rachel & Zac

Stunning Christmas Cooling Castle Barn wedding with a snow machine dancefloor!

Probably the most loved up and awesome people I have ever had the pleasure of photographing. I met them for their Southbank engagement shoot a while back and we had a beer watching the sun go down and remember saying “Imagine if the weather is like this on the day!”. Obviously, as it was a December winter wedding, my high hopes, I thought, would be short lived. On the contrary, it was absolutely stunning!! The light, simply EPIC.

Rachel and Zac are two of the most warm hearted people, and just wanted to have fun with their big day. And they did! It had everything you could want; amazing weather, awesome people, tears, laughter, plenty of booze, oh and did I mention the SNOW MACHINE!!!? Along with this, I also managed to take one of my all time favourite shots of my career I think. Rachel’s Dad was already very emotional, but his reaction to seeing his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time was just magical.

Getting married at Cooling Castle Barn is always amazing. The barn is just the perfect setting and run so incredibly well. Along with this, The church in Mereworth is just beautiful. The light coming through the windows was angelic, a perfect spotlight shone on Rachel’s face during Zac’s to her and then this huge orange glow came through as the violinists were playing. Just a dream for any photographer!

Thanks for having myself and Emily along for the ride guys, we cannot stop raving about your awesome day!


Alex you have captured the essence of the day perfectly. Fabulous photos, lovely wedding.