rural wedding

Wedding Photography in a rural church & barn by Simon Cardwell

This wedding took place at a rurally located church, which meant mud, rain, wet ground, early sunset (the ceremony took place at dusk), cold weather (the reception took place in a barn on an actual working farm).

Luckily I have the experience to cope with any such challenges & I thought this wedding provided me with some interesting photographs I don’t often get the chance to get.

This was the second time I had shot for this family (I photographed the bride’s brothers wedding in 2014) & at this venue (his wedding took place at the same family owned farm).

Here is a selection from the day:

Hitchin Priory Hertfordshire

This land rover gave a nice juxtaposition with the church behind:

Hitchin Priory Hertfordshire
old land rover jeep at a wedding
rural church wedding

Groom and his ushers before the ceremony:

groom and ushers before the wedding ceremony

The long & very muddy path to the church made for a great & unique photograph:

Hitchin Priory Hertfordshire
Hitchin Priory Hertfordshire
Hitchin Priory Hertfordshire

And this turned out to be one of my favourite photographs of 2018:

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The groom waiting inside the church:

Simon Cardwell Wedding Photographer London
Simon Cardwell Wedding Photographer London
Simon Cardwell Wedding Photographer London
Simon Cardwell Wedding Photographer London
Wedding Photographer London
Wedding Photographer London

Again, this is the sort of photograph I crave but doesn’t turn up too often. The darkness, headlights, and guests makes for a great mixture all in one frame:

Wedding Photographer London
Wedding Photographer London

As it was already dark & wet outside, we shot a few portraits inside the barn:

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Wedding Photographer Hertfordshire
Wedding Photographer Hertfordshire
Wedding Photography Hertfordshire

There was a special country dancing part of the wedding, which again gave me some unusual photographs I don’t see at some weddings:

Barn Wedding Hertfordshire
Barn Wedding Hertfordshire
first dance at a wedding on a farm
Barn Wedding Hertfordshire
Barn Wedding Hertfordshire
Barn Wedding Hertfordshire
first dance Barn Wedding Hertfordshire

Again, this photograph was another of my favourites from 2018:

first dance Barn Wedding Hertfordshire

Are you getting married in a barn venue? or on a farm? Please contact me today to discuss your wedding photography.

Photo Friday 3 by Simon Cardwell

Another throwback photo, this week to September 2014 - this wedding took place on a farm near Darlington. 

A farm isn't a setting that crops up often for a wedding, so in this case I took the opportunity, to use some different backgrounds & colours to what you would find at a typical wedding venue. A barn door worked well for a different bridesmaid group shot: 

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