Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photos with Claire and Shaun

We began this day of Purbeck Valley Farm wedding photos with both Claire and Shaun at Purbeck Valley Farm. After our last farm wedding creating countryside wedding photos we could not wait. This stunning rural wedding venue is just down the road from our offices in The Isle of Purbeck countryside in Dorset.

 

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photos of Bridal Preparation

At the farmhouse there was a hive of activity. Claire and her bridesmaids excitedly readied themselves for her Purbeck Valley Farm wedding. A peach colour bridesmaid’s dress hung on a door with two mint green ones on either side. Claire’s wedding dress hung from a roof beam with the bottom just touching the floor.

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of bride during morning preparations

 

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of bride and bridesmaids morning preparation

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of Floral bridal bouquet

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of wedding rings on lace detailed pillows

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of peach and mint bridesmaid dresses

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of bridesmaid behind white wedding dress

After hair and make-up were complete the girls got into their dresses. A final adjustment to Claire’s veil and she was ready. She exited the room to be greeted by her father who had been calmly waiting just outside.

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of bridesmaid during preparations

Family member in window from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of guests in doorway during preparation

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of bride having hair styled

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of young guests during morning

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of son in pale blue waistcoat

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of bridesmaid have hair styled

Bridesmaid has hair and make up styled from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of bride in mirror from morning preparations

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of bridesmaid and page boy during preparations

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of bride being helped with her wedding dress

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of final preparations

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of father of the bride wait to see his daughter

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of the moment father of the bride sees his daughter

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of bride and bridesmaids ascending the stairs

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of bride and father exiting farmhouse

 

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photos of Groom Preparation

Meanwhile, after saying a quick ‘good morning’ to Claire and her bridesmaids I headed down the track to find the gents. As I walked into the field I could see many people busily putting the final touches to the amazing sailcloth Marquee and the Boxpub with stretch tent. The tents had been positioned in such a way they faced out towards Corfe Castle across the Purbeck countryside.

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of decorated sailcloth marquee

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of photo frame table plan

Three tiered wedding cake decorated with flowers at Farm wedding reception

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of flip flops for tired feet

Message to absent friends from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Wedding guest bell tents leading towards Corfe castle from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Once they had finished their jobs Shaun and his groomsmen gathered in one of the tents to get ready. They wore dark blue trousers with brown shoes with dark grey waistcoats over crisp white shirts with gold ties. Shaun wore a slightly lighter grey jacket over his waistcoat. All suited and booted complete with yellow and pink rose buttonholes they made their way across the field.

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of groom and groomsmen getting ready in mess tent

Groom and groomsmen buttonholes in box from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of groom in field before farmhouse ceremony

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of grooms party on way to ceremony

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of welcome signage in garden

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Ceremony Photos

At the same time the rear of the farmhouse the garden had been set for the ceremony. Shaun and his groomsmen were in place to greet guests and guide them to their seats. As the bridal party made their entrance Claire’s veil swept about in the wind. Her father then escorted her up the stone steps to her groom. Claire’s two sons (the ring bearers) remained atop the stairs under the pagoda stage left of the bride and groom. Two lovely readings were delivered to the guests on either side of this open-air wedding ceremony.

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs the moment the groom sees the bride

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of the bride coming down the aisle

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of father giving daughter away

Flower girl in the aisle during ceremony from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Bride smiles at her husband to be from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Guests look on during outdoor ceremony at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of outdoor ceremony under pagoda

Bride and groom look out towards guests at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of reading during outdoor ceremony

After Claire and Shaun made their promises to one another there was much merriment and applause. Members of the rowing club made a guard of honour with wooden oars as the newlyweds walked back down the aisle as newlyweds.

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of rowing oar guard of honor

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photos of Wedding Breakfast

Most of the guests had made their way over to the marquee and Boxpub in the field. The bride and groom were ferried over by wedding tractor and trailer. They were welcomed into the field with more applause and cheering.

