It is not often you have the opportunity to photograph a wedding in the snow. Actually I think it is only the third time in 15 years of photographing weddings. The snow was still falling as I left early in the morning on the 1st February 2019. I had to travel to the Cotswold venue wedding, Great Tythe Barn in Tetbury. Along the way I did receive a nervous text message from the bride to ask if I was going to make it, as the hair and make up artist had already cancelled. The majority of the wedding guests were already in situ, thanks to the generous accommodation on site they had stayed the night before.Though with the occasional power cut, probably thanks to snow on the power lines, the preparations in the morning were a little juddering in its progress. Nevertheless these things are sent to try us and Phoebe and Mark’s, calm and good hearted nature as they prepared for their wedding day ensured a happy occasion whatever the conditions. The staff at the Great Tythe Barn were exemplary, shovelling snow to create clear paths, lighting candles and sourcing generators. In the end power was resumed and the wedding day went off without a hitch. The bride and groom even braved the cold and falling snow as they wanted some photographs in their personal winter wonderland. The barn hosted the marriage ceremony and even has additional area in the spacious attic for the drinks reception whilst the main area is turned around for the wedding breakfast. The celebrations continued into night as the dance floor filled. In time I said my goodbyes and left for my journey home, though I could leave the venue without taking a photograph on the little snowman left watching the festivities from outside.
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