Mary & James held their Cambridgeshire farm style wedding at Mary’s parent’s place, in the great expanse of the Cambridgeshire fen. Although not a working farm, it had a few agricultural buildings such as a brick barn and a dutch barn (think high and open sided) and was the perfect space for a rustic countryside wedding. The photography began with Mary and her bridal party getting ready in her childhood home, where now just her mum and dad live. James was staying with the groomsmen just a couple of miles down the road, so it was easy to stop by and capture some of the morning for them too. At Mary’s parents place there was plenty of space so the whole day would be happening here, and lots of guests were camping over too. The ceremony was held in an old brick barn, which had been cleaned out, brightened up and beautifully decorated. It made a wonderfully unique and personal place for a wedding and was well worth the effort required to get it prepared for purpose. After the ceremony guests made their way outside for the drinks reception. As the weather was a little unsettled that day, most guests took shelter under the dutch barn, which was the perfect to keep everyone dry but still enjoying the open air. The wedding breakfast, speeches and evening party took place in the large marquee which had been decorated aplenty with beautiful blooms and personal trinkets. I really enjoy ‘home’ weddings like this, and recently I seem to have been shooting at lots more private spaces rather than public venues. I like them because they are a one-off – there’ll likely never be a wedding anything like it in the same space again. And as they are at home there are many more personal and sentimental moments, the couple feel more relaxed and it’s lovely for the parents to be able to host, too. I feel lucky that I’m able to capture lots of weddings like these, along with a rangIf you’re planning a Cambridgeshire farm style wedding and are in need of a photographer then please do get in touch.