Julia and Ross booked with me quite a while ago, part way through an amazing trip they were having in Canada sorting out the details over the web, with Skype video calls.
They had booked the beautiful Swallows Nest Barn in Warwickshire for their fantastic day and boy did it live up to expectation.
Starting off with the boys for a bit of Groom Preparation, they soon readied themselves at the airbnb they’d booked in Stratford Upon Avon before heading off to a local pub near the venue for some chill time before arriving at the ceremony location. As the Guinness flowed, I headed off to the ceremony to meet up with Julia and the bridesmaids who had everything under control and all seemed pretty relaxed.
German log sawing tradition
Following a beautiful ceremony a German log sawing tradition was up next, which was a first for me! It’s a long standing tradition in Germany and represents the first obstacle a couple must overcome in their marriage. They must work together to “overcome the obstacle” by sawing through the log. Julia and Ross certainly worked hard to cut through the log, given the hot temperatures of a perfect Summer day, but supported by Julia’s German family and friends in attendance and the support of all of the wedding party they overcame it.
Once the evening guests had settled in and the first dance was over, family and friends tucked into home made coleslaw and traditional German Bratwurst, made by Julia’s Mom! It really was a day that will live long in the memory. A big shout out to the staff at the Swallows Nest Barn too, they were fantastic on the day with their help and support.
Here’s a few images from the day…