The Farmhouse at Mackworth is a Wedding venue very close to my heart. The reason being is that it played host to my own Wedding reception in 2016! Whenever I’m booked to film there I know it’s going to be a very special day indeed.
The Farmhouse is located just on the outskirts of Derby, just 10 minutes from the heart of the city. And in spite of it’s close proximity to the city, beautiful sprawling countryside is the setting for this lovely venue.
I met Jess and Luke before the big day and I knew they were on the same wavelength as me. Relaxed and up for a good laugh. This was going to be such a fun and beautiful day.
The morning bridal prep was at the couple’s house in Oakwood. I met up with Mamad from Twig and Vine photography and said hello. I’m struggling to think back to a more relaxed atmosphere for a bridal party getting ready in the morning! A videographers dream was their front room. Lot’s of natural light and space, so once Jess had her dress on it was time to grab those gorgeous shots.
I paid Luke and his family a quick visit in the morning too to grab some video of the final preparations. The suits were absolutely on point. And the mood was equally chilled. All good so far!
Then over to The Farmhouse. Luke welcomed some of his earlier arriving guests in the library room. The venue is full of character with a great mix of rustic and modern influences.
The ceremony room was dressed to perfection with some giant pastel coloured balloons.
The beautiful Bride arrived soon after in a classy vintage car. Not even a quick spot of rain could dampen the Jess’ beaming smile!
Jess then made her grand entrance, throwing Luke a loving smile as she glided up the aisle. What a pleasure it was to film them both smiling ear to ear through the whole thing, and nailing their vows. It all built up to that o-so important kiss and thunderous applause!
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The relaxed and fun feel of the day turned out to be the theme, as after the ceremony there was so much laughter and happiness from everyone there. Myself and Mamad then had our time to shine and got some beautiful shots of Jess and Luke on their own, and then some lovely shots of their family.
The speeches were great to listen to. I never tire of getting a glimpse into the happy times people have had, the love between the two families was clear to see.
Then onto an evening of even more fun, consisting of drinking and dancing! I grabbed some cracking shots of people properly unwinding and throwing some mega shapes on the floor.
With all the footage I needed I then said my goodbyes and left everyone to party well into the night.
Jess and Luke were an absolute joy to be around and it was also a pleasure to be back again at a venue I love so much.
Congratulations once again to the Bride and Groom!
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Venue: The Farmhouse at Mackworth
Photographer: Mamad at Twig and Vine Photography