This Summer I have captured several ‘DIY’ weddings held at family homes and have marvelled at the level of detail that has gone into each of them. My own wedding was similar and I remember packing my in-laws car with paper lanterns, parasols and mini buckets!
Anna and Alan got married at Anna’s grandparent’s home in Cheshire. Anna fondly remembered her Aunty’s wedding here, and always wanted to follow suit. It’s easy to see why the family home is in such demand, the charming brick home and beautifully manicured gardens provide a stunningly picturesque location. Perfect for the intimate and relaxed wedding that Anna and Alan had in mind!
Not only were Anna and Alan fortunate enough to have this gorgeous ‘venue’ to use but they also had a brilliant support team of family and friends who helped in both the transformation of the garden, with handmade bunting and the general movement of furniture, and the preparation of food and drinks, with Alan’s parents providing some very tasty canapés and the Usher’s often seen running back and forth with drinks, beer barrels and fresh glasses. Everyone was happy to pitch in to ensure that the day ran smoothly 🙂
The humanist ceremony, held under the perfectly placed wooden garden pagoda, was very personal and filled with laughter. I’m sure Anna and Alan’s beautiful little girl Sophie, and chief flowergirl, will be reminded of it often when she is older as she chose this as the moment to strip down to her nappy, much to the delight of all – well there’s no point being uncomfortable is there! 🙂
The couple then celebrated with not one but two cakes (one was a very impressive pork pie tower), barrels of beer and a delightful ceilidh band who ensured that the dancefloor was packed and that the fun continued well into the night.
It was a pleasure to document such a fun filled day. As aways, some of my favourite images below…