A Oaks Farm Wedding in July; Tara & Dean had a civil ceremony in The Stable at Oaks Farm, in Croydon. Tara wore a stunning dress from Toni Bridal and the groomsmen were all in dark blue suits, with white shoes for an added twist. Tara has a bouquet of meadow flowers tied up with hessian and we started with shots in the cottage for bridal prep photos with Becky doing the hair and Holly as MUA.
As the gentlemen arrived, we got shots of the buttonholes being placed on the lapels and a couple of shots of Dean, his son, Lennon and Glenn the best man. Lennon also walked Tara down the aisle and her hilarious sisters helped get her into the stunning wedding dress before the ceremony.
Tara & Dean had hired an Imperial Regent Landaulette which looked great on the drive of Oaks Farm surrounded by the foliage of rhododendrons. The ceremony was a wonderfully intimate affair, with lots of laughter and even a fist bump as well as the traditional kiss!
Oaks Farm – Wedding Reception
I shot at Oaks Farm over six years ago, and you can view this wedding here. After their ceremony, Tara & Dean went on a short drive around the Shirley countryside and we captured a couple of shots on their return of the car down the country lane.
The fountain is a key feature of this beautiful venue, and both wide and telephoto lenses work well for compositions. Fast shutter speeds are necessary to capture the water in mid air!
The wedding cake was absolutely stunning, with each tier representing a different chapter of Tara & Dean’s life story.
After the first dance, a very special guest arrived (Charlie the Springer Spaniel) for his own photo shoot around the gardens with the family.
A serene wildflower meadow sits just outside the main gardens of Oaks Farm, and although the sunlight didn’t quite fall on us at the right time, we got some great shots in this meadow at golden hour.
- Brides dress – Toni Bridal
- Catering – 10 Flavours
- Cake – Iced images cakes
- Car – Shirley Chauffeurs
- Flowers – Emma’s floral designs
- Bridal party hair – Beckies Bridal Hair
- Evening entertainment – DJ2K
- Groom’s party styled by The Valet & suits from Moss Bros
- stationery by lauralikes.co.uk
- MUA – makeupbyhollyw