Last September I made my first ever visit to Coton House Farm in Whittington for Kira and Callum’s sizzling summer wedding. Coton House Farm is a family owned, exclusive use, luxury barn wedding venue set in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside on the outskirts of Lichfield. The farm has been around since the 16th century and has been hosting weddings for the last 20 years. It’s a wonderfully run venue and provided the perfect setting for the couple’s special day.
On the morning of the wedding I met with Kira and her bridesmaids at Sculpt Salon in Cannock. The salon was buzzing with excitement as everyone was getting ready for the big day, with Georgia and Gaynor busy on hair and makeup duties. With the ladies looking their best they then headed back to Kira’s parent’s house for the final preparations and to get into their dresses.
Kira wore a stunning white wedding dress by Maggie Sottero, which was from Rebecca Jaynes Exclusive Bridalwear at Mix n Match in Rugley. Meanwhile her bridesmaids wore matching blue dresses which were from Lipsy and Monsoon. As the ceremony time approached the wedding car arrived to take Kira and her bridal party the short distance to Coton House Farm. For her wedding car Kira chose a stunning vintage VW camper van which was provided by Daisy’s Vintage Occasions. The camper, which had been decorated with flowers and ribbons, looked amazing and added a unique and fun touch to the special day and also made for some great photo opportunities too.
Meanwhile, over at Coton House Farm, Callum and his best man greeted the guests as they awaited for the arrival of the bridal party. They both looked very dapper in their blue checked three piece suits, which were from Duncan James Menswear of Walsall. The ceremony, which took place in the The Old Dairy Barn, was a wonderful affair held in front of their closest friends and family. The Old Dairy Barn, which dates from the 1700’s, has a long and distinguished history. Originally built as a milking parlour, the building has been lovingly restored and looked splendid decorated with beautiful flowers from Flower Design of Lichfield. With the vows completed, rings exchanged and register signed everyone then made their way outside to shower the newly married couple with confetti before the start of the drinks reception.
The guests made the most of the Oak Terrace and Patio as they enjoyed their drinks whilst the kids invaded the adjoining meadow for some fun and games. With the drinks quaffed it was then time to head into the glorious 18th Century Dairy Barn for the stunning three course wedding breakfast, which was rustled up by the kitchen wizards from Jenkinsons. This was followed by the speeches by which time the evening guests had started to arrive.
For the evening reception DJ Scott Lyons kept the dancefloor rocking until the small hours. He played a selection of music from across the decades, ensuring that everyone was catered for and that the dancefloor remained packed all night. Shapes were thrown, air guitars were thrashed and I think a few backs may have been put out too!
Kira and Callum’s wedding at Coton House Farm was a truly wonderful and memorable event. The venue and staff were exceptional, and the couple’s love for each other was evident in every aspect of the day. before I sign off I must say a massive thanks to Kira and Callum for having me along as their Coton House Farm wedding photographer, it was a real pleasure to have been part of your special day. Here’s 50 images to give you a sneak peak into their amazing day . . .