Having filmed many weddings at South Farm since 2014, it's been incredible to watch the changes the venue has been making to further delight their couples and guests from season to season.
When I arrived to film the wedding of Fiona-Jayne and Christopher in March, I noticed new block-paving surrounding the house and gravel courtyard, making the venue more accessible for guests (and my roller bag!) The Granary has also had a makeover and now features a stylish bar too.
At South Farm, it's possible to have your ceremony off site, or alternatively you can get married in the outdoor Summerhouse or indoors the Old Dairy and barn. Even with a multitude of options, when it comes to wedding videography, the venue is merely the back-drop whilst my attention is placed on the couple and their guests. It's fair to say that no wedding is ever the same and I make sure every video is reflective of the couple, not a just a 'cookie cutter' video which looks identical to the last, just with a different pair of newlyweds!
September 2017 saw the wedding of Emma and Sam who fell in love after meeting at a dance music festival. Despite the weather threatening to move the ceremony indoors, Emma took a chance on an outdoor ceremony deciding shortly beforehand. South Farm were on standby with blankets and umbrellas if necessary, but they needn't have worried as the threatening clouds dissipated as their friends and family were seated.
Following their vows, Emma and Sam danced their way down the aisle as a rehearsal for their 'first dance' later that evening where the couple set the dancefloor on fire with a glittering performance. As wedding favours, guests were given a CD containing tracks that shaped their romance from their meeting up until that day.
In Spring 2018 it was the turn of Fiona-Jayne and her fiancé Christopher to exchange vows at the farm. The couple opted to include bride and groom preparations as part of their wedding film and the day started with the couple getting ready with their entourage in separate areas of the venue whilst guests gathered in the Old Dairy for the ceremony.
Christopher and Fiona-Jane have been a couple for over 11 years so it was a poignant moment when the bride entered the ceremony room in a blush-pink wedding dress by Naomi Neoh accompanied by her father. The couple opted to set-out the Old Dairy in a horse-shoe seating arrangement which created an intimate atmosphere for their close family and friends.
As is the usually the case with March there were some frequent showers, but this didn't stop us getting outside for a group photo and a couple-shoot later in the day. The rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of their guests who partied the night away with OJ's Soul Band who provided uptempo classics loved by everyone.
Shout out to Liz Greenhalgh! You can see her photography from the wedding here. Hope to work with you again soon!