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Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses

Joanna / 14 February 2017

Claire and George's country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Our Valentine’s Day Real Wedding for 2017 is just gorgeous.  You’re certain to love the couple and their particularly personal country farm wedding, and I’m sure your heart will melt when you see the photographs of their little boy giving a speech at the reception. Adorable.

Groom George is from an agricultural background and as such, the couple decided that there was only one way they could plan their big day. Tractors, bunting, hay bales, a tractor wheel seating plan, straw dollies and wellies filled with flowers.

Bride Claire got in touch to share their day with us after being inspired by our site so I’ll hand over to her to give us the details…

Bride and groom in wedding tractor transport // Andy Hook // The Natural Wedding Company

Page boy in tweet country suit // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Corn dolly wedding place names // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Country wedding tractor place names // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Country farm wedding

“From the very start, we knew our wedding would have an agricultural country theme. With George having his own agricultural business we felt this would reflect us perfectly and give us the relaxed feel we wanted.”

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Nerves and pearls

“On the morning of the wedding, it all seemed rather rushed; I was extremely excited and nervous and, if anything, tired from the late night in the marquee with the finishing touches.

“I wore a stunning Ronald Joyce dress, as soon as I tried it on there were tears – I knew it was the one. I also wore George’s granny’s pearl necklace; she couldn’t attend the wedding so it was extremely special to wear something of hers.”

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Vintage pearl necklace // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Married in the local church

“We got married at Babworth Church, where we had our daughter Harriet christened. George travelled there on his tractor and I travelled in his Land Rover.”

Country wedding tractor transport // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Country church wedding // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Milk churn flowers // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Page boy in tweed and pink floral bridesmaid dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Lindy Bop bridesmaids

“The bridesmaid dresses were the first items I bought so the wedding colour scheme was planned around these. They were bought online in the sale from Lindy Bop. My bridesmaids were my sister Jessica, best friend Amy, cousin Holly and my close friend Faye. Our little girl Harriet was my flower girl.”

Pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Wheat and chamomile buttonhole // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Rustic country wedding programme // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Land Rover country wedding transport // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

The groom wore tweed

“The groom and groomsmen wore tweed jackets. George chose his brother Henry as his best man and Mike and Tommy, his friends, as the ushers; they were a great help the night before with the finishing touches in the marquee. Thomas, our little boy, was the page boy and ring bearer – he did a fantastic job.”

Groom and groomsmen in tweed suits // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Rustic brown kraft order of service // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Gypsophila and hessian pew ends // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

An emotional entrance

“When I started walking down the aisle I was already filled with emotion. First I saw my little boy Thomas beaming with pride. Then when George turned round I had to fight back the tears.”

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Country church wedding // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Traditional ceremony and cheerful hymns 

“We went for a very traditional service, which was lovely, and we had the hymns ‘All things bright and beautiful’ and ‘One more Step’.”

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Natural and understated decorations

“We had minimum decoration throughout church apart from flowers on pew ends, at the altar and milk churns filled with flowers outside the church.”

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Bride and groom in tractor // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Bride and groom in tractor // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Relaxed paddock reception

“The reception was held in a marquee situated in a paddock opposite our home. It was fantastic to have a blank canvas so we could make it our own.

“After the ceremony we went back to the marquee for a Pimm’s reception.”

Rustic country wedding marquee // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Jars of Pimms // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Mr & Mrs cushions // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Tractor wedding table names // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Rustic country wedding table plan // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

DIY inspiration

“I used magazine, websites, blogs and Pinterest to gain ideas and inspiration. Seeing real brides create unique weddings spurred me on with DIY projects.

“It really was a family effort with DIYing, I couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help.”

Just Married hessian bunting // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Country wedding marquee // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Country wedding bride and groom place names // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Box of blankets // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

‘Scooped from the garden’ flower arrangements

“I met with the florist Lucie from Branching Out who worked with me and helped me pick out the flowers to suit the bridesmaids’ dresses and for a ‘just scooped up from the garden’ look.”

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Naked wedding cake with strawberries and mini bunting // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Wedding photo washing line // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Wedding cheese cake with fruit // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Vintage tea cups // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Natural naked cake

“Our wedding cake was a stunning natural cake which we felt suited our theme. It had different flavoured layers and was made by the extremely talented Amy from Beauty Beau Cakes who was also our bridesmaid.”

Personalised wedding cupcakes // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Pimp your Prosecco // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Flowers in welly boots // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Box of wedding flip flops // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Country wedding tractor child's place setting // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Tractor tyre table plan

“We created the tractor tyre table plan, which was an idea I had from the start – it was great to see the finished article.”

Tractor tyre country wedding table plan // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Rustic country wedding decor // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Personal handmade stationery

“I made all the stationery for the wedding. With help and inspiration from The Natural Wedding Company. George drew a picture of a tractor, which we had made into a stamp and incorporated it onto all our stationery.”

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Emotional speeches from the whole family

“The speeches were emotional, especially when Thomas made a speech telling everyone how much he loved us and how we were the best. He had us all in tears – it really was a precious moment.”

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

The perfect photographer

Andy Hook was our photographer, a true professional and perfectionist. He is extremely talented and lovely. He did an amazing job with his assistant Holly. We used him previously for my daughters christening and cannot praise his work enough. We highly recommend him.”

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Bride and groom with tractors // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Advice: ask for help!

“Don’t try take everything on yourself. Delegate jobs to people to make them feel involved with the day. Have DIY and planning sessions with your bridesmaids and friends – it really does make a difference.”

Fence with heart decorations // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Bride and groom first dance // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

TNWC brides are inspiring

“I wanted to say how thankful I am for The Natural Wedding Company. I gained so many great ideas and inspiration from the website and blog posts. Hopefully our wedding will give other brides some inspiration like we gained from previous blogs.”

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

Claire and George’s country farm wedding with tractor transport, hay bale seating and pink floral bridesmaids dresses // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

What a sweet wedding. Sending a huge thank you to lovely bride Claire for sharing her country farm wedding with us. It’s wonderful to see a wedding and hear from a bride who has been inspired by the wonderful weddings we feature on the blog. And of course, with thanks to photographer Andy Hook too.

Happily Ever After sign // The Natural Wedding Company // Andy Hook

{ Details }

Photographer: Andy Hook
Bride’s Dress: Ronald Joyce
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lindy Bop
Flowers: Branching Out
Wedding Cake: Beauty Beau Cakes
Decorations: Pretty Little Extras

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