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.
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.
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.
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.
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