Swancar Farm Wedding Photos | Ruth + Chris

the birde and groom at sunset at Swancar Farm Wedding Venue

Wedding photos at Swancar Farm Country House

A beautiful September wedding with giant balloons

Swancar Farm Country House is a lovely wedding venue in Nottinghamshire near Trowell – it makes the most of a lovely house and some beautifully converted barns. The wedding breakfast room has stunning double height ceilings and huge windows allowing light to flood in. To the outside there is a courtyard for reception drinks and gardens for photos along with iconic driveway surrounded my countryside.

Anyway Ruth & Chris…. what an amazing couple! So excited about the whole day and a real pleasure to photograph.

So, for those of you who think it’s tough planning a wedding, try doing it all the way from Abu Dhabi. Yes, that’s right, Chris and Ruth live on a different continent and still managed to plan an awesome day with seemingly very little stress and just a couple of wedding intensive trips to see friends and family here in the UK.

I found Ruth getting ready at her parents house, surrounded by bridesmaids and a buffet of bagels and champagne, while Chris got ready at The Belfry with the guys. As we arrived at St Marys church in Greasley, the sound of bagpipes in the distance was awesome – a real mood setter for the day. After the ceremony led by vicar “Dave The Rave”, we headed outside for a few photos before heading back to Swancar Farm for “Pimp your own Prosecco” and canapés.

We love it when couples decide to not have many group photos and Ruth and Chris were keen to just enjoy the day, rather than making everyone stand around waiting for an endless string of group photos – So we did a few shots of the friends and family, and took the bridal party for a wander down the front drive with their giant balloons before heading inside for Chris to have a quick change into his kilt before sausage and mash for dinner!

So, what do we do while our couples eat dinner? Well, we usually plan the next couple of shots, and on this occasion Gareth and I decided to find as many candles as we could around the venue and took them all upstairs in the ceremony room for a lovely dark candlelit photo after dinner with the bridesmaids and groomsmen to add an extra wow factor to the wedding.

There are so many ways to party on into the night, but what better way than a cool and funky ceilidh to get everyone up and dancing and it was great to see everyone getting involved!

Such a great day. Such a great couple. Fact.

The dress hanging up jimmy choo wedding shoes on a green background the shoes holding up the rings bridesmaids in floral dressing gowns opening presents bridesmaids getting ready Miss Dior wedding perfume the bride having her makeup done the bride and her brother chatting the groom getting ready in orange backlight the groom opening his presents from his wife to be the groomsmen helping the groom get ready a photo of the church in Horsley the bagpipers getting ready to play the bride down the isle bridesmaids in pink dresses the bride arriving in the car smiling the bride holding a pastel boquet the bride arriving with her father a small flower girl holding a wedding sidn the groom in a blue suit waiting at the front of the isle black and white shot of the bride walking down the isle the bride and groom in church the bride and groom smiling in church the bridesmaids in pink holding confetti wedding guests laughing the bride and groom walking through confetti the bride ans groom stood by the church door black and white photo of the bride and groom walking the birde hudding her husband looking at the camera the bride and groom hugging in the church yard in the sun the birde and groom stood by the wedding car a reflection of the groom in the car window wedding cocktails lots of guests having fun at the reception the bridesmaids al stood together laughing the bride and bridesmaids wearing pink walking holding matching pink and white balloons the bridal party stood by a brick wall the bride and groom laughing together the birde and groom walking down the road bride and groom stood with a dramatic sky walking through the corn field at Swancar Farm pastel wedding details the wedding wine the bride sitting in the bridal suite wedding table detais father of the bride speech the bride laughing at the speeches the bride and groom walking into flared sunlight at Swancar a beautiful sunset sharing a kiss a dark group photo a dark and moody bride and groom portrait the bride and groom lit by candles initial LED lights the bride and groom cutting the wedding cake the bride and grooms first dance black and white photo of the first dance at Swancar Farm Country House lots of guests dancing the groom and bridesmaids dancing

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Here’s the wedding video highlights by our good friend Geoff at Our Wedding Videographers – Without a doubt one of the best videographers in the business!