I had heard of Herons Fram before as it is fairly local to. It is in the country of Berkshire, where I live, but I hadn’t documented a wedding there to date. I was very happy that R & A had chosen me to be their Herons Fram wedding photographer. The bride and groom both live abroad. They travelled back home a few days before their wedding and I met them at my studio. It was always nice to get to know my couples before their wedding day. They were very excited about their day and looking forward to celebrating with the friends and family.
On the day, I arrived early at the farm to take a few pictures on the bride getting ready with her bridesmaids and mum. The venue looked great. It is a working farm with over 100 horses dotted around the vast property. It was nice to see horses being taken care as I parked. The bride and bridesmaids were in the main house. It was busy but joyful, everyone was very calm but lots of laughter. The bride had organised for a nice car to take them to the church. Her dad was waiting for her as she came down the stairs looking fantastic in her wedding dress.
The service took place at St Mary.s, a catholic church literally next door to Douai Abbey. It is a beautiful setting and the priest was very friendly and welcoming. It was lovely to see guests arriving in what was a glorious day. The sun was out, the sky was blue and although it was warm, it wasn’t overly hot. There were many children around, which is also great to see at weddings.
The bride arrived perfectly on time and flower girls (and pageboy) and bridesmaids were there waiting for her. The service was beautiful, not too long but with many songs and readings. It is nice ti see people involved during the service. At the end of the service, the bride and groom left the church to be welcomed by some confetti. We took a few family photos there, before heading back to the Farm
The rest of the events took place back at the farm. The farm offers ample space for guests to sit outdoors and walk around the venue. There are also some green areas where kids and adults alike can play. And the kids and adults in attendance took advantage of it,. It really felt like a good day out where families get to hang out and have fun. I was even roped into the hula hoop game, although i was pretty bad at it!
After the drinks reception, we headed into the barn for the wedding speeches and the wedding meal. The speeches were really nice and they were followed by a lovely meal. Guests spilled outdoors and enjoyed more of the sunshine. The owner of the property took the bride and groom around for a little tour of the property so we could take some nice portraits.
On our return. it was nearly time for the first dance. Everyone was having so much fun and there was so much to photograph that the day went very quickly for me. After the first dance was over, I stayed for a bit longer to capture some more of dancing.
It was a really relaxed and beautiful wedding in gorgeous surroundings. The staff at the venue were amazing and so were the guests. I felt very welcomed by everyone and had some lovely conversations with some of the guests fa family members. R & A were incredibly friendly, attentive, caring and relaxed. I genuinely had a great time with them and I hope to see them next year when they return to the UK.
Below are some of my favourite images from their wedding day. I really hope that you like them! I f you are looking for a Herons Farm Barn wedding photographer (or any other venue for that matter), I would love to hear from you. If you attended the wedding and you are looking for unique family and portrait photography, please get in touch, I would love to hear from you.