wedded couple serve soft ice cream in wedding ice cream van

“We couldn’t be happier with the photographs that we will now treasure for a lifetime. Jonny’s given us a chance to laugh and cry through the whole day again and again. It’s quite honestly the best money we spent!”

Spittleborough Farmhouse Wedding | Wiltshire | UK

Hannah & Dave met courtesy of a best friend (bridesmaid Lorna), so it’s all her fault really! She knew both well and insisted that they’d be perfect for one another. Many eye rolls later and damn, she was right! The proposal story is a little more romantic than Hannah would ever have imagined (Dave is the man that presented her with bags of flour from the baking cupboard instead of actual flowers)! Away for a weekend away in Cornwall, which is where Hannah grew up, the plan was to pop to the chippy and tuck in to them sitting in her favourite spot (her Grandad’s bench in Falmouth). Unfortunately, many traffic jams on the motorway had delayed plans and they reached the chippy just after it had shut! Dave couldn’t bare to drag it out much longer, so they headed to the bench for a drink and to take in the views. He popped the question and the rest is history!

What was your countryside wedding inspiration?

Here are some words that spring to mind- Party. Relaxed. Wing it! We just aimed to make it a day we would both enjoy Having drinks, dancing and making memories with our loved ones.

Wroughton church was a must for us. It has a lot of meaning for family and felt right. Plus, who doesn’t love a church wedding! The reception venue, Spittleborough Farmhouse, provided the perfect backdrop for our day. Allowing us room for a huge marquee, BBQ, outdoor games and space for the ice cream van! We wanted a venue that had lovely views but a relaxed atmosphere. Spittleborough ticked all of the boxes.

bride admires bridal makeup in mirror

wedding guest licks two ice creams playfully in garden

bride and groom embrace and smile for camera

wedding guests sit and gossip at dining table

bride and groom sit on park bench and pose with balloons

wedding guests laugh and joke as they play party game

bride and bridesmaids enjoy a drink while getting pampered before wedding

groomsmen laugh as they lift up wedding guest on dance floor

bride and groom pose on brick wall in golden hour sunlight

wedding guests enjoy a snack in the sunlit garden

bride and groom walk out of alter hand in hand

groomsmen prepare each other before wedding

bride and groom embrace and kiss in sunlight

wedding guests laugh as they lift bride on dance floor

bride and groom embrace in front of abandoned farm house

bridesmaids await bride with priest by farmhouse

bride and groom feed each other ice creams from truck

wedding guests laugh as guest drinks from flask

wedding guests mingle and chat in farmhouse garden

bridesmaids and bride pose with bouquets in front of haystack

bride laughs at grooms funny wedding speech

wedding guest wipes forehead with tissue candid

wedding guests celebrate wedded couple with confetti

bride gets prepped and her bridal makeup done before wedding

bride and groom kiss and embrace by farm well

wedding guests wipe away tears at emotional wedding speech

bride and groom serve ice cream to wedding guests

Why did you choose your wedding dress and what did you love about it?

The dress, well this brings back some memories! Trying on more dresses than I care to mention! I eventually found my way to Victoria Marie Bridal, and Vicki suggested I try a dress that was on the mannequin. It didn’t appeal to me much, but I went with the flow- they say the bridal shops know best! My first words when I looked in the mirror were “I don’t hate it”! I soon realised that I loved how it made me feel. My mum and gran’s reactions were enough to consider it a done deal! The dress was taken in by the fabulous Helen of Sew it Fits. She did a fantastic job of lifting it on the shoulders, scooping the neck and making the illusion back sit flush against the skin. I was able to get down on the dance floor for ‘oops upside your head’!

