Summer Wedding photography at Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth Bolton
I started my journey to the Wellbeing farm on a beautiful blue sky summer morning. This quirky wedding venue is situated on the Plantation Road in Edgworth, Bolton. The Wellbeing Farm is actually named The Wheatsheaf Hill Farm but is now better known as a quirky wedding venue, called “Wellbing Farm”.
I began the day by meeting the Groom Andy in his room at a large hotel near to the Wellbeing Farm.
Bridal hair and make up
The bride and groom both stayed at a hotel near Bolton the night prior. Katherine and her maid of honour enjoyed having their hair and makeup professionally done over a glass of Dom Perignon vintage champagne, whilst Andy changed into a designer suit – and special monogrammed wedding undies with sheep on, to honour the Wellbeing Farm.
Travel to the Wellbeing Farm by vintage bus
The couple had organised a vintage bus to chauffeur guests to the Wellbeing Farm, provided by the Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company. I travelled on the first bus in order to await the bride’s arrival; not to be deterred by a bit of mud, many of my fellow travellers wore designer wedding outfits. As we reached the Plantation Road and the Wellbeing Farm came into view I shot some frames through the bus windows. Due to it being such a gorgeous summer’s day, very high shutter speeds were needed to prevent the images from overexposing; most were taken at 1/8000th of a second, to give you an idea of how bright and sunny it was.
The arrival of the bride at Wellbeing Farm in Lancashire
By the time Katherine’s bus rumbled along the Plantation Road, to Wellbeing Farm, I had selected a location from which to capture natural unposed photographs of the bridal party’s arrival. On one of the sunniest days I have ever experienced throughout my wedding photography career, the three young bridesmaids’ blue and white dresses perfectly matched the sky. Katherine, meanwhile, looked phenomenal in an elegant white satin and lace gown.
The ceremony was to take place in the quirky barn, where guests were to sit on wooden benches and straw bales decorated in the wedding colour scheme of navy and pale blue. Andy was waiting for the arrival of his love at the top of the aisle.
The civil ceremony was conducted by the registrars of Bolton, along with the giving and receiving of rings joining Katherine and Andy together into wedlock.
Everybody enjoying the summer sunshine at the Wellbeing Farm
With the wedding vows completed and the two lovers man and wife, it was time to enjoy drinks and canapés outside in the sun at Wellbeing Farm. Guests were joined by donkeys and lamas, and some of the gents found the farm’s peddle cars which provided some fun and dynamic images. The couple had thought of everything to make this a fun wedding, bringing along space hoppers to have races on and even giant bubble sets for the children.
With the permission of the farmer we guided the newlyweds into an adjoining field for some romantic couples’ portraits. However, in my haste to secure the all-important wedding images onto the memory card for the couple’s wedding album, I made a fatal mistake. Keen for an elevated view to best capture the couple against a gorgeous sunset backdrop, I clambered up a mound of what I believed to be soil. Unfortunately, the mound suddenly collapsed beneath me and I sank to my knees in cow poo! My Canon very nearly landed in there, too.
Needless to say I disposed of my socks and shoes, but had no choice but to hose down my trousers and continue. Katherine was so concerned and lovely, bless her. The joys of being a Manchester wedding photographer…
What a fantastic day this was. Congratulations to Katherine and Andy, and thank you for inviting me to capture this fantastic summer wedding at Wellbeing Farm. I will never forget it – and I doubt the whiff will ever come out of my trousers. Take a look at a Christmas Wedding at Wellbeing farm Joanna & Camerons Wedding.
What a fantastic venue the Wellbeing farm is, If you are looking at the wellbeing farm as your venue. Get in touch to see if I am available, I am a relaxed photographer who takes natural unposed wedding photography. Nothing is staged or set up, you just be you, enjoy your day knowing I am there to capture it, and then deliver all those special moments back to you as precious digital images that you will remember long after your wedding day.