Tipi Wedding Photography // Emily & Jordan

Tipi Wedding Photography // Emily & Jordan

Tipi Wedding Photography

Emily & Jordan’s Tipi wedding photography from Sycamore Farm Barns in Derbyshire

Unique Derbyshire Wedding Venue

Emily & Jordan commissioned me for their tipi wedding photography at the beginning of 2016. I couldn’t wait to photograph this wedding – so, so unique. Emily & Jordan’s big day was to be held at Sycamore Farm Barns, just outside Matlock in Derbyshire. The farm has several barns, which are converted and inter-connect internally if required. Emily’s good friend Sarah Morton, who is a professional Makeup Artist (and bridesmaid!) was on hair and makeup duties.

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The whole wedding was based upon the briliant services of All About Me, based in Chester. Together with a lot of ‘hand made’ touches to the styling, by Emily and her ‘crew’, the day was looking stunning. Organic, stylish and with that village feel, Emily and Jordan’s wedding was going to be something rather speacial. With a range of hand made cocktails, meat platters and a HUGE Paella, plus a collection of outdoor activities such as cricket, Jenga and the infamous Coconut Shy where I nearly lost my favourite 24mm as I ran for safety behind the net. Kids….dontcha just love ’em! 🙂

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After ten miutes shooting in the late afternoon sun, it was time for the evening party to commence…Emily had a surprise up her sleeve! Local band The Rumour Mill who Emily knows well, had been booked to play for the evening. Emily also jumped up on stage and sang three or four numbers with them as a treat. Boy, the girl can sing! Well done lass…

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Sadly I had to leave at sunset, because I had to travel to another wedding, so missed out on the low light photography. Ah well, I think we captured enough here though…

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Lauren & Stephen’s wedding photos from their farm wedding in Grayrigg

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At one point there was talk of Lauren walking to church, (which is almost literally at the end of the field) but a ride in a Land Rover (with air conditioning) put paid to that idea, on such a hot and sunny day!

The villagers were all out in force, with the church gates tied with cord whilst the couple were being married; only enough change from the groomsmen convinced the local children to open the gates to let the newlyweds through.

In true style too, Lauren wanted their formal shots to be taken on the farm – we’re talking cowsheds, barns and other places, not ideal locations to put a stunning vintage lace wedding dress…but I think the shots work a treat.

Here are some of my favourites from the day…taken mostly with my usual Nikon D3s / 24-70mm & 85mm lens combinations…

The day was scheduled so I could catch up with the lads….mostly all Young Farmers, in a local pub. One Full English breakfast later they were away round the corner for a Turkish shave, including burni

Then a quick jaunt back to the farm to catch up with the girls again….

The Marquee was transported and assembled by friends and family – a proper community project…with a free bar afterwards I’m told 😉

As the lads arrived for church, the locals were out in force. The entire village turned out for this event, and sat opposite the church on a wall if not gathered at the back of the church itself…

This wedding had everything – traditional Cumbrian values and histories, a brilliant village atmosphere, plus the general relaxed and fun – loving nature of all the guests. This was simply an incredible ‘proper’ wedding. Complete with an archway made up fro farmers, plus the gates tied up with string (until the groomsmen had thrown enough money over the gates for the children to allow the string to be cut!) – this wedding had everything.

We took twenty minutes out to shoot a few bride & groom portraits. Lauren told me – “Igrew up on this farm, and would like all our portraits shot on the farm…cowsheds and all”. So we did…cowsheds and all…

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The day burst into sunshine at the right place, for a change – in fact it possibly burst a little too much for my liking (us wedding photographers are never satisfied)…but much better than the almost monsoon summer we’ve had.

As a surprise for Jez, Laura had hired a vintage VW Campervan to transport them in style; A brilliant choice.

Here are some of my favourites from the day, all overseen by Pink Pepper catering – especially Neil, who ran the reception with precision timing!

This email has just arrived…

” Hi Mick, just returned from honeymoon to your amazing photos! Don’t know how we are going to choose the best ones! Laura”

You’d think putting three glasses of Champagne down on the grass for a quick formal shot would be a straight-forward process…right? Wrong! One casualty, and two almost tipped over….tragedy.

Sometimes we all need a little luck. This is my favourite shot of the day. Taken whilst the band were sound checking, I was sitting quietly in the garden when Laura appeared on her own. In ridiculously low light, I grabbed this shot at f/1.4 on my trusty 24mm lens and nailed it. Just. Laura loved this image too – her, at ‘home’ being the new Mrs Trigg…

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