The Wellbeing Farm Wedding Photography – Rachel & Sean; Well, what can we say about Rachel & Sean’s wedding? The sheer mind-blowing scale of the attention-to-detail of the day is the first thing that comes to mind. From the endless colourful floral arrangements and details, ribbon details on chairs, place settings and centrepieces that were a sheer work of art. The soap cake, the multitude of real cakes – we LOVED photographing at The Wellbeing Farm from start to finish.
And that’s before we even get to the extra guests. Llamas in bow ties, donkeys with flat caps (named Crackerjack and Gypsy Rose!), and an incredibly cute (and tenacious) pair of alpacas joined us for the drinks reception. We didn’t know where to look next. Everything going on was just sheer joy.
The theme of Rachel & Sean’s wedding was definitely Colour. It was everywhere, and their choice of venue couldn’t have been more fitting. It was incredible later in the day, after the speeches and delicious vegetarian wedding breakfast, that we were treated to a sunset for the first time in weeks. It was spectacular, and we grabbed our gorgeous couple and ran down to the fields surrounding the farm for a couple of extra portraits in the gorgeous light.
If you’re planning a rustic farm or barn wedding, it can be tough to know where to start – to help, we asked Rachel & Sean to share a few wedding planning tips from their experience planning this incredible day.
‘Be realistic about what you can achieve alongside life/work etc. Is the amount of stress something is going to cause you really worth the saving you’re making by doing it yourself!? Something that has caused massive stress in the run up to the wedding… transport! Right from the off, we didn’t want a wedding car as I was staying 2 mins from the venue, but the stress it has caused in terms of car:size of dress ratio makes me wish we’d just hired one!’
‘We chose the venue as we didn’t envision getting married in an overly formal setting.. it’s just not us. The Wellbeing Farm was the only venue we went to see and we instantly loved it (but after weeks of research) and we appreciated their upfront approach to pricing, as this was something we had found frustrating with other venues; some wouldn’t even release their prices without us visiting the venue. I think I (Rachel) had quite a laid back approach to planning, I got lots done in the early days though, thinking that would avoid the last minute rush before the wedding… wrong! The weeks running up the wedding have been incredibly challenging balancing work and ‘wedmin’, and last minute stresses about whether we’ve planned such and such a thing right, finishing the place names, making up a box for each table with table plans/places names etc in them. The list goes on!’
It was such a pleasure to be involved with your wedding day, and we can’t imagine a more fitting setting than The Wellbeing Farm. Scroll below for some our favourite photos from the day 🙂
We LOVED photographing at The Wellbeing Farm and wed love to come back to this amazing place. If you’re planning a rustic, laid back farm or barn wedding, get in touch, we’d love to be involved. You can see our wedding photography and film packages, and get in touch with us here.
Thanks to the suppliers who helped to make the day so special:
Venue: The Wellbeing Farm
Flowers: Harrison’s Flowers
Soap Cake: Yorkshire Soap Company
Live music: Hannah Rose
Magic Mirror: Oh My Mirror!
Together Teepee: Together Teepee