Paul proposed to Leigh in the middle of an ice rink at Hampton Court palace on a cold winters day. It was just the perfect place to get engaged so they knew that they had to look hard for the perfect place to get married. As soon as they saw Southend Barns they fell in love with it and its easy to see why. With its beautifully restored barns and stunning landscaped gardens its a gorgeous place to get married.
Leigh and Paul were blessed with one of the few hot days in August. The sun shone the whole day while Leigh and Paul celebrated with their friends and family. Their wedding was completed by a special member of their family, Murphy their dog who had the special task of carrying the rings.
Thank you Leigh and Paul for being such a wonderful couple to photograph, you made our job easy.
Leigh's dress looked gorgeous. So beautiful... Beautiful detail on her dress. Southend Barns are also home for a few friendly llamas. The bridemaids wore soft dusky pink dresses. Leigh was surrounded by her beautiful bridesmaids who helped her every step of the way. Leigh's Dad was full of smiles all day. Just look at the sparkle on those shoes. I just love these shoes. Leigh's flowers matched her bridesmaids dresses perfectly. Flowers by Cathey's Flowers. Leigh and Paul's elegant wedding invitations were made by Leigh's Dad. Leigh's jewelry held special family memories. Leigh and her Dad were thrilled to see Southend Barns all set up for the day. Leigh's Mum provided the flowers in the ceremony room and around the venue. Last minute preparations. Leigh's flower girl and page boy were just as calm as Leigh was. Paul looked so happy and relaxed with his two Best Men. And of course the day wouldn't be complete without the gorgeous Murphy. Murphy also dressed for the occaison. Leigh couldn't wait to show her Dad her dress which she kept as a surprise the whole morning! Leigh was helped into her dress by her Dad. And of course her bridesmaids were on hand to help. There were smiles all round. Leigh you are simply stunning. Leigh's happiness shone through as she walked down the aisle. Everyone gathered outside to throw confetti on the happy couple. Leigh and Paul's family were so happy to celebrate with Leigh and Paul. All Leigh and Paul's tables were named after stories from planning their wedding day. So many beautiful touches. Flowers by Leigh's Mum. Leigh's beautiful bouquet was made by Catheys Flowers. Murphy was so well behaved all day. The Dairy Barn at Southend Barns. Leigh and Paul took a moment alone. Everyone gathered in the Threshing Barn for the wedding breakfast. The speeches had everyone laughing. There was tea, coffee and macaroons after the wedding breakfast. Everyone had fun. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Brook. I wish you all the happiness in the future.