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They say you attract ‘what you put out there’, or at least the saying is something similar; and I must be doing something right as I have photographed so many amazing DIY marquee / Tipi style weddings this year (and loads more booked for next year, yay). So when Gillian & Alasdair first got in touch with me via the Rock My Wedding directory, they said they had trawled loads of photographers looking for a relaxed and documentary style for their DIY garden marquee wedding. They loved my work and I was delighted that the couple wanted to book. In October I headed down South (Midlands in reality and probably very far North if you live in London) for what was to be a glorious day.
DIY Marquee Wedding
Gillian & Alasdair had been dreaming of a marquee wedding on the land of Gillians sisters house since it was first mentioned, but when planning started it was soon discovered that it would be trickier than imagined. The plot wasn’t square and had an old apple tree in the middle. Obviously they didn’t want to cut a tree down! When they spoke with Nick from Nicks Pop Up Parties, he said he could absolutely arrange a marquee that would work in the space, and the tree? Well that ended up in the middle of the dance floor complete with hanging brandy apple shots, genius! The couple completed the look with a snug, homemade alcohol, garden games and a stunning seating area for the meal. Check out a list of all the suppliers below.
The couple put so much effort into every detail of the wedding to ensure it was a relaxed and amazing day which definitely lived up to the ‘garden party vibes’ they first mentioned when they enquired with me. I think the personal touches are always so nice and speak to who the couple are and what they love. The groomsmen even printed a book with the ‘many’ looks of the groom inside. DIY weddings definitely take a lot of work but they pulled it off to perfection and what a day it was. Take a look at the slideshow above or the photos below to see the day.
Relaxed Documentary Wedding Photography
The couple booked me specifically for my style, they didn’t want to miss any time posing or leaving the wedding, they wanted the story of the day captured, from all the little DIY details to the fun that homemade booze on tap, a full dance floor and amazing guests bring. We spent a short time on about 5 formal group photos and a short 10 minute walk with the couple for some relaxed portraits but the rest of the day was completely candid and natural photos.
If you are planning a DIY marquee / tipi wedding and you are looking for candid and documentary photography, get in touch today, I can’t wait to hear about your plans.