It was a hot and sunny summer’s day – perfect for a festival wedding at Bower Hill Farm! This wedding was slightly unusual for me, in that I wasn’t booked to take photos during the ceremony, I was just there for the reception and evening celebrations. I arrived at Bower Hill Farm a little while before the guests. This meant I had plenty of time to get some photos of the tipi and glamping sites, as well as the wedding cake (made of cheese!). I also explored the farm a little bit so I knew exactly where I was going to take the bride and groom later for their portraits.
The guests started arriving and were given jam jars to keep for the duration of the reception which could be filled with their drink of choice. This was a great idea! It’s eco-friendly, saves on washing up (which would have been tricky in a field!) and the guests could take them home as a memento.
Alison and Sam arrived at their wedding at Bower Hill Farm in a black and white taxi to lots of cheers, clapping and great big hugs from their guests. The wedding reception was incredibly laid back and informal. Guests were gathered at picnic tables with champagne and food from a buffet table. There was just one speech, by Sam the groom, which everyone was called together to watch.
We snuck away fairly soon after the speech to get some portraits by the lake. Bower Hill Farm is such a stunning location for a wedding and the hazy summer light was just perfect. The dancing got started inside the tipi as the sun started to go down outside. Many guests were still gathered around picnic tables, now wrapped in blankets, and there was also a fire pit with a healthy supply of marshmallows for toasting.
This was such a laidback and fun wedding which was exactly what Alison and Sam had wanted. If you are planning a wedding at Bower Hill Farm I would love to hear from you! Please get in touch via my contact page.
Hair stylist: Charlie Brown
Cheese cake: http://www.villagelarder.co.uk/
Caterer: Scotts of Carshalton