Andrew + Rachel | An Ashes Wedding



Andrew & Rachel’s relaxed Ashes Wedding, filled with love, laughter and fun!

Rachel and Andrew | And Ashes Wedding.  Rachel & Andy got married in February at the awesome Ashes, which is a modern barn in The Staffordshire Moorlands. They had their ceremony in the West Barn, which was great, because having everything in one venue meant more time for mingling and drinks! They chose The Ashes because it has so many options and they could totally personalise it. It was a relaxed wedding, which suits me perfectly. I love shooting relaxed weddings because it’s just so chilled and I am free to do my thing, which is what I’m best at. I have worked at The Ashes for such a long time that I new feel like it’s my second home!I absolutely LOVE all of the staff there and getting to go back so regularly is an absolute dream.

The excitement before the wedding

Rachel got ready in The Dairy with her bridesmaids, and the atmosphere was so energetic. Friends for years always make for a lot of noise and laughter.  Andrew got ready At one of the Cottages in Endon Village moving on to the village pub for a quick drink before driving up to the The Ashes for the ceremony.

The legal part

The wedding itself was a legal ceremony in The West Barn.  This too was lovely and relaxed and had moments of laughter.

After the ceremony

The reception was at the same venue and they had a drinks reception in the afternoon, and the man himself, Howard Wing in the evening. They decorated the venue with lights, candles and was gorgeously rustic because it worked so well with the time of year. For dinner they had the incredible food provided by Jenkinsons caterers, which was loved by all the guests. The first dance involved the wedding party getting on the dancefloor to get the dancing going, and they finished off the evening with a huge buffet.

The most memorable part of the day was the afternoon reception, because of Howard Wing doing his thing.

The couple

Rachel wore @RonaldJoyce and Andy wore a fab suit from @groomformal and they looked so perfect. Rachel’s flowers were by the amazingly talented Topiary Tree Florists and Rachel’s Make up was by the super talented Sarah Meredith.

Rachel and Andy met on a night out in Macclesfield and have been together for 7 years. They got in touch with me about a year ago and their enquiry was so personal. They said they wanted a photographer who would be like a guest, and I loved that they were so relaxed.

Rachel and Andy’s wedding was everything I love about weddings and just the happiest occasion. Here’s their awesome wedding!


An Ashes Wedding


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