I always love returning to shoot weddings at Mythe Barn Wedding Venue. Tina and Aaron chose the perfect venue for their late summer wedding. But I’m getting ahead of myself, let’s start at the beginning of Tina and Aaron’s beautiful wedding day.
It was an early start as the family held a traditional Chinese tea ceremony at the family home. The family and bride and grooms party were in traditional Chinese dress and there were games played in the street outside the family house. It was so much fun and a real treat for the neighbours!
After the games everybody went inside for a traditional Chinese tea. It is a Chinese custom to serve tea to parents at your wedding to show respect and gratitude for all the years of love and care. It was lovely and added something fun, unique and personal to Tina and Aaron’s wedding day.
After the tea ceremony the wedding party headed to Mythe Barn to get ready and I took the chance to take some lovely shots of Tina as she made her final preparations. She looked amazing in a flattering lace detail dress with a veil. Hair and makeup were perfect and were cleverly done by Tina’s sister Tham.
It’s always nice to work with other professionals in the wedding industry and this was the case working alongside Raw Vision London who were making a wedding film of the day.
Once everybody was ready there was a beautiful wedding ceremony in the Oak Barn. Imagine a solid oak framed barn reaching up two storeys high with light flooding in through breathtaking full height windows and skylights.
After a beautiful ceremony Tina, Aaron and their guests all enjoyed a drinks and canapés reception with live musical accompaniment in the elegant Cart Barn (love the stone floors and hops hanging from the oak beams above).
After some formal and less formal group shots and a gorgeous confetti moment I quickly whisked Tina and Aaron away for some romantic portraits shots set around the grounds of Mythe Barn. Another thing I love about shooting Mythe Barn wedding photography is that it has the prettiest gardens and grounds set in acres of Leicestershire countryside that made the most idyllic backdrop when photographing Tina and Aaron.
The wedding reception was held in the stunning Grain Store, a contemporary barn with stunning floor to ceiling windows that opens up onto the garden and picturesque views beyond. The chandeliers, stylish wall lights and ceiling drapes give the barn a really luxurious feel.
Now I love the little details at weddings as they always tell me something of my couples’ personalities. At Tina and Aaron’s it was the tables named after places the pair had travelled to and accompanied by a photograph of them there! It was a lovely touch for this well-travelled couple!
Evening entertainment was DJ’d by the very experienced team at Wedding Sounds and started with the cutting of a beautiful wedding cake. As always the youngest guests were the first to hit the dancefloor but it was Tina and Aaron’s romantic first dance that really kick started the party. Before long the dancefloor was busy with Tina and Aaron’s guests cutting some impressive shapes! The image of Tina and Aaron partying with all of their loved ones around them signaled it was time for me to take my leave.
A gorgeously elegant and fun wedding that seamlessly blended Chinese and British wedding traditions. Congratulations to Tina and Aaron for getting married and creating a wonderful day for yourselves, your family and your friends to remember.
I hope my images will allow you to relive it again and again for many years to come.