Zoe & Sharif’s Shustoke Barn Wedding at Christmas

Zoe and Sharif married at Shustoke Barn in Warwikshire back in late December.  Just a few days before Christmas.  Not only was it “the most wonderful time of the year”, but it was very much a wonderful day for this happy couple.  The periods of separation (Sharif is in the military); the late nights at work for Zoe and the stress of planning the their perfect wedding day all faded into the background.  Little mattered to this stunning couple as they said their vows in front of friends and family other than their promise to love each other forever.  Their day was full of wonderful touches that spoke to each of their personalities.  From the bespoke backdrop, custom leather Jacket and stationary created by the graphic designer bride right through to the Magic Marine Magician, Zoe & Sharif’s wedding day was perfect.

The Preparations | A Christmas Wedding at Shustoke Barn

It was a bright and crisp winters day in Coleshill near Birmingham when we arrived.  The Bridal preparations began at Ferndale House at The Coleshill Hotel, where Zoe and her family got ready.

The morning preparations included some really very touching gift giving. Some very emotional moments to capture.  Furthermore, to say there were a few tears would be an understatement.

These kids were a highlight for us in the morning. Boy did these cuties keep us on our toes.

We are both totally in love with Zoe’s two-piece wedding dress.  It was stunning!  With the lace detail in the top and simple silk bottom half. We love it when our Brides go for something alternative. We think you’ll agree Zoe totally pulls this off.  She looks radiant.

In another part of town, the boys were also getting ready for the festivities ahead.  Once again there was some beautiful thoughtful gift giving; including a engraved Royal Marine pocket watch from the couples boys to their dad.

The Ceremony | A Christmas Wedding at Shustoke Barn

This Christmas Wedding was held at the beautiful Shustoke Barns.  The Barn is part of the Crips & Co Wedding Group; who lovingly restore barns and walled gardens into amazing wedding venues.

We love Zoe’s bespoke backdrop.  Designed and made by the bride herself.  Think you’ll agree it takes wedding DIY to a whole new level.

The Portraits | A Christmas Wedding at Shustoke Barn

Following the ceremony we made the most of the light and took Zoe & Sharif off for some bridal portraits.

So we mentioned the custom white leather jacket designed by Zoe – here it is in all it’s glory.  It was the perfect accompaniment to her stunning two piece wedding dress

The family had suffered a bereavement with the loss of Zoe’s brother.  Throughout the day their were wonderful references to him including a charm with her late brother’s picture on her bouquet.

The Reception | A Christmas Wedding at Shustoke Barn

Heading back we got one last portrait in front of the wonderful Christmas tree, before the reception and evening festivities began.

The evening reception kicked off with the first dance.   Following this Zoe & Sharif’s wedding guests were entertained by the smooth Adam and the Souljers live band.  A disco and sparkler exit were also on the cards.  There was also plenty of fun to be had at our Luxebooth photo booth, which the couple requested to further keep their guests entertained.  We can safely say the night was thoroughly enjoyed by one and all, and was a perfect kick-start to the festive season.

Thanks | A Christmas Wedding at Shustoke Barn

Zoe and Sharif, thank you for including us in your Christmas Wedding at Shustoke Barn in Warwickshire. We hope you love your wedding photographs as much as we do.

Emily + Katy xx

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