We made our way to Emborough in Somerset last week to meet up with Hannah and Tom at their family farm last week.
So many couples spend months hunting for the perfect open space to hold their wedding. They have this all and a beautiful church a stone’s throw from their doorstep.
We’d already learnt quite a bit about Hannah and Tom’s wedding having been lucky enough to design their custom invitations and map a few months back with our Swash and Fold hats on, so had a good sense of the day and the sort of approach they were going for. Being given a tour of the farm as we took some photos for their prep was a real treat and brought everything to life.
The weather was insane – in one direction the sky was bruised with charcoal grey, thick cloud yet Hannah and Tom were often illuminated by the evening sun shining away, often leading to huge rainbows that spanned the length of the landscape. We dived in and out whenever it wasn’t hammering it down. Thankfully, Hannah and Tom were one couple we felt didn’t need to reminding to bring wellies – sure enough, they had stack loads of them!
The dairy farm has been in Tom’s family for generations, but more recent ventures have led to Tom and Hannah setting up their own business – The Good Life Pork Co. A few hours before we met up with them at the farm their Mother Pig, Margot had given birth to thirteen smashing piglets. There was a little gap in the shoot where I was kindly allowed to give one of the piglets a cuddle. It was wonderful. I became a vegetarian for the drive back until we got home, forgot, and had Parma Ham for supper.
For the rest of the shoot we wandered around barns and paddocks whilst being eyed up by a flock of sheep who looked at us as if we were insane. We also drank lots of tea (with fresh, whole milk of course) and filled our tums with cake.
Here are some photos from the evening…