Papplewick Pumping Station Wedding

papplewick pumping station wedding

Relaxed Summer Wedding at Papplewick Pumping Station

I met Sarah and Andy back at the start of 2017, and when we met and they told me about their Papplewick Pumping Station wedding plans, I knew that it was going to be a bit special. That, and they were both lovely, and funny, and a bit bonkers. A recipe for a good wedding if ever I heard one.

I pulled up to their house on the morning of the wedding to see their beloved old Mini gleaming in the sunshine, all ready for it’s wedding car duties. Andy’s a bit of a nut for old cars, and having the mini play a part was really important to them both.

Sarah was having a whale of time with her mum & dad and bridesmaids. Plenty of smiles, excitement, and sunflowers! Wedding days are exciting enough, but when you’re blessed with weather like this, it just makes the whole thing that little bit more fun.

Nottinghamshire Wedding Photography

Over at the Pumping Station, Andy was busy greeting their guests as they arrived off the coach. It was great to see everyone enjoying this unusual wedding venue, and taking in the beautiful grounds. And their faces lit up as they saw Sarah arriving in their little old Mini!

After a really moving, and special wedding ceremony on the steps of the pump house, they whizzed round the corner in the Mini ready to mingle with their guests in the shade of one of the many huge trees on the site. Sarah’s brother put on an incredible performance by singing a few songs as people chatted.

Surprise First Dance

I’d been told about their surprise first dance a few weeks before the wedding, and was sworn to secrecy, as nobody else knew other than those involved. And as their first dance started, and the guests jaws dropped, I knew that their secret had been kept safe! It started off as a choreographed first dance with just Sarah and Andy, which would’ve been good enough on it’s own. (Actually, Andy’s freestyle moves would’ve been good enough on their own!) but when a selected group of guests made their way to the dance floor and joined in, the room erupted! This is definitely up there as one of the best first dances I’ve seen!

As pulses settled down, people found their way to the donut wall, the little coffee truck outside, enjoyed the buffet, and also tried to see exactly how many people you could fit in the old Mini. As you do. (8, in case you were wondering.)

Supporting Cast:

Makeup by Sophie Howick
Flowers by Floral Dreams
Cake by DoughNotts
Catering by Keyworth Village Cafe
Music by The Jack Starr Band

vintage mini wedding car
bride makeup with bridesmaids laughing
bride flower crown sunflowers
getting ready at home
laughing with her bridesmaids
groom greeting guests
yawning guest at papplewick pumping station
guest shading herself from the sun
guests watching the bride arriving at papplewick
bride arriving in vintage mini
bride walking down the aisle with her dad at papplewick
guests wearing sunglasses
getting married on the steps of papplewick pumping station
groom wearing vintage inspired suit
wedding ceremony outdoors papplewick pumping station
close up of the ring exchange
first kiss on the steps of papplewick pumping station
close up of wedding shoes
confetti at papplewick pump house
newlyweds leaving the wedding in an old mini
vintage mini at an outdoor festival wedding
bride's brother singing outdoors
groom sharing a joke with a guest
bride and groom starting up the engine at papplewick pumping station
mother of the bride with an ice cream
interior of papplewick pumping station
a guest helping stoke the engines to keep papplewick pumping station in steam
bridal portrait inside papplewick pumping station
relaxed summer couples portrait in nottinghamshire
couples entrance to their marquee festival wedding
father of the bride's speech
thoughtful bride wearing sunflower crown
smiling dad giving his speech
big smiles during the wedding speeches
papplewick pumping station wedding
groom's speech making his mum laugh
bridesmaid's speech at papplewick
groom and his father in law drawing the raffle
wedding raffle winner
shocked wedding guests at first dance
intrigued wedding guest
first dance at papplewick
choreographed first dance
groom busting out some moves
bride wearing trousers for first dance
flash mob first dance
grand finale for first dance with guests
guest taking a donut from the donut wall
two guys throwing some awesome shapes on the dance floor
putting on a big blonde wig for the photo booth
fun times on the dance floor
bride surrounded by friends on the dance floor
an old mini full of people