Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

August 29, 2012  |  Weddings
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It was going to be an epic day.  Lauren and Tom had been planning for nearly 3 years and nothing was going to stop them having the time of their lives.  And on one of the most perfect days of the late summer, nothing did stop them.

As I’ve said before, most wedding stories start with a dress.  After all, without a dress you just have a girl in rollers waiting for her big day, under a suitably epic sky.

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

Bridesmaid too look a little, well under dressed without their dresses.

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

But put them together, and you get this….

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

…not to mention this….

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

In fact, with a few last minute tweaks to the buttons…and the l-o-n-g walk down the stairs I like to call “the deep breath before the leap”…

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

…here’s the result.

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

That’s the moment when Keith, Lauren’s father, couldn’t bear to look at his daughter.  And couldn’t bear not to.  Lauren all grown up and ready to get married.

Few last minute preps in the garden (did I mention it was a gorgeous day?)

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

..and then her chariot awaited.

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

Meanwhile, over at Cooling Castle Barn, Tom was all ready for us.

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

The groomsmen were ready too – and even labelled for me.

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

Moments later, Lauren Lindenberg arrived…

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

Before the second walk down the stairs of the day.  This time with rather more people watching.

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

And then, as I’ve said before about so many wonderful couples on so many beautiful days, Lauren Lindenberg married Tom Jarrett.

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

Cooling Castle Barn is a lovely venue.  But since everything is in one place, you don’t get too many chances to use the amazing car you hired.  So we went for a drive..

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

Tom looked pretty good.

And so did Lauren.

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

But they look even better together…

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

…and then back to Cooling Castle Barn.

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

And of course time for dinner and speeches.

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

After dinner there was time for just a couple more pictures in the evening light.

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

Before a concerted effort to drive a knife through what must have been 20 kilos of choccywoccydoodah chocolate cake.

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

And of course the first dance.

weddings  Lauren and Tom at Cooling Castle Barn

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