Lodge Farm B&B Wedding Photographer
Photographing a laughter-filled wedding in hitchin
Matt & Dani are a one-of-a-kind couple, full of fun, and great company to be around, so I was delighted when they booked me to be their Lodge Farm B&B wedding photographer.
Lodge Farm B&B is a gorgeous wedding venue in the beautiful countryside of Hitchin in Hertfordshire. The veune offers three choices of ceremony locations; incuding the secret garden, plus space for both partners to enjoy all the wedding prepartions without seeing each other before the vows are exchanged.
WIth counrrtyside views, beautifully landscaped gardens and softly lit rooms, Lodge Farm B&B is a wedding photographer’s dream!
Keep scrolling to see some highlights from Matt & Dani’s wonderful day.
WEDDING PREPARATIONS AT LODGE FARM B&B
The house at Lodge Farm B&B has rooms both upstairs and downstairs for couples and their wedding party to get ready in. I love using natural light as much as possible when photographing a wedding and so it was fabulous to shoot the rings, dress and those amazing Jimmy Choos in these rooms.
Sometimes wedding preparations can feel tense and rushed but not here. Both Matt and Dani were super chilled and their wedding preparations were a pleasure to capture.
THE BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR WEDDING CEREMONY
As I have already mentioned, Lodge Farm B&B has some stunning gardens and Matt and Dani chose to say “I Do” in an outdoor ceremony. The weather was kind and we captured all the emotions of the cermeony.
One of my favoruite moments was photographing the father-of-the-bride waling Dani down the aisle and the service itself which was overseen by the couple’s friends Richard acting as celbrant for the day.
WEDDING GROUP SHOTS & GUEST ENTERTAINMENT
Nobody likes standing around for what seems like hours on end during the group shots, but they are usually a must-have at all weddings. I always like to interject some fun shots in with the formal ones to make things more enjoyable. It’s also a great idea to hire some entertainment whilst these images are being captured and the wedding magician went down a storm (I even managed to shoot some guest reactions in between lining up the families for the group shots).
ROMANTIC COUPLE SHOTS AROUND THE GROUNDS OF LODGE FARM B&B
Following the group shots, I took a tour with the newlyweds around the grounds of LOdge Farm B&B to capture some romantic couple shots.
We snuck off to the secret garden and aorund the front of the farm house to incorpate some of that gorgeous Hertforshite countryside. The venue really is a hidden gem amongst the fields of Hitchin and Matt and Dani’s smiles lit up my lens as you can see below.
PHOTOGRAPHING THE WEDDING BREAKFAST AND SPEECHES
Nobody looks good eating – at a wedding or at any other event I photograph. So once I’d captured the arrival of the bride and groom at their wedding breakfast, I left them and their guests to enjoy themselves before returning to photograph the speeches.
Some were, heartfelt, some were hilarious but all of the speeches were well recieved – even the best man’s speech wasn’t too close to the bone!
THE FIRST DANCE AND FUN ON THE DANCE FLOOR
There is nothing I love more at a wedding than a busy dance floor. The first dance is always a moving and emotional moment and results in some really timeless images, but it’s the crazy dance moves that really keep me snapping away.
A few drinks and a classic song is a winning combination for wedding guests to lose their inhibitions and I love seeing even the most refined guests let go and strut their stuff. Matt and Dani’s guests did not disappoint in this regard. Just look at some of the shapes being thrown!
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