bride and groom sat on hale bales on farm in staffordshire

DIY Staffordshire wedding in a field!

This wedding was actually nearly a year ago – so I don’t need to point out that I have a blogging back log! 

From the very first time I met Hollie and James, I ‘got’ what they were trying to achieve for their laid back, fun wedding. They told me how they had found a field which came with power, the rest, they had to do themselves….and they sure did do it!

I think one of our conversations was about napkins – seems they thought about everything, the key to this, lists and lots of them!

Outdoor ceremony.

After spending some time on the wedding morning with both Hollie and James, I headed to their ‘venue’, Mansty Farm near Stafford where they had set up the most beautifully decorated marquee, games for the guests to play and an area for their ceremony. During the ceremony both made personal vows to each other, with James at times struggling to say his, it was very emotional.

Charlotte Balbier wedding dress.

I personally really liked Hollies choice of wedding dress. It was made by Charlotte Balbier and had French lace and sleeves.

Relaxed, laid back wedding and photography.

Hollie and James’s wedding was a perfect match for my style of photography. They didn’t want posed photos and instead wanted natural photos that captured their amazing day. The day they created for their friends and family made it easy for me to do what I do and give them wedding photos that are full of fun, energy and emotion. After all I couldn’t really go wrong with a tearful Groom; spontaneous Mexican wave, a Best man who spoke right from his heart and a proud Father of the bride.

If you are doing a DIY wedding, in Staffordshire or further away I think you should tell me about it!

See more of this gorgeous wedding over on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings.

Bride stood at top of stairs
black and white photo of bride looking in mirror
photo of groom and groomsmen in brown suits
Groom and groomsmen taking selfie
brown shoes worn by wedding party
black and white picture of bride hugging Dad
bride wiping tears from eyes
marquee interior for wedding breakfast
bride with bridesmaid
emotional groom before wedding ceremony
black and white photo of bride and groom kissing during ceremony
confetti being thrown at bride and groom
staffordshire bride and groom with flower girl
bride and groom stood in front of brick wall
husband and wife laughing holding champagne
black and white photo of couple stood in front of old wooden gates
bride in flip flops groom in brown shoes
wedding guests thawing balls into buckets
naked wedding cake
group of wedding guests laughing
photo of brother with arm round mother of the bride
father of bride checking speech
brides mum and dad laughing
photo of bride and groom laughing at grooms speech
bride and mother in law hold hands
black and white photo of best man doing wedding speech
photo of bride and groom holding hands under table
close up of best mans speech
brides mum laughing and clapping
photo of bridesmaids shadow in staffordshire
bride and groom in field laughing
bride and groom practice first dance in field in staffordshire
first dance of bride and groom
bride and wedding guests dancing
wedding guest showing off dance moves
bride celebrating whilst dancing