A Music Festival Wedding at Jimmy’s Farm, Ipswich, Suffolk
Zoe being a vet and Chris a musician what else would you want for your wedding? That’s right a music festival wedding on Jimmy’s farm in Ipswich, Suffolk.
I met Zoe and her girls for the bridal preparations in Ipswich town centre, Prosecco was flowing and Eggs benedict being consumed, there’s no better way to start your festival wedding! I instantly knew from the banter being given that I was in for a tough ride with these girls but this instantly made me feel at home.
After spending a few hours with the girls Zoe was ready to make the short journey in her chauffeured festival carriage (A Land Rover Defender)
I made the short journey through Ipswich and over to Jimmy’s Farm to meet Chris and the lads, a Marquee set in the floral garden, the farm as its backdrop it was the perfect venue to host Zoe and Chris’s Wedding. With guests arriving and taking their pews on the hay bales under the marquee this festival was ready to Rock!
The ceremony was perfect, conducted by celebrant Michelle Taylor. Chris and Zoe exchanged personal vows, rings and rhinoceros faces to each other, which gave everyone a bit of a giggle. With a live choir mid ceremony the ceremony felt really personal to them both. They concluded the ceremony and sealing their marriage with a long loving kiss.
The afternoon was filled with open mic sessions from Chris and his friends with covers from some of their favourite bands whilst guests enjoyed the British summer and the live music.
Speeches were informal and presented in the open air from Zoe’s Dad, Chris and his best man. With the formals complete everyone proceeded to take their seats within the restaurant at Jimmy’s Farm to enjoy a platter of cold meats and bread to start and then an amazing Burger for their main meal (I was lucky enough to sample this courtesy of Chris and Zoe, Thank you).
After the wedding breakfast Chris, Zoe and I took the walk around Jimmy’s Farm to capture some couple shots of them both finishing off with the perfect light in the woods to photograph in.
Evening guests were treated to Chris’s band (Turntable) who started the evening off with their first dance. Chris then joined the band to surprise Zoe by playing a Mumford and Sons song which they’d secretly been practising just for this day, Zoe was absolutely speechless as Chris had never performed this before.
I hope you enjoy a few of the images below from their day it was truly an awesome wedding to capture.
Thank you to Chris and Zoe for letting me a part of their day and thank you to everyone at Jimmy’s Farm for welcoming me with open arms and making sure I was fed and watered.