Ingestre wedding photography with relaxed farm reception
A relaxed reception on the family farm, near Ingestre Hall, Staffordshire was the order of the day for this lovely farming couple. The day started with the Lowri and her Bridesmaids getting ready at Tixall Gatehouse. The gatehouse is just a few minutes from pretty St Mary’s Church, Ingestre and Matthew’s family farm, where the marquee reception was taking place. Back at the farm, Groom Matt and his Groomsmen were putting the finishing touches to rustic hay bale seating areas and the marquee, before they headed off to church. After an emotional ceremony it was time for the confetti! If you’re having confetti, there’s no such thing as too much! It always makes for great photos.
I absolutely LOVED Lowri’s one shoulder wedding dress, from Etheral Bridal, Staffordshire. She looked so chic and elegant!
On the way back to the farm, Lowri, Matt and myself stopped to get some photos in one of the cob fields that Matt had planted. I love doing this kind of thing! We simply built an extra 10 minutes into the reception schedule and it gave them time out to just be together before the reception started. None of the guests even noticed, as everyone was still arriving by the time we got to the farm. So if you love a location that’s on the way between your church and venue, don’t be shy to ask your photographer what they think of stopping off to get some extra photos.
The farm had a beautiful historic gothic temple in it’s grounds, so we just had to use it for some lovely relaxed couple photos. As Lowri and Matt are livestock farmers, it was a given that they wanted to include the cows in some of their photos.
Jo Hastings is a Birmingham Wedding Photographer, offering creative, relaxed, natural wedding photography in the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Cotswolds and throughout the UK. She is also sought after for her natural, colourful family photography.
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