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  • Writer's pictureFiona Bielby

LOTTIE & BEN | A North Yorkshire, Marquee Wedding in Bulmer.

Bright blue eyes, a striking smile and the ability to make Lottie laugh; yes, really laugh!


That's what stole Lottie's heart when she noticed Ben at Young Farmers, where they met. It goes without saying that Lottie and Ben love the North Yorkshire countryside, where they will spend much of their time together walking their spaniel Bella or doing something with the cows.


Lottie & Ben stood in front of their marquee at their wedding

When they got engaged at Aysgarth Falls, last February, whilst on a mini break together, there was only ever one place they dreamed of celebrating their day; Ben's family farm. Brandrith Farm, just outside of Bulmer, has been in Ben's family for five generations now. It's where Ben grew up and now farms with his father and grandfather, it's also where Lottie keeps her horse, Larry. The Howardian Hills that surround the farm is where the pair enjoy walking Bella. No the wonder they chose the peek of the hill, looking across the endless views to place their marquee. It was here, where their party kicked off. The clear-sided marquee looked magnificent, perched on the brow of the hill and could be proudly, seen from over a mile away.


Marquee Wedding, the marquee is on top of the hill in North Yorkshires, Bulmer

Marquee all set up in for the guests

Sign saying the couples names in front of the marquee

Another angle in the marquee of everything ready to go.

Table setting in the marquee, the napkins are tied in a knot;.


It was here where the guests flooded, after watching Lottie and Ben become Mr and Mrs Fargher, in the idilic little church at Westow.


I've never been to Westow church before, probably because it's not actually in the village, itself; it's down the longest and narrowest of country lanes, yet when you get there you'll understand why they chose it. It's just beautiful, not only is the church beautiful, it's in fact the exact place Lottie's mother and father got married, some thirty years ago.



Sign reading church only.

Westow Church in the spring time



groom waiting of his bride at bestow church

the order of service on the stone set in westow church



the bride and groom during a hymn at bestow church




reflection of the window at bestow church




confetti outside of westow church

The leaves on the foreground at westow church


On arriving at Brandrith Farm afterwards, the sun shone for much of the afternoon, they were able to enjoy the canapés and champagne as it's rays drenched their skin and allowed everyone to take in the views. Barely, had they sat down and enjoyed the speeches, before the rain started and once it started it continued, I could swear blind I heard thunder at one point too, but the lightening thankfully, never materialised.










Following the feast that Baba Ganoush cooked up, the South West Band kicked off the party perfectly, with pretty much every single pair of shoes invited dancing from the get-go. To be honest, I didn't expect anything less from this party-loving, young farmers crowd.




the first dance, in the marquee

first dance in the marquee at bummer

Close up of the hands during the first dance.

Fun during the first dance in the marquee






Flowergirl on her grandads shoulders during the dancing

















Marquee after dark


See the story of Lottie and Ben's day below:




CREDIT TO SUPPLIERS Photos: Fiona @ Anoif Photography |Flowers: Easlingwold Flowers | Hair: The Park, Hovingham | Make-up: Emily Josephs Bridal Makeup | Dress: Darling Brides | Flower Girl Dresses: Amelia Brennan Weddings

Food: Babaganous Marquee: Frame and Tailor | Gates, near flower arch: Lund Gates




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