Updated: Jan 19
What a way to end my summer wedding season!
Thinking back on this day brings such a big smile to my face. I have known Andy for over a decade now, and whilst we grew apart after uni it was such a joy to meet up with him again when he got engaged to the wonderful Beks.
From our first meeting at Costa, I knew this was going to be a ridiculously fun wedding. Beks was so excited about every single aspect of planning and it hugely rubbed off on me. And come on, the second she told me Daisy Made ice cream was going to be there I just had to say yes, right? I don't think my daughter would ever let me live it down if I didn't! If you live in Lincoln and have yet to go to Daisy Made I thoroughly recommend. We may have spent a few too many hours there during lockdown. They have a drive through! For ice cream! What more could you want?
Moving on from waxing lyrical about Daisy Made (I could go for hours honestly, but I'll spare you), this day did not disappoint. It was my shortest commute yet to get to bridal prep, a lengthy 1 minute drive down the road. It was also my first time capturing groom prep which was a lot of fun! Getting the chance to document both partners really adds something to your gallery as it's one of the only times you won't be together on your wedding day. I would, however, suggest getting a second shooter as it was ever so slightly stressful to drive between! But I managed it and I love the results so the sweat was worth it. Second shooters are available as an add on with all of my packages.
We then went onto Bridge Church for their ceremony which is located just to the side of Pelham Bridge in Lincoln and is also the place where these two met! Afterwards we took a drive uphill because where else could we go for group and couple shots than Lincoln Cathedral? Specifically, one of my all time favourite places, the newly landscaped Dean's Green. We very efficiently got through the group shots with me being only a little bit bossy and then got to spend a good chunk of time with just the three of us, allowing the newlyweds a little bit of time to relax and properly say hi to each other after the hectic-ness of the day.
Our last venue of the day was the lovely Fen Farm, just off Skellingthorpe Road. With stunning views of Lincoln Cathedral, Fen Farm is a perfect blank canvas for you to really make it your own. They only have one wedding per weekend so you get to have the space completely to yourselves to dress everything the day before. There's also a selection of self catered accommodation if you'd like to make a weekend out of it! Check those options out here. And one of the best parts, free parking for all your guests on the day of the wedding.
Andy and Beks had a beautiful summers evening filled with open mic performances, a hog roast, the Route 14 bar, hay bales stacked to look like a wedding cake and, of course, Daisy Made ice cream. There was also the most amazing sunset setting over the corn field that provided us with a beautiful backdrop for some extra special couple portraits later in the evening.
Finishing the night at around 9pm, I had a long arduous 10 minute drive home and honestly after the other weddings over summer with over 1 hour commutes this was one of THE best things about the day!
Wonderful suppliers from the day:
MUA: Helen Mitchell
Florist: Joyful Flowers
Bar: Route 14 Bar
Ice cream: Daisy Made
Cake: Georgia's Cakes
"We've just been looking at them all - they are honestly SO good! Thank you so so much for all your hard work!! We really love them"
See their pre wedding shoot at Hartsholme Park in Lincoln, here.