I haven’t been to a wedding fayre since I was a bride to be, over 10 years ago now, and even then, I only attended one in a local pub on a Sunday afternoon. I seem to remember it wasn’t quite full of pushy salespeople touting their wares, and forcing me to try tiaras on, but it wasn’t far off! It’s actually quite surprising that I have managed to create and run a wedding business at all, as I really am a photographer and not a salesperson! However, I was approached recently by a lovely lady who owns Rushey Hey farm in Congleton, and we had a chat and and she told me all about her plans for a fabulous new Cheshire wedding venue. We met, and I had a look around and was very pleased to see that the farm is in set in completely unspoiled countryside, yet with easy access to the main roads too. Having visited literally hundreds of different wedding venues in my time, I know a good spot when I see one, and the views themselves are simply stunning. Just as importantly, there are banks of trees which will provide excellent vistas for backlighting in the summer if the sun is too bright, and there are countless spots for beautiful wedding photographs…which makes me very happy indeed! The Farm are going to give people the opportunity to design their own weddings…from a DIY plan which includes hiring the field for 3 days, to a full blown, all in, super inclusive wedding package set in either a lovely marquee or a magnificent tipi. I was very impressed with their website, which shows all prices very clearly (which is exactly what I do too) and you can have a look too using the link at the bottom of this page.
I have photographed many different types of weddings and I genuinely love the variety out there…and these country rustic/ festival/ farm weddings are going to be absolutely incredible!
I will be covering the Wedding Open Weekend on the 11th and 12th of August this year, with a little stand displaying some of my albums and photos, and if you want to come along and have a chat, anytime between 11am and 3pm at The Farm Festival Weddings & Events, Rushey Hey Farm, Oak Lane, Astbury, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4RT, I’ll be there, walking around and doing what I’m best at…taking photographs!