Every wedding is different! And this is exactly what I love about this job! I love the fact that I get to witness weddings at some many different locations, with different themes and elements. It was a first for me documenting a wedding at an alpaca farm wedding and I loved it! I am convert alpaca farm wedding photographer! Being originally from Peru, I loved the fact that there would be many alpacas around on the wedding day! R & M had planned a relaxed wedding day. The alpaca farm belongs to one of their parents and it was great to have the wedding in such an intimate place. It required a lot of effort and preparation, but the results were great! The church was also within walking distance from the farm, so everything was very local. They had planned their wedding breakfast in a yurt, which also added to the rustic, yet elegant feel for the day.
I arrived on time to capture a few shots of the guests getting ready before heading for the the church to get some shots of guests arriving. It was a jovial atmosphere. It was a very hot and sunny day and everyone looked elegant and colourful. The bride arrived a few minutes later with her bridesmaids and was walked down the aisle by her dad. Both the bride and groom looked beautiful and happy. The service included two beautiful alpacas coming down the aisle bringing the wedding rings! Certainly not something that I see every weekend. After the service and a confetti run, the bride and groom walked the alpacas back to the farm and all the guests followed.
The drinks reception took place in the house lovely gardens before heading up to the fields were a beautiful and stylish set of yurts awaited the guests for the speeches and wedding breakfast. It was a gorgeous settings amongst pens with alpacas all around the yurts. A truly memorable experience. The speeches were before the meal. I am finding this a more common occurrence at weddings. I think that it is great, this way the speakers can relax and enjoy their meal! After the wedding breakfast, guests spilled outside and found games to play to the sound of an acoustic guitar player and signer. It created a bit of a festival atmosphere with kids running around and other guests enjoying a drink at sunset. Evening guests arrived and the first dance took place inside. I stayed to capture a bit more of the evening activities and party before heading home.
Below are some of my favourite images from their wedding day. I really enjoyed being at R & M’s wedding, I felt so welcome and it was very relaxed and easy going. I really hope that you enjoy these images and I would love to hear your comments in the section at the end of this post. If you are looking for an Alpaca farm wedding photographer or any other type of farm or venue for that matter, I would love to hear from you. Thank you for visiting and reading!