My last wedding of 2021 was Kirsty & Aldous’ beautifully rustic autumn wedding at Ufton Court. It was a super down-to-earth, relaxed day with gorgeous personal touches and one HELL of a cake.
Ufton Court is the perfect wedding venue if you’re getting married in the autumn months. The barn was decorated with beautiful autumnal touches, including dried wedding flowers, fairy lights and ivy. All framing their stunning three-tier wedding cake by Katie B Cakesmith. Honestly, I couldn’t stop taking photos of it. An actual piece of art.
As the ceremony began, Kirsty & Aldous stepped slightly away from tradition, both walking into the barn from opposite doors and walking each-other down the aisle. They looked gorgeous together. Both Kirsty’s dress and Aldous’ suit were from the high street – and you’d never have known.
The perfect venue for an autumn wedding
After the wedding ceremony, we headed outside for the confetti walk. I usually tell guests to throw as much as possible for maximum effect and their guests did NOT disappoint. Petals were flying everywhere and as a result, the photos were epic. Everyone was summoned over to the Tudor house for the drinks reception, so I grabbed the opportunity for a full group shot out the front while everyone was there, along with some family wedding photos. We mixed things up a little bit for some of the smaller group shots, heading down into the walled garden for some photos with Kirsty’s gals and Aldous’ boys. Ufton is such a versatile location for photos, both for group shots and couple photos.
With the group shots ticked off, I stole Kirsty & Aldous away for some photos just as the sun began to set. Usually I would wait until later in the day, but with less daylight, we had to work quite quickly. One of the spots we picked was under a beautiful oak tree, which had burst into beautiful autumnal colours, as well as a stunning ivy covered archway, with a beautiful golden hour behind them.
Personal touches and DIY decorations
Kirsty’s mum met us on our way back inside with a shawl for Kirsty to wrap up in, which was absolutely fair enough. She was an absolute trooper in the chilly weather. The drinks reception was in full swing in the Tudor House, which had been decorated with collages of Kirsty & Aldous through the years, as well as a full ancestry and DNA report on their ADORABLE rescue dog, Peggy. Genius.
Kirsty & Aldous had booked my Only Ones Who Know package, so before I left I headed over to the barn which had been set up ready for the wedding breakfast to get some shots. And what a job they’d done. They’d set out handmade candles by Aldous’ dad, with home-made (homegrown? home-harvested??) honey for each guest as wedding favours. But the showstopper was easily the table centrepieces. Handmade stained glass scenes of all of Kirsty & Aldous’ favourite nature walks, decorated with preserved autumn leaves. So talented and super detailed – just look at those little stained glass sheep! And with that, I left them to the enjoy the rest of their wedding night.
“We couldn’t have been happier with Jodie as our wedding photographer. Jodie captured all the moments we could wish for and we are so pleased with our photos. It is quite remarkable that Jodie can be discreet yet bring such a great presence that put everyone at ease. Some of our guests have commented since on how good she was. We really couldn’t recommend Jodie highly enough.” Kirsty & Aldous
If you’re planning your own autumn wedding and would like me there, snapping away, you can take a look at my wedding photography packages here. You can also drop me a message through my contact form or drop me a DM on Instagram! For more autumn wedding inspiration, take a look at Maddie & Will’s autumn chic wedding, or Lisa & Jason’s anti-wedding!