A Berkshire wedding – Becky & Rob

Berkshire wedding

Berkshire wedding photography

A Berkshire wedding for Becky and Rob last Saturday. A very local wedding for them. The ceremony was at St Mary’s church in the next village, Kintbury, and the reception at their place of work and home, an immaculate Stud farm near Hungerford. It was also a wedding with an occasional soundtrack of rumbling thunderstorms. And boy, was it hot and humid!!

Coverage began with Becky getting ready, a short walk away from the farm, at a mansion of luxury retirement apartments. It could have been a luxury hotel. It was then a hop onto the tractor/trailer that was ferrying the guests into the village – along with the groom, Rob. Next stop, The Blue Ball inn, for a quick pint. (Rob that is, not me). Then across to the church, where the ushers were slaving away in the humid heat, repositioning heavy plant pots.

First, the horse and carriage arrived with the flower girls, pageboys and chief bridesmaid, Gemma, before heading back to collect Becky and her father. By now the clouds were thickening.

As the ceremony started the light levels started to dip outside. Two-thirds of the way into the ritual, the sky gave up and a deluge started to pour outside – maybe everyone should just stay in the church and sing more hymns? The stoic guys on the horse and carriage donned their waterproofs. It was time to leave the church, down the aisle, applause and big smiles and outside? As a wedding photographer, you go first – here comes another soaking. But the rain had got lighter. Then as Becky and Rob stepped out, the rain stopped, they walked a few yards, the sun came out! Perfect timing!

Horse and carriage back to the farm for the bride and groom and for some, the ferrying tractor and trailer. It was then champagne outside the marquee as ominous dark storm clouds towered above. But the rain held off until everyone was enjoying their meal. What the rain did do, was briefly trap Becky & Rob at their house, after they went to check on their four dogs (two fittingly, for the day, called Thunder and Lightning). One of them, Beto, had made several bids for freedom and down to the marquee. If he was after the beef being served, who could blame him, it was superb.

Speeches, food, cake cutting, bouquet tossing done it was time for the dance floor. The party was set to go on into the night and then continue the next day.

Here are a few images from this Berkshire wedding…

Bride getting ready

Page boy

Bride getting into her wedding dress

Guests arrive at the church in a farm trailer at this Berkshire wedding

Wedding transport - tractor and trailer

Groom in the village pub before the wedding ceremony

Sunglasses on the pub dog

Nervous groom

Flower girl lifted out of the carriage

Flower girls at Berkshire wedding

Berkshire wedding

Berkshire wedding horse and carriage

Bride arrives the church by horse and carriage

Greeting the flower girl

Wedding veil goes on

Berkshire wedding

Start of the wedding ceremony

Berkshire wedding photography

Berkshire wedding ceremony

Berkshire wedding

Kiss outside the church

Sunshine after the rain

Lineup after the Berkshire wedding ceremony

Berkshire wedding confetti

Bride and groom leave the church in the horsedrawn carriage

Wedding reception on a stud farm

Rain on the outside



wedding reception

Guests sat outside the marquee


Rainclouds gather over the wedding reception

Couple kiss

Black clouds gather

Berkshire wedding reception

stud farm


reportage wedding photography

Father of the bride speech


best man speech

Evening couple portrait at Berkshire wedding


First dance

Bride and groom kiss on the dance floor

Dancing on shoulders




[…] Farm, just outside Pangbourne in Berkshire, the venue for Rebecca and Rachels wedding. A barn wedding on a farm, where you can stamp your own […]

Spectacular photographs they remind me of the pictures of the great photographers of the history of photography, especially black and white, the moments and details captured are awesome, congratulations on this great work. Greetings from Tenerife

Charlotte Hughes

Absolutely stunning collection of photos capturing so many magical moments. Becky looked amazingly beautiful!!!! Wishing you both a life of happiness x x x

Thank you Charlotte!! We really wanted someone to capture all those special moments throughout the day & Martin did a fantastic job at doing this for us!! We must catch up soon xxx

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