Quirky DIY Barn Summer Wedding

So happy to be sharing this amazing quirky home barn wedding today, with loads of DIY elements. I thought I would take a break from what has been a busy busy season and actually blog some work! I have been loving every minute of shooting all these weddings, I feel so lucky to be able to say I love my job! I can’t wait to start again with the couples that are booking for 2016 it makes me so happy. Some of the emails I get are filled with so many smiles and excitement you can feel it, its really tactile.

Claire and Jamie’s wedding was held at home, in their own barn. Almost everything was homemade by the couple or their guests. They were recently featured on the awesome Rock N Roll Bride as Claire described what they tried to create… “we just wanted everyone to have a good time, and feel comfortable as the reception was at our home”. Claire and Jamie live in a really rural area so they didn’t want anything fancy, just plenty of good food, drink and music. “Our guests bought homemade cakes for the desert table. We made pom poms over the course of many evenings with friends. The tables were old school tables sourced from eBay (which we sold afterwards!) and covered in dust sheets and chintzy bedspreads. We also had hay bales for seating and to create a bit of structure around the barn. We even grew our own hay in the land next to our barn.” I absolutely love these kind of weddings, they are generally very free, expressive and time doesn’t run away with as much as it can at a venue where you can be stuck to stricter times. Claire and Jamie’s words of wisdom are “to not do anything just because it’s tradition or people expect you to”, she concluded “Do what makes you happy and enjoy your day. If you want to get married in your backyard with an iPod full of your favourite music then just do it!”

One of my favourite type of weddings, relaxed and home-spun. If you are creating this kind of day and fancy having me along to shoot it then don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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