I had not been to Park mill farm before. This venue brought back memories of home as I drove through the fields along a rugged country lane with bushy hedges on either side that ended in the middle of now where and I was lost. I couldn’t find my way to the venue thank goodness for the telephones. The satellite navigation machine was lost and confused too on that morning and couldn’t find the farm. The saving grace was that I always give myself plenty of time to travel so I wasn’t late otherwise I would have had a mad panic. Little did I know that you actually had to drive through the entrance which was cut out in the hedges and out of clear sight. This venue was a very well hidden gem.
Through the entrance, what I could see was this beautiful old and fragile half fallen wall not far from the house with some of the bricks still left visibly on the ground. This wall that nobody was allowed to rebuild unless they had special permission to do so as it was protected was simply the perfect touch to the venue. Looking at that house and the wall on that morning and the grounds, I felt connected to my rural home only it didn’t have the scattered coffee and banana trees, sheep, cows, chickens, goats, and ducks running around like mad which creates total chaos.
This was an English country rural farm pretty, neat, clean and organised and none of all that chaos that to me it looked like a dreamy wonderland world in my eyes. I was able to relax now and take in all the things the venue had to offer and enjoy the rest of the day. With all the venue information sealed within my brain to use for the job, I was ready to start work.
The make-up was done by Lucy from Boo Lou. I have worked with Lucy now on several occasions and each time she never disappoints. As usual, her make-up was magical. It was great team work that produced the stunning results for the day. And when it came to photography, well, this lady is a genius. The amount of detail in each image is incredible. I had not worked with Hannah before but you will find a true talent in her and so relaxing to have around for photography for the day.
The images here are some of my favourites showing our work for that day. Her works is fantastic and I would say for you to get a better feel for the quality of her work, please do visit her website http://lifelinephotography.co.uk/theblog/2015/06/18/park-mill-farm-wedding/
The beautiful flowers were all done by Jenny Fleur. Now I wouldn’t normally mention cars here as this site is dedicated to hair plus I am especially not knowledgeable when it comes to cars. I wouldn’t know which is which. What I remember about Jenny`s car is the colours of the inside of the car, If you have seen it, you won`t forget it? What a car. Great idea to have it upholstered in different colours inside!
I tell you if that car was to be dropped off somewhere in my village, the whole village would surround it and curiously look at it like it is something alien dropped off the sun. Those colours inside, they just brighten you up when you look inside it. Wonder what it would feel like to sit in it. This is another reason to love my job. It lets me see the other side of the world.
Sincere thanks to Jenny and Hannah for allowing me to use their images. I hope you too have loved them.