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bride and groom portrait wit moody dark sky

There is something special about a DIY wedding, where the bride and groom organise and put together every single aspect of the wedding day themselves. It makes the wedding day so unique and individual. From wedding signs, to stationary, to catering, to centre pieces. Every aspect of the wedding day had been carefully thought about and planned. It made everything so special and personal.

Olivia and Ian’s rustic DIY wedding was exactly that, they got married at a beautiful village church with the rest of the day being held in the grounds of Olivia’s parents beautiful countryside home.

Not only the day so unique and personal but it was absolutely jam packed full of emotion too. As soon as I arrived in the morning to take photographs of Olivia getting ready with her mum and bridesmaids, I could tell that it was going to be an incredible day. There was such a feeling of anticipation and excitement in the air, it was amazing to photograph.

Olivia’s mum had put so much effort in to making every aspect of the wedding day perfect and I was so pleased that everything came together so perfectly, even the weather played it’s part too. Despite the fact we had some wind and rain in the morning, by the time the evening came the sun came out and we had the most incredible light. One of my favourite photographs from this DIY wedding was taken in the evening, where the sky in one direction was really dark and moody, but in the other the sun was shining. It looked absolutely amazing and made for perfect bride and groom portraits.

The part of the day that I will always remember this wedding day for though was the party in the evening… WOW, what an incredible night. It was more like a nightclub than a wedding, maybe even more like Glastonbury Festival than a wedding! The atmosphere was literally phenomenal. And just when it seemed things couldn’t get any better, Scott Mills of Radio One walked on stage and played an incredible DJ set. SCOTT MILLS! This was the wedding party to end all wedding parties! Absolutely amazing and the perfect way to end what was an insanely good wedding day.

Massive congratulations to you again Olivia and Ian. I loved being your wedding photographer, thank you so much again for asking me to be a part of your wedding. I wish you both all the very best for the future.

Here are just a few of my favourite photographs from your rustic DIY wedding day:

bridesmaid getting ready on morning of wedding
bridesmaid and flower girl on morning of wedding
photograph of country house on wedding day
bridal party getting ready for DIY wedding in the countryside
bride having lipstick put on
flower girl putting on rustic headpiece
Bridesmaid laughing whilst getting ready
creative photograph of bride having hair done
bride getting in to wedding dress on morning of wedding
bride looking out of window
group photograph of bridal party
groom waiting at top of aisle
bride and father walking up the aisle in Church
bride and groom laughing during church wedding ceremony
newlyweds smiling during wedding ceremony in Church
detail photograph of flowers in village church
wedding guests taking selfie
wedding speeches during DIY wedding
groom laughing during best man's speech
bride and groom at sunset
silhouette photograph of newly wed couple at DIY wedding in the countryside
early evening photograph of bride and groom together at rustic DIY wedding
bride and groom walking through countryside at sunset
fun groomsmen group photograph
first dance at DIY wedding in the countryside
wedding band playing at DIY wedding reception
wedding guests dancing at DIY wedding
groom having fun on the dancefloor
Radio One Scott Mills as wedding DJ
Radio One DJ Scott Mills at wedding
DJ Scott Mills playing songs at wedding

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