Favourite venue alert! For years, since I was planning my own wedding, I have admired the incredibly fun and quirky Wellbeing Farm Venue. I mean, when a venue has llamas, donkeys and tractors, and is set amongst the most stunning Lancashire countryside, what more could you want? So when the lovely Natalie from Agnes Black invited me along to second-shoot here, I absolutely jumped at the chance.
This great fun setting suited the gorgeous Theresa and Tom down to the ground. This lovely couple met at University in Manchester, where they now live, but their families and friends traveled from Scotland, Devon and other far flung places to celebrate their special day. Theresa is a newly qualified Drama teacher, and has spent a year doing her PGCE whilst planning a wedding- having done both separately and being stressed to the nines, I think she deserves a medal!
Theresa wore a stunning silk and lace dress designed and made by her very talented new mother-in-law, who also made the gorgeous vintage-style bridesmaids dresses. Tom’s nerves soon melted when his caught sight of his beautiful bride beaming from ear to ear. It really was magic, and I must say, I got a little choked myself when I spotted Grandad having a little cry during the vows- picture below. So sweet. (No, you’re crying!)
As well as those happy tears, their wedding was filled with love and laughter from beginning to end. Both animal lovers, they had an absolute ball during portraits with the Llamas in bowties, and donkeys in flower crowns (yes, you read that right- how bloody awesome is that, please?) and giggled continuously whilst snuggling on the ‘Just Married’ tractor- a farm wedding staple!! The awesome, fun, rustic decor complimented the couples own style brilliantly, and there were just so many amazing crafty details to capture in this incredible venue- my fave!
From the riotously hilarious speeches, the neon sunglasses for every guest (cue several #sunglassesselfies), the beautiful balloon release and fun sparkler exit, to the very energetic and crazy Cèilidh dancing, this wedding absolutely had it all.
I feel SO BLOODY LUCKY to be able to spend my days with fab fun couples like Theresa and Tom, and in awesome venues like Wellbeing Farm. I really couldn’t ask for a better job! I wish them all the luck in the world for a very bright future together– not that they’ll need it!
If you are planning a farm wedding, either at Wellbeing Farm or elsewhere- I would absolutely love to talk to you! Feel free to get in touch.
Main Photographer- Agnes Black
Second Photographer- Rachel Burt Photography
Venue- Wellbeing Farm Venue, Bolton
Bridal Prep Venue- ABode, Manchester
Cake- Made by Bridesmaid
Dress- Made by Mother of Groom
All images below by Rachel Burt Photography