Terry + James
Family Home Wedding Photography, Catwick, North Yorkshire
I do a lot of weddings hosted by parents at family homes or on nearby land. They’re always much more relaxed affairs than weddings at venues that do 200 weddings a year and work to a strict schedule. Less bossing around, familiar surroundings and a charming DIY quality that rubs off on everyone. Of course it helps when the family home is a farm, with space for a massive marquee and outbuildings that make a perfect bar area. I even suggested that Terry’s parents start their own wedding venue!
Terry and the bridesmaids got ready for the day ahead in the house, before taking a break for a lunch of scotch eggs and smoked salmon. Once dressed and beflowered they jumped in a friend’s souped up Range Rover for the short drive to the village church. Fact: Terry’s grandfather made the metal church gates, but more importantly her fiancé was waiting inside. Some hymns, some readings, the usual malarkey, then outside for confetti. Whilst the couple sped off in the Range Rover, everybody else had a short walk out of the village to wedding central.
Once settled they go to enjoy the normal fizz and nibbles, and some not so normal homemade beanbag games. There was also croquet (and the obligatory explanation of the rules) for the traditionalists. In the marquee the place names were the always popular photos of each guest and with everyone seated the wedding breakfast was served. There was time for a few selfies with farming equipment before speeches, which also included the best man’s behind. Not a trend I hope. Then dancing, dancing and more dancing with music by Dexter.
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