Jo & Scott booked us in 2012 to shoot their wedding that September. It was an unusual venue as it was the first wedding we had shot on a farm.
The wedding was held at Roxwell Church with a reception back at Jo’s parents farm in Roxwell. I remember in the initial meeting Jo’s dad asking me if I was okay with heights! “umm not bad I said not my favourite why?…” ….” We want you to go into a cherry picker” he said. Great I said! What’s a cherry picker I thought? Its obvious what its used for but how high does this go and how safe is it I thought?
We shot Jo & Scott’s engagement photos at the farm so that we could get an idea where the marquee was going and what areas were available for photographs. There was some unusual areas which are not your norm for a wedding..fab I thought!
We threw around some ideas about vintage tractors, the farm, the fields, old barns etc etc Now we was excited.
The day came and more surprises arrived that we wasn’t aware of, such as the groom & his ushers/bestmen all arrived to the church on their tractors and the bride arrived in her dad’s friends Steam powered car Stanley, there were so many last minute details added it was hard to get them all on paper.
Jo’s flowers were very fitting with natural array made by “Skrinking violet” florist’s! The maids were in a magenta colour so very colourful. The marquee was one of the best we have seen with wood pillars inside, it looked a traditional marquee of good quality. They even had a small tree the marquee so nature made its way inside the marquee too.
Their layout of tables were different and vintage with long tables in rows like VE day and there were large bright coloured lanterns in the ceiling. The chair were wooden folding picnic chairs and there was even bread sticks hand tied in fabric. To top it off their bridesmaid had hung miniature bottles from the sides of the marquee with wild flowers in…continued along the long tables with hundreds of these old jar and bottles they had collected from boot sales etc.
To the far corner they had a frame wall this was old frame’s mounted over old wallpaper on a large wood frame so people could stick their heads through the holes and there was a camera set up to take photos for the bride and groom.
Attention to detail was every where considering they were having a very relaxed wedding. There was also a snug with old sofas and furniture in outside the marquee in a smaller marquee so guests could relax in there.
The church pillars and entrance were lined with lots of lovely arranged flowers which was amazing.
They had carvers dedicated throughout the guests and they had to wear an apron and a chefs hat to cut the meat for their table.
There were two buffet’s in the evening one for Scott the groom, his cheese buffet and Jo’s Sweet buffet.
The day ran without a hitch. I got put in the cherry picker took my image very quickly, then continued with some casual groups sitting on hay bales, which where placed in front of their vintage tractors as a backdrop!
Details were every where to be seen and these aren’t them all…. I could go on.
We managed to shoot the most images ever on a wedding and were very happy with the result.
We cant wait to do another Wedding on a farm.