A Wedding at the Mill Barns | Charlotte & Peter

Charlotte and Peter got in touch this March looking for a photographer for their Mill Barns wedding. With an email chain which centred around where we liked to eat in Manchester I knew this would be a great day. With smaller coverage of the day at just 9.5 hours it was jam packed with action and was a joy to be part of.

Formerly the site of a 17th century water mill, Mill Barns is now an exclusive no corkage wedding venue. With links to the rustic Ashes Barns near to where I live and the soon to be photographed fabulous Pendrell Hall this was sure to be another great wedding venue.

It’s always a different experience when you don’t meet a couple face to face before the date. Me and Charlotte Skyped originally then chatted on the phone for our last meeting. I always talk about the importace of having a great foundation of a relationship with your photographer. They’re going to be with you for the majority of the day and you’ve got to feel comfortable in their presence. Charlotte and Peter were such a lovely couple and it didn’t take time to slide into their day just like one of the guests. I was made to feel so welcome by Peter’s entourage of brothers which I still can’t remember how many there were.

I talk a lot about events within your day where I will take photographs and how if there is not any events then I’ll cease to take photographs until something happens again. I feel it’s more important to chat to guests an gain more report than to continue to get the same candid photographs. Charlotte and Peter’s dat was PACKED with events. I arrived at the venue early to scope it out whilst munching on a beautiful iced bun brought by my other half, then I blinked, and I was flying round a circle of people at 7pm which contained the most awesome dance off I’ve ever seen.

You know what they say… Time flies when you’re having fun.

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