Vicki and Barry’s Staffordshire Marquee wedding
Vicki and Barry booked me to shoot their wedding earlier on in the summer. The couple had planned a DIY wedding with the reception to be held in a marquee at the brides parents farm. I do love a farmers marquee wedding, they’re always really personalised due to the DIY element, have loads of guests and are always heaps of fun.
Thats one of the great things about being a wedding photographer in Staffordshire, we have some stunning wedding venues from rustic barns to exclusive country houses but also lots of countryside and where farms where families host their own weddings.
I started the day photographing Vicki and her bridesmaids getting ready at her parents house. It’s always great to capture prep and feeling the excitement and nerves build as the big moment draws nearer. It was great to work with the fantastic Becky Hibbert make up artist.
Barry prepared himself at the couples house and it was good to catch up with him and the guys. It’s always interesting how different groom prep is to bridal prep, guys get ready in minutes rather than hours like the girls.
Horse Drawn Carriage
Vicki’s parents had a wonderful surprise planned for her. They had arranged for her to arrive by horse drawn carriage. Vicki is a keep rider herself so was obviously made up by this wonderful surprise. The ceremony took place amongst family and friends at St Marys church in Woodseves, I’ve shot at this church a number of times and its always a very welcoming church and enjoyable ceremony.
The British weather
This may have been a June wedding but it seems the good old British weather didn’t get that memo. It was very wet and windy start to the day. Fortunately by the time we left the church it was starting to clear up a little which gave the couple chance to greet their guests before heading to the marquee in the horse drawn carriage.
Farm wedding photography
Once at the farm Vicki and Barry mingled with their guests in the marquee before heading outside for a few relaxed wedding photos about the farm. Whilst I love shooting at stunning wedding venues its also great to shoot something different now and again to stretch the creativity. It may have been raining all morning but that didn’t stop Vicki putting on some wellies and getting stuck in with the photos.
After the speeches it was time for the first dance and evening entertainment. The couple had booked a band to entertain guests and also a sheep rodeo, which was absolutely fantastic.
All in all this was another amazing farm wedding and it was great to be a part of it.