Word spreads fast in this part of the world and back in 2016 I’d heard whispers of a brand new wedding venue opening near Stamford… The Granary in West Deeping. So when Kirstie and Lee got in touch shortly after I couldn’t believe my luck to hear they’d booked it for their tipi, festival-style wedding the following August. The Granary Deeping is a gorgeous venue which is perfect for marquee, tipi or outdoor weddings in South Lincolnshire. With the river Welland flowing right through the sprawling gardens it really feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere!
Kirstie and Lee wanted their wedding photography to be totally natural and documentary in approach, with just a handful of group photos scattered in between. I love shooting this way as it allows way more time to anticipate and explore moments as they happen, rather than ticking specific shots off a list. I was also joined by Ben as Second Shooter for the day which meant we could get a real good variety of shots between us.
The day began with Kirstie and her bridesmaids getting ready at the Granary while Lee and the boys got ready at home in Peterborough. Guests were ferried to the church by a classic route-master bus which made for some great photos leading up to the ceremony! The ceremony was really good fun, lots of laughs and the vicar gave us free range to take pictures throughout (thank you so much).
After days of non-stop showers and rain everything looked beautiful and green back at the Granary, better still the sun even made a guest appearance during the drinks reception! I loved this wedding so much, highlights for me include photographing guests tip-toeing over the quirky bridge to the garden, Kirstie and Lee making an impromptu boat ride and dangling from the Granary balcony to get a truly epic group shot of all 150 guests. I really hope you enjoy checking out this wonderfully relaxed, boho tipi wedding!
Published June 1st, 2017
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