Ben & Rachael
Finding ourselves back at one of our favourite venues – we knew Ben & Rachael’s day was going to be incredible. This recently converted barn on the Warwickshire and Cotswolds border, ‘Cider Mill Barns’ truly has it all! With exclusive use, it really is a little piece of paradise to hold your special day. Getting to know Ben & Rachael in the build up to their big day, it was clear their wedding was going to be awesome! These two are all about having fun and enjoying being with one another. It was so easy to capture these guys on camera during the entire wedding day. The colour themes throughout the wedding had subtle pinks, whites and gorgeous greenery. Along with their rustic decor and personalised wooden creations, the barn looked out of this world. Cider Mill’s exposed beams, gorgeous brickwork and floor to ceiling windows – truly make for the most beautiful wedding photos.
Rachael took advantage of Cider Mill’s huge lounge area which sits in the heart of their new accommodation barn. This gorgeous space is flooded with natural light and even has its very own kitchen. It was the perfect space for the girls to get pampered. Rachael chose to get into her dress over in the ‘Bramley Barn’. This gorgeous barn has a full length antique mirror, sumptuous draped bed and views of the venue’s stunning grounds. This beautiful Bride’s Father fought back the tears as he saw his daughter for the first time in her dress and couldn’t wait to accompany her down the aisle to a nervously waiting groom.
Ben and the lads managed to squeeze in a quick drink at the bar – and boy what a bar it is! Reclaimed timber, incredible retro lighting and one of the biggest selections of spirits we’ve seen – it’s such a cool backdrop for photos. Ben’s best man ensured he was looking the part, gave him some final words of advice and wished him luck as guests were seated for the big moment.
As the music started and Rachael entered the barn – guests were speechless. Ben couldn’t resist having a little look over his shoulder and seeing his gorgeous bride. The ceremony was full of love and laughter and before we knew it, they were walking back up the aisle having officially tied the knot! With blue skies and wonderful temperatures, we took full advantage of Cider Mill’s exquisite grounds. With a funky, acoustic band providing background music – guests mingled in the courtyard whilst sipping drinks. Heading later into the afternoon; hilarious and heartfelt speeches followed the most incredible three course meal. The groomsmen even arranged for a secret video message to be played!
We couldn’t resist stealing Ben & Rachael as the evening drew in – we were blessed with the most INCREDIBLE sun set! Taking full advantage of the venue’s signature wooden arch and beautiful fields, we had such a laugh with these two!
A live, five piece band performed Mr & Mrs Taisler’s first dance before guests started throwing their best shapes on the dance floor. We even managed to sneak outside and grab one final image under the stunning wooden arch with the most incredible night sky.
Ben & Rachael – your big day was truly amazing! We loved every minute of it and wish you the most perfect married life together.