You never quite know what to expect when you work at a new venue. Least of all one that’s never actually hosted a wedding before! New venues are always exciting though, so to have the opportunity to shoot the first wedding somewhere is extra special! This was exactly the case for Hannah & Ty’s Henstead exotic garden wedding, which took place yesterday. To say it’s quaint and quirky wouldn’t quite do it justice. To say it boasts surprise after surprise still wouldn’t convey it’s unique charm.
From the roadside it’s easily missed. You could drive by without having even the slightest inkling it was there. And once you do arrive, what lies beyond the modest sign out front is a real treat. Perhaps that’s part of the wonder. That sense of not knowing what’s to come. The joy of each surprise being better than the last. That in particular is one of the reasons that we’d advise you to visit if you’re ever in the area. It’s definitely somewhere that you’d need to experience for yourself in order to get a true sense of all it has to offer.
A personal ceremony
Hannah and Ty’s choice of location was perfectly complimented by a bespoke and personal ceremony, conducted by celebrant Rebecca Waldron of White Rose Ceremonies. We may be completely biased as we chose a celebrant for our own wedding a few years ago, but we don’t think you can beat them. A ceremony tailored completely for you, with no restrictions, in a location of your choice, conducted by someone of your choosing. Someone who’ll actually get to know you before the wedding and adapt your ceremony script accordingly. It’s safe to say that Hannah & Ty are a couple after our own hearts in that respect and we’re so thankful that we were invited to witness their union.
Henstead exotic garden wedding followed by a reception at Herne Hill Farm
Following on from their ceremony at Henstead exotic gardens, they hopped in a 1968 Mustang (as you do) and made their way to Herne Hill Farm. Another beautiful location that proved to be the perfect setting for their laid back, relaxed celebration. Over the last few days they had managed to totally transform a working farm barn into somewhere warm and intimate, with bags of character and personality. Fairy lights adorned every beam. Festoon lanterns lined the walls. They did a fantastic job of creating somewhere with a real sense of atmosphere.
We cannot thank Hannah, Ty and their families more for being the perfect hosts. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed and looked after- treated like two of their own. Thank you all for being so lovely and for making the day one to remember. Hannah and Ty themselves were one of the most laid back, chilled and up for anything, fun loving couples we’ve ever had the pleasure to meet and we cannot wait to see where their next adventure will take them.
For the time being, here are just a few teaser photos for Hannah & Ty before they head off on their mini-moon. The full set will be ready soon. We hope you love the photos as much as we enjoyed taking them.
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