Bride and groom just married at Far Forest church

Far Forest Wedding

Fleur & John
Holy Trinity Church Far Forest &
Reception at Forests Edge

“We are absolutely delighted! What a fantastic, amazing job you’ve done of capturing our day! Over the moon! A million heartfelt thank you’s for all of your hard work! Wonderful!

A short drive from Bewdly lies a village with the somewhat mystical name of Far Forest.  It’s  a small, quiet place situated right on the doorstep of the Wyre Forest and it was  here that Fleur and John got married, on a slightly damp day in August.

Fleur and John booked only a few months prior and were clear from the start about what they wanted – a bare minimum of formality, no fuss and LOTS of live music.  John is himself a drummer and we actually saw him perform at a wedding some years back  – performing with the same band that WE had at our wedding and at the SAME venue we chose!  Small world!

They wanted their photography to be pretty low-key and didn’t need the morning preparations covered, so they booked just Robin to shoot their day.  In fact, it was only due pure serendipity that they were able to book us at all as their date was initially taken by another couple.  But when that couple had to postpone, we got back on the phone to Fleur and John within minutes –  and thankfully they hadn’t booked anybody else in the meantime!

Wedding ceremony at Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Far Forest is a small parish church situated on the edge of the village.    It’s quaint and characterful in a way that every country church should be . Rev Sallie Butcher  conducted the ceremony and she was lovely to work with.

Wedding reception at Forests Edge

Forests Edge is a wedding venue located just a few moments walk from the church – literally through the churchyard and across the road!  It’s a good-sized marquee in a picturesque field, surrounded by trees and greenery,  with plenty of parking and flexibility for weddings and other events.  Catering was provided by the brilliant Paisley Flour, who we actually saw a couple of times during 2021 and their styled ‘grazing’ food went down a treat and was perfect for Fleur and John’s day.

Live music

Live music is one of the very best things anybody can have at a wedding.  The spontaneity and interaction gives a vibe that a pre-recorded list just can’t match – especially so when the musicians are clearly enjoying every minute of it. And on Fleur and John’s wedding, the guests got a double treat, as the couple has hired in not one, but two terrific bands.

As the guests mingled and chatted during the drinks reception the entertainment was provided by the brilliant Tom Clarke-Hill’s 70’s JazzFunk Machine.  This four-piece band ripped through an extensive repertoire with skilful improvisation.  The perfect backdrop to a relaxing afternoon of celebrations.

As the wedding moved into the evening more, music was in store.  The covers band Blind Lemon kicked off the evening party – great performers with tons of energy and they filled the dancefloor the the whole time they were playing!  Part-way through the set, John and one of his other bandmates played with them on a medley of songs by The Who – brilliant!

Absolutely loved this day – a real highlight of the summer.  A huge thank-you to Fleur and John – enjoy the photos!

Supplier links at the bottom!

Supplier links for this wedding:

Reception venue: Forests Edge, Far Forest, DY14 9TP, 07804 295907
Catering: Paisley Flour
Fleur’s dress: Lovers Society , supplied by Jean Jackson Couture , Manchester
Fleur’s hairstyling: Nicola Honey Artistry
John’s Suit: Mark Powell Bespoke Tailoring , London
Flowers: Camomile & Cornflowers, Shelsley Beauchamp
Evening band: Blind Lemon

Wedding photography in at Holy Trinity church and Forests Edge in Far Forest, Worcestershire, by Midlands photographers Robin & Sarah Gillespie.

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