Just outside the historic city of Bath, Tim and Tasha said their "I do"s in a rustic Farmhouse ceremony last weekend. Steeped in farming history, Wick Farm provided another lovely backdrop in Somerset. The whole day was peppered with personal touches (I have never seen so many T&Ts!) and tonnes of country-chic style. These guys are just the sweetest.
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There are three things that I use to read the style and approach of a wedding day.
The setting, the dress and the couple's chemistry.
Are they flirty or intense? Giggly or more restrained? Is the dress slinky, lacey, ornamented, or maybe strapless? And the setting sets the tone for all of it. Here, everything fitted into the classic farmhouse style I predicted. The couple are affectionate and sweet, but very much grounded and up for a giggle. The setting is rural and historic, classic but rustic. The dress was chic and refined, with lots of subtle detailing, but nodded in the direction of traditional with a fishtail cut and a train.
In the same way, throughout the day,
there were moments of both emotion and hilarity.
One example of the latter, which literally made my eyes water laughing, was when Tim came rushing around the corner to grab me during Dinner Service "Gemma Gemma, can you come and get a photo for us?!" Fully expecting to find a friendship group, or a particular relative to be stood waiting, I rushed up to the table to find six or seven friends with flying-saucer-sweets all piled high in their hands. "3...2...1... GO!" They all proceeded to stuff as many of these into their mouths as possible.
This resulted in crazy sour-lemon faces, gipping and laughing..
absolutely brilliant. This was a first.. but I loved it more because they wanted it on camera. "We do this at every wedding you see, it's a tradition".
In total contrast, was the couple portraits I took later in the day. After they'd had dinner (and a few drinks) we headed out between rain showers. We had no sunset, and the light was flat, but they didn't seem to care at all. With Tim leaning casually against the wooden fence, and Tasha pulled up to him by the waist, they just sunk into each other.
It was genuine, sweet and real.
Tasha would reach her face up to Tim's with a huge smile and say "We did it!", arms wrapped around one another. I had flash backs of our pre-wedding photoshoot, but something was different now.
They seemed somehow... even closer.
I don't know how a wedding day can do that so instantly, but sometimes, it genuinely does. It's magic.
All the congratulations to Tim and Tasha. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your wedding day, and that this little sneak peek brings you some smiles and chuckles. Big thanks also go to Alex Davies, who shot his first wedding with me, on the videography. Cannot wait to see your edit! Check out Wick Farm in Bath if you like the look of the venue too.