TOR & TOM | Carefree, Woodstock Wedding in York: EVERYTHING they ever wanted.
Updated: Apr 26
It's couples like these two that makes my job literally the best thing in the world; over the time I've know Tor and Tom they have shown me how together they they can overcome whatever is thrown at them.
When I first spoke to Tor way back in the summer of 2019, she told me about their plans for a relaxed wedding, they were having the ceremony in their chosen venue and then it was all about having a good time rather than the formalities and worrying about rushing from one place to another. They would have been one of the first couples to get married in Woodstock too; fast forward to March 2020 and with literally hours to go and Boris called off all weddings and closed the industry. Many of their guests had already arrived/were travelling from Devon and other places in the south leaving them to revel the heartbreaking news, that they were no longer able to become Mr and Mrs the following day. I honestly can't imagine how devastating this most have been, yet they both kept their chins ups and remained optimistic.
With their plans dashed they did their best to enjoy the weekend with their loved ones and after all they had an entire wedding cake that needed eating too, so there was at least one perk!
Over the last few of years I've got to know these two a little, Tor kindly agreed to be my guinea pig when it came to starting an equine side of my business and modelled with the lovely Rocky and they also did a save the date with me for their second rearranging of their day.
I loved meeting your animals and getting to know you both a little more!
A few more failed attempts later and finally, 758 days later they were able to become Mr and Mrs Foan. Like a lot of young couples, who were planning to tie the knot and then start a family, they became Mr and Mrs with their daughter Freya at their side. After all, no one knew how long the pandemic would last and if you want to start a family you have to just get on with these things. 🥰
Freya looked adorable in her little white dress too and I think she really helped Tom out whilst he was nervously waiting for Tor to arrive.
We chatted just a week or two ago, when we knew they day was actually going to happen and we wondered what the weather would do, it was actually snowing as we spoke, but how the sun did shine and what a wonderful job Woodstock weddings and events did of hosting their day.
Once a traditional horse stud, Woodstock has been converted into a unique event and wedding venue, nestled in 20 acres of beautiful, secluded countryside. It's a wonderful wedding venue to work with. With everything you need right on hand, from the ceremony area and huge party room with it's mezzanine balcony containing a snug area to it's very own cocktail bar. Tor and Tom had exclusive use of the whole venue, they were free to eat, drink and dance into the night, sharing their special day with the people who meant the most to them.
Because at Woodstock they have such amazing outdoor spaces, getting the photos with their nearest and dearest was easy and we could get plenty of variety. Tom had bought his groomsmen personalised boxers for their original wedding date and despite them being a little tighter than they should have been everyone had to wear them for the day so they could do this photo!! 😂📸
What a super day and a wonderful venue, I love a day where you feel like you're one of the guests. Thanks for having me!! Credits to suppliers: Photography: Anoif Photography | Hair: Fran Grayson | MUA: NH Makeup and Beauty | Flowers: Sue Church | Car: Classic and Sports Cars | Venue: Woodstock Weddings and Events | Food: F4D ltd | Cake: The best sister in law ever! | Dress: Morilee | Suits: Mark Darcey | Band: South and West Band