There are many elements of a wedding day that make me excited to start editing the shots I take and re-living the day all over again. It might be the decor, it might be the dancing, or, in the case of Emma and Philip’s super fun Gate Street Barn wedding, it might be the brilliant array of expressions on their faces throughout the day. We had pure joy, childish glee, happy tears, cheeky raspberry blowing, blue steel on the dance floor and everything in between. Just check out the confetti sequence – it makes me grin from ear to ear every time I look at it!

The speeches at this wedding were just brilliant. I always love hearing stories about my couples told by people that know and love them best, and Emma’s mum and Philip’s best man didn’t disappoint. They had everyone in stitches. Tip for the top – introduce an element of competition! In a genius move, Emma’s mum brought out some coloured ping pong paddles for a game pitting husband against wife, and the will to win was fierce (and hilarious) on both sides!

I have to give a shout out to Emma’s lovely bridesmaids too. Their love for her was so clear to see, from their emotion during the ceremony (synchronised eye wiping, anyone?) to their presentation of a pretty epic rice krispie cake to the bride during the speeches. Emma’s face here is one to treasure. So. Much. Joy!

The laughter kept flowing as I took Emma and Philip off for their couple’s shoot in the sunshine. There was a perfect blend of adoration and face-pulling that made for some of my favourite shots of the day. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a giant raspberry!

There were so many lovely decor touches at this wedding, from the hanging foliage chandelier in the ceremony room, to the quirky woodland cake made by Emma’s mum, to the firepit and marshmallows outside once the sun had set. I really struggled when selecting this highlights gallery – there were loads I wanted to include!

Have a look through a small selection of Emma and Philip’s fun and joyful big day below, and if you like what you see, why not get in touch for a chat. I can’t wait to hear all about your wedding plans.

Super Fun Gate Street Barn Wedding Favourites

Purple flowers grow tall against a bright blue sky at Gate Street Barn The entrance to the barn with bunting strung across it and a chalkboard welcome sign A 'Love is Sweet' sweetie buffet in old fashioned jars. Each one rests on a log slice and the sweets are in shades of green, brown and gold Close up of some of the sweets in the sweetie buffet - chocolate jazzies, toffee popcorn and terrific turtles Close up of the confetti - little packages of sweet pea petals A bucket of sparklers for guests to take after dark. Each one has the message 'Let love sparkle' on it in green and dark grey. Glass drinks dispensers rest on large log slices as the sun streams through a window. Light up E & P letters in the barn The woodland themed wedding cake made by the bride's mum. Alternating tiers of log effect and hessian, with tumbling sugar leaves and cute toadstools. The ceremony room at the barn, showing the bunting strung across the room, and the large rustic chandeliers decorated with trailing foliage A shot for directly underneath one of the foliage chandeliers, looking up into the rafters of the barn Emma's dress hangs from a tree outside, on a hanger with the word 'bride' curled in wire. Emma's sparkling Carvela heels rest on a barrel in the sunshine A close up of the bridal bouquet against a black clapboard wall. The bouquet features white and cream flowers, and lots of ferns and deep green foliage The wedding rings are nestled in moss in a wooden box Philip gets ready for his fun Gate Street Barn wedding A close up of the silver stag pin on Philip's blue woollen tie Philip takes a cheeky swig from a hipflask as he prepares to go to the ceremony One of the groomsmen sticks his tongue out, showing a paper label attached to the end of it! The groom and his groomsmen pictured in mid air as they jump off a bench Emma is seen from behind as the bridesmaids enter the room and see her in her dress for the first time A shot of Emma's shoes underneath her dress Bride Emma laughs with her bridesmaids Emma holds hands with her mum on the way to the ceremony room Philip turns to watch his bride walk down the aisle towards him Philip gets emotional as Emma reaches him at the end of the aisle, and needs to wipe his eyes with a handkerchief A shot over the shoulder of a seated guest showing the order of service Two of the bridesmaids, wearing mint green dresses, simultaneously wipe tears from their eyes during the ceremony Emma and Philip hold hands at the end of the aisle as the registrar conducts their marriage ceremony Emma grins at her soon-to-be-husband during the ceremony The newlyweds smile happily as they sign the register Emma and Philip pose outside holding hessian heart shaped bunting that spells out 'Thank You' Newly married Emma poses with her mum, both grin at the camera The couple walk through a shower of sweet pea petals as guests throw confetti The confetti all gets a bit much, and both bride and groom look bamboozled by the petals! Emma looks at her groom and laughs as the confetti keeps on coming! The couple gaze at each other in front of a gate into a field, and the sky above them is a deep blue Emma and Phil blow raspberries at each other on their couple's shoot at their fun Gate Street Barn wedding A shot of the couple through pale flowers in the foreground. A shot down the top table, set for dinner and decorated with flowers and ferns A close up of one of the football themed table names - this one is 'Beckham', and is displayed on a log slice with a glittery table number and several vases of flowers Two young boys looking v dapper in suits and waistcoats stand on a bench with their hands in the air. Emma's mum stands to do her speechThe paddle game! The bride's mum MCs as the bride and groom both raise their paddles to win pointsSuper Fun Gate Street Barn Wedding | Maria Assia Photography Two interlocking mugs with the couple's married name on them, one saying 'Mr Wright' and one saying 'Mrs Always Wright' Philip pouts as Emma bursts out laughing during the speeches The bridesmaids present Emma with a surprise three tier rice krispie cake, much to her delight The rice krispie cake in all its glory An older female guest has a blanket wrapped around her shoulders as she sits by the fire pit outside A close up of a marshmallow being toasted over the firepit Emma looks sheepish as she is fed a piece of cake after the cake cutting A little girl in a floral tulle dress is first on the dancefloor Emma and Philip take to the floor for their first dance The party is in full swing and Emma shows off her moves as disco lights flash different colours on the dance floor Philip rocks out on the dancefloor Green and orange light trails blur across the image as the dancefloor fills up. It looks like a great party! Super Fun Gate Street Barn Wedding | Maria Assia Photography Super Fun Gate Street Barn Wedding | Maria Assia PhotographyThe sparklers are lit in the firepit Emma and Philip kiss as guests wave their sparklers Everyone waves sparklers A guest spells out the word 'love' in the air with her sparkler

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