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Updated: Feb 22, 2023

THE ONE WITH THE ARCADE GAMES, THE GOLDEN DINOSAURS, AND LED ZEPPELIN Kinkell Byre (which is a similar vibe to The Cow Shed Crail and Pratis Barns) was the stunning setting for Ruby and Mike this July. They came to us with the idea of a super rustic wedding, and we were keen to spend another day at one of our favourite locations! When our couples choose to get married in a gorgeous blank canvas venue like Kinkell, we are always so excited to see what they do with the space. And space they did! The wedding was kitted-out by the ever-awesome Gloam, which included moons, stars, and arcade games; beautiful flowers by Blue Poppy Florist; and super cute golden dinosaur favours! We started the day shooting bride and groom prep in big light-filled lodges not far from the venue - where Mike gifted his groomsmen with pins, each with something they loved on them - before both parties headed to the barn in an old American Ford Fairlane 500 and a VW campervan. The lovely ceremony kicked off with Ruby walking down the aisle to Led Zeppelin’s Bron-Y-aur Stomp, which was to our absolute delight. What a song! Then everyone was outside in the sun for a champagne reception, whilst we took Ruby and Mike for some pictures against Kinkell’s iconic red doors to hide away from the harsh light of the sun. We’re not vampires, we promise. Following another few rounds of snaps in the field and the woodlands, it was time for food and a few awesome speeches! After the meal (at sci-fi themed tables), we borrowed the pair for some photographs against the amazing backdrop, and Ruby and Mike – who were practically professional Rachel and Tonie models, having done their engagement shoot with us as well - provided Rachel with one of her favourite images of the whole year. Ruby hugging Mike from behind in front of the stunning lights, standing on a rug. The lighting. The composition. The happy faces. And did we mention THE LIGHTING?! Ugh. Yes. The day ended with everyone on the dancefloor, and a special dance between Ruby and her grandad, which was one of the most emotional we’ve seen at a wedding. We’re not crying; you’re crying! Overall, we can’t say enough good things about the lovely couple, their (really friendly and fashionable-as-hell) guests, and their equally lovely venue. We got on so well with everyone, and Kinkell is a BIG must-check-out if you’re looking for a barn wedding - and you can get as creative as you’d like with the huge space! We’re over the moon for you, guys! Take a look at our top pics, including one of our contenders for photo of the year!

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