Abi and Simon had a very animal-friendly wedding at Beechenhill Farm, a working farm in Derbyshire, surrounded by spectacular countryside. There were sheep dotted about picturesquely in the fields behind them and some of the guests brought their dogs along.
Both the ceremony and the reception took place in a rustic farm building with stone walls, strewn with shabby chic bunting, meadow flowers on the tables and lots of lights to glorious effect. The couple’s own decorations added a really special touch, with lots of photos of friends and family members displayed in frames.
The exchange of vows was a very happy affair with lots of smiles and the odd tear. It was really moving. After that, we all headed outside to the sunlit stone terrace for drinks and canapés. This gave me the opportunity to take some reportage photos and then a few posed ones. A breeze picked up the bride’s veil at just the right moment, giving the whole scene a fun windswept look.
When it came to choosing a setting for the bride and groom portraits, we were spoilt for choice. There were so many beautiful backdrops we could explore! We went for a walk, Abi, Simon and I, through the fields and the light was so obliging we got some great images.
Back at the reception, everyone settled in for a noisy, fun meal, with speeches and sparklers outside. This was followed by more drinks and the band. It was a very packed dance floor and a very enjoyable day, full of love and romance and dogs! Wishing the happy couple all the very best in their new life together.
Abi's Supplier Shoutout:
Venue: Beechenhill Farm
Wedding dress: Lori G Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: Phase Eight
Hair: Helen Sutcliffe
Ceilidh Band: Jack’s Rake
Food: Jose Raine
Cheese cake: Nottingham Cheese Shop
Homegrown flowers, homemade bunting, and homemade signpost.