Linda and Charlies fantastic wedding at the award winning venue The Ashes - winning the awards for Best Wedding Venue, National 2014 and also Best Wedding Venue, West Midlands 2014 - and rightly so.
The venue is a stunning converted barn, located in Endon, just about side Leek, and is a photographers dream with endless photographic opportunities.
On their wedding day the weather was fantastic and the entire day was a well thought out, well planned masterpiece from Linda and Charlie, with attention paid to all the little details. I remember Linda telling me at one of our pre wedding meetings about how she planned to get the flowers and candles in the exact colour she had in mind -and of course she pulled it off!
From the Zoo2U animals that Melissa from Zoo2u brought along to the bucking bronco in the evening, there was certainly something for everyone to get involved with.
As with any of my blog posts, its so difficult to choose a very small selection of images to showcase their day, but here are just a few of my favourites.
We started the day with the bridal prep, with a relaxed Linda - in fact I've never seen a bride so relaxed!
We then made our way to the Ashes to meet Charlie and the lads.
Linda arrived nice and early, in fact very early! Linda and Charlie both wanted to hold each others hand before the ceremony but not to see each other. Always up for a challenge, we made this happen for them on one of the corners of the barn. Linda mentioned afterwards that she could feel Charlies hand trembling! Such a great idea, and definitely one to remember.
Onto quite an emotional wedding ceremony in the stunning barn, and again something different with the rings being delivered by one of the Zoo2U owls courtesy of Charlies son.
Even the cake was stunning, its always nice to see the level of details people go to.
The emotions were running high again during the great speeches, and as expected the laughs were none stop.
After the speeches we took a walk around the gorgeous surroundings that make the the Ashes venue, and a chance for Linda and Charlie to show what a great couple they are. Having brought their champagne out with them, finding a place to put the glasses down proved a challenge and not wanting to waste a drop, Charlie decided to drink the lot in one go -problem solved!
Finally onto the cake cutting (such a shame to cut such a great cake, but it has to be done) and the first dance. A great end to a great day, and definitely one to remember.
Congratulations to Linda and Charlie, and thanks for asking me to be part of your special day.