Today I am thrilled to share this stunning Mythe Barn Wedding with 1000 Paper Cranes and hints of white and navy.
Images of the day were captured by Birmingham Wedding Photographer Daffodil Waves.
Nicola is a professional Wedding Photographer, based in the West Midlands.
Photography has long been her passion and she took it up professionally as she wanted to spend every day photographing beautiful couples on their wedding day.
She considers herself a reportage wedding photographer, in other words striving for her photographs to be relaxed and natural.
She finds this is the best way to capture the most elegant and beautiful photographs.
Nicola says of the couples day,
“As soon as I saw Annabel on the day of the wedding, it was like a friend was beaming back at me.”
“We had met before, on Bruce and Annabel’s pre-wedding shoot, so I already knew that the wedding day was going to be a relaxed affair and it didn’t disappoint.”
“I walked into All Saints Church in Sheepy Magna and my breath was taken away.”
“1000 paper cranes looked so pretty hanging ther e and when I found out they were made by the Church community, after a comment Annabel made about loving them, it made them even more special.”
“The day was filled with tears, laughter and love.”
“Mythe Barn looked amazing decorated in Bruce and Annabel’s vision and everyone enjoyed the amazing food by Galloping Gourmet.”
“Afterwards an outfit change into traditional Nigerian Dress was needed.”
I now hand over to the beautiful Annabel to share the couples loves story,
How did you meet?
“We met while at work – we are both doctors and were working at the same hospital.”
“We really got to know each other during a trauma call which lasted most of the night.”
“I found out afterwards I wasn’t even meant to be there but my bleep alerted me to it so I went and the rest is history!!”
When did you get engaged?
“We got engaged on the 11th August 2012 – Bruce had been doing lots of extra shifts at work to make some more money – the story was to buy himself a new 3D TV.”
“We were meant to be saving up for a house deposit so I was not particularly impressed, but boys and there toys what can you do!”
“He asked my dad for my hand in marriage to which my dad said yes, but told him don’t wait too long because he thought he wouldn’t be able to not say something.”
“He wrote in in glow in the dark letters on my favourite print in our bedroom ‘Will You Marry Me’ – eventually I noticed it and my first words were apparently…’are you serious’…?”
“I said yes and we were on cloud nine for ages, we were so touched by how happy everyone was for us and enjoyed lots of bubbly!”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“We were quite organised.”
“We looked a two venues and loved the 2nd one – Mythe Barn so booked it immediately.”
“I remember Joe the owner being like..umm normally this is where I give my sales pitch but you already want to book so great, any questions??”
“I’m really indecisive and it was Bruce who decided on the colour theme of mainly white with some navy blue for the bridesmaids and grooms suits.”
“We wanted to have the wedding of our dreams but without spending excessive amounts.”
“We prioritised and didn’t bother with things like expensive cars.”
“I found lovely bridesmaids dresses online at a fraction of the cost.”
“We all had our hair done by our family hairdresser who was a fraction of the cost of an official ‘wedding hairstylist’ & she did an amazing job.”
“We bought a lot of the stuff ourselves with the plan to sell afterwards and made as much stuff as we could.”
“I continued to buy wedding magazine after wedding magazine & Bruce continued to sensitively reign in my plans, thank goodness.”
“We found our photographer Nicola at a wedding fayre at our venue I knew immediately she was perfect for our wedding.”
“We liked that her photos were natural and beautiful and she was so friendly that it was an obvious choice.”
“She was definetly worth every penny & we just wished we’d booked her for part two – our 2nd wedding in Nigeria.”
“We found a local church near the venue and started going regularly and really got to know the small local community and really felt part of it before we married there.”
“We were chatting after church one morning & I made a brief comment about a Japanese tradition of couples making 1000 paper cranes to bring happiness and prosperity to their marriage.”
“The small church congregation made 1000 paper cranes for us as a surprise and hung them all up for the wedding.”
“It was so incredibly thoughtful and we were both quite overwhelmed by what they did.”
When did you get married?
“We got married on 19th October 2013.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“The best bit was the church service – beautiful sermon & just looking into each others eyes saying our vows and promising to spend the rest of our life together.”
“Definitely the happiest moment of both our lives so far was getting married.”
“We also loved dancing the night away – we really love a good dance and we had really thought about the music we and our friends and family loved.”
“We had a real mix of music including some African music for when we changed outfits midway through the evening reception and it just worked really well.”
“The dance floor was full all night & we spend most of time there with our guests.”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“Remember what the wedding is really about – enjoy the service and vows.”
“If you get married in a church really go before the wedding, get to know the congregation, as it meant so much more to us on the day to us because it felt like it was our church.”
“Try and invite all the people you care about as your guests make the day for you & it is probably your only opportunity to have all your friends & family together in one place.”
“We were really lucky as we had relatives come from all over the world – Nigeria, Toronto, Vancouver, America, and it was a magical experience.”
Thank you so much to Nicola for sharing her incredibly imagery and this beautiful Mythe Barn Wedding.
Thank you also to Annabel and Bruce for sharing their story.
Community spirit beams from this wedding, what an incredible act of love from their church congregation to bring such vision and meaning to the couples special day.
Ceremony: All Saints Church, Sheepy Magna
Venue: Mythe Barn
Photographer: Daffodil Waves
Paper Cranes : Church Congregation
Caterer: Galloping Gourmet
Cakes/Cake Table – Yummy Little Cakes
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