Crockwell Farm, Eydon
I’ve shot at Crockwell Farm, Eydon several times now, so I knew I was in for a great day, not only because it’s one of the most beautiful venues I’ve ever been to but also because of how well it’s run. Meaning No stressed out bride or grooms!
Bridal prep tends to set the tone for the rest of the day and when there’s drinking, dancing, tears and laughter you know it’s going to be a good one! The couple have two kids together who were as big of a part of the day as anything else, happily running to family and friends and then of course back to Mummy and Daddy.
The ceremony was as gorgeous as you’d expect with Mr Christmas-Smith going from paint around to huge smiles as soon as he saw his soon to be wife! There was plenty of happy tears from the guests too. After the ceremony I’m able to get a feel for what the rest of the guests are like. With 4 groomsmen and 3 bridesmaids fully embracing the wedding excitement, by excitement I mean drinking and dancing of course! Couple time was amazing, both Bride and Groom were up for any of my ideas and it made for some really contrasting images of them being themselves!
I know it sounds a bit cliché but the dance floor was packed from the minute the bride and groom had their first dance till the very end. You have Gavin at 1 entertainments to thank for that, along with the crazy guests! If you’ve looked through any of my work before then you’ll know how much I love a party and this couple certainly delivered, it was insanely fun!
How Did They Propose?
Dan proposed at the winter wonderland on the big Ferris wheel on New Year’s Eve!
What was Different from your Expectations?
How relaxed it was and how quickly it went by!
Any Advice to Future Bride and Grooms?
To enjoy every second and really take a moment to stand back and watch every thing you have achieved happen in front of you.
Any Money Saving Advice?
Get as many quotes as you can and always write a pro’s and con’s!
Who Made their Day Awesome?
Venue: Crockwell Farm
Flowers: Garden of Weedon
Dress: Sammie Lou Bridal
Hair: Charlotte Morris (hairstylist by day, maid of honour by wedding day!)
Makeup: Beth Hall Makeup
Venue Decorators: Wildflower Stylings
Caterers: Chopping Block
Invites and Table Numbers: Unique Deesign Weddings and Cards