Wedding at Swancar Farm | Kirsty & Ross

Bride and groom walking through confetti at Swancar Farm

Wedding at Swancar Farm

I loved Kirsty and Ross’ wedding at Swancar Farm. What I loved most about it was exactly how personal it was to them! They put their personality into every last detail, and as a fellow lover of literature, I rather loved some of those details. From the button holes made out of pages of a book, to their wedding favours, which I LOVED! A long time was spent searching charity shops for old books and they personally chose a different book to suit each of their guests. How absolutely wonderful is that!! Each table had a different empty bottle of gin in the centre and I liked the idea of Kirsty and Ross enjoying a lot of gin in order to get all those bottles on the tables.

Kirsty and Ross’ Favourite Five:

I asked Kirsty and Ross to pick their favourite five photos from their wedding at Swancar Farm. Its lovely seeing which photos my couples pick as their faves and I loved each and every one Kirsty and Ross chose. Kirsty and Ross said about their photos:

Each of the photos we’ve chosen represents exactly what we wanted on the day, lots of laughter. They also showcase how much fun we had and the amazing weather that we were blessed with, despite there being snow on the ground 3 days before the wedding and a torrential thunderstorm the day before. It felt like summer on the day.

Wedding at Swancar Farm:


Wedding at Swancar Farm: bride and her father walking through the dining room at Swancar Farm


Wedding at Swancar Farm: Bride and groom kiss after the ceremony at Swancar Farm. Rustic beams above their heads


bride and groom in confetti. Groom shields his beer with hand


Wedding at Swancar Farm: Bride and groom on the lane at Swancar Farm, heads touching


Wedding at Swancar Farm: Night photo. Bride and groom kissing at bottom of frame in from of lights along the fence

Kirsty and Ross and their Wedding at Swancar Farm:

What was the best decision you made about your wedding day? (advice to future couples)

Doing everything our way and not letting family and friends influence our decisions. We kept elements of our planning very quiet because we wanted everything about the day to reflect us as individuals, not just as a couple. Also we kept a few surprises to ourselves ready for the day, we wanted to see our friends and family’s reactions.

Is there anything you would do differently? (advice to future couples)

Let the little things go – there will be things that don’t quite go right in the planning and possibly on the day but try not to stress over them, we had hiccups along the way and on the day itself but we still had the best day of our lives.

Can you remember how you found out about Kathryn Edwards Photography?

We are both quite camera shy so we needed someone who would make us feel relaxed whilst shooting lots of candid photographs. It was important that people enjoying the day rather than posing for pictures. Kathryn had some great testimonials from other couples saying that they’d felt really comfortable with her and they were camera shy too. As soon as we spoke to Kathryn we felt really relaxed and like we could be ourselves straight away. We never even considered anyone else after that.

My Favourite 36:

Its a roll of film. My fave 36 are below. Actually my photography friend Lisa came along with her film camera for this one as she wanted to shoot a wedding on a roll of film with a very old film camera. It was a Rollerflex. The sort where you look down through the top of the camera to take the shot. Kirsty’s grandad was particularly interested in Lisa’s camera and we had some lovely camera chat. I asked to take his photo and it is one of my faves. He was super nice. Sadly Kirsty’s granddad has since passed away, which makes this photo extra special.

Kirsty said of him – “He taught me how to drink gin. How to shoot a shot gun. Taught me to drink the good champagne. And taught me not to take life too seriously. I’ll miss you more than you know.” What a pleasure and privilege it was then to meet him for a moment and to take his photo.

Wedding at Swancar Farm: bride with her arm around her grandfather

Some of the rest from this beautiful wedding at Swancar Farm:

Other moments I particularly enjoyed was the light in the room where Kirsty was having her makeup done. Kirsty’s dad getting a little emotional when he saw Kirsty in her dress for the first time. The lovely walk they took to the ceremony room. I captured some proper giggles when Ross’ Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver started vibrating in his pocket in the middle of portraits. This beautifully sums up how wonderfully geeky this couple are and I bloomin loved it. The books they found for all their guests was my absolute favourite detail. Seeing the faces of their guests as they opened the books and read inscriptions was just priceless. Anyway, enough talk. Here are the pictures. Slide show at the bottom if you are interested in seeing more.

Credit where credit is due:

Venue: Swancar Farm | Dress: Stella York at Dress me Pretty | Flowers: The Lanes | Hair: Hollie Seager Hair | Makeup: A Touch of Elegance | Cake: marks and Spencers | DJ: Dream weddings and Events | Styling: The Lanes | Videographer: Tom Kellett

Wedding at Swancar Farm: Table plan made with books and gin bottlesWedding at Swancar Farm: shot of floral centre piece on rustic logpaper chains made with pages from a book, hanging from top tablebook wrapped in brown paper as wedding favour on table settingflowers and hendricks gin bottlecaterpillar cakes and sign that reads: Is it even a party if there's no caterpillar cake?black and white shot of bride having makeup donebride having makeup done. Her reflection in the glass bride laughing with a cup of tea.bride standing in window light looking at her bouquetblack and white. Dad with hands over his mouth, holding back tears as he looks at his daughterdad and daughter hugbride and bridesmaids take a selfie. Half obscured by bouquetsbridesmaid winking at camera as she walks through barn to ceremonybride and her father laughing as they walk through barn at Swancar Farmbride laughing as she meets groom at ceremonyWedding at Swancar Farm: bride smiling as she hugs mother of groomWedding at Swancar Farm: bride and groom laughing as confetti is thrown. Groom shields his pintclose up shot of grooms sonic screwdriverWedding at Swancar Farm: groom and best men in the sunshine at Swancar Farm, looking dapper against the blue skyWedding at Swancar Farm: bridesmaid laughingWedding at Swancar Farm: bride and groom looking at each other on the path at Swancar Farm, against blue skyWedding at Swancar Farm: bride and groom in fits of gigglesWedding at Swancar Farm: bride and groom laughing at each othergroom shows bride his sonic screwdriverblack and white shot of bride and groom their heads touchinggranddad laughing during speechesclose up of bookClose up of the Danish Girl booktwo very old teddy bears sat togetherbride and groom in an embrace about to kissguest gives bride a bear huggusts smiling at bridebride and dad dancing together, twinkling lights behind thembride and her dad dancing. Dad laughingbride and groom against black night sky, night lights lit up along the fence



More weddings at Swancar Farm:

I have photographed several weddings at Swancar Farm over my 10+ years in business. One of my very early weddings was at this venue, and over the years I have returned many times to photograph more beautiful weddings at this gorgeous venue. You can view my latest wedding in this slideshow. Lizzie & Liam were one of my postponed weddings and I loved photographing their wedding at Swancar Farm. the venue has undergone many changes over the years and it was lovely to photograph a ceremony in the barn conversion with its giant windows letting in all that daylight.
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