A DIY Marquee Wedding in the Lake District
This wedding was bloody glorious!! If the Mr would ever agree to renew our vows (unlikely) this is what I would want my day to be like. As a wedding photographer, Becky and Luke’s day contained all of my favourite things – beautiful handmade elements, shabby chic, rustic, vintage inspired detailing, bunting (you can never have too much in my opinion) and beautiful countryside. I love weddings where the couple have really let their personality show through and this wedding really did tell the story of Becky and Luke as a couple. It also involved the help and support of the whole family which is such a lovely thing to witness. The theme of the day was centred around the field in which the wedding marquee was placed. The field no less, where Becky’s two horses normally reside – they were evicted for the day but the chickens were allowed to remain. Last summer’s wildflowers from the field itself adorned the wedding invites, order of service booklets and table settings. Fresh wildflowers filled vases all around the marquee. Handmade Sloe Gin for favours for the gents and gorgeous little lavender bags for the ladies – beautiful. Luke’s grandmother had made a beautiful lace handkerchief which Becky tied around her bouquet. I could go on and on – the attention to detail was simply wonderful.
I met up with the girls in the morning for bride prep which is always my favourite part of the day. The arrival of the flowers, when the bride steps into her dress for the first time and that amazing moment when the father of the bride gets his first look of his daughter. This day certainly lived up to expectations and it was such a pleasure to spend it with Becky, her mum and the bridesmaids (Dad was mucking out the horses).
The couple were married in the most spectacular little church at the top of hill. The views! Luke’s Dad is a church warden so the family connections to the church was very important. Again, the family had gone all out to decorate the church with the floral theme running through the whole wedding.
Following the ceremony (and one of the best confetti tunnels ever) we whisked the bride and groom off to a beautiful spot by the lake for their portrait sessions whilst the rest of the wedding party headed back to the marquee.
The night ended with the most energetic first dance I have ever witnessed – although the rest of the guests gave it some too!
It was such a huge pleasure to spend the day with this bunch and this wedding is so beautiful that I’m sure you won’t mind that I have shared lots of their lovely images with you.
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