Hello and a happy new year to all you lovely people. What a fantastic year 2017 was, I had the privilege of photographing tonnes of amazing weddings and meeting loads of really lovely people. I’m very excited for 2018 and the things I have in store, some new exciting ventures and many more lovely weddings. But first let me share some of my final weddings of 2017; winter can be a tricky time to shoot weddings, with the diminishing light and general freezingness, but my last few weddings of 2017 were glorious in their wonderful winteriness. Today on the blog I’m sharing the fantastic alternative winter wedding of Sam & Jamie, who got married in Nottingham and celebrated with a reception at Swancar Farm.
Alternative winter wedding Swancar Farm
Today on the blog I’m sharing the fantastic alternative winter wedding of Sam & Jamie, who got married in Nottingham and celebrated with a reception at Swancar Farm. As soon as I met Sam & Jamie back in 2015 I think it was, I knew straight away that their wedding was going to be magical. I think they must be one of the most in love couples I have had the pleasure of meeting, they are kind and warm and totally down to earth, photographing their day was a complete joy. The day itself was filled with seasonal magic; Swancar Farm looks spectacular at Christmas, with the huge tree in the wedding breakfast room and the beams festooned with fairy lights. Sam & Jamie added their own unique wintery feel to the day with sparkling, crisp white decorations (all hand made by the bride) and they even injected some Nordic charm to the day with Viking drinking horns on the tables and Scandinavian music playing through dinner.
I think one of my favourite moments of the whole day was the bride and grooms first dance. Often first dances become somewhat of a cliché and both the bride and groom feel kind of awkward and on show, not these two. They chose music that was special to them Sum 41’s ‘with me’ and lost themselves in the music and each other, it was heart-warming the watch and a privilege to photograph. Really that sums up the entire wedding day, two very special people lost in their happiness.
If you are planning a sparkly (or otherwise) winter wedding then I’d love to hear from you