Maisie and Tom
First wedding of the year alert!
I bloody love Maisie and Tom. You know when you gel with a couple when all of your meetings turn into 3 hour nerd fests, talking about Dungeons & Dragons and Sci fi.
This was a short coverage wedding, so only 4 hours and I love doing these, although I do miss getting my crazy dance floor photos!
It was my first time shooting at the Barns hotel and I had a lovely time. There’s plenty of little pockets of interesting backgrounds and light to shoot in and even a tractor to mess around on, as you’ll see.
Here’s what tom and Maisie had to say about their special day…
How did you meet?:
Maisie first remembers Tom walking past
and thinking he was tall and cute Tom first remembers Maisie pressing buttons
on a lift for no other reason than to be annoying
Tell me your proposal story:
Eating pizza outside in the garden of
our hotel room, under the stars. Tom started naming constellations (like on our
first date) and loosely edging the conversation towards marriage. I jokingly
responded that I proposed first (true) and he responded “but I’m proposing
properly” while removing the ring from his pocket.
It was the smoothest thing he’s ever
done, and probably will ever do! Of course, I said “what do you
Why did you choose the venue(s) you
chose for your wedding day?:
We wanted small and cosy – and the Barns
What was it you loved about your outfits
and accessories that made you choose them?:
I am too pale and interesting to pull
off white, and love gold. The cape was made by my MIL, the pin on it was her
mothers, the necklace and earrings were from my parents, the tiny ring from my
Papa, who couldn’t be with us, and the bracelet from my SIL! My “something
blue” was my Mum.
Tom loves tweed – and loves green, as it
is a hopeful colour. The tie was his Grandads, who couldn’t be there, and the
Hufflepuff pin was a reminder of our cats.
Tell me about the theme/styling of your
We wanted everything about the day to
reflect us: nerdy, quirky, fun and relaxed – we couldn’t be dealing with chair
What was your first dance and why did
you choose it?:
If My Heart Was A House by Owl City has
always been our only first dance choice, and neither of us can remember why!
What were the most special/memorable
moments of the day for you?
Seeing all of the special people in our
lives together was wonderful – even if we did make a lot of them cry with our
Why did you choose Bib & Tucker as
your photographer, and what was your experience of your photography on the
I met Dan at a wedding fair with one of
my bridesmaids – I looked at his natural, unposed photography style, and knew
he would be perfect.
When he met with both of us, we geeked
out for 3 hours about photography, films and alcohol.
On the day, Dan was both a charming and
relaxed presence, and melted into the background when taking photos. Many of
our guests asked if he was a friend first!
What would be your best bit of advice to
other couples planning their wedding?:
Relax, and enjoy the occasion. It really
doesn’t matter if the tablecloth doesn’t match the napkins, and I guarantee you
will not remember! Take everything in, and appreciate everyone for being there
Are you planning on going on a
Honeymoon? If so where are you headed?
2 weeks in St. Lucia for a well earned
Could you provide any links to other
suppliers that you think are worth a mention?
The Barns Hotel – The Barns were incredible as a venue; flexible, delightful, and couldn’t do enough for us!
Dream Bridal Hair – Gemma was outstanding, and took a bride, 3 bridesmaids and mother of the bride (who all had different hair and styles) in her stride – a calming presence on the morning!