Rustic South Farm Wedding in Winter

Couple smile on driveway during their rustic South Farm wedding

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.

South Farm house wedding venue

Gypsy caravans at South Farm wedding

Groomsmen having beers at South Farm wedding

Groomsmen's buttonholes for South Farm wedding

Buttonhole being put on for South Farm wedding

Groomsmen group shot at South Farm wedding

Groom stood by gypsy caravans at South Farm wedding

Bride and flowergirl's dresses for South Farm wedding

Bride looking at herself in mirror at South Farm wedding

Shoes on floor by bridesmaids at South Farm wedding

Bride's dress zipped up at South Farm wedding

The bride's shoulder piece at South Farm wedding

Bride walking downstairs during South Farm wedding

Wedding ceremony room at the Old Dairy in South Farm

Ceremony room decorations at South Farm wedding

Groom waiting for bride at South Farm wedding ceremony

First kiss at South Farm wedding

Girl getting stickers out of bag at South Farm wedding

Guests smiling at South Farm wedding

Children at wedding playing games at South Farm

Guests mingling at South Farm wedding

Boy feeding chickens at South Farm wedding

Girl feeds pig at South Farm wedding

Boy feeds pig during South Farm wedding

Bride and groom by blue door of South Farm house

Couple stood on driveway of South Farm wedding

Couple kiss by gypsy caravan at South Farm wedding

Father of bride in kilt playing bagpipes at South Farm wedding

Flower table plan at rustic South Farm wedding

Close up of flower table plan in barn of rustic South Farm wedding

Flower centrepiece at South Farm wedding

Bride chalkboard heart at South Farm wedding

Groom chalkboard heart at South Farm wedding

Chalkboard wedding cake at South Farm wedding

Couple's name on chalkboard wedding cake at South Farm

Guest smiling in wedding reception at South Farm

Father of bride's speech at South Farm wedding

Guest smiling during wedding speeches at South Farm

Guests laughing during wedding speeches at South Farm

Groom waving during speech at South Farm wedding

Groom's speech at South Farm wedding

Guests laughing at groom's speech at South Farm wedding

Ushers smiling during speeches at South Farm wedding

Guest laughing during speech in wedding at South Farm

Best man's speech at South Farm wedding

Groom looks at bride during wedding speeches at South Farm

Couple toast during speeches at South Farm wedding

Girl stood amongst guests at South Farm wedding

Guests mingling in evening reception at South Farm

Guest laughing during South Farm evening wedding reception

Guests laughing during evening reception at South Farm wedding

Couple portrait in evening of South Farm wedding

Groom lights up cigar at South Farm wedding

Groomsmen smoking cigars at South Farm wedding

Groom laughs with groomsmen as they smoke cigars at South Farm wedding

Groomsmen smoking cigars with off camera flash at South Farm wedding

Couple invite guests onto dancefloor for first dance at South Farm wedding

First dance at South Farm wedding

Groom on dancefloor at South Farm wedding

Bride and groom dance at South Farm wedding

Guests smiling on dancefloor at South Farm wedding

Boy street dancing at South Farm wedding

Father and son dancing at South Farm wedding

Guests clap girl on dancefloor at South Farm wedding

Usher laughing on dancefloor at South Farm wedding

Usher hugs groom on dancefloor at South Farm wedding

Guest smiles in evening wedding reception at South Farm

Couple dancing with guests at South Farm wedding

Guests singing at South Farm wedding

Guests dancing at South Farm wedding

Guests looking at phone at South Farm wedding

Guests talking in evening reception at South Farm wedding

Drunk guest gives thumbs up at South Farm wedding

Guests laughing during South Farm wedding night

Guest facepalms during South Farm wedding

Guests mingling in evening reception at South Farm wedding

Couple kiss on dancefloor at South Farm wedding

A Rustic South Farm Wedding

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  • Jenny Owens15/04/2015 - 15:57

    Oh my goodness I love those caravans! what a great venue and the wedding itself looked beautiful. The bride and groom look so happy together.ReplyCancel

  • John17/04/2015 - 16:52

    Great job Clare – I love this venue 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Eneka20/04/2015 - 17:28

    Great set of images and looks like it was a fab party in the evening! 🙂 xReplyCancel

  • amanda berube20/04/2015 - 21:24

    So gorgeous!! Stunning work as always and such a beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • Matthew Long21/04/2015 - 10:36

    Amazing coverage, great work Claire. Really loving the party shots.ReplyCancel

  • Martina - Photostories21/04/2015 - 13:39

    Beautiful set, as usual! I love that piece on the bride’s dress, must find one!ReplyCancel