South Farm wedding first dance

Natasha and Matt were married at the wonderful South Farm in Cambridgeshire…

Despite choosing South Farm as their wedding venue, Natasha and Matt actually live just round the corner from me so meeting for a drink and a chat about their wedding plans was a short trip to our local. Hastings is full of great pubs and the Crown is a mutual favourite so we talked through ideas for the day, the layout of the wedding venue and the natural feel they wanted from their photos.

South Farm boasts a wonderful tudor barn which Natasha and Matt used for their wedding breakfast and reception and a small holding with rare breeds, they also grow much of their own produce on site. I arrived in good time to catch up with Natasha and Matt and chat to some of their guests before spending some time with the girls getting ready.

The ceremony was relaxed and intimate in the old dairy which is open to lots of natural light even in winter and the grounds provided plenty of space, both inside and out for guests to mingle before the wedding breakfast and speeches. I was great to be amongst Natasha and Matt’s guests throughout the meal as I was able to pick out little moments which would have otherwise been missed and it was lovely to be made to feel so welcome.

Before the first dance and evening celebrations, everyone had a chance to play with some sparklers – for these shots I simply put the camera on my tripod and let the magic happen – its always a risk to step back but the results, I think, make for wonderful memories.

Wedding and bridesmaids dresses

Wedding shoes

Bride getting ready

groom with mates

South Farm wedding groom with mate

South Farm wedding groom greeting guests

bride through window

South Farm wedding bride arriving

Groom looking down the isle

South Farm wedding groom looking back

South Farm wedding couple during ceremony

South Farm wedding waiting for the rings

Placing ring on brides finger

Wedding ceremony reflected in a mirror

wedding ceremony

South Farm wedding couple kiss

South Farm wedding just married

South Farm wedding

South Farm wedding congratulating bride

South Farm wedding guests

Wedding Guests handshake

Sunlight highlighting the eye of a wedding guest

South Farm wedding tables set

Bride speech

Groom speech

Groom toasting

couple at table

best man speech

Best man toasting

South Farm wedding groom and parents

Bridesmaids at table together

Wedding guests smiling at table

South Farm wedding bridesmaids

cutting the cake

Wedding couple with sparklers

South Farm wedding fun with sparklers

South Farm wedding sparklers

South Farm wedding first dance

wedding couple dancing

Wedding guests dancing