It’s your wedding day – do it how you want to. This is often the one piece of advice I give to all the couples whose weddings I’m photographing. Over the last 15 years there has been a massive shift in who pays for and organises the wedding. Many couples now pay for and plan their own weddings – meaning that they can have complete control over how they celebrate their big day. From my perspective this means my couples can put their own mark on their day and make it highly personalised.
I knew from Lizzi’s first email to me that this day would be an amazing special one. Edd and Lizzi did exactly what they wanted for their wedding day. Everything in their wedding day revolved around them, their families and friends. Lizzi spent months collecting and drying rose petals for the confetti, the church they married was the same church that Lizzi’s parents had married at and the reception was held in a tipi – they are scout and guide leaders respectively – so where else would you have a reception!
The ceremony was held at St. Faith & St. Lawrence Church C.o.E in Harborne – on a beautiful warm April day. The bridesmaids dresses, the flowers and the Lego superheroes button-holes all provided a riot of colour which really made this spring wedding pop with vibrancy. Following the ceremony, the couple headed over to the scout hut where tea and cake was served, before everyone travelled over to the farm in Bromsgrove where the tipi was.
From the flowers on the tables, the table settings, the music – everything about this wedding had a personal connection to the couple. The catering revolved around campfire recipes given a modern twist, cooked by a 5 star catering team on the site. Sitting with the guests at the wedding breakfast and smelling the evocative smell of the fire pits which provided the warmth was an amazing experience.
It was a huge honour to be asked to photograph Lizzi and Edd’s wedding day – so if you’re planning your own unique wedding day, get in touch so we can have a chat about what’s important to you on your big day.