Ricky & Ocean Spring Wedding, Barns Hotel, Bedford


A little throwback to Ocean & Ricky’s wedding from the beginning of the wedding season.  It has been a busy year for this family and you may recognise Jess & Vince, one of my lovely bride and grooms from last autumn amongst the wedding guests.


Ocean and Ricky got married at the Barns Hotel in Bedford with their super cute toddler Esme as their flower girl.  With a mocha blush colour scheme, Ocean looked divine with her bridesmaids and flowers, beautifully complimenting the spring blossom on the trees around them.


I arrived early to capture Ricky and his dad as they buttoned their sleeves and put on their ties.  They all looked very smart as the guests began to arrive and I know Ricky was extremely keen to see his beautiful soon-to-be-wife come and meet him at the aisle.


After their lovely ceremony I went with Ricky and Ocean to the Embankment in Bedford to take some images of them together.  We knew there was a chance this spot would be really busy on a gorgeous sunny Sunday afternoon but this place had special meaning to them as it is where Ricky proposed to Ocean the previous year.  As it turned out, Butterfly Bridge was fairly full when we arrived there because crowds were gathering to wait for the rowing boats to appear along the river and see which one was in the lead!  After a little persuasion they kindly agreed to give us a quick second to take a few shots of their special place before rejoining their guests back at the venue.


We arrived back to find the guests had begun a family darts match which was actually very funny.


I snuck off to capture all the decorations and details for the reception room which I always love as so much work has gone into creating them.  Guests were treated to lottery scratch cards as favours and there were the most amazing flower filled birdcages above the tables too.  Very pretty!


Ricky told me this was 6 months in the making and I am impressed with everything they created in the timescales.  Teamwork makes the dream work!  Well done guys and many congratulations xx


Venue: The Barns Hotel, Bedford
Flowers: Concetta Elena Dragic

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