Humanist Wedding at Ridge Farm

Katie + Matt

My first thought when I arrived at Ridge Farm to photograph Katie and Matt’s wedding was: I want to get married again so I can have our wedding here.  It is such a beautiful, unique and romantic venue.  A little pony greeted me at the car park.  And I was totally charmed by the lay-out and flowers in the gardens and the rustic buildings.

Katie and Matt had a humanist wedding under two oak trees and a canopy of flowers.  Before the ceremony there was a warming of the rings. The wedding rings were passed around the guests to be blessed with love and well wishes.  The humanist wedding ceremony was performed by the wonderful Susan Rae. It was very personal and touching.  Katie and Matt had a hand fasting ceremony and we sang “Here comes the sun” – my favourite Beatles song.

After the ceremony, afternoon tea was served in the beautiful gardens of Ridge Farm.  Katie and Matt are such a lovely couple.  They are very kind and love meaningful and deep conversations  It was really important to them to spend time with each of their guests.  They didn’t rush through the day but rather took their time to enjoy it and live it in full.

Katie and Matt have only been together for a year.  A mutual friend set up a blind date.  She thought they were perfect for each other and even had a feeling that they would get married one day. Well, she was right!  They are obviously made for each other.  The love and respect they have for one another is clear to see even when you spend only a few minutes with them.  Katie and Matt, I wish you all the best for the future. I’m sure you will spend many happy years together.