Abbie & Ashley made sure their day was a reflection of their fun loving selves. Being outdoors and having a relaxed atmosphere was so important, along with amazing and unfussy food, a ceremony which included their beloved dogs, Alfie and Ted, a bouncy castle for all their nieces and nephews as well as loads of natural and unposed photos of their family and friends so they can remember how their day felt : )
Abbie looked incredible walking down the hay bail aisle in her crisp white off the shoulder wedding dress from Serendipity in Weedon, complimented by her mossy green fern bouquet and olive green tutus that the flower girls wore from Six stories
The bridesmaids wore silky blue midi dresses with high necks and beautiful wild flower bouquets. Boho style updo's created by 'Hair by Sophie' and gorgeous Make up by Sarah Evans. The boys looked very cool, in their summery natural linen jackets and dark green trousers and ties from River Island and Asos!
I can't express how much I love an outdoor ceremony, I would recommend it to anyone. The vibe, the great light, the space. With some empty bottles, wild flowers, hay bails and their hexagonal moon gate alter Abbie and Ashley created something really personal and unique for their ceremony
Ted and Alfie, their schnauzer and Cockapoo along with groomsmen, bridesmaids, flower girls and page boys all played a part in making the ceremony extra magical, not to mention an emotional Ashley and a super smiley Abbie
Abbie & Ashley wanted to make sure no-one was stood around for ages posing for group photos (including themselves) so we made sure to keep the family photos on the relaxed side, rather than the more formal photos that is often expected. I absolutely love this approach, making the experience enjoyable and more personal for everyone : ) !
Note: Ted and Alfie making an appearance on their wedding cake by Lisa MK cakes
Taco Wedding Breakfast & Mr Whippy
Smoke bombs, an ice cream van, drinking games & a few sports day games, never a dull moment at this wedding. The perfect balance of relaxation and fun for everyone! The tacos were heavenly, thank you Cantina Baja!!
Both the ceremony, reception and accommodation took place at Jubilee Barn in Helmdon, Northamptonshire.
Abbie and Ashey could decide where to have their ceremony, which spot to have the giant hired tipi put up, as well as where in the field to locate the camp site, where guests could hire bell tents and glamp for the evening
Abbie and Ashley wanted relaxed and natural couple photos out in nature, and Jubilee barn is the perfect place for this, we strolled down the lane, found a cute orchard nearby and just kept things fun and unposed, so they could just spend some time together away from everyone for a little while
Sparklers & Sack Races
As the sun went down, the sparklers were lit, games were played and the dance floor filled up! I think everyone who attended this magical wedding went home feeling like so many memories were made that day, and without sounding too soppy, it is ALL about those feels!