A Hampshire Farm Wedding | Camilla & Nick

November 20, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Camilla and Nick's was a wedding I had been looking forward to for a long time. I had met them back in 2009 at a wedding I shot on the Dorset coast where Nick was an usher. Fast forward to 2012 and we arrive in Fordingbridge, just outside the New Forest where Nick's family farm is. A wonderful day was in store for all...
Wedding detail shots in the marquee - Simon Biffen Photography
The marquee was HUGE and was decorated with beautiful local flowers. Of course being on a farm meant there was a few other things to photograph as well, not least, Fluffy the bull.
Around the farm - Simon Biffen Photography
Bridal preparation - Simon Biffen Photography
Camilla's preparations had her tucked away in the couple's house on the farm, and with excitement building she did well not to peer out the windows and see what the boys were up to, probably for the best though as sat in the yard was the biggest Massey Ferguson tractor I've ever seen and a very happy Nick, who'd convinced the local dealership to lend it to him (it was a 7620 Dyna 6 for you tractor aficionados!) 
Farm wedding tractor - Simon Biffen PhotographyOf course why have just have one tractor when you can have two? Nick brought his own smaller version out to play and together they formed the basis for the grand entrance to the marquee. What followed was an excellent effort by seven grown men to hang some bunting between the two tractors. Worth it in the end though chaps eh?!
Farm wedding tractor - Simon Biffen PhotographyWith the church ceremony approaching a quick spruce up was required and eventually Groom and his ushers made their way to the pub for a swift pint...
Groom and ushers preparations - Simon Biffen Photography

Ushers walking to the pub - Simon Biffen Photography
St Mary's Church has a very welcoming atmosphere and with guests filling every seat, even more so. The ceremony was a celebration of happiness and an added highlight was the truly breathtaking performance of Ave Maria by a close friend, moistening even the hardiest eyes. The confetti line, with 180 people throwing, meant the Bride and Groom were suitably plastered by the end of it.
Wedding ceremony St Marys Church, Fordingbridge - Simon Biffen Photography

Wedding ceremony St Marys Church, Fordingbridge - Simon Biffen Photography
Back then to the farm where the newlyweds and I went off to get some splendid shots at some cool locations. The sun made a glancing appearance for us, just long enough to add a touch of Autumnal warmth...
Bride & Groom - Simon Biffen Photography
Bride & Groom on the farm - Simon Biffen Photography
Bride & Groom on the farm - Simon Biffen Photography
Bride & Groom - Simon Biffen Photography

Bride & Groom - Simon Biffen Photography

Bride & Groom - Simon Biffen Photography

Bride & Groom portraits - Simon Biffen Photography
Camilla and Nick were keen to have a less formal shot of the bridesmaids and ushers, so happy to get creative I used the tractor bunting entrance as the stage. The result is pretty cool and definitely beats a traditional group photograph.
Wedding creative group shot - Simon Biffen Photography
Drinks, canapes and laughter were to be found back in the marquee and soon everyone was led through and seated in anticipation of the speeches. They didn't disappoint. Originality and delivery is key to a good speech and in this case all the speakers held their own, riding the crowds applause, heckles and cheers.
Wedding reception - Simon Biffen Photography

Wedding speeches - Simon Biffen Photography

Wedding speeches - Simon Biffen Photography
Farmers love their meat and Nick is no exception! A great idea for the main course was the specially selected carver for each table, not forgetting their fetching apron to match. These chosen few had the responsibility of carving the joints and dishing them out much to the rest of the tables amusement.
Wedding breakfast - Simon Biffen Photography
The dancing followed and what a night it became! A great first dance opened the flood gates to a a fantastic effort from all ages on the dance floor. The Deloreons truly rocked with their 8-piece band and the partying went well into the night. 
Wedding first dance - Simon Biffen Photography
The Deloreons - Simon Biffen Photography

Wedding dancing - Simon Biffen Photography

Wedding dancing - Simon Biffen Photography
If you are getting married and would like to find out if I can capture the party atmosphere at your wedding then do head to my website Simon Biffen Photography to find out more.

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