I’ve known Sarah for years. In fact she used to cut my hair in the village where I live. She moved to a new salon and we lost touch until a few years ago, she was the bridesmaid for Gemma and Ben’s wedding at the The Nottinghamshire.
So when Adrian finally popped the quesstion, we were thrilled when they asked my wife and I to be their wedding photographer and videographer.
Just on the edge of the Peak district, Smallshaw Farm is a beautiful place to get married. With their wedding packages, you are able to hire the luxurious accommodation for three nights, for up to 19 people. This guarantees you will be able to relax the night before and a convenient place to crash out after a hard night of partying!
Sarah and Adrian had organised a stunning Tipi provided by Tipi and Kata and flowers from Avant Garden. My wife and I arrived in the morning to catch up with Sarah getting ready with the girls.
So much was planned for the day. The ceremony itself was a humanist ceremony by Lisa Wilson and included a beautiful sand ceremony. I always enjoy celebrant weddings since I find them more personal and I am usually given a bit more freedom to capture the wedding photos I love.
After the wedding ceremony, all the guests relaxed and the newlyweds mingled in the summer sunshine whilst the younger kids (and some not so young kids!) entertained themselves with the garden games.
Later in the day, all the guests played a giant Tug of War. The teams were boys versus the girls which I felt was a little unfair! But it was a big laugh and everyone was obviously enjoying it.
We went out in the beautiful golden hour sunshine to create some amazing wedding portraits. Then just before first dance, I saw the sun was setting with the most incredible sky. I quickly ran back to the Tipi to ask Sarah and Adrian if they’d mind popping outside ‘one more time I promise!’. I’m glad they spared us the time since I am so pleased with how they turned out.
After the first dance, everyone hit the dance floor. Then just before we left for the day, I set everything up for the champagne photo. Which is a very popular image I am often asked for. We did go through a couple of bottles to get the perfect shot and it was definitely my favourite wedding photo of the day.
I’m so pleased Sarah & Adrian asked us to join us for their special day. If you are getting married at Smallshaw Farm and want an experienced wedding photographer or videographer then we’d love to hear from you.
Contact us today for a friendly chat about how we might be the perfect Smallshaw Farm wedding photographer for you.