The Old Stables, Swithland Wedding :: Jenny & Sam

I do enjoy it when I get to travel for a wedding.  Although The Old Stables in Swithland isn’t actually that far away from my HQ in Sheffield it was still a welcome change of scenery. As per usual I arrived with Jenny and her Bridal party a few hours before the ceremony as Jenny’s Father’s house.  I was immediately made to feel welcome with offers of drinks and snacks. The morning was very calm and peaceful as the Bridesmaids slowly and surely transformed from their ‘Bride Squad’ t-shirts into their amazingly multi-pastel coloured dresses. The team then turned their attention to getting Jenny into her beautiful dress before popping out into the garden for a spot of one-hole golf.

The Church Ceremony

The round of golf was cut short by the arrival of the wedding car, it was time to go to church. Fortunately St Philip & St James’ Church was only a 30 second drive up the road so I had plenty of time to get a few snaps of Jenny getting into the car before making my way up to join Sam and the rest of the guests up at church. The ceremony itself was lighthearted and actually quite amusing at times.  The St Philip’s and St James’ is a very cosy feeling church so the atmosphere was very warm and friendly. During the service I noticed the rain was coming down heavily outside, fortunately by the time we came to go back outside it has stopped and it was, in fact, gloriously sunny out.

The Old Stables

Here’s my tip for anyone looking for The Old Stables in Swithland… search for The Griffin Inn.  The Old Stables is essentially a side-building. Jenny is a keen horse-rider so The Old Stables was a natural choice for her wedding reception venue. The grounds are vast and the building a beautiful mix of rustic barn meets modern wedding venue. Topping off the look were the various horse themed decorations built mostly by Sam and Jenny themselves, including the photo-booth style frame and the wooden ‘running order’ board. Throughout the day the weather was touch and go.  It was sunny and dry long enough for the speeches to happen outside in the gardens, and we did manage to find gaps in the rain to get some great portrait photos. The icing on the cake of this beautiful wedding day was the arrival of Jenny & Sam’s dog who was extremely happy to see them.

The Photos

So that was the story of the day, here is a selection of photos from the gallery. All of these photos were taken by me, obviously.  If you would like to talk to me about photographing your wedding why not get in touch to see if I am available on your wedding day?

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James Morgan

James is a professional wedding photographer based in Sheffield. He loves taking photos of people, tinkering with computers, real ale and red wine, and of course his family.
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