The Wedding day
Today’s wedding comes from an amazing country house wedding in Nottinghamshire, Swancar Farm.
The first thing you need to know about this wedding is that Olivia is one of the most lovely, bubbly people you are ever likely to meet. She’s also hilarious and we pretty much laughed our way through their entire wedding day. Chris is tall, handsome and it was amazing to see him be an awesome dad to their daughter, Poppy.
I joined Olivia in the bridal suite with her mum and girlie’s while they were applying the final touches to their hair and makeup. Just in time to see her brother, Damian, arrive to give his little sister away. His reaction to seeing her for the first time in her dress was just how it should be. Smiles, laughter, tears and an overwhelming sense of pride for his sister as he was about to walk her down the aisle.
The wedding ceremony
After a ceremony filled with emotion, we all headed outside into the courtyard for some drinks and photos. The driveway and front of the house is gorgeous so we always like to head around there with the bridesmaids and groomsmen for a few extra photos and it was great to see Olivia, Chris and their daughter Poppy going for a little walk down the driveway there! Just as soon as we arrived at the front, it started to spit with rain so we quickly did the photos and headed back inside, all ready for dinner and some very touching speeches.
The evening reception
While our couples are having their dinner, one thing we like to do is to go and explore the surroundings a little bit more, in the hope to find cool places for photos. We’d noticed that the sun was starting to show signs of being warm and golden in the sky. We kept a close eye on it how it was developing and were keeping everything crossed for a beautiful golden hour. We weren’t disappointed – Just as we grabbed Olivia and Chris, the sun became beautiful and golden and almost sunset like for a few photos in the car park. Stunning!
Damian had organised for some secret cigars for Chris and his best man, Jack, which made for some hilarious photos. None of them being smokers, just trying to get them lit was the first challenge – brilliant! With cigars smoked, it was time for the first dance. What was promised by Chris to be a painful, awkward shuffle in the middle of the dance floor turned into a lovely few moments of dancing, spins, dips and smiles. Great job guys!!!
We had such an amazing time with you all – I don’t think we stopped laughing all day long. Thanks for giving us such an awesome day to photograph!!!
Here’s a little sneak preview for you to enjoy while we work on your full gallery of photos!
Turn it up loud…. and Enjoy!
Swancar Farm Country House wedding photos in Nottinghamshire. Ben and Hannah are multi-award winning, husband and wife Derbyshire Wedding Photographers. Ben loves travelling throughout the UK for weddings and abroad for destination weddings. Meeting new people every day as we go is awesome! If you’ve seen us at a recent wedding and have a friend that’s getting married, we’d love you to recommend us!
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