BACK GARDEN TIPI FESTIVAL WEDDING - LIZZY + JACK
"We hired Naomi to shoot our wedding and she was incredible. Not only did her pictures capture all of the atmosphere of the day, but she clearly understands how weddings flow – she knew precisely when to pull us aside for some quiet couple shots (with a few smoke bombs in tow!), and was effortless in shepherding all of our relatives into photogenic formation for the group shots. The pictures were sent to us in a beautiful wooden presentation box too. Highly recommended!"
Lizzy + Jack got married in May and hosted an epic DIY festival wedding - or WEDFEST if you will! They managed to get a tipi pitched up in Jack's parents' beautiful back-garden in the Cotswolds and achieved ultimate wedding cool by putting traditions they weren't too fussed about to one side, and embracing the things which they love. Music. Vegan food. Friends. Family.
Lizzy and Jack both got ready at Jack's parents' house, dipping in and out of checking things over together. There was no superstition about seeing each other on the morning of their wedding and it actually meant they both felt a lot more relaxed about the day. Instead of a set of bridesmaids and groomsmen, the couple decided it was best to have a Wedding Squad who helped them out with getting things ready for the big day and instead of having a stag or hen do Lizzy and Jack wanted to do something awesome with all their favourite people at the same time, non gender specific and bucking any classic stag of hen do traditions (no inflatable willies here...) , so they all went away for a weekend together in Dorset. The dress code for the wedding was festival attire for all - casual, smart, glittery - generally whatever you felt good in was the way to go.
Lizzy wore a London Calling dress made by rock'n'roll dress designer Lucy Can't Dance with her most comfortable pair of Vans tucked underneath! Her flowers were put together by Cotswold Posy Patch, who all grows all the booms and picked a beautiful seasonal bunch which was vibrant with colour and could not have been more suited to the day if it had tried! Jack wore a grey jacket with black jeans, a denim shirt and a fresh pair of Vans Eras finished off with a smashing pair of burgundy socks.
The organisation put into any wedding is pretty immense, but Lizzy and Jack's festival wedding was a new level of supreme detail. Lizzy's role as a Creative Producer for The Wilson (Cheltenham's art gallery and museum) puts her in a different league when it's comes to organising events down to the fine detail and with Jack being an editor for ATTN: Magazine (dedicated to experimental music and sound art) this wedding was always going to be a creative melting pot of the couples' love for music. Both have been in various bands and musical projects over the years and wanted to include this important element of their lives in the wedding day. Naturally, you do this by playing your bride in to sing Radiohead's Burn The Witch, making an epic entrance and opening your vow reading ceremony!
There's so much I can write about this day - but I think it's best to highlight and summarise so you can all get to the pictures to see how these two smashed their wedding.
With highlights that include but are not limited to: all vegan food, a bouncy castle disco (all songs themed around jumping, obviously...), the couple playing and singing in their own wedding entrance, bespoke illustrated cat table names, confetti canons, a flower crown, smoke bombs, party streamers, a silent disco, vows to not grow dependent on, but to keep inspiring each other and a Kate Bush moment with a Wedding Squad creating a personal wind effect meant that this wedding gave me all the feels. <3 <3 <3
Enough gushing. Pictures below along with a highlight film by the incredible McGill Sister Films (make sure you scroll all the way down!!) . If you need a videographer for your wedding day, I cannot recommend these guys enough <3 Supplier links at the bottom of the post too.
If you're planning a creative, joyous festival of a wedding - do drop me a line as I would LOVE to come along and capture the antics.