Alpine Themed Wedding The Ashes Barns

An absolutely brilliant Alpine-themed wedding at The Ashes Barns in 2020. Yep, you heard that right, 2020! I did manage to get a few weddings in before the madness started. Anyway, no C word today! Really excited to share Sarah & Paul’s Alpine-themed wedding with you all. Two absolute stunners and a perfect, sunny February day.

Winter Wedding At The Ashes Barns

Sarah and Paul love to go skiing, so they decided to bring that love through on their wedding day with an Alpine theme.

I met Paul on the morning of the wedding as he was greeting guests as they arrived at The Ashes Barns. It was like a spring day considering this was the beginning of February.

Sarah was getting ready in the Ashes bridal room which is right next to the ceremony barn. I got a few shots of her looking beautiful in her wedding dress and it was only a short walk to the West Barn for the ceremony.

Paul was a tad nervous, biting his nails stood beside his best man. The nerves turned into pure emotion as he saw his bride-to-be walking down the aisle with her dad. Sarah had to wipe away a few tears from his cheek, I’m sure he won’t mind me saying. What a beautiful ceremony! The way these two looked at each other throughout was a joy to photograph. Lots of smiles and laughter throughout.

They walked back down the aisle together in a shower of confetti as husband and wife.

A Beautiful Day For A Walk

After the ceremony, everyone congratulated the newlyweds in the courtyard outside as drinks glasses were getting filled with celebratory drinks.

We photographed a few formal group shots before I stole Sarah and Paul away for 15 minutes to give them a moment alone to take everything in.

No direction was needed with these two naturals, they were bouncing off each other with plenty and smiles and hugs. We had a little walk together around the stunning grounds of Ashes Barns.

Hammerschalgen & Speeches

We made our way back to the guests playing Hammerschalgen. This is a fun popular game in skiing resorts that involves a trunk of wood, a hammer, nails, and obviously a drink in your other hand. The object of the game is to hammer a nail into the wood with one hit. The accuracy of the hit can become more miss as more drinks are consumed, but great fun nevertheless.

Everybody made their way to the East Barn for some amazing speeches from the father of the bride, the groom of course, and his best man. Time for some food before the evening party!

Wedding Band & Party

We grabbed a couple of shots of Sarah and Paul after sunset as the Pedal Tones set up their band gear. Everyone made a circle around the couple as they had a very energetic first dance, some seriously great moves! They were soon joined by family and friends who partied the night away to the great sounds of the band.

Ahh what a start to 2020! Who could have known what was to come? It feels so good going through weddings like this though and looking forward to amazing days like this again. I can’t wait to get back into it!

The Ashes Wedding Barns

The Ashes Wedding Barns is the perfect venue for a wedding! Located in Staffordshire, it’s a family-run venue in a beautiful fifty-acre estate.

The Peak District overlooks the barns. There is an abundance of perfect backdrops for photographs. A lovely pond next to the stone house surrounded by trees, wheat fields, and a big lake with amazing views as far as the eye can see.

The dressing room is perfect for bridal preparations. They even have a little window that looks into the ceremony room so you can take a sneak peek at your guests taking their seats.

The West Barn is a 17th-century Grade II building. It features stone walls and exposed beams and a balcony that overlooks the ceremony room.

The East Barn is where the wedding reception takes place. The perfect barn to eat wonderful food and party the night away with your wedding guests. It also has a very cool bar with a balcony overlooking all the action going on below.

The Ashes Barns have perfect onsite accommodation for your wedding night.

Wedding Suppliers

Venue: The Ashes Barns Wedding Venue

Dress: The Bridal Rooms

Flowers: Blossoms

Cake: Bake and Mademoiselle Macaron

Band: The Pedal Tones

The Ashes Barns Wedding Photographer

If you are planning to get married at The Ashes Barns Wedding Venue and looking for a documentary style wedding photographer, I would love to hear your plans.

If you would like to request a brochure, please contact me here.


  1. Thank you so much for bringing some amazing memories back!! Absolute honour to have you there on our special day!! We loved every second of it!! ❤️

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