South Farm Wedding ~ Emily & Rob
” I cannot recommend him highly enough, he would be the perfect photographer for ANY special moment you’d wish to capture”
One of the most important things in preparation for a wedding to me, is getting to know the Bride & Groom. I always want to have either met or to have spoken to them before the big day, it just makes life easier for everyone. So it’s even easier when I know the couple rather well. I was beyond happy when Emily got in touch and asked me to be her photographer as we both studied photographer together at University a few years prior! I was even more over the moon when she started telling me their plans for a gorgeous wedding at South Farm, a stunning venue on the Cambridgeshire- Hertfordshire border.
There are some weddings where it feels like someone is looking down on you from a higher place. Emily and Rob’s wedding was definitely one of those days. As I traveled down to Cambridgeshire the heavens opened up and down came the rain. I knew I wanted to use the rural grounds for the portraits and worried that rain might put the couple off. When I arrived at South Farm I was blown away by how gorgeous it is and what it has to offer; an amazing barn, wedding gazebo, romany caravans and a whole bunch of cute AF farm animals.
Thankfully the rain stopped but it was still very cold and cloudy. Throughout bridal preparations the weather still didn’t improve and it looked like the ceremony would be held inside which bummed everyone out. Then about 30 minutes before the ceremony our luck changed and we were blessed with beautiful blue skies and radiant sunshine. There was no rain and barely a grey cloud in sight. Hair & Make Up was all done by the amazingly talented Beth Applebee, who was also a bridesmaid. The morning was filled with laughter provided by Emily and her closest friends who are absolute legends. Emily’s dress was a gorgeous piece from Emma Elizabeth Bridal which complemented the rustic style of the day.
South Farm’s outdoor ceremonies are held on a large open green, over looking a small pond with a wooden platform in the centre where the actual ceremony takes place. It was here where Emily & Rob were married and I’m so happy that we managed to get outside. The couple were showered with confetti as they left and we moved onto quick portraits and formal sessions. I never like to keep people away from socialising for too long. I don’t think I’ve ever shot such fun group pictures which is all thanks to an amazing the guests were and when it came to our portrait session Rob & Emily were both naturals in front of the camera.
The rest of the afternoon was totally chilled with guests eating gorgeous canapés, interacting with the animals around the farm and soaking up the sun which was glorious all day. As evening approached guested were seated in the main barn before enjoying a delicious meal and the wedding parties speeches. Before the evening really kicked off I managed to sneak the happy couple away into one of side gardens for a last few portraits before the light faded. We ended the night on the dance floor with guests pulling out all their best moves for hours to come.
This was a gorgeous day filled with beautiful people, who I’ve loved seeing again and again at future weddings. South Farm is the perfect venue if you want to have a barn/farm experience like no other that part of the country. The romany caravans, the open grounds and the secluded nature of the venue make it feel completely unique and totally exclusive. As always I’m so grateful to be apart of peoples days and to get to capture their story, so please have a look through my favourite frames and if you like what you see, say hello!
Venue: South Farm
Dress: Emma Elizabeth Bridal
H&MU: Beth Applebee