Bride in leather jacket kissing with groom in a yurt

An intimate family wedding at River Cottage: Christine & Rich

Christine and Richard celebrated their wedding at lovely River Cottage last weekend, and I absolutely loved photographing it all for them. They decided to have just an intimate celebration with their close family, with a small outdoor ceremony in the kitchen garden and a relaxed afternoon celebration in the farmhouse and yurt. It could not have gone better, with the beautiful October sunshine just the icing on the cake.

Christine and Rich got ready nearby in gorgeous Lyme Regis, and it was really great to start the day there, in the beautiful house the family were all staying in together. I love photographing children, and it is always brilliant to capture a bit of the organised chaos that ensues when the bride and groom have a family to prepare for the wedding as well as themselves. Happily, Christine and Rich had plenty of other family members around to help out, but I still really enjoyed photographing this part of the day, and laughing at the efforts to get the boys’ teeth brushed and outfits on. Then it was off to River Cottage, onto the tractor ride down the hill and into the kitchen garden for a really lovely ceremony, with a reading from Rich’s gran, and Christine and Rich’s boys all gathered around for the exchange of rings. This led on to a really relaxed afternoon in glorious sunshine, with drinks in the kitchen garden, a leisurely meal in the farmhouse, and some fun and games in the yurt to finish. I can’t wait to get editing the full set of images, it really was just such a fantastic day to be a part of. In the meantime, here is a little preview of their gorgeous day.

Lyme Regis on a sunny dayFather of the bride reading the paperGroom holding up shoes and smilingTwo children brushing their teethFather brushing son's teethGroup of men and boys getting ready for a weddingMother of the bride getting ready for weddingBride having her make up doneBest man and brides' mates in wedding clothesGroom and sons getting ready for weddingFather of the bride shaking hands with father of the groomGroom and father looking at pocket watchGroom, son and mother leaving house in Lyme RegisBride walking down stairs in wedding dressFather of the bride opening arms to greet herFather hugging daughter in wedding dressSon hugging mother in wedding dressRiver Cottage in the distance through the treesBride's sons carrying signs announcing her Bride hand in hand with her father walking through the gardenGroom hugging grandmother outside River Cottage farmhouseGroom putting ring on bride's finger, with sons all around themBride and groom having first kiss outside farmhouseBride and groom signing the register inside River Cottage farmhouseBride and groom walking through confetti and smilingFamily portraits of bride and groom with sonsBride and groom in the kitchen garden at River CottageBride and groom with family in the kitchen gardenBride holding younger sonBride and groom kissing on a windowsill inside River Cottage farmhouseRiver Cottage in evening sunlightFlowers outside River CottageBride and groom in evening sunlight in kitchen gardenBride and groom with heads close together in evening sunlightBride and groom's young sonsGroom with older son in evening sunlightBride and groom with family in the kitchen garden at River CottageRiver Cottage yurt in the moonlightBride in leather jacket smiling with groom in a yurtBride in leather jacket kissing with groom in a yurt

You might also like to have a peep at these other weddings on my blog:

Anna & Iggy’s beautiful celebration at Neadon Barn

Nat & Aidan’s outdoor ceremony at River Cottage

Helen & Sheppy’s colourful summer marquee wedding

Fabulous wedding suppliers involved in Christine & Rich’s wedding day:

Venue: River Cottage

Christine’s dress: Amy Kushel, San Francisco

Groomswear: Harris Tweed, ASOS

Make up: Claire Bowring

Hairdresser: Kyrelle Burton

Florist: The Real Cut Flower Garden

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