Beccy & Ben’s Cambridgeshire farm marquee wedding was one of the highlights of the summer. We were hosted by Beccy’s parents at the family farm which is where we had been for their pre-wedding shoot a few months prior. I began the day by visiting the church where the ceremony would be in a few hours time to get a few detail photos and drone shots of the church and local landscape. It was a super windy day with a storm blowing in so the drone had limited airtime, and the day was dramatic and typically British of having a number of seasons rolled into one. We had strong gusty winds, black menacing storm clouds, lashings of rain, scorching sunshine, and everything in between. This backdrop to the day added an extra element of excitement and unpredictability, especially when we were having to make a dash for it to escape a downpour towards the end of relaxed portraits of the bride and groom. Beccy was getting ready with her bridesmaids at her family home, while Ben was in a nearby Airbnb and was photographed by a trusty assistant I was working with for the day. The church ceremony was uplifting and full of emotion, and afterwards we braved some blowy confetti and then raced to complete the list of family photos before the next storm cloud arrived. The rest of the day was then in the garden on the family farm, where an enormous marquee had been erected for the large wedding party. We were in and out of the marquee as the weather dictated, but there was plenty of space inside and out. During a sunny spell, Beccy and Ben formally teed off the party by chipping golf balls onto the floating green in the family pond, which became a great game for guests to play. We made time for a few portrait sessions of Beccy and Ben around the farm marquee wedding, using views of the local landscape before rain stopped play. The dash from the rain back to shelter though did help create some of my favourite photos of the day. The rest of the day had top-notch speeches, a brilliant band, my favourite margarita cocktails, dancing, photobooth fun, more golf shots, and plenty of merriment all round.
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