Amanda and Jason’s Elm Farm wedding was my first at this country house venue.

It was an absolute honour to get to know this incredibly hard working family and to be a part of their intimate celebrations. In our consultations various things became evident: their love of black and white photography, Star Wars and tractors. An eclectic mix it may be, but ones I could work with in producing a beautiful set of portraits alongside their meaningful moments. I joined Amanda at the end of her preparations and saw her transform in her Leia-esque gown. It was a shame the weather spoilt their plans for an outdoor ceremony, but emotions certainly flowed under the beamed ceiling.

I’ll be honest, I’ve always wanted to produce a fine art Star Wars wedding portrait. Armed with a couple of my daughter’s lightsabers, we crafted a story by the lake: Amanda and Jason became two Jedi using their combined force to take on the Empire on Endor. Fine art wedding Star Wars, you saw it here first.

We managed to use the remaining natural light with a few more portraits and groups in the garden. Inside, the room had been laid in a horseshoe shape to allow Amanda and Jason to see and speak to everyone at the reception. There were a few nods to Star Wars in the styling, but why a tractor cake? Amanda started a collection of miniatures during their years together, so the cake could only ever be a John Deere. I had the best time and wish A+J a heartfelt congratulations.


Elm Farm Country House, Horsham St Faiths