Beautiful Springtime back garden wedding with two brides
If you’re planning a back garden wedding, you’ll be inspired by this wedding!
When Claire and Amy first got in touch with me about their wedding, I was so excited – they were planning the prettiest back garden wedding at Claires parents home. As they were going to be officially married before the day, they were planning an outdoor ceremony with a blessing by a family friend. This would be followed by a garden reception with the dinner and party in a marquee. Claire and Amy are the loveliest people and I couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding!
I started at Claires parents home, where she was getting ready. My second photographer, Jesse, was with Amy, who was getting ready with her bridesmaids at a near by hotel. Each bride had their closest friends and family with them while they were getting ready. The morning was so relaxed, because everyone was in a good mood and excited for the day ahead.
The outdoor back garden wedding ceremony
The guests started arriving, excitedly chatting as they took their seats. The wedding took place in the vegetable patch overlooking the valley. It looked so pretty, with a stunning brightly coloured floral display at the front. Amy walked down the aisle first, followed by Claire. They had a pianist playing music for the hymns they had chosen. The blessing was led by a family friend and they exchanged personal vows. It was a beautiful and personal ceremony with happy tears and cheers as they were announced a married couple. After the ceremony they walked down the aisle together, and had a few moments while the guests made a confetti tunnel to welcome them to their reception.
The garden drinks reception
The wedding reception took place in the garden, which looked beautiful. Claires parents had spent so much time tidying the garden and planting spring bulbs to make sure there were flowers everywhere. They had a flower arch leading the way to the main lawn, and garden games dotted around. The marquee was decorated with the same gorgeous, colourful flowers. With displays hanging above the long tables as well as little vases of flowers adorning them. Each table was named after a vegetable, in honour of where the ceremony took place! It was so beautiful.
It was a bright and sunny day, which was what the couple had hoped for. While the guests enjoyed canapés and drinks, the couple mingled and laughed with their friends and family.
Towards the end of the drinks reception I took Claire and Amy for a wander and a chance to capture a few photos of the two of them. We headed back into the veg patch and then took a wander round the gardens. I returned them to the marquee ready to be welcomed into dinner to rapturous applause.
The evening celebrations
The dinner came to an end and it was time for the speeches. There were tears, laughter and happy memories as both Dad’s and Amy spoke. The speeches were rounded off by two friends, who were brilliant and very funny.
As the light faded and the band got ready, I took the chance for a few evening photos with the brides. Then it was dancing time! Claire and Amy took to the dance floor with confetti canons to add a bit of wow. Their guests then piled onto the dancefloor and they really did party the night away!
This was an amazing wedding. The loveliest couple, fabulous guests, a beautiful and personal place to get married and a lot of fun. I had a blast photographing this back garden wedding, hope you have enjoyed it too!
Claire’s make up: Blue Vanilla Beauty
Claire’s Dress: Catherine Deane
Flowers: Sage & Season
Cake: Clementine’s Cakes
Caterers: Caper & Berry
Wedding Planners: Chance Organisation
Band: Chance Entertainment
I hope you have enjoyed this gorgeous back garden wedding with two brides. If you are planning a garden wedding or an outdoor ceremony get in touch. I love photographing weddings in the great outdoors, especially when the place is somewhere that means a lot to the couple.
If you loved this then check out Sarah & Steves pretty outdoor wedding at Preston Court in Kent for more inspiration.
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