Today marked the very first outdoor ceremony we have photographed in the UK, unfortunately UK law dictates that ceremonies outside are not legal. This is such a shame considering how beautiful our countryside is. Rachel & Nick were not put off by this – they decided to have the ceremony they have always dreamt of by getting married outside in Whirlow Hall Farm gardens in Sheffield.
Rachel gave Sam the dog one last cuddle before she left for the Farm with her gaggle of bridesmaids. We passed hens, sheep and goats on our walk to the ceremony and the sun burst through the clouds at just the right moment as Nick turned to see his beautiful bride. Rachel’s sister and Nick a family friend conducted the ceremony together, friends read out personal readings for the couple and then Rachel and Nick exchanged promises to each other. By this point there was not a dry eye in the house – including me!
The newlyweds then greeted all their guests and they chatted in the gardens while drinking Pimms and eating yummy canapes from PJ Taste. We had time for some photos in the fields surrounding the farm before guests made their way into the lambing barn which was dressed by Ascot marquees and decorated by Rachel. With pom pom flowers, floral table settings, wooden hearts twinkling fairy lights it was just stunning. At the head of the marquee sat two different cakes, one traditional and one with layers of cheese – mmm!
Speeches were both emotional and funny – it was clear just how much they are both loved by their family and friends. The evening kicked off with ice cream from Our Cow Molly and a dessert table filled with cakes made by the family. We took some more photos as the sunset and left the guests dancing away and taking photos of each other with fancy dress on.
Without a doubt this is one of our favourite weddings, Rachel & Nick made their day truly personal and it was a reflection of their brilliant personalities and their love for each other.
We wish you both much love and happiness for the future and hope you both have a fantastic time in Kenya!