Sarah & Anthony

What a way to finish an incredible year off at Chris J Turner Photography… This beautifully festive Wedding had it all – huge Christmas trees, personalised Prosecco bar, live music and sparklers in the evening! We got to know this fantastic couple over the last 12 months and the more we heard about their big day, the more we couldn’t wait to be part of it! 

Choosing ‘Cider Mill Barns’ to host their celebrations was the icing on the cake. It’s hard to describe just how perfect this venue is. Formerly part of a working farm, this newly converted barn has to be seen to be believed! Situated on the border of the Cotswolds countryside and having completely exclusive use – it truly is one of Warwickshire’s hidden secrets!

Sarah took advantage of the exquisite Bridal rooms on site to get ready. Surrounded by her beautiful bridesmaids, we had a great time capturing these girls prepping for the big day! Anthony was supported by his groomsmen as they welcomed guests at the bar and before we knew it, everyone was taking their seats in the incredible ceremony room. With floor to ceiling windows and exposed woodwork, it’s a photographer’s dream.

“‘Cause all of me loves all of you”

Having the incredibly special job of accompanying this beautiful Bride down the aisle, Sarah’s proud father came to collect her just before the big moment. His face said it all! He held back the tears he was blown away by just how stunning his daughter looked!

With a string quartet playing Sarah’s favourite Disney song, the guests were speechless as she entered the room. Anthony smiled from ear to ear as he saw his bride. The ceremony was beautiful, with loved ones performing readings and lots of laughter (mainly down to the Best Man’s performance providing the rings!).

The sun shone as guests left the barn, covering the newly weds in confetti before mingling during the drinks reception. There was some fierce competition as the single ladies gathered for Sarah’s bouquet toss – one lucky lady took a great catch.. her boyfriend had strangely disappeared at that moment though!

We loved exploring the grounds for photos at Cider Mill Barns – there are so many wonderful backdrops for creatives images! Sarah & Anthony were naturals and up for everything, even embracing the rain! Meanwhile, guests were wowed as they took their seats at long, rustic tables for dinner. They decor was elegant, with hundreds of candles creating the most beautiful atmosphere. Being massive fans of board games, Sarah & Anthony provided each table with their very own games to play during the Wedding breakfast.. what a cool idea!

After dinner and four incredible speeches, the evening celebrations flowed seamlessly into the opposite end of the venue, where the partying truly began! The new Mr & Mrs Tierney impressed as they took to the dance floor and their pre-prepared and beautifully choreographed dance went perfectly!

The celebrations continued late into the night, with guests throwing their best shapes! This was the most perfect way to finish an incredible year of Weddings for us. Sarah & Anthony, here’s to a married life full of love and laughter!

If you enjoyed this then take a look at Ellie & Tom’s Wedding too!