I do love a wedding at Crockwell Farm. It’s a venue that is continually improving itself and renovating. All to ensure that it keeps providing top quality service and experiences to its couples and their family and friends. I was really looking forward to being back at Crockwell Farm during 2020 but yes, that pesky virus had other ideas so I’ll have to wait until 2021 before I’m back there and I can see the wonderful new bar area they’ve done since I was last there. I’ve seen the photos and it looks amazing.
In the meantime, here is the last wedding I photographed at Crockwell Farm. Alice & Adam married there back in the summer of 2019. I started the day capturing Adam and the boys getting ready just up the road from the venue. There were plenty of laughs during the exchanging of gifts which included a special pair of wedding day boxer shorts for the groom! Pic below for evidence!
After seeing the boys I headed to Crockwell Farm and found Alice, her bridesmaids, and the mums making finishing touches for the outdoor ceremony. The only slight problem at this time was whether the weather would play the game and not rain right bang on the time of the ceremony. It would be down to the registrars to decide and when they arrived we were on, then off, then back on again, then off, and in the end thankfully it was on! If you’ve planned for an outdoor ceremony, you want that outdoor ceremony!
With the rain holding off everyone was able to enjoy the ceremony outside in a gorgeous countryside setting. The outdoor ceremony space at Crockwell Farm is one example of the many changes and improvements at the venue since I first photographed a wedding back there in 2012. After the ceremony guests enjoyed the drinks reception which took place in the gardens of the main cottage. Set out for everyone was a variety of garden games whilst everyone was entertained by the saxophonist Ian Hill and were treated to ice creams. Tell me who doesn’t love an ice cream at a wedding?
Catering for the wedding breakfast was by the always wonderful Chopping Block (they alway make sure I’m fed too) followed by some great speeches. The great thing about summer weddings is that time you get between the wedding breakfast and the start of the evening party kicking off. Its usually when I get to do a few more portraits with the couple but also time where I can capture more people generally having a lot of fun.
Into the evening everyone was entertained by the fabulous Chromatic Band who made sure the party was in full swing. Just check out those photos of the dance floor to see how much everybody wanted to party!
If you’re planning your own Crockwell Farm Wedding and like how I approach photographing then get in touch and see if I’m available your big day.
Alice’s dress – Wedding Belles, Kibworth
Bridesmaids dresses – Debenhams
Groom’s and groomsmen suits – Farley’s Suit Hire, Kibworth
Florist – Pinks Florist
Cake – Chocolate Cottage Cakes
Caterer – Chopping Block
Band – Chromatic Band
Saxophonist – Ian Hill
Flower Wall – A & M Bespoke Wedding Supplies
Hair – Chloe @ The Green Room
Make-up – Hello Beautiful by Rachel Jarvis