I really loved being Charlotte & Tom’s Fordhall Organic farm wedding photographer this summer. It was my first visit to the amazing Fordhall Organic farm wedding venue for Charlotte & Tom’s fabulous outdoor wedding. Fordhall Farm is the perfect venue if you love the outdoors. Set on a hill surrounded by amazing views of the valley and dense woodlands Fordhall farm really does wow you. Camera in hand, it was such a pleasure and a privilege to photograph all of the fantastic moments throughout a perfect wedding day.
Fordhall Organic Farm Wedding Photographer
The bride had her bridal preparations in the bridal suite building with her bridesmaids and little flower girl. It was soon time for Charlotte to put on her stunning dress. There was a lovely moment when the father of the bride saw his daughter in her dress for the first time. I love catching stuff like this. It is moments like this that my clients will treasure as time passes. It was soon time for the bride to grab her flower bouquet and to be whisked to the church in her wedding car.
Church Ceremony at Cheswardine Church St Swithun
The groom was greeting his guests with his best man and ushers inside the packed church as I arrived and the sun was shining. Just perfect for a special wedding day. The bellringers were going full tilt as the bride arrived at the church, and as she walked up the aisle all eyes were on the bride. Cheswardine Church St Swithun is full of stunning natural light to have a perfect wedding ceremony.
After the exchange of rings, the happy couple signed the register with the help of the witnesses. The newlyweds looked very happy indeed as they walked back down the aisle together to be greeted by a beautiful sunny day. After lots of hugs and congratulations by friends and family, the ushers passed around the confetti for the confetti shot.
Fordhall Organic Farm Drinks Reception
It was back to Fordhall Organic farm for the drinks reception and the happy couple were well stocked with an extensive collection of shots on hand to get the guests in the mood. After shooting the family groups we wandered across the field to photograph some relaxed couple portraits as the newlyweds had fun with a little time to themselves. It was a clash of the Titans with the Chief bridesmaid and best man in a head to head at the beer pong table. It was a close call but the best man won. There then followed an epic battle of beer pong between the tribes of the bride and groom. (girls vs boys). After a hilarious match, the girls rode to victory with just two beer glasses in it.
We had such an amazing sunset we popped back out to photograph more relaxed portraits and we were treated to the most amazing red-tinged cloudscape sky! After the cutting of the cake the very talented duo Nibbs & Tony sang the first dance and it wasn’t long before everybody joined the newlyweds on the dance floor!
Here are some of my favourite images from Charlotte & Tom’s Fordhall Organic Farm wedding.
Fordhall Organic Farm is the Perfect Outdoor Wedding Venue
Fordhall Organic Farm has all bases covered when it comes to your dream outdoor wedding. You can go for the traditional Church ceremony and marquee or choose from a whole range of outdoor ceremonies. There are no rules when it comes to your ceremony, and you can choose the Norman Ringwork and Bailey site or even the woodland to tie the knot. There is even a tractor and trailer to carry you and your guests to the ceremony!
Fordhall Organic Farm work closely with Shropshire Ceremonies to provide ceremonies that are personal to you. You can include music, readings or a dress. All food is sourced organically and the meat is sourced from the farm. All produce is seasonal. Catering options include canapés, ploughman’s buffets, hog roasts, roast dinners or silver service bespoke menus. There is a catering trailer for later on in the evening and an all-you-can-eat BBQ. The venue can also source locally produced real ales, reasonably priced organic wine and also locally produced wines.
The focus is on a completely bespoke service that is locally sourced and organic.
The choice of receptions include a function room, marquee or tipi. For smaller weddings up to 40 people for receptions, or 60 for a ceremony, there is the gorgeous Eco function room. Renovated using Hemp, recycled paper and wool it is the perfect option for a smaller intimate gathering. There are even Yurts to hire for your guests or as your bridal suite!
Whatever options you choose Fordhall Organic Farm is the perfect outdoor wedding venue. I had such an amazing day being Charlotte & Tom’s Fordhall Organic Farm wedding photographer I can’t wait to go back and photograph another wedding sometime soon!!