Anna & Adam’s wedding at Folly Farm, Somerset near Bristol

Anna & Adam were recommended to my wedding photography by two separate friends who’d had photos by me previously. Their venue of choice was the beautiful Folly Farm

Folly Farm Centre is an award-winning, sustainable venue located in the heart of a 250-acre nature reserve in the Chew Valley (10 miles from Bath and Bristol). It offers stunning views and plenty of scope for capturing great photos.

Carly got cracking with the girls photos while I was with the boys who had already started drinking cider at 10.30 in the morning. I can’t blame them though, we were in Somerset after all!

With Adam loitering around outside Anna was strictly in hiding, sneaking around behind closed curtains in her room to avoid him getting a premature glance of his future wife.

The happy couple decided to go for an alfresco wedding ceremony in the courtyard. I love outdoor weddings, and although guests commented on the lack of sun, I personally was delighted that it had given us some really flattering soft light for beautiful shots.

After the newly weds had a chance to mingle with their excited guests we had a walk around the stunning grounds at Folly Farm for some romantic couple shots. At this point we were interrupted with highly amusing heckles from Adam’s dad and the best men. 

It was now time for the groom’s favourite part of the day… the speeches. 

Everybody with a glass of champagne sat back and enjoyed some hilarious anecdotes.

The evening started with Adam and Anna’s first dance with all their family & friends crowded round cheering them on and taking photos.

After this we witnessed the exciting wedding tradition of the bride throwing her bouquet - and one that we haven’t seen as much recently!

To end the evening proceedings Carly and I set up the ring flash photobooth for a creative and relaxed way to capture the lively reception guests having lots of fun. 

Folly Farm offered a perfect exposed brick wall to be used as a background.

If you like what you see please get in touch with me (Simon) and we can organise a time for a casual chat about your big day.

A big thanks to Anna & Adam for choosing my photography wedding service to capture their special day!

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