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Lancashire Alternative Wedding Photography | Willoughby Farm | Sarah & Jim

By 12th September 2017 One Comment

Confetti shot

Lancashire Alternative Wedding Photography | Willoughby Farm

This gorgeous bride and groom have been planning their alternative D.I.Y wedding for well over a year and Willoughby Farm in Lancashire was a fantastic choice of venue. All you need to think about here is a real working farm, a massive cow shed and a bride and groom committed to making their vision into reality – it was awesome. With the support of bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents and friends they pulled this off. Two weeks before the wedding their wedding venue was full of hay, cows and everything else that goes on a working farm. I am so pleased to have told Jim and Sarah’s story – from when I first spoke to Sarah on the phone I knew this wedding would amazing – and honestly it was. What makes it even better is that Willoughby Farm is a family run that has unbelievably never hosted a wedding before. I think this could be a wedding venue of the future – it has everything you want for something a little bit different  – and the sunsets are incredible.

Bridal Preparations

The day started off  photographing Sarah and her bridesmaids at the maid of honours house, capturing them getting ready with Amber Leigh doing make up and Dawn from The Gatsby Salon doing hair.  The maid of honour, Laura was beginning to feel the pressure as she was also conducting todays humanist ceremony. It wasn’t long before the dresses were on and Sarah was putting on her dress before her the waiting father of the bride was downstairs – ready to walk his beautiful daughter down the aisle at the farm. You can just see how close this family are, it so nice being a part of their day.

Alternative Wedding Photography

Sarah and Jim spent well over a year planning this wedding and honestly it all came together perfectly. The whole family got involved in making this day what it was – father of the bride made the bar, the girls made the bunting as part of the hen night and they all helped out in the weeks before the wedding. After the humanist service – was what I can only explain as confetti-ageddon – the most amount of confetti I have ever photographed. Reception drinks, Canapés followed then the newly weds and I went for a relaxed walk around teh farm for some couple portraits, before hog roast and speeches. The speeches were brilliant, heartfelt and fitted perfectly with this amazing day.

It was bring your own booze for the day which meant everyone was able to relax, get drinks (get drunk) when they wanted and of course it made the party brilliant. Juke Bossa was the evenings entertainment,   their unique style – fuse chart hits plus pop, soul & dance with Latin & World rhythm’s made for a great evening and one everyone enjoyed. A special thanks to Adam who came along and second shot for me at this great wedding.
The day wouldn’t have been a success without the help of the following wedding suppliers which made Sarah’s vision into a reality.

Hog Roast – The Striped Pig Company

LOVE Letters – Wedding Venue Lighting – Wigan

Whiskey Barrels – Nerissa Eve Weddings

Trestle Tables and seating – Alternative Wedding MCR

Flowers – Alternative Wedding MCR

Beer / Ale – Black Jack Brewery

Suits – Ted Baker

Shoes – Kurt Geiger 

Music – Juke Bossa

Dress – Heidi Hudson

Bride having her make up done Bride having her make up done in windowmaid of honour reading speechbridesmaids laughing with bridebride having hair donebride looking in mirrorbride laughing with mumbridesmaids working on the ribbon for carbride standing in door way looking outbridesmaids looking at cardmother of bride standing and waitingbride putting on her alternative wedding dressbride looking in mirror in her dressbride walking down stairsfirst look between father of bride and bridebride and dad huggingWillougby Farm Alternative wedding locationOrder of the day on a cratedetail show of mr and mrsdancing shoes signOld bike as a propgroom walking through the farmbest man walking past some hayGroomsmen waiting at farmBride getting out of car at the farmBride walking down aislebride and groom laughing whilst saying vowsbride and groom huggingConfetti shot close upbride and bridesmaid huggingGroom hugging friendsmaid of honour and mother of bride huggingGuest smiling before hugging groomGuests laughingMaid of honour laughingGuest in sunglasses Guest pouring champagneBride in sun glassesDad walking through farmBrides welliesBride and groom walking through field with cows looking onBride and groom hugging with cows behindBride smiling at groombride and groom cuddling and laughingCows at a gateLove Letter signTables for wedding breakfastBride and groom walking inBridesmaid clappingBride looking on at her dad Dad speechSisters laughingGroom speechGuest laughingGroom speech with bride lookingCouple with head in handsSunset during speechesChampagne in the airFirst dance photoGuests dancingFamily dancingLittle boy dancingGuests dancing togetherGuests cuddlingBlokes singingGuests laughing on dance floorFemale Guest dancingWedding guests dancingBride and groom dancingBride and groom silhouette Close up of bride and groombride and groom walking in sunsetCows in the field with a great sunset

Relaxed, Natural and Unobtrusive Wedding Photography

My style of photography is relaxed, natural and unobtrusive, capturing the day as it happens. What that means is I want you to spend time with your friends and family and ignore me. I won’t have you away from them for long periods, you will be at ease knowing you will have lovely images and actually be able to enjoy your wedding day. If you would like to discuss me being your wedding photographer then please get in contact.

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