As a Bristol Wedding photographer I get to work at some outstanding venues and this was certainly the case when I returned to shoot Folly Farm wedding photography. Katie and Chris chose the perfect venue for their beautiful laid back country farm wedding last June.
One of the many things I love about shooting Folly Farm wedding photography is the fact that it is nestled in a 250 acre nature reserve. This gave me the most stunning backdrop when photographing Katie, Chris and their guests.
On the day I arrived early so I can capture some images of the bride and grooms party’s getting ready.
The ceremony was held in the nearby church of St John the Baptist in the village of Chilcompton. Churches are often dark places but this one had beautiful sandstone pillars and stained glasses windows that allowed light to flood in and making my job that bit easier!
After their beautiful ceremony there was a confetti moment (take a look at the shot, it’s a good one!) Katie and Chris headed back to Folly Farm in a stunning vintage car.
On arrival everybody enjoyed a drinks and canapes reception on the lawn making the most of the gorgeous summer sunshine.
Now another reason I love shooting Folly Farm wedding photography is because of they offer exclusive use of the venue including the 18th-century farm buildings. And it was in one of these buildings that the reception was held.
Tables were dressed elegantly in white linen with a lace runner with jugs of wild flowers in the centre. It was the epitome of country rustic chic.
After everybody enjoyed a fantastic meal, with ingredients used from Folly Farm’s own kitchen garden, it was on to the speeches. Now as a Bristol wedding photographer I’ve sat through a lot of speeches so it’s always great to see something new. So when Chris pulled out his guitar and serenaded Katie it was a lovely surprise that went down really well with all of their guests.
Now Folly Farm is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty that has a peaceful and secluded feel. Add to this the fact that the early evening light on Katie and Chris’s day was exquisite. So I was blessed with perfect light, a stunning backdrop and this gorgeous couple when taking my portrait shots. The effect was truly romantic. Take a look!
As the sun set Katie and Chris did their first dance to live musical accompaniment. Their guests weren’t slow to join them and the band made sure the dancefloor remained full for the rest of the evening.
Congratulations you two for getting married and creating such a wonderful day for yourselves, your family and your friends to remember.
A charming and elegant wedding full of lovely people. I love being a Bristol wedding photographer as I get to meet and work with couples like Katie and Chris and shooting Folly Farm wedding photography is always a great booking!