Amy looks up at the glass ceiling of the conservatory which is covered in little drops of rain at this point. She instinctively draws her robe a little tighter around her and I can see the worry cross her face for a brief second. “It’ll be fine” everyone else in the room keeps on repeating like a mantra and Amy can’t help but smile. She sighs and shakes her head whilst laughing. “I know it will!”
Just half an hour later all of Amy and Matthew’s friends and families sit under big trees outside Barnsley House, umbrellas stashed away and plastic coverings taken off the grey and pink pom poms in the trees. Matthew takes one big breath and turns around to see Amy walk down the aisle next to her dad, a giant smile on her face. It’s a beautiful day in late May and despite the dark clouds and odd rain shower here and there Amy and Matthew are getting married outside. I’m glad it all worked out, for Amy’s sake who’s had her heart set on having an outdoor ceremony but mostly because it’s truly beautiful out there under the massive old oak tree.
Although incredible on the inside, it’s the gardens where Barnsley House really shines on a day like this. In the Spring all the flowers are in full bloom and they compliment Amy’s theme of slate grey, sage green and blush pink perfectly. Working alongside a dream team consisting of Jodie Hazlewood for the impeccable make-up, Shutterbox Films for an out of this world film and Anna Clarke lending me a helping hand (thank you!) was a treat as well, and Natalie from Barnsley House made all of our jobs so much easier.
Shot on Kodak Portra 400, developed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab.
© Ann-Kathrin Koch 2014. Images look best without watermarks on them. Please don’t use the photos without asking me first.