Nicola and Adam’s autumnal Winters Barns wedding was just gorgeous. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, these guys enjoyed a day to remember. Check it all out below.
First names: Nicola & Adam
Ages: 29 & 32
Wedding date: 13/11/21
Venue: Winters Barns
How did you guys meet, tell me all?
Ours is the kind of romantic and predestined “How We Met” tale that will no doubt be common to so many couples of our generation: we swiped right on each other on Tinder. Thank goodness we lived so close together in London, the app’s geographic matching algorithm might otherwise have kept us apart forever. Also this was early Tinder before you could Super-Like people: but if we could’ve Super-Liked each other at the time, we would’ve done.
How did you get engaged, is there a cool story?
Adam planned a heart-stopping proposal on Nicola’s favourite night of the year: Bonfire Night. Unfortunately, due to literally the strongest winds Kent had ever seen, the fireworks display he’d choreographed everything to got cancelled.
Onto Plan B, a shout-out on one of Nicola’s favourite Radio 2 shows: Steve Wright’s Sunday Love Songs. After two weeks of his message being ignored by Steve Wright, and being told that literally hundreds of people try to get on the show, Adam quickly abandoned this idea.
In the end, he romantically ambushed Nicola on a Saturday morning after she’d been to a fitness class, proposing to her after cooking her a fancy breakfast. He suspects her suspicions were aroused when she returned to find him putting the finishing touches to a Hollandaise Sauce.
What made you choose your wedding venue, did you look at many?
We always wanted to get married in the winter, and getting married in the winter narrows your options somewhat as you need to take the unpredictability of the season into account. We viewed a few that were lovely but just weren’t right for us. We knew Winters Barns was perfect right from viewing it: the team was lovely, it represented everything we wanted, and it wasn’t too far out of the centre of Canterbury, perfect for our guests who were mostly travelling to the wedding.
What was the inspiration/theme of your wedding?
The theme really is the season, Nicola loves trees, leaves, pine cones and all things natural. We wanted to incorporate some colours that represent the autumn so went for rusts, burned oranges and golds. We wanted to incorporate as much natural foliage as possible. After telling the florist Nicola ‘fully loved trees’ she suspended a tree above the top table. A match made in foliage heaven. There’s some other touches in there too, Nicola is from the Yorkshire coast and Adam is from Nottinghamshire so we got some of the Yorkshire seaside and some Nottinghamshire lace in with our wedding favours too.
What is your first song and why?
Our first dance song is ‘We have all the time in the world’ by Louis Armstrong. It’s a beautiful song which has always been quite special to us…. who are we kidding? It’s because Adam loves James Bond.
What would be your number one tip to other couples planning their wedding?
Lists, spreadsheets, diaries & excel docs are the way forwards. And failing that wine usually helps.
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The photography: All images were captured with two Canon R6 cameras.
Lenses: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, and the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM.
Other awesome suppliers from Nicola and Adam’s Winters Barns wedding.
Hair stylist: Kim, She Said Yes Bridal Hair Website: https://www.shesaidyesbridalhair.com/ Instagram: @shesaidyesbridalhair Make up artist: Claire at Bear Beauty Website: https://www.bear-beauty.co.uk/ Instagram: @bear_beauty_uk Brides dress: Phoenix Gowns Website: https://www.phoenixgowns.co.uk/ Instagram: @phoenixgowns Bridesmaids dresses: Asos Website: https://www.asos.co.uk Instagram: @ Suits: Courtman and Squire (Groom’s only) Website: https://courtmanandsquiretailors.co.uk/ Instagram: @ Florist: Distinctly Floral Website: https://www.distinctlyfloral.co.uk/ Instagram: @distinclyfloral Cake: Melissa, Fairy Dust Bakery Website: https://www.fairydustbakery.co.uk/ Instagram: @fairydustbaker Caterer: Scott Anderson Catering Website: https:///www.andersonscaterers.co.uk/ Instagram: @scottandersoncatering DJ: Website: https://www.theweddingchaps.co.uk/ Instagram: @theweddingschaps Stationary: Website: https://www.taverncreative.com/ Instagram: @taverncreative Any other supplier of note: Cake Topper: Peg and Moon Website: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Pegandmoon Instagram Band: Terri-Ann & Harry, Penny Whispers Website: https://www.pennywhispers.com/ Instagram @pennywhispers
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