• Fiona Bielby

SADIE & WILL | FUN, INFORMAL, LODGE FARM WEDDING, WITH A TOUCH OF ROMANCE, NEAR YORK.

It was such a relief for Sadie and Will, in many ways, for the wedding party to finally happen, after their rollercoaster affair of planning it! In the end, it was just what they wanted; fun, informal, with a little touch romance..

Sadie and Will booked Lodge Farm during the first lockdown. Their original venue cancelled, so after a FaceTime tour with Jen, they booked Lodge Farm, in Cundall, near York. At this point it wasn’t yet built, but the area looked gorgeous, the artists impressions looked great, plus the couple vote, Jen was great to deal with. The pair had spend much time and had researched probably every venue in the whole of North and East Yorkshire, they told me there was nothing else like it anywhere and they wanted their day to be memorable.


Informal & Natural wedding photography

They didn’t actually see it in person for several months as Sadie was shielding and was one of the individuals that had to stay entrapped in the four walls of her home most of last year. Will however, didn’t actually see it completed until they arrived the day before the wedding!


Informal & Natural wedding photography

Informal & Natural wedding photography

Informal & Natural wedding photography

The ceremony room at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

The courtyard at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

Table name ideas at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

Table all set to go at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

The feasting room at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

Table plan idea at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

The paper plates, from Home Bargains

About a week before the wedding they found out that the company, who was meant to be supplying their crockery, could no longer do so; taking this in her stride with the help of her nephew, Sadie choose these awesome paper plates with bees on.


Little boy looking out of window at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

Sadie and Will commented afterwards, "Jen and Rob were fantastic to deal with, and even sorted out an issue on the day with a late supplier rather than bother us. They left us to enjoy the day, but beavered away in the background to make sure everything went smoothly."

Bride and Groom Portrait at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue


Because Will and Sadie are fun-loving, free spirits they wanted to make their party as fun as they could; they both love going away in their camper van together and whilst they do this, they play LOTS of games, so it made sense to make this part of it. They also thought it could be a good way to entertain the guest between the ceremony and reception too, plus it ended up being an awesome icebreaker for the guests who had not previously met.


The grounds at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

Drinks in the garden at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

Retro garden games at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

Just fun at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

Badminton at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

Fayre games at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

A sack race at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

Street games at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

All packed up!

Couple portrait at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

I'll let you in to a secret now! These two were already legally married by the time their party arrived, as last summer they decided to hop on down to the registry office in Pocklington to become Mr & Mrs Mawson, as they couldn't wait any longer. So once this was done they debated long and hard about what to do at their party, neither Will nor Sadie are keen on being centre stage, but they did appreciate that some friends and family would love to see them unofficially tie the knot again, this is when they came across Lisa Wilson and her celebrant ceremony's.


They loved how Lisa spent time, getting to know them both properly and she'd had some great ideas on her website, along with talking about how she tailored each ceremony to the couple, to make it as personal as possible. She inspired them with her ideas and when they got together they decided they'd go for toasting the marriage with mead and exiting the barn by jumping the broom. Pretty fitting for their venue and lots of fun too!

During the vows at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

Lisa Williamson ceremony at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

Exiting the ceremony at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

Jumping the broom at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

What did the Mead taste like? Will, I'm not sure you looked to enjoy it so much 😂

I didn’t mind the mead too much, it was strong and sweet. I was thinking through the ceremony that I wish we’d planned to do that bit before the vows for a bit of Dutch courage! But it was too late to change it by that point. Will wasn’t a fan, he much prefers whisky!


Mead drinking at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue

Not sure he like the mead

Fun ceremony at Lodge Farm, Wedding venue