Today we feature a lovely outdoor fun farm wedding at Huntstile Organic Farm, the day was captured by wedding photographer Betty Bhandari.
Paula and Richard’s wedding was spread over two days. On day one they got married in the registration office in Taunton with immediate family only, followed by a drinks reception at the Castle Hotel. The next day Paula & Richard chose to celebrate with all their friends and family at the beautiful Huntstile Organic Farm outside Bridgewater in Somerset. I went over in the late morning to see Paula and her family getting ready. Huntstile has quite a few rooms so everyone was get ready in different corners. Of course it took the boys less than ten minutes to be suited and booted.
Paula and Richard chose a beautiful outdoor ceremony on a hilltop and most guests chose the tractor pulled hanger to get there. The outdoor ceremony was emotional, witnessed by lots of friends & family, and most importantly it was officiated by two of their closest friends. While most of the guests chose to take the tractor back down the hill, a few guests walked with Richard, Paula and I.
Back at the farm, the drinks reception was soon followed by the wedding breakfast and three of the funniest, most eloquent and touching speeches I have ever heard. Actually the best man’s speech was a video recorded speech as he had been travelling the world at the time of the wedding. A video camera pointed at the wedding guests recorded their response to the speech which was sent back to the best man.
I finished the day with documenting the first dance, some pretty amazing live Argentine Tango (the bride’s aunt!) and some romantic outdoor shots of Paula & Richard.
Paula & Richard – a very genuine, emotional and friendly couple. When they first enquired we ‘met’ through a skype conversation and I remember my dad doing monkey business in the background without me noticing at first. Thankfully they weren’t deterred and booked me for their wedding.
Hi, my name is Betty Bhandari and I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Bath. Originally from Germany, I moved to the UK 14 years ago to go to university in London. I am a qualified architect but have taken portraits since I was 16 years old, so three years ago I decided to take the plunge and turn my passion into my day job. I have not looked back since! And in case you are wondering: my surname in Indian through marriage.
How would you describe your photography style?
Creative, personal, warm, vibrant, contemporary – those are all words that have been used by clients.
What did you love about the day?
My favourite thing of the day was that Paula and Richard as well as their families wore their emotions on their sleeves. That is just wonderful to photograph! Both the speeches of the bride’s father as well as the groom were incredibly witty and had me, a complete stranger to these two families, in laughing fits. I felt very privileged to be allowed inside such a personal event and play a part of it. A wedding like this is what every wedding photographer dreams about.
You can find out more about Betty and view more of her work via her website at Betty Bhandari.