Alveston Pastures Farm Wedding Photography – Alex and James


Alveston Pastures Farm Wedding Photography

When you think of Christmas you’ll probably think of presents, turkey, decorating the tree and spending time with loved ones. If you were to ask these two, you might find they add something onto that list… Why? Alex and James met 6 years ago on a night out in their hometown… on boxing day! After swapping numbers (and a few initial texts from James about Downton Abbey) their first date was how they kicked off the new year. Fast forward a few years and the rest, as they say, is history.

You may remember these two from their hilltop engagement shoot in Burton Dassett from last year. Their wedding was no less stunning, and loads of fun. Filled with loads of games, activities, a beautiful marquee and an amazing party that lasted well into the wee small hours. The whole thing was, in a word, awesome.

So much room for activities

The venue for their wedding – Alveston Pastures Farm – was frankly brilliant. There was oodles of space for their marquee, for the ceremony and for at least the following games that this sporty (competitive!) duo had set up for the day:

  • Table football
  • Beer pong
  • Rounders
  • ‘Cornhole’ [yep!]
  • Badminton
  • Cricket

And of course there was the maze. (Which I dared not enter, in case I somehow got stuck in there and couldn’t photograph the rest of the wedding.) That definitely kept a few guests busy!

With all that was going on, in made total sense for them to book a second photographer. I was joined for the day by the wonderful Rowan of Parrot and Pineapple (link below). Thanks Rowan!

Portraits? Sneak out for them.

Between courses and the hubbub of the wedding breakfast, what better time is there to escape for a few minutes for some time together? Better yet, take advantage of the golden hour to soak up all of the beautiful sunlight! This is exactly what Alex and James did. Sneaking them out of the marquee, we hopped a fence and into the field next door. As the sun went down, the timing was perfect for loads of sun flare and golden hues.

Partying late? Silent discos are where it’s at.

Long after the sun had set and as the band packed up, several boxes appeared, stuffed with headphones. Competing playlists from the bride and groom helped make this more than just your usual dance-off!

That’s a wrap

Being as behind as I am on writing blog posts, it was super fun to revisit this wedding. Such a great day filled with loads of lovely moments, funny speeches, beautiful portraits and amazing dancing. And, of course, a great couple in Alex and James. Congratulations once again to you both, guys!

But how about you? Planning your wedding in the near future? I’d love to hear from you! Simply drop me a line and I’ll send you over my brochure packed with information.



[Supplier list at the bottom of the post!]


Second photographer: Parrot and Pineapple

Ceremony and reception venue: Alveston Pastures Farm

Alex’s dress: White Boutique

Wedding planner/tasker: The Capston Second

Suit supplier: Moss Bros