Nottinghamshire Back Garden Wedding Photography – Fran & MattSt. Nicolas Church, Swayfield and Family Farm, Swayfield, Grantham, Nottinghamshire

You just turned up and fit right in. Thank you – We are so happy with the photos.


The last Saturday of Spring was the day Fran and Matt chose to marry. In the South Nottinghamshire village where Fran grew up. A relaxed church service followed by drinks, canapés and a carve your own beef dinner back at Fran’s family farm plus a ceilidh!! (a big plus, hands in the air emoji)!

A Wedding where families rally together to create a perfect day really is very special to photograph. Looking back over these pictures you can feel the day and their love. I could photograph Weddings like this over & over again. According to Fran there was no real theme but ermmmmm check the theme… Classic, Soft Teal Blue & Pastels, Rustic, Kraft, Hay bales, Paper lanterns, bunting and a huge basket of hand dried confetti. All held in a buttercup meadow in late spring. I’m informed that this marquee is in fact a sperry tent, it’s the beautiful opening sides apparently. Fran’s Aunt sourced all of the flowers and created the church, table decorations and button holes. The bridesmaids created their own bouquets. Fran’s Mum had spent months hauling out great chunks of bramble from their meadow and re-planting the garden to create this beautiful space in which to host their celebration. Everyone had a role, Matt’s Mum made and lit all the candle jars hanging throughout the garden. Weeks and weeks of hard work culminated in the most wonderful day.
It was a day of sunshine, showers and a good sharp breeze. All hands were on deck to hammer more pegs, battern down and resurrect fallen lanterns and the billowy tent its self without letting on to Fran & Matt. But Fran’s full length veil borrowed from her bridesmaid loved the breeze.

One of the things Fran and Matt were most excited about was their mode of transport on the day. The hire of the Golf buggy (disclaimer to the golf buggy hire companies – no road travel was partaken in) Which made for a great quick getaway from the church allowing a little time out for us to grab a few couple shots in the fields as their guests walked back to the farm.
Every bride in Frans family for generations had worn the same brooch. I’m wondering if it was in fact the starting point for the theme. After the speeches as everyone spilled out once again on to the bales & surrounding gardens. We took another wander around the meadow in the afternoon light for more couples shots before the cake cutting & ceilidh first dance.
I bl**dy loved the ceilidh, definitely the way forward if you are worried your guests may not dance. There was no escape!

So many memories from a day full of great friends & laughter. Fran & Matt thank you for inviting me along. Your Wedding was a corker.

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