On Valentine’s Day this year, I was shooting a rustic South Farm wedding. Gemma and Andy were married at South Farm, a quirky wedding venue in Royston, on the border of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. It is one of my favourite wedding venues.
It is one we have even looked at for our own wedding. I have also shot a styled shoot there with the help of local wedding suppliers a couple of years ago.
Their Rustic South Farm Wedding Story
I started the morning with Gemma, her bridesmaids, her parents and her daughter Cassia as they got ready for the day in the bridal cottage at South Farm. I also popped over to see Andy and his groomsmen to get a few shots of them once they were ready and waiting for guests to arrive for the ceremony in the Old Dairy.
Their ceremony was lovely. Cassia was sat with them at the front for part of it having not seen much of her dad that morning. The ceremony was followed by group shots and confetti outside in the courtyard. The kids were able to feed the farm animals that live at South Farm during the drinks reception. Then Gemma’s dad entertained the guests as they entered the reception room by playing the bagpipes, all kitted out with his Highland outfit including kilt. The barn was filled with beautiful flowers in tin buckets on each table, with chalkboard hearts for each place setting. The children had gingerbread men that had their names piped on and their wedding cake was chalkboard grey with their names handpainted on.
In the evening, we did some off camera flash portraits which I always love to do. We also used it whilst the groomsmen had cigars to celebrate the day. Back in the barn, the newlyweds requested for their guests to join them on the dance floor for the first dance, and then the dance floor was full for the remainder of my time with them. It was such a fun wedding, and I loved being a part of it, capturing the day.
Here are some of the favourites from this rustic South Farm wedding.