During the summer of 2014, I had the privilege to photograph several young farmers weddings in close succession. Thankfully India & Tim had attended some of these weddings as guests and I was delighted when they then asked me to document their Leicestershire Farm Wedding at the end of June this year.
My introduction to farmers weddings started last year with Lucy & Will’s and followed shortly afterwards by Emma & Ben’s – both amazing weddings. The local farming community clearly all seem to know each other, therefore the number of guests attending these weddings were circa 200 people to the church, followed by another 150+ to the evening celebrations. This certainly makes for an action packed day with a great vibe and the evening celebrations invariably turn out to be……well shall we say a tad lively!
The lovely village of Clipston in Leicestershire is where India & Tim had recently moved to, so the beautiful 11th century All Saints Church, which was literally a stones throw away from their house, was all set to be the venue for their ceremony.
My day started by arriving at India’s home around midday where she was getting ready with her two bridesmaids – Jess and Jess. Yes, it was slightly confusing. India & Tim’s son Thomas, arrived at the house just before everyone left for the church and was his usual bundle of energy. I captured a lovely photograph of him shortly afterwards in the church, where clearly it was all a bit too much as he snoozed through the entire ceremony.
With all of the invited guests now seated in the church, India who looked radiant, made the short walk to the church, escorted by her very proud father.
Following the lovely ceremony, India & Tim took a brief drive around the village in one of the quad mules that were parked outside of the church. These were to be the transport for the bride, groom and best men to their reception.
Next was a brief drive to nearby Great Oxenden, where a very large marquee had been erected on land that is owned by Tim’s family. The setting was perfect. Surrounded by open fields, everybody was able to sit outside, enjoying the lovely weather and to be served with lovely nibbles, Pimms and champagne.
Following the wedding breakfast and some great speeches, it was time for the throwing of the bouquet.
I couldn’t believe it when it was caught by one of the Jess’s! It couldn’t have worked out better, as she has now booked me to document her wedding next year! Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?
Below is a selection of images from the day and I hope you enjoy them:
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