Groom’s attire was from Suits Direct and the shoes from Next. It didn’t take much searching for, as soon as he tried on the suit he knew it’d be ideal for him. The shoes, he assures me, were comfy. Also confirmed by the endless dance moves he pulled all night! Bridesmaid’s dresses were from Monsoon and suited each of the three lovely bridesmaids. They all chose their own shoes and were all relieved when I stipulated that they needed to wear flats!

bride and groom laugh as they exit the farm house wedding venue

wedding guests drink and tell stories candid portrait

bridesmaids admire bride in her wedding dress

bride laughs at backcombed hair in dressing room

bride is assisted by her dad as she enters the wedding farmhouse venue

young wedding guest hungrily looks at ice cream in guests hand

bride and groom cheers ice creams on their summer wedding

bride and groom hug and pose for camera in sunlight

bride and groom sing along to their first dance song

wedded couple dance as guest nibbles on tennis racket candid

bride and groom smile for camera in natural lighting portrait

groom kisses brides head as they take a walk after wedding

bride and groom pose as sun sets for camera

groom laughs as he preps for wedding candid portrait

older wedding guest sits and watch as guests play twister in garden

groom adjusts brides dress as they pose for photos

wedded couple get celebrated with confetti portrait

bride and groom eat ice creams playfully in garden

bride and groom walk with balloons through churchyard

bride and groom smile and embrace by pond as sunsets

wedding guests drink and laugh as they enjoy the sunny weather

brides reflection laughing in mirror

bride watches as dad wipes away tears

spittleborough farmhouse churchyard landscape

groomsmen laugh as they lift groom on dance floor

groomsmen cheers as they take shots at wedding bar

wedding guests joke around with beer bottles outside

bride and groom embrace as the sun sets

wedding guest blows nose at dining table candid

bride and groom kiss close up portrait black and white

bridesmaid perfects bouquet before wedding

Any advice for those planning their wedding now?

Do what is right for you both, forget other people’s opinions! Relax and enjoy every moment, you’ll quickly forget the small things. Take a moment away from the day so you can just to enjoy each other, even if just for a few minutes.

We knew from the start that photography was really important to us. When we stumbled upon Jonny’s work we knew he was the man for the job . He certainly didn’t disappoint and we couldn’t be happier with the photographs that we will treasure for a lifetime. He managed to capture our whole day, as well as all the bits we missed. He’s given us a chance to look back at everything and laugh and cry through the whole day again and again.

Jonny took the time before the wedding to get to know us and really sussed what we wanted for our day. He made us feel totally relaxed all throughout the day. He blended in and felt like he had always known us. Putting everyone totally at ease and catching many of the guests completely unawares make the most fabulous photos! Jonny made sure to give us some time for ourselves just to share a moment together, and captured this beautifully. Looking back at the pictures, they really tell the story of the whole day perfectly. Jonny made it feel that it was our day. He captured the real ‘us’ entirely.

If we were to recommend him to our best friend, what would you say? Do it. You won’t regret it. It’s quite honestly the best money we spent! Unless of course you don’t want your drunken dance moves in print forever!

bride and groom laugh at melting ice cream

wedding guest screams lyrics as he dances to classics on the dance floor

bride and groom kiss at dining table after wedding speeches

bride laughs as guests roll around on grassy floor

wedding guests participating in games on dance floor

bride and groom messing about while taking photos

bride and groom laugh as they are served ice cream

wedding guests play and throw giant dice

bride and groom laugh at best mans wedding speech at dining table

bride laughs as her ice cream melts onto the floor

wedding guest preparing for wedding game on dance floor

bride and groom serve ice cream out of rented van

bride and groom embrace in spittleborough farmhouse churchyard

brides dad grins as they leave to venue

bride and groom walk out of alter hand in hand

bride and groom smile as they take selfies on guests phone

SPITTLEBOROUGH FARMHOUSE WEDDING SUPPLIERS

Make up artists: Katrina Tuktareva // Florists: Coastal Floral Design (our lovely friends from Cornwall) // Cake: M&S // Catering Company: Coleshill Catering // Entertainment: Each guest picked some tracks which shaped our playlist. We also had 2 talented friends play a few songs, they did a fab job of our first dance!

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