I have been so looking forward to Joe and Julia’s wedding ever since they booked. They had planned to have the wedding on Joe’s Grandma’s farm where he works. Weddings on farms suit my style down to the ground as I adore natural environments, fields and even animals which you will see below!
They had also booked a tipi which I have to say ware one of my all time favourite things to shoot as they are just so cool!
Julia and her girls were getting ready on the morning of the wedding at the beautiful farm house and it was a hive of activity Heather and I arrived. I headed over to Joe’s parents house to capture the boys getting ready and Joe opening his rather special gift of a watch from Julia.
Back at the farm the girls were finishing setting up a few bits in their night gowns, opening gifts and putting their finishing touches on their hair and makeup before getting into their dresses.
Joe and Julia had arranged for vintage WW2 Jeeps to take the girls to the church and they looked awesome with their tops off and Julia hanging on to her veil! As they arrived at church Julia’s Godfather Chris was going to be giving her away and I just loved the moment he is looking up at her and helping her out the Jeep.
The church was the most beautiful light building which is so rare with white walls and clear windows and despite the dark day outside was so beautiful to shoot. The vicar was a bit of a personality and I just loved the second sneak peek as Joe and Julia and the rest of the congregation are laughing at something he said!
We captured their family groups at the church then headed back to the farm for some bridesmaid and groomsmen shots and some couple shots before they sat to eat. They had arranged for some hay bales to be stacked for some shots of the bridesmaids and groomsmen and we had a LOT of fun trying to get them all up on the huge round bales and actually the one of Julia getting up has to be one of my faves of the day… she really is going to be an awesome farmers wife if she is happy to climb up 20ft of hay bales in her wedding dress and shoes!
Back at the tipi they opened a giant bottle of champers and they all sat down for some wonderful speeches. Rebecca, Julia’s sister gave the sweetest speech, Joe said the most amazing things about Julia and their families and their Best man Tom who is a bit of a joker gave a hilarious speech that had everyone laughing!
The evening finished with some awesome night shots with the tipi and a pretty brilliant dance floor!
Huge thanks to Joe and Julia for looking after us so well and all their friends and family for being so welcoming, especially their bridal party for being so up for climbing hay bales!
Here are my favourite five moments…