Lauren & Joey

farm winter wedding

A Relaxed Winter Wedding in Nottinghamshire

Back in November last year, Lauren & Joey tied the knot at this beautiful farm house in Nottinghamshire. With a few mutual friends, I’d been recommended to them as a wedding photographer who focuses on capturing real moments, and this is exactly what they wanted. Their relaxed and fun-filled winter wedding was my last of 2018, and it was great to end the season with a bang. Literally! It’s always worth braving the cold for some fireworks to end a wedding!

Swancar Farm Wedding Venue Exteriorswancar farm slate signbridal prep at swancar farmbride playing around with bridesmaidbride watching guests arrivebride helping her young son get readyopening champagne with bridesmaidsbride having a morning toast with friendsbride putting on earrings in a mirrormother of the bride adjusting her hatgetting ready at swancar farmhaving makeup appliedbridal prep room at swancar farmatmospheric photo of a bride in window lighta nervous groom wiping his browmother of the bride holding her grandsonnervous groom pulling a funny faceblack and white photo of bride walking down the aisleexcited bride meets her groomgetting married at swancar farmsmiling couple just marriednewlyweds walking down the aislefamily portrait at swancar farmrelaxed couple portrait outside at swancar farmgrandad playing games with his granddaughterbride happy to see her little boygirl balancing a spoon on her nosecouple at the top table at swancar farmlaughing guests during the mealnight time bridal portraitslittle boy watching cartoonscutting the cake at swancar farmlook of love on the groom's face during the first dancehappy bride during the first dancefirst dance at swancarcouple kissing on the dance floorbride dancing with friendsnewlyweds dancing at swancarbridesmaid swinging kids aroundthe burgundys wedding bandlittle girl dancingfireworks at swancar farmcouple laughing during fireworksfamily having fun on the dance floorfriends sharing a secretwomen singing on the dancefloorbride receiving a kiss from a friendcutting loose on the dancefloorgroom dancing with friendsbride dancing outside at the end of the night

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I joined Lauren and her entourage in The Old Stables, which is now an incredible place to stay before your wedding. With a super fancy room for Lauren, and a huge room for all of her bridesmaids to stay in. From the sounds of things, they had an amazing night. Totally worth doing if you’re thinking of getting married here.

We then moved into one of the bedrooms in the main house to finish off the morning’s preparations, and it also gave Lauren a great view of the iconic driveway, so she could have a nosey at all the people arriving, and keep an eye out for Joey’s car.

The ceremony took place in The Gallery, which is the top floor of The Lower Barn, and this was where I found a slightly nervous, and very warm Joey. It may have been chilly outside, but the radiators were certainly doing their job indoors. From the looks of him, he forgot all about his nerves, and the rising temperature, when Lauren walked down the aisle.

In the afternoon, with everyone sat in the impressive Oak Hall, they had their wedding breakfast. Breaking with tradition and deciding not to have speeches, they instead took the time to work their way around the different tables, chatting to their family and friends. I love this idea!! Do things your way. Be you!

Later that evening, everyone braved the winter evening and Oooohd and Ahhhd at the amazing firework display, as Lauren & Joey huddled together with huge grins on their faces. A great way to finish off the day, and my 2018 wedding season.

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