Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs
Gemma and Ed’s Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding was a day full of visually stunning aspects. From the rustic details to the jaw dropping natural displays of the sky and clouds.
Bridal Preparation Photographs at Purbeck Valley Farm
We arrived on the wedding morning at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding venue to find Gemma and her bridesmaids busily preparing in the gorgeous farm house. The bright morning sunshine beamed into the spacious room as the girl’s whizzed around the wedding dress hanging in the middle of the room.
Gemma’s cheeky page boy ran about the room, checking out what the girls were up to. He even took some time out for a tractor ride outside!
Wedding Morning Documentary Wedding Photographs
Given the rather scary weather forecast Gemma was cool as a cucumber, super organised she seemed at home amongst the morning’s activates. As an incredibly thoughtful gesture she had put together a gift box for each of her bridesmaids. Inside were such treasures as miniatures of fizz, pearl bracelets and matching personalised night shirts.
The girls took it in turn to visit the hair and make up station that had been set up with a large mirror and the natural light coming in through the windows. With five bridesmaids and a bride requiring their expertise Yaz Taylor hair designs and Stephanie Robbins were amazing.
The wedding flowers then arrived. I have to say that Wild Farm Flowers Florist had not only produced some of the most wonderful wedding flowers I have ever seen but their stylish presentation was second to none. The countryside flower bouquets looked incredible with long tassels of ribbon, the button holes were even in their own tiny jars of water. Each set of flowers had a hand stamped name label. Again I could tell that Gemma’s eye for detail had been satisfied when she chose her wedding florist.
Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Marquee Photographs
I took some time to visit the wedding marquee from Camelot Marquees which sat in the field above the house with lovely views across the Corfe valley. Inside I was in for a treat. One end of the large structure was transparent and housed a stage, lighting and a sound system. Next to this sat the dance floor with activities and pillows for the children. An illuminated rustic metal LOVE sign sat next to this facing a set of wooden crates housing more love signs, flip flops and flowers.
Gemma had obviously cast her eye over the tables, the center features were slice of trees with jars, flowers and beads arranged around stamped table numbers.
Back in the room the girls were nearly finished and promptly donned their bridesmaid’s dresses. They exited to allow Gemma to step into her wedding dress. Still calm and collected Gemma now looked jaw droppingly stunning, a sentiment shared by the bridesmaids who whooped, clapped and cried upon seeing her. If this wasn’t enough Gemma then saw her father welling up with pride and love.
As the sky transformed from blue and sunny to dark and stormy a white Audi arrived outside to whisk Gemma and her father to the church.
Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Groom Preparation Photographs
Meanwhile Murray left to join Ed and the groomsmen at Swanage pub for breakfast. The chaps were on great form, and in no time were back at home constantly joking as they donned shirts and suits. They had even managed to pass off shoe wax as hair wax with one unfortunate groomsman.
After tying each other’s ties Ed gifted the chaps engraved hip flasks and they left for the ceremony. Ed looked particularly dapper in a 3 piece grey tweed suit. All the groomsmen wore matching floral ties and pocket squares.
They then fixed ribbons onto their 4×4 vehicles and drove to St Nicholas’ Church in Worth Matravers. The mainly Norman stone church dates back to 1100 ad boasts some impressive stone caved chancel archways. Outside the chaps looked cool in sunglasses under the floral archway as they greeted the wedding guests. Inside ushers gave out the orders of service and seated everyone in time for Gemma’s arrival as the rain started. This was the first time we had seen rain like this since Hannah & Matty’s Morten Walled Garden wedding photographs.
Gemma stepped out of her wedding car. Shortly after she passed into the shelter of the church doorway the heavens opened.
Worth Matravers Church Wedding Ceremony Photographs in Dorset
We love working in old English churches they provide such an incredible mixture of detail, lighting and tonality. Working as two photographers we were easily able to capture both Gemma and Ed’s reactions as they saw each other for the first time that day.
The church was treated to a wonderful Christian wedding ceremony. Even the sound of the rain beating against the windows couldn’t stop the smiles and laughter as Gemma and Ed were married in front of their friends and family. As the couple exchanged rings the constant noise of the rain ceased. The church was illuminated with bright beams of warm sunlight through the stained glass windows.
With beaming smiles the newlyweds exited the ancient church through a tunnel of confetti into the bright sunshine. After greeting many of the guests (and their dog) they took a quick stroll through Worth Matravers village to the duck pond.
A Wedding Helicopter Ride to Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Venue
From here the groomsmen transported the happy couple and their son to a field just outside of Swanage. As a surprise Ed had arranged for a wedding day helicopter flight. By chance it was the same helicopter I took some amazing aerial photographs of Purbeck at a recent Swanage Wedding. With yet more dark skies moving in they were quick to get airborne.
Back at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Venue the guests arrived to a drinks reception and were busy appreciating the decorations and details. The rain turned torrential and to their surprise a helicopter landed outside. Gemma and Ed were announced into their wedding reception.
After a while and some group photographs the sun re-emerged. The marquee walls were rolled up and the wedding party ventured outside.
Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Breakfast Photographs
The wedding breakfast was amazing, Karla and her team from Cherry Catering provided a three course mouth-watering meal. Following an equally delicious dessert the wedding speeches had the guests either in stitches or tears. As the room was cleared for the evening children and adults alike played on the hay bales outside. The Horsebox bar and airstream pizza van arrived.
Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Evening Reception Photographs
Evening guests started to arrive and nature put on one hell of a display. As guests enjoyed the cocktails from Horse Box Tails Bar the setting evening light and passing storm clouds mixed with artistic splendour.
Back inside Frankie Rudd and Social Affair along with Paul Ballet DJ had set up for the night ahead. Following a speech under the disco lights from Ed’s father the happy couple cut their wedding cake (Love Cake providing their usual cakey excellence) and headed to the dancefloor. Under the disco lighting the love birds swirled about the dancefloor. It wasn’t long before they were joined by the rest of the wedding party.
As Social affair rocked the night away the smell of delicious fresh pizzas (from Pizza With Love) permeated the cool night air, much as the stars penetrated the clear night sky above.
You can see what Gemma and Ed thought of our services in their Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photography review here.