Sam and Lisa were married at The Barn at Upcote, Sunday 15th March 2020. It was a normal British weather day …Rain!
The Barn at Upcote is a favorite of ours, it’s a beautiful barn hidden away down a long drive and is set within rolling fields of the Cotswold countryside nr Cheltenham. The photo opportunities are wonderful each and every season.
Lisa spent the morning preparing for the wedding with her bridesmaids and Mom at a hair salon, Once make up and hair was beautifully styled Lisa and her bride squad headed to the Barn at Upcote for the final preparations. Once all the bridesmaids were ready it was time for Lisa to step into her dress and with the help of her Mom and Sister she was soon ready! There was tears of joy when the bridesmaids got to see Lisa for the first time in her beautiful dress.
The Groom had arrived and was greeting guests, the atmosphere was buzzing with excitement for the wedding ceremony, lots of chatter and laughter before it was time for guests to be seated for the ceremony.
The guests were seated, the bride was ready and with her dad by her side Lisa made her entrance and walked down the aisle where a teary Sam was waiting. The wedding ceremony was beautiful, there was lots of laughter, high 5’s, cuddles, tears and a harribo ring! The newlyweds sealed the deal with a kiss and after the official paperwork was signed they walked up the aisle as Mr & Mrs Westerby to lots of cheers and clapping.
A string quartet played beautifully throughout the ceremony and drinks reception and entertained guests while the photos were being taken in the gardens. Right from the start of meeting Lisa she said she was nervous about her photo being taken and even on the pre-wedding shoot she felt the same, on her wedding day she smashed it!!
Guests were seated for the wedding breakfast and a yummy three course meal was served. There was no official speeches but just a toast or two. As the day turned into night it was time for Sam and Lisa to cut the cake which was followed by the newlyweds taking to the dance floor for their first dance. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Westerby!
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