Getting Married at Swancar Farm in Nottinghamshire
When Jenna and Adam first contacted me to see if I’d photograph them getting married at Swancar Farm in Nottinghamshire, it soon became clear that they were just around the corner from me, so rather than carry on via e-mail, I nipped round to their place with a couple of albums and had a beer with them while we talked about their wedding in a bit more detail.
Whether it was my photography that they fell in love with or the fact that we all had a good laugh over a few beers, (hopefully both!) after a few weeks they confirmed the booking and we were on our way with planning and working everything out for the running order of the wedding day.
Bridal Prep at the Grandparent’s House
On the morning of the wedding I met with Jenna and her entourage at her Grandparent’s house where all the preparations were taking place. It was a hive of activity with people having hair done, air-brushed make-up applied, hats fixed…you know the scene. After spending an hour or so documenting the preparations, I left the girls to it and went to the local pub to meet Adam.
At least, that was the plan. Turns out there were two local pubs and some confusion over which one Adam was in. I found him eventually, and escorted him and the groomsmen the short distance to All Saint’s church in Ockbrook.
Wedding Reception at Swancar
From the church we all made our way to Swancar Farm in Nottinghamshire for the wedding breakfast and reception. It’s a great venue for a wedding as when the English summer gives you a dry day, the courtyard is perfect to get everyone outside, just like today. And though it may not have been a scorcher, just being outside seemed to raise the mood of everyone. Can’t beat a wedding day filled with smiles!
The fun and laughter carried on right the way through into the evening. It’s always a lovely experience to laugh and joke so much with the family and friends, and today was just like that. Right from the morning I was treated like one of the gang and made to feel so welcome. Thanks everyone!