The wedding season is building up slowly but surely with the further easing of lockdown restrictions. One of my latest couples, Eva and James, got married at Thornsett Field Farm in High Peak, Derbyshire and I was ready for action with my camera and my mask.
The couple ploughed ahead with their plans making a few twists to accommodate the latest rules so that they could finally celebrate their wedding day to the fullest, especially after postponing the event not once, not twice but three times. Three times’s a charm!
Thornsett Fields Farm is one of those venues that I class as a thinking-outside-the-box venue. During the winter months, it’s a working dairy farm but once the lambing season is over, the owners get the jet wash out and decorate the ceiling of the main barn. The rest is a blank canvas for couples to get creative with and the owners give you the whole week ahead of the wedding day to do it yourself and recruit family to decorate and make use of what the farm has to offer for rustic touches. There are plenty of hay bales for you to design your own furniture, bar or even a bowling alley for example.
A Wedding with Festival vibes
Eva and James wanted a laid back wedding where everyone could just chill. Something with festival vibes and plenty of outdoor space to relax in. At the time of the wedding, the Covid rules only allowed table service inside for food and drinks so after the speeches, it only took one table of guests to move outside (with the table) to start a chain reaction. Eventually, the whole wedding turned from an indoor event to an outdoor wedding. Here the guests could enjoy their drinks surrounded by fields and the Thornsett Fields Farm’s resident cows.
The First Dance in the Sunset
The Covid rules dictated that Eva and James couldn’t have their guests join them on the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife. The couple adapted and instead had their rock band (The Hustle) set up on an improvised stage made out of hay bales in the yard. They then danced al fresco with the rest of their loved ones and had a stunning sunset as their backdrop (as well as those cows again!)
If you’re planning a Thornsett Fields Farm wedding or have chosen a countryside wedding venue, I’d love to hear from you. Get in touch to discuss your wedding plans!