Fiona-Jayne & Chris | South Farm Wedding
South Farm is a dream wedding venue. I make no excuses to say it is one of my favourite barn wedding venues. The photography opportunities are just endless here, even on a wet wedding day, which unfortunately is how Jayne & Chris’ ended up after a beautiful Spring morning.
When I arrived it was all hands on deck with Bridesmaids and Ushers completing their tasks for the morning. The Barn looked just gorgeous with all the details on the tables. Well, the whole day was flipping beautiful, especially Jayne’s dress…………. just wow! I see many stunningly beautiful wedding dresses and many gorgeous brides but even I shed a tear when Jayne put on her Naomi Neoh blush pink wedding dress in the softest most delicate silk and lace. Jayne soon told me off. This moment was made even more special by the fact that Jayne’s Father helped her into her dress, he even helped her choose The dress. How lovely.
Chris stood beaming in The Old Dairy waiting for his Bride. This was the only time Jaye’s smile faltered and the excitement got the better of her. We managed a big group photo outside in the Courtyard before the British weather did its thing and it started to rain. Yep, we Brits are obsessed with the weather.
I needed a place to take the family group photos and decided to use the Drawing room. This meant having a slightly more formal feel to the family photos but I just love the end result.
This pair love to dance, that was quite evident during their first dance. Something slow and romantic? no! Get those dancing shoes on for a great disco track September and let’s party!
Our wedding day
Where you first meet – We first met in Ramsey, our local town. Jayne was working at a local bar and it didn’t take Chris long to pluck up the courage to ask her on a date.
Who asked who and how – Chris proposed on their 10 year anniversary. They were walking down the river bank by their house with their two spaniels, reminiscing about the last 10 years together when Chris got down on one knee and asked Jayne to marry him….typically romantic!!
Wedding planning, good, bad and fabulous – Planning went well, it took about a year, once we had properly committed to the task. All the suppliers were booked about a year before the date, which meant a year of planning for all the intricate details, which were complete about 3 weeks before the wedding; as a result, the lead up to the wedding was fairly stress free.
How was day through your eyes? – Absolute perfection, zero hiccups. The venue was magical and all the supplies worked brilliantly together to ensure our day was amazing. It quite literally was the best day ever….we couldn’t stop smiling all day.
What was your favourite part of the day – After asking Chris what his favourite part of the day was, I realised that we both had the same favourite part…the wedding band! We both come from families that love to dance (my mum and dad actually took Latin dancing lessons leading up to the wedding), as such, the band choice was really important to us and we chose perfectly. There was hardly a moment throughout the entire evening when the dance floor wasn’t filled with our friends and family, at that for us, was amazing.
Any tips you learnt along the way which may be useful for other brides – Try to plan in advance….get the major suppliers booked in sooner rather than later and always try to do research into each of them before making a decision (most of mine were through recommendations from friends or other brides). – Take time to plan the individual details that make your wedding personal to you….it will make the day all the more special.
Who were your suppliers? – Florist – Dana Young, Dress – Naomi Neoh, Hair – Stacie Goodwin, Makeup – Nabo Makeup, Wedding Cake – Windmill Bakery, Band/DJ – The OJ’s Soul Band, Photo Booth – Bloopers Photobooths, Videographer – Andrew Collins Videography, Suits – The Vintage Suit Hire Company (Bedford)