Tarryn and Matthew had a marriage ceremony this autumn at the rustic Fishlake Mill. Check out the venues website here: http://www.fishlakemill.co.uk/ I love love love this Venue. It is one of my favorite local wedding venues because it is quirky and feels rural, as it is down a little lane, on a farm, surrounded by fields. It has the most cute as can be Mill, and there are loads of photo opportunities all around the venue. You can also stroke the horses, although the goat is a bit shy! It was a gorgeous day and even the weather played ball! They were able to get married outside, while the guests sat on hay bales. That is very lucky for this time of year. I shot a half day wedding package for them. The afternoon was absolutely beautiful. The couple had already had a legal ceremony at the Registry office, followed by an afternoon tea at Rossington Hall, so the day at Fishlake was all about family and getting their kids involved as much as they could, without any worries about the legalities.
Tarryn says 'Matt and I met on Guardian Soulmates. I ‘liked’ his profile and he sent me a message - on 14th February 2015! Our first date was a week later and we have been together ever since. We have 4 daughters. Lucy (10), Katie (8), Lilly-Mae (6) and Emily (8 months). We also have 3 chickens, 2 cats and 1 rabbit. The cats are both males (gives Matt some male solidarity, that and he also has a large shed in the garden where he can fettle with his bikes but I won’t let him have a kettle or chair in it so that he has to come inside sometimes!)
The ceremony was a family affair. The couple opted to include their 4 children by doing a ribbon ceremony where each child wrapped a ribbon of a different colour around the Bride & Grooms wrists to bind them together as a family. They then used paint of their ribbon colour to create a unique piece of art, during the wedding ceremony too. Amazingly, non of the bridesmaids got any paint on their bridesmaid dresses at all!
The couple say 'We honestly couldn’t choose a favourite part of the day - it was all so much fun. But we did really enjoy involving the children in the ceremony and making sure that they knew that they were a huge part of us and our relationship'. To do this, the couple had to have a ‘legal ceremony’ at the register office prior to their wedding day and then got a celebrant - Andrea Bonser from Rossington - involved to lead the ceremony on the day. The couple say 'Andrea had fantastic ideas about how to involve the children and make the ceremony a family one. So many people have complimented us on the ceremony and that is all down to Andrea'. Here is a link for Andrea, should you wish to plan a similar service: https://www.uksoc.com/doncaster-south-yorkshire-family-wedding-civil-celebrant-andrea-bonser/
The reception was in the newly refurbished Restaraunt at the Mill, rather than in the marquee. Tarryn had made all the decor herself and the room looked simply stunning. They had gone for a rustic, autumn theme with pine cones, simple flowers, bunting & decorated glass jars. Tarryn says 'Our wedding was a total Pinterest wedding. I did all the table decorations and the cake'.
For dinner they had a delicious hog roast, which had been cooking away all morning. They then had a dessert of Jelly & Icecream! They followed their wedding breakfast with a pub quiz instead of speeches. Tarryn says 'Fishlake Mill fitted with the rustic theme we wanted especially the gorgeous solid wood tables in the restaurant with the grain in the wood showing. It was also a blank canvas that we knew we could decorate the way we wanted. We wanted a small wedding and felt that the Marquee that they also have available would be too big for the sort of small informal wedding we were planning. That was why we chose the hog roast and jelly and ice cream, we didn’t want too much formality. Matt even decided to ditch the speeches and planned a pub quiz instead'.
The couple have their own VW camper van, which their hire out to couples for Weddings. Tarryn says 'Our wedding transport was our own VW bus. Matt has decorated it without me knowing with hearts and fairy lights - it was beautiful. Lilly-bus fit with the theme too. We do hire her out for weddings anyone interested in hiring her can contact us on 07745587634'.
Here is a small selection of images from their day. If you are planning a wedding at Fishlake Mill & would like to know more about my photography services, just text your wedding day to 07834 912507 & I will contact you to arrange a quote.
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And here are a few photos from Rossington Hall too.....