The One with the Chicken Coop

The details

The happy couple:

Christina and Sam

The date:

7th March 2020

The location:

Vallum Farm, Northumberland

Photographer(s):

Shazia and Chris

We first met Christina off the back of a wedding fair that took place at the Boiler Shop back in 2018. One of Tina’s bridesmaids (who also booked with us) attended the wedding fair and recommended us to Christina and Sam. After looking through our work, they felt we’d be a great fit for their wedding day.

They married at Vallum Farm in Northumberland. A beautiful venue which we hadn’t photographed at before but we couldn’t wait to capture their day there. It’s a perfect venue for us. Rustic, outdoors and lots of cool textures to photograph against.

Sam didn’t want any of his morning preparations captured, so we both headed over to see Tina and the girls.

 

Where the wedding name came from:

The name was chosen because of the chicken coop we used as a backdrop for some of their couple portraits.

The cottage where Tina was getting ready was in the middle of the countryside with a beautiful view.
Inside everything was nice and calm as the girls were pampered.
As the hour drew closer, it was time for everyone to get their dresses and suits on before heading off to the venue.
At Vallum, guests had started to gather in the tipi which gave us chance to capture a few portraits of Sam.
Inside the marquee, the guests were seated and ready as Tina made her way down the aisle with her dad.
It was a beautiful ceremony with plenty of laughs throughout.
Outside we managed to organise possibly the windiest confetti shot we've ever organised.
They'd set up a beautiful reception room. The decor looked fantastic.
Inside the tipi the bar was open and the guests were relaxing into the swing of things well.
It was time to crack out the wellies though before heading out for some couple photos.
We made used to the campervan and captured some lovely, natural portraits of Tina and Sam joking around.
After this we headed down towards the chicken coops. We just loved the colours and textures here. Something a little different.
Back inside it was time for the speeches.
The evening prompted a new influx of guests and there was visibly a very relaxed atmosphere.
After joking around with the cake cut, it was time for the first dance.
Guests piled onto the dancefloor to join the newlyweds in their celebrations.
The last formality of the day was the father/daughter dance.
Our final act of the day was to head outside and make the most of the cool lighting by capturing some more portraits of Tina and Sam together.