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of Boxpub mobile bar and Corfe castle

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of guests using the Boxpub Mobile bar

Young wedding guests with matching shawls from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Young guest reacts to photographer from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of mother dancing with baby daughter

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of bride and groom arriving in tractor trailer

The Sailcloth tent was decorated with Chinese paper lanterns in greens and pinks on festoon lighting.  After some group photos against the backdrop of Corfe Castle the guests were asked to take their places and prepare to welcome the newlyweds to the wedding breakfast.

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of laughing bride during marquee reception

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of guests during marquee reception

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of young and older guest enjoying games

Two brothers in matching waistcoats from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of newlyweds embrace in grassy field

Corfe castle in the background of Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of Boxpub mobile bar with stretch tent

James from the Salt Pig had cooked a spatchcocked pig and also some other delights in his own rustic open-air kitchen. The guests raised the roof as Claire and Shaun came into the tent and they made their way to their seats.

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of bride and groom entering marquee reception

Father of the bride with speech from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of young guest during marquee reception

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of bridesmaid during marquee reception

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of chef preparing cooked pork

Children are entertained at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Guests relax in field overlooked by Corfe castle at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding with sailcloth tent and Boxpub mobile bar

Father of bride has massage before wedding speech in wedding marquee

Bridesmaid breaks out into song during wedding breakfast at marquee wedding

Best man in tweed waist coat is hugged by wedding guest before his wedding speech

Countryside wedding guests relaxing in field with Corfe Castle in background

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photos of Speeches and Evening Entertainment

First of all Claire’s father kicked things off with Claire holding the microphone and his wife helping to get the speech in order. He was followed by Shaun who thanked everybody for their efforts in making it such a special day. Shaun was finally followed by his two best men who succeeded in getting a few laughs from the guest at his expense.

Grooms speech in marquee at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photo

Smiling guest during father of the brides speech at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Bride helps father with speech from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Daughter and wife help with father of the brides speech from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Son gets a mention during grooms speech at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Bride reaction during speeches Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Best man delivering speech at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Laughter during speeches at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of best man delivering speech

Bride and groom kiss during speeches at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

After desserts and cheese wedding cake (supplied by Happily Ever Afters) was eaten. Next, it was time for the couple’s first dance as a married couple. Guests surrounded the dance floor eager to get a good spot. The new Mrs and Mrs owned the dance floor for a short time before they invited guests to join them.

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of father of the bride relaxing with a pint

Bride looks at phone camera with friends at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

The Draught horse Boxpub mobile bar sign from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of the Mother Ukers Ukulele band

 

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of guest reaction during first dance

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of newlyweds performing their first dance

Bride and groom embrace and kiss from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Smiling bride looks at her husband from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Smiling bride during marquee reception at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photos of Evening Entertainment

Evening entertainment the MotherUkers performed covers and original material keeping the dance floor bouncing as the sun went down on this Purbeck Valley Farm wedding. As the light faded the translucent sailcloth tent glowed in the night sky. Revelers moved between the Sailcloth marquee and the Boxpub’s stretch tent.

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of guest in sunglasses on the dance floor

Young wedding guest under wedding dress from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding

Ukulele band the Mother Ukers perform at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of guests dancing in marquee

White flags atop Sailcloth marquee from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Bride embraces bridesmaid on dance floor at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of bridesmaid at Boxpub during evening reception

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of guest enjoying drink in Boxpub

Children play in field from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Wedding guests use the photo frame and props at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of sunset towards Corfe castle

Amazing clouds at sunset from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Bride and groom in field near Corfe castle from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Newlyweds embrace in field at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of groom carrying bride

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of bride and groom returning to marquee

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of guests dancing at marquee reception

Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs of Mother Ukers Ukulele band performing

Bride dances with guest at Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Sailcloth marquee lit up against evening sky from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

Translucent Sailcloth tent at dusk from Purbeck Valley Farm Wedding Photographs

 

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