Gemma and Will’s Lancashire farmhouse wedding was the perfect celebration of love, friendship and family tradition! The wedding ceremony took place at their family church in Rainford which was followed by an epic marquee party reception that took place on the families farmhouse estate near Ormskirk, Lancashire…
Here is their story…
LANCASHIRE FARMHOUSE WEDDING
Wedding Day’s don’t come more personal than this. Gemma and Will celebrated with family and friends with a Lancashire farmhouse wedding party in a beautifully designed marquee at their home near Ormskirk in Lancashire.
The couple were due to get married the year before but the wedding was surprisingly put on hold until the arrival of their baby twin boy’s.
The couples Lancashire farmhouse wedding preparations began at the couples family home with Gemma wearing a beautiful Morilee Madeline Gardner wedding gown and Lipsy shoes. Her outfit was complemented with a colourful bouquet of yellow, white and orange roses.
A huge advantage on the day was that everyone was ready in plenty of time, this meant that all the girls were ready in their blush pink dresses as Gemma made her way downstairs for a heartwarming bridal reveal.
WEDDING CEREMONY AT RAINFORD CHURCH
The wedding ceremony took place at Rainford church, Lancashire, a church steeped in family heritage for the couple but posed a few unique problems for myself.
On arrival, I was told “No Photos” in church during the ceremony! I was a little disappointed, not for me but for the couple, however, if we are never challenged we would never grow! So without anyone knowing, I took a few sneaky pics during key moments. Don’t tell anyone who works at the church ;-)
Continuing with the personal theme, the couple chose to get married at All Saints Church in Rainford, because it’s a church that has seen all of Gemma’s immediate family being married there before her. What a beautiful tradition.
After the ceremony, we recreated a very special bride and groom portrait. Standing at the Rainford church Lychgate Gemma and Will stood newly married as Man and Wife in the exact same spot that past family members have stood when having their photograph on taken their wedding day.
FARMHOUSE MARQUEE WEDDING RECEPTION
Arriving at Gemma and Will’s Lancashire farmhouse wedding reception, guests were treated to drinks and canapé’s inside an impressive marquee on the grounds of their family home. This was a perfect time for me to take some relaxed documentary wedding style images of the guests together with some simple portraits of the bride and groom.
For the wedding breakfast, guests were seated in the luxury marquee with each guest receiving coloured novelty sunglasses as a wedding favour. There were 3 main speeches, which took place before the meal, all of which received fantastic reactions.
The luxury marquee had a separate room, which later revealed the hidden dance floor. The night-time party kicked off with a spectacular firework display before everyone hit the dance floor to stomping tunes provided by a night club DJ.
ORMSKIRK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Just before the couple were called in for the wedding breakfast we left the marquee and went for a little wonder around the grounds of their Lancashire home. This provided Gemma and Will with the opportunity to have some time to themselves and the chance for me to capture a few simple bride and groom portraits.
The timing was perfect, the sun was slowly setting over their Lancashire farmhouse wedding reception which provided a beautiful backdrop to the wedding pictures.
As an Ormskirk wedding photographer, it was a treat to incorporate the local countryside into the couples portraits with views of nearby Rainford and Ormskirk in the distance. Incorporating aspects of the families home helped to make the images unique and personal for the couple.
LANCASHIRE FARMHOUSE WEDDING RECEPTION
The wedding speeches struck the perfect balance of fun and laughter with heartwarming stories. Wedding favour gifts of coloured sunglasses proved to be both practical and fun as the late afternoon sunshine came beaming through the marquee and guests update their social media stories with fun selfies.
The benefits of having a Lancashire farmhouse wedding on your own land is that no one can tell you what to do or when the party will be over.
Gemma and Will treated family and friends to an amazing firework display, live music and their favourite night club DJ blasted out old school anthems until early hours. They might have had to put the wedding back a year, but boy did they make up for it, this was definitely a Lancashire farmhouse wedding day to remember.
ORMSKIRK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
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