We love shooting at River Cottage, the detail and quirky nature of the place presents us with some great opportunities as photographers. The farm itself has a nice mix of old and new and the surrounding landscape can present some stunning views.
The week before the wedding there was some torrential rain, luckily it cleared up during the getting ready stages as you’ll see in the below photos.
For a quick history of Jessica and Anton, they had actually got married a year before in a registry in London but wanted to celebrate their love with their family and friends so organised a day of fun, food, love and partying to fit around their notional ceremony.
The ceremony was conducted by Anton’s brother, and Jessica read a moving poem in French to Anton summing up her love for him. As Anton speaks the language fluently, she took the time to learn it word for word and then read it again in English for their family and friends, there was a lot of dabbing of eyes after that.
I can’t mention River Cottage without of course paying homage to the amazing feast that everyone got to enjoy for the wedding breakfast. I (Henley) always love to head into the kitchen to catch the chefs at work, and see first hand the love, care and attention that goes into every dish. The menu was specially chosen by Jessica and Anton, and with the ingredients being produced from the farm itself or being brought in from the immediate area.
Park Farm, not only being a contemporary but also a working farm meant that welly throwing was a good excuse to have some fun and fitted right in with the day. Everyone got stuck in and really went for it, clamouring for the acclaimed golden welly prize.
Below are a few of our personal favourites.
– Henley & Laura