Autumn Elegance at a Stylish Silchester Farm Wedding
Laura & Chris

Autumn Elegance at a Stylish Silchester Farm Wedding

Venturing into Hampshire's heart near Reading, I was greeted by the early whispers of autumn for Laura and Chris's wedding at Silchester Farm. This day was a testament to their impeccable taste, with Chris in a sleek black tie and Laura, a vision in a flowing dress that seemed to capture the spirit of elegance in one graceful swoop.

The ceremony was a burst of colour and life, thanks to the artful creations of the Wessex Flower Company. The vibrant hues of the flowers framed Laura and Chris perfectly as they exchanged vows under the floral arches, their smiles radiant. As they walked side by side, colourful confetti fluttered in the sunlight behind them, bringing to life a moment of vivid celebration.

Yet, the day was not without its adventures. Post-ceremony, as I whisked Laura and Chris away for portraits, the skies decided to open up. A sudden downpour sent us dashing for the shelter of an open barn. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as the barn's gorgeous light lent an intimate atmosphere to the portraits. Even when we thought we'd outsmarted the rain on our return, it caught us midway, leaving us slightly drenched but laughing at the unpredictability of it all.  The stormy interludes also served to create surreal lighting conditions, with sunbeams piercing through the clouds, illuminating the farm with an otherworldly glow.

The reception in the cow shed was nothing short of lively. Laura and Chris's entrance was epic, with napkins waving in the air as they danced down the rows between tables, the room erupting in cheers. It was a moment of pure elation, setting the tone for the rest of the evening. Speeches were a rollercoaster of emotions, filled with laughter and tears, all eyes on Laura and Chris, the stars of the show.

One of my favourite shots of the day was taken on a road lined with pines leading up to Silchester Farm. It's a spot I've always noticed but never had the opportunity to use until now. Capturing Laura and Chris walking together, framed by the towering trees, was a moment of serenity amidst a day of vibrant celebration.

The day was dotted with memorable highlights: Chris strumming the guitar with the band for the final song, bridesmaids serenading the guests with shots in hand, and a visit to the farm's animals, where the mother of the groom shared a moment with a particularly affectionate pig. As the night drew in, the party reached its peak, with guests donning feathers, hats, and costumes, the dance floor alive with energy and laughter.

I hope you enjoy taking a browse through Laura & Chris’ Silchester farm wedding. If you love this then definitely go check out Jojo & Marley’s river wedding in Windsor or another black tie wedding in Devon.


Wedding Planner : Daniel Potter from Silchester Farm

Caterer: Silchester Farm

Florist: Wessex Flower Company

Makeup Artist: Charley Adams, @missadamsx

Hair Stylist: Lou Leaves, Love Hair by Lou

DJ / Band: Levitate, Entertainment Nation - Levitate

Bride's Wedding Attire: Dress: David's Bridal, Shoes: Loeffler Randall

Groom's Wedding Attire: Tuxedo: Moss Bros

"We feel so incredibly lucky that Richard was our photographer. He is beyond talented."
Luisa & Jack