Nottingham Swancar Farm Wedding – Laura & Thom

Laura and Thom were one of the very first couples to marry at the luxurious Swancar Farm Country House venue last month. We were there as their wedding photographers to capture the day. Laura was a knockout in her short lace dress for her dapper groom. What a  great couple they make. There was so much love, laughter and colour, a perfect spring wedding. Click ‘read more’ to see what I mean…

Laura and Thom are so popular that they had a second room to accommodate all their guests for the ceremony, with a screen so that nobody missed a moment of the action. These guests were also given buckets of popcorn to munch on whilst the couple said ‘I do’…what a brilliant idea! 

I love these kilner jars of flowers on the ceremony table, from Zinc Floral Design in Nottingham. How pretty!

At this point in the ceremony, the couple’s friend Chris Killik read the poem he had written especially for the wedding. It was performed brilliantly. Thank you Chris for allowing me to include it here:

I never believed in love at first sight
It’s all just make believe right?
How can you meet someone
And have lightning strike?
It’s like, Father Christmas, or the Tooth fairy

The burble in your stomach the pupils dilation
It’s just a chemical reaction
The bodies distraction, not elation

These moments of fiction, the eyes going wide
And hearts beating fast
Are a composed addiction, From the funny feeling inside
With Silly thoughts cast about things of insignificance
Like the influence of a bumble bee on
A blade of grass

Or How the lily of the valley looks before the mornings first flight

When the light is Reflecting off the morning dew

The point is I never believed in love at first sight

And then I saw you

I loved the canine themed table plan…

Yup, that’s right folks…a basket of pork scratchings on the cake table. Genius.

The speeches were some of the funniest we’ve heard and the light in the Great Hall at Swancar was fantastic for photographs…


I love the fairy lights in the background, they always add a lovely atmosphere.

Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Stevens, I hope you had a fantastic honeymoon on the Isle of Skye.

If you were a guest at this wedding and would like the whole collection of images, click on the client gallery button at the top right hand side of this page. Please contact the newlyweds for the password.

Thank you to everybody for being so warm and friendly, we had such a great time! Special thanks to Tracy from Swancar Farm and Sarah from Tillyboo for being so helpful and looking after us.

I’ve been contacted by quite a few couples that have booked weddings at Swancar, so hopefully it won’t be too long until my next visit. There are no other wedding venues quite like this in Nottinghamshire, I for one can’t wait to go back.

Dress: Berketex

Catering: Gail Dandy  and Sarah from Tillyboo Events

Flowers: Zinc Floral Design

Band: Pesky Aligator 

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  1. Posted 02/05/2012 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    How beautiful, these photos really capture the love and happiness of this wedding and that poem… it had me sobbing! xx

  2. Laura Maher-Stevens
    Posted 03/05/2012 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    Lucy, we cannot thank you enough, the photos are absolutley beautiful, they captured the day perfectly and really show the relaxed atmosphere we thought and worked hard to achieve! Your’s and Tom’s presence made it all the more special!!

    Thank you for doing such a good job, We will recommend you to everyone we can! 🙂

    Thanks again!! xxx

  3. Posted 07/05/2012 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    oooh what a fun happy Wedding – beautiful venue..and what a lovely lovely couple – congrats to the newly weds x

  4. Posted 20/05/2012 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Beautiful photos, as ever. Great atmosphere and wonderful details.

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