Lodge Farm B&B Wedding Photographer
Timeless, authentic wedding photography at Lodge farm b&b in hitchin
It was an absolute pleasure to be booked by Matt and Dani to be their Lodge Farm B & B wedding photographer. Located in the rural beauty spot of Hitchin in Hertfordshire, Lodge Farm B & B provides not only a beautiful house for both parties to get ready, but also a stunning marquee and space for an outdoor ceremony. In fact, there’s even a secret garden hidden away that provides a third option for where to say “I do”.
Matt and Dani’s wedding had everything; Jimmy Choo bridal shoes, a dress with pockets, smoke bombs, dancefloor-loving guests and a best friend officiating at the ceremony. Take a little look below to see how the magical wedding day unfolded.
Getting ready for the wedding at Lodge Farm B&B
Both Matt and Dani got ready for their big day in the main house at Lodge Farm B&B. Matt and the boys had one of the upstairs rooms, whilst Dani and her bridal party took over the downstairs and the main bedroom on the first floor.
All of the rooms in the house look out to the stunning grounds, and so both the bride and groom could watch their outdoor wedding cermony space being prepared as they were primped and primed for their walk down the aisle.
Lodge Farm B&B – The ceremony
An outdoor ceremony in September? Yes, the weather was good to us and the ceremony was able to take place on the front lawn.
Seeing Dani and her dad walk arm-in-arm from the main house and down the aisle was a really beautifully moment and reminded me why I love being a wedding photographer.
Matt and Dani (with the help of friend and celebrant-for-the-day Richard), exchanged vows in front of a stunning floral arch designed and constructed by fantastic local florist Foxgloves & Alice. The cermony had a bit of everything; laughter, tears (especially from the bride’s family) and musical entertainment from Matt’s dad and Dani’s sister.
Post-cermony fun & group shots
Most couples I work with know that they should have a few group shots (to keep older family members happy) but don’t really want them and can’t see themsleves ever including them in their wedding album. However, group shots do not have to be boring and onerous for all involved. Matt and Dani sent me a list of the group shots that they wanted, and whilst the guests were being entertained with canapes and a wedding magician, we quickly took some laughter-filled group shots that all the guest loved.
Romantic Wedding portraits at lodge farm
After the group shots, I whisked the lovely couple away to capture some romantic images around the grounds. In fact, to make sure that we kept to the scheduled timelines, we split this session up and took portraits both before and after the wedding breakfast. The team at Lodge Farm were super helpful and easy to work with, and with endless locations to choose from, we captured some fab images of this stunning couple.
Photographing wedding speeches, sparklers and serious dance moves
If there was one thing that Matt, Dani and their guests were good at, it was having a good time. There’s nothing I love more than hilarious wedding speeches and a fully packed dance floor. Everyone was throwing shapes and the lighting in the marquee at Lodge farm B&B lent itself perfectly to my vibrant photography style. I always like to get right into the middle of the dancefloor to capture all the moves and this was a truly epic night of wedding revelry.