Home Farm Events Wedding – Claire & Matthew
The beautiful Home Farm Events venue hosting their own daughters wedding!
Home Farm Events Wedding – Claire & Matthew: Meeting Claire and Matthew before their wedding, knowing full well that Claire’s family host and run wedding days at the very place they are also celebrating their marriage, well, not sure if the word is nervous, but I knew that with the realm of photographers they have seen and worked with that the pressure to deliver was on!
I would categorise this wedding as a farmers wedding (my second on the trot), however Matthew is a 2nd generation butcher so maybe that description is not entirely true but with my non-farmer-type-background it’s as close as I can describe it, especially with the setting and the people attending. Meeting the groomsman quickly having their lunch before heading back to the house for Claire’s bride prep, already I could see it was going to be an interestingly fun day. The hilltop venue overlooks the village of Braunston and the spire of the family church they are to be married in is such a striking feature on the horizon. If you look through the portrait photos you can see it in a lot of them and get an idea of how significant this is in the landscape. With one mile exactly in between the venue and the church, Claire headed down in her horse and carriage, the ceremony was held in this church that looks as stunning inside as it does outside. Again another very photography friendly vicar so I was given a little bit of freedom to shoot around the church.
Significantly on this day, England were through to the Quarter Finals of the 2018 World Cup, playing Sweden. Hopes were high, but realistic of maybe not reaching the next stage. Kick off was at the same time of the wedding ceremony. Everyone seemed focused on the wedding, and rightly so, but the groom’s cheeky brother had his app open on his phone keeping on top of the score. He’d also put a little message on the grooms shoes for all to see during the blessing. For the record, by the time we were back at the venue England had won 2-0 and were through to the semi-finals, yay!
Home Farm Events sunsets are legendary. Couples cross their fingers that everything comes together for that sunset, I’m so glad for Claire and Matthew as it was probably one of the most epic sunset evenings I’d had ever. Such an awesome day all the way through and thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your day. Congratulations guys!
Before I sign off, I’d like to take a moment to reflect and remember the dear late Neil Bowler, he was originally booked to shoot this wedding amongst others but was taken before his time, he was well respected and liked by everyone who knew him. His close friends, the awesome Ani and Kevin Evans organised a consortium of photographers to support Neil’s family in covering his weddings. As this was one of those weddings, I had massive shoes to fill in shooting this day and if you are looking down on me from above Neil, I hope you are satisfied I did a good job. Here’s to you fella, and to you Ani and Kevin for the massive support you have given the Bowlers.
If you enjoyed these images and are planning your own wedding day, I would love to hear from you!
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