Chippy & Hannah’s farm wedding in Maidwell

November 26, 2018

A farm wedding in Maidwell, Northamptonshire

Hannah & Chippy planned an elegant wedding with everything taking place in the village of Maidwell in Northamptonshire where Hannah grew up. A village wedding is always fun to capture; there’s something quite intimate about it with the Groomsmen walking to church and the villagers popping along to the church to get a glimpse of the bride and groom! It makes a great atmosphere!

The ceremony took place at St. Mary’s church in Maidwell (sadly no photography allowed of that) and the reception was held at Hannah’s parents’ farm with an outdoor drinks reception in the autumn sunshine amongst the apple trees. That was followed by dinner, speeches and dancing in a marquee. The rustic chic inspired decor for the marquee came from the farm location with real trees (planted in the garden after the wedding, great idea!) and lots of corn.

Bride & Groom walking with a view of Northamptonshire countryside in the background

There were lots of traditional elements like a church ceremony, speeches, cake cutting and first dance. But most of all, Chippy and Hannah’s day was about having fun and being themselves. A low key approach to their wedding photography with the minimum amount of formality (right up my street!) meant they had lots of time to be with their guests and enjoy the celebrations.

And frivolity was certainly in the air! I was never far from a shot of someone laughing, the guests stood on their chairs waving napkins to greet Hannah and Chippy into dinner and nominated carvers donned chef’s hats to carve the meat for dinner! Then as night fell the speeches were made by candlelight and the dancing … what can I say apart from this lot were vying for top spot in best moves of the year?! What great energy!

But that’s not all, folks! Three Patterdale Terrier dogs (Bunty, Zulu and Parsnip!) were flower girls and walked up the aisle with Hannah! Anyone who knows me will know how much I loved photographing that!  It was like a scene from Crufts as the three of them stood inline with the bridesmaids waiting for Hannah to arrive at church!

But the entire day was a joy to photograph and I’m very grateful to Chippy and Hannah for having me as their wedding photographer :)

Bride & bridesmaids toasting with champagne while getting ready

Bride having her make-up done

Bride checking her make-up in the mirror

Bride handing out wedding gifts to her bridesmaids

Bridesmaids putting on their earrings

Bridesmaids holding up the Bride's veil while they do up her dress

Bride putting on her wedding shoes

Bridesmaids taking a selfie with the bride

Ushers doing up their ties

Groom laughing with his Groomsmen

Ushers putting button-holes on in Maidwell, Northampton

Groomsmen pinning button-holes in Maidwell, Northampton

Groomsmen walking to Maidwell church in Northampton

Ushers outside Maidwell church in Northampton

Groomsmen at Maidwell church in Northampton

Groom & Best Man at Maidwell church in Northampton

Guests arriving for a wedding at Maidwell church in Northampton

Guests arriving for a wedding at Maidwell church in Northampton

Wedding guests arriving at Maidwell church in Northampton

Wedding guests arriving at Maidwell church in Northampton

Wedding guests laughing as they spotted the photographer at Maidwell church in Northampton

Guests arriving for a wedding at Maidwell church in Northampton

Ushers handing out orders of service to guests at Maidwell church in Northampton

Groom greeting a wedding guest at Maidwell church in Northampton

Vicar greeting dog flower girls for a wedding at Maidwell church in Northampton

Bridesmaids and dog flower girls waiting for the wedding at Maidwell church in Northampton

Bride being greeted by dog flower girls as she arrives at Maidwell church in Northampton

Bride, bridesmaids and dog flower girls arriving at Maidwell church in Northampton

Dog flower girls arriving for a wedding at Maidwell church in Northampton

Bride walking down the aisle at Maidwell church in Northampton

Bridesmaids and dog flower girls walking into Maidwell church in Northampton

Three female wedding guests in hats in a row at Maidwell church in Northampton

Wedding guests laughing during the signing of the register at Maidwell church in Northampton

Bride & Groom coming out of Maidwell church in Northampton

Wedding guests coming out of Maidwell church in Northampton

Bridesmaids handing out confetti at Maidwell church in Northampton

Wedding guests coming out of Maidwell church in Northampton

Wedding guests waiting outside Maidwell church in Northampton

Wedding guests laughing outside Maidwell church in Northampton

Usher handing out confetti to wedding guests at Maidwell church in Northampton

Patterdale Terrier dog as a flower girl at Maidwell church in Northampton

Bride & Groom with a pitchfork guard of honour at Maidwell church in Northampton

Wedding guest handing Bride a lucky horseshoe at Maidwell church in Northampton

Bride & Groom walking out of Maidwell church in Northampton

Groom helping Bride into their open top wedding car

Guests waving as couple leave church in an open top sports car

Groom driving an open top sports car

A marquee wedding reception on a farm

Bride and Groom greeting Grandparents at their wedding

Canapes being served at a wedding drinks reception

Outdoor drinks reception

A montage of wedding drinks reception photos

Wedding guests in hats enjoying the drinks reception

Female wedding guest laughing with friends during drinks reception

Wedding guests asleep with baby

A rustic table plan & corn decorations for a farm wedding

A wedding marquee with trees and rustic decor

Bride and Groom waiting outside their marquee for dinner

Bride and Groom announced in for dinner

Wedding guests welcoming couple into dinner

Nominated carvers for dinner at a marquee wedding

Guests carving roast dinner at a marquee wedding

Wedding speeches in a marquee

Speeches in a marquee

Bride and Groom's first dance in a marquee

Bride and Groom's first dance

Bride & Groom dancing with their guests

Party on the dancefloor

Wedding guests dancing

Bridesmaid on Usher's shoulders on the dance-floor

 

Are you planning a marquee wedding?

Well, it just so happens I know someone who loves to photograph a marquee wedding ;) Whether you’re getting married in Northamptonshire or further afield, I’d love to chat to you about it so please get in touch if you like what you see. In the meantime, you might like to read some reviews and have a look at some other marquee weddings I’ve photographed.

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