As a natural and relaxed wedding photographer who loves capturing lots of love, emotions and fun, I had the pleasure of capturing Molly & Sam special day, and I have to say, it was one of my absolute favourites. Molly and Sam celebrated their wedding in a day full of personal touches – the biggest being the location of the reception on the family farm!
The day began at Molly’s parents’ stunning farmhouse, which was surrounded by a picturesque English country garden. The preparations were in full swing as I arrived, and I could feel the excitement in the air. Molly and her bridesmaids hair was styled by Emma Harvey and Chantal McDouall, with the amazing Niki Lawrence on make up duty! Molly looked absolutely stunning as she sipped champagne and had the finishing touches to her make-up applied.
A Stunning Suzanne Neville Gown
Molly’s dress was a breathtaking figure-hugging Suzanne Neville gown from the House of Snow in Bury St Edmunds, and her Emily Mortimer Jewellery complemented it beautifully. The bouquets of wildflowers, put together by the talented Oonagh O’Neill, added a lovely touch to the whole ensemble.
Before heading to the church, we took some photos in the stunning gardens, and Molly’s childhood pony Rupert even joined in for some pictures with the bride. The ceremony was held at St Leonards Church in Flamstead, where Sam and his groomsmen were waiting. They had been calming their nerves in the pub before the ceremony, thanks to my second shooter Tori for capturing them! The ceremony was lovely, in the beautiful old village church. I particularly enjoyed Sam’s sister-in-law’s rendition of “Songbird” by Fleetwood Mac – one of my all time favourite songs.
After the ceremony, the couple exited the church to a rain of confetti, and the groomsmen handed out sachets of iced cocktails to get the party started. We then stopped off en route to the reception took some gorgeous photos in one of the family farming fields, where Molly and Sam were joined by their two dogs. The cornfield made for a beautiful backdrop and added to the rustic charm of the day. The newlyweds transport for the day was a classic Morgan which had been loaned by a family friend and it was great fun for Sam to drive back to the farm!
On to the wedding reception
The reception was held at Molly’s parents’ farm, and it was clear that a lot of effort had gone into the preparations. Molly’s dad had cultivated a stunning perimeter of cornflowers, which added a pop of colour to the whole setting. The marquee was beautifully decorated, with plenty of gorgeous details provided by talented stationer (and Molly’s bridesmaid!) Written by Emily. From the marquee and surrounding space, the views of the church in the distance were breathtaking.
Despite a sudden downpour during the meal, the rain stopped just as the speeches began. We were also lucky enough to capture some stunning photos as the sun set and lit up the rainclouds with golden light.
Of course the first dance HAD to be…
Molly and Sam had their first dance to “Good Golly Miss Molly” performed by their band Brand New Groove, and the dance floor was full from the start. It was a magical day full of love, laughter, and natural beauty, and I feel honoured to have been a part of it.
Congratulations on your beautiful wedding, Molly and Sam!
I absolutely love capturing weddings on family farms and gardens, and I hope to do more in the future. If you’re looking for a natural and relaxed wedding photographer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’d love to chat about your special day and help you capture your wedding memories in a way that feels authentic and beautiful.
Make Up – Niki Lawrence
Hair – Emma Harvey and Chantal McDouall
Jewellery – Emily Mortimer Jewellery
Flowers – Oonagh O’Neill
Stationery – Written by Emily