So, we all know by now that I am a fan of the unusual, the bold and the alternative when it comes to photographing weddings. This wedding for Dan and Jen was not only an exception, but a down right rule breaker. Naturally I was in love with the idea of the wedding as much as I was with shooting it. I got so carried away I dropped my camera while running down a country lane next to Selside School, heading off to catch everyone walking between the farm and the Village Hall. Fortunately I had three backups to take its place but I was a bit gutted to have to say goodbye to an old friend 🙁 So Everyone gathered at Dan and Jens’ house for an intimate blessing on the terrace, followed by a two mile trek to Selside Village hall near Kendal for the reception.
The whole day was ran and assisted by friends and family, which produced a festive atmosphere to proceedings. A few things stood out, Dan’s mk1 Land Rover which was a real big hit with the children at the wedding, the really relaxed atmosphere and the willingness to conduct the whole day how Dan and Jen wanted to. Not following any preset rules or formulae that they had seen at weddings in the past but rather creating their wedding day their own way. I even stood on the roof during the ceremony to gain a little more height, the setting in the beautiful South Cumbrian Countryside and the homeliness of the day too… It was an easy job to build a story from the day and I loved the shot of the AGA with the layers of wall paper behind it, like a representation of all of the generations that had come before. Almost like a generational portrait!
I could rattle on but see the images below and feel free to get in touch if you are having a village hall reception yourself. I am becoming more fond of these as time goes on.