REAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography

18th May 2020


Noemi of Thyme Lane Photography has proven beyond doubt that whatever the weather on your wedding day, it's possible to capture spectacular photographs to treasure for a lifetime. What made the wedding of Melody and Martin all the more special was the amount of family involvement and handmade detail throughout the day; the only thing they couldn't make was the sun to shine!

The Venue

REAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane PhotographyHorsley Hale Farm is a stunning rural space in which you can create your own unique outdoor wedding. They don't insist on only using preferred suppliers or even charge you corkage; in their blank canvas, you are free to organise the rest, just the way you want it!

The Groom & Groomsmen

REAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - groomREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - groomsmenThe suits from High Street retailer, Next, will be readily worn many times over in the future, without breaking the bank for an initial outlay. The groomsmen accessorised their suits independently, each accented with a scented buttonhole.

The Bridal Party Preparations

REAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - bridal partyREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - the yurtREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - bridal preparationsREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - prepWith 9 bridesmaids, the bridal party preparations were extensive! Lucy Anne Makeup was on hand for the professional touches, but everyone pitched in, including the bride!

The Dress

REAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Rainbow ClubREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Shades of WhiteREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - wedding dressMelody found her heavily beaded dress at the Shades of White boutique and added a long veil to echo its train. Her Rainbow Club shoes were an elegantly simple option, and they could be dyed afterwards to extend their useability long after the day!

The Bridesmaids

REAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - bridesmaidsREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - bridesmaid dressesIt can be difficult to find a single style of bridesmaids' dress that flatters a range of body shapes, but these blush beauties managed to do just that!

The Bouquets

REAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - bouquetsMelody's sheaf-style bouquet of roses, stock, freesia, ammi, gypsophila and ivy, added a splash of colour, as did the ribbons. Her Maid of Honour and young bridesmaid carried smaller versions, while the remainder of the bridesmaids held delicate bunches to match the buttonholes.

The Ceremony

REAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - wedding guestsREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - father of the brideREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - wedding ringsREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - the kissREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - register signingREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - ceremonyThe jetty on the lake makes a beautiful location for a ceremony, and the weather cooperated long enough to see them married by Sue Dewing of Circle of Life. An acoustic musical accompaniment is another great way to be eco-friendly on your wedding day.

Confetti

REAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - confetti aisleREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - confetti shotThe bridesmaids were tasked with lining the confetti aisle with sprigs of dried lavender, and ensuring that everyone had dried flower petals with which to shower the bride and groom.

The Fun & Games

REAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - garden gamesREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - guest gamesREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - afternoon entertainmentMore eco-conscious entertainment was provided in the form of various rustic garden games for all ages.

DIY

REAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - signsREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - favoursREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - drink deliveryMany DIY elements were involved in the decor and running of the day; some of my favourites were the Order of the Day made from a wooden pallet, the Table Plan created using a vintage style mirror, the macrame favours displayed on another pallet, and the hanging macrame arrangements in the tipi. It was a hands-on day all round!

The Tipi Reception

REAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Tipi interiorREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - decorationsREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - table settingsREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - table decorThe tipi decor was kept rustic and simple, with lots of wooden touches, more dried lavender and gypsophila, and plenty of fairy lights! 

The Food & Drink

REAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - drinksREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Farriers RefreshmentsREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - The Wandering YakREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - DOUGHFarriers Refreshments supplied the drinks from their mobile converted horsebox and the Wandering Yak provided Middle Eastern-inspired street food.

I think I may have found my new favourite dessert idea - three different flavours of cookie dough, supplied by DOUGH.

The Cake

REAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - wedding cakeNicole's Celebration Cakes created their minimalist three-tier wedding cake, elegantly ornamented with green icing leaves.

The Portraits

REAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - lakeREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - portraitsREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - portraitREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane PhotographyI adore their twilight portrait session, complete with festoon lights and umbrellas!

The Evening

REAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - first danceREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - fire pitREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - doggoREAL WEDDING - The Rainy Day DIY Outdoor Wedding of Melody & Martin at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - dancingThe evening's entertainment kicked off with the traditional first dance before everyone took to the dancefloor (ably assisted by multi-award-winning DJ, Cumminz), or held court around the fire pit. Everyone, regardless of age (or species), clearly had the most wonderful day!

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Credits

Photographer: Thyme Lane Photography 

Venue: Horsley Hale Farm

Bar: Farriers Refreshments 

Makeup: Lucy Anne Makeup 

Wedding Dress: Shades of White  

Bridal Shoes: Rainbow Club

Suits: Next 

Cookie Dough: DOUGH 

Food: The Wandering Yak

Celebrant - Circle of Life

Cake: Nicole's Celebration Cakes 

DJ: Cumminz 


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