Last week I published a blog post about Kate and Tom’s stunning Stratford-Upon-Avon farm wedding. Now it’s the turn of Kate’s sister, Jess, her other half Chris, and their fun filled farm wedding at Fenny Compton deep in the Warwickshire countywide. It was a real blast to have been their Warwickshire wedding photographer for this one.

I met with Jess and the bridal party early on the morning of the wedding at Cedar View House, a stunning rental property in Fenny Compton, which had been booked for the bridal preparations. Upon my arrival I was greeted by the team from Trust Salons who were busy doing hair and makeup for the girls. I’ve worked with the Trust Salons team many times before, usually at their home base at Wootton Park. It’s always a real pleasure to team up with them on a wedding day as they are great fun to work with, and always make sure the bride and her bridesmaids are looking their very best. As the ceremony time approached the girls donned their delightful dresses, with Jess wearing a stunning white wedding dress which was from Wed2B.

The ceremony was to take place at St Peter’s & St Clare’s Church in Fenny Compton, a short hop across the Warwickshire countryside from where the bridal party were making their final preparations. Chris was waiting patiently at the church looking very dapper in his dark three piece morning suit, which was from Henry’s of Banbury. Once ready, Jess and her bridesmaids made their way to the church, using the only means suitable for a farm wedding . . . In a trailer pulled by a vintage Ford 5000 tractor.

The ceremony at Fenny Compton Church was conducted by the Reverend Nicki Chatterton who did a sterling job guiding the wedding party through the hymns, readings and legal proceedings. With the vows, completed, rings exchanged and the register signed, the happily married couple made their way from the church. On their exit, their guests had formed an arch with cricket bats, hockey sticks and farm tools as the couple were showered with confetti whilst they made their way down to their wedding car . . . a JCB digger!

With the bride and groom safely perched on a hay bale in the front bucket of the digger they made their way back through the village and across the fields to their wedding marquee. There the guests were treated to a drinks reception and a reappearance of the log and hammer for some games of hammerschlagen (check out Kate and Tom’s wedding for even more hammerschlagen action).

With the drinks quaffed and nails bashed everyone then made their way inside the marquee for the wedding breakfast. There they were treated to an amazing three course meal curtesy of the culinary geniuses from Bromsgrove Hog Roasts. This was followed by the speeches and then more highly competitive, dare I say, slightly drunken, games of hammerschlagen.

To kick off the evening reception Jess and Chris first cut their stunning wedding cake, which was from the amazing Cotswolds baker, Holly Elphick, from Project Cakery. They then moved onto their first dance before a Cèilidh was started. This was great fun and a great way to get their guests up and on their feet. When the Cèilidh finished the dancefloor was kept rocking until the early hours by the DJs from  Toppers Disco who played a selection of songs from across the decades, keeping the party going as the sun went down.

Before I sign off I must say a massive thank you to Jess and Chris for having me along as their Warwickshire wedding photographer. It was a real pleasure to have been part of their amazing farm wedding and also to meet up again with so many familiar faces. Here’s 50 photos to give you a look at their wonderful Warwickshire wedding day . . .

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