, good company, good people. That’s what today was about. A story of two people who are meant to be together after some tough years and times. They’re in the past and now the future is theirs. I’m lucky that I’ll get to see them grow as a couple and a family far closer up than I usually do.
This was a special wedding for a number of reasons. Not only was it my friends getting married, but my wife was Maid of Honour and my daughter was bridesmaid (the day before starting her GCSE’s which are now almost over!). Both looked utterly stunning, and I spent the day beaming with pride. Camilla is one of Nicky’s best friends and I know how thrilled she was to be asked. For Jess to be alongside her was just perfect. As were the suppliers I had the privilege to work alongside – from the team at the beautiful Stone Barn in Upper Windrush, to Linz at The White Horse Flower Co (seriously, how good were these flowers?), to Sarah at Yeo Weddings for flawless hair and make-up, to Miss Bush for yet another dress selection and fitting from the top drawer, to The Deloreans for incredible evening entertainment. Everyone, you nailed it.
There’s a reason why I always love Cotswolds weddings. The colours, the light, the landscapes. The people who choose to marry there are, without fail, brilliant to work with. Today was no exception. I’m always a bit more nervous shooting weddings for friends. I shouldn’t have been. Camilla and Adam couldn’t have been more perfect today, and couldn’t be more perfect together. Thank you for trusting me with your day…..
Guy Collier Photography || Stone Barn Cotswolds wedding photography