a super chilled, DIY festival wedding, in a tipi on a beautiful hilltop overlooking a Bridgnorth valley.
A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE BIGGER THAN THE AVERAGE CHILD, A GROUP MACARENA DANCE, DOGGO’S ROAMING FREE, 2 FUNKY CONVERTED HORSE BOXES AND AAAALL THE LOVE AND JOY.
Josh and Holly’s wedding was completely DIY. After getting married in a lovely wee church tucked away in the trees of Tuck Hill, they chose to throw an epic, festival-style party, in a tipi on farmland owned by Josh’s family.
Sitting on the top of a hillside overlooking the most beautiful scenic valley was a tipi surrounded by funky little food and drinks vans (2 being converted horse boxes), hay bales and a fire pit. This wedding was completely unique and DIY.
Josh and Holly got married in a lovely wee church just down the road from their family farmland on one of the hottest days of the year.
It was such a lovely relaxed, joyful day. Full of love, laughter, Zambucca shots AND the biggest bottle of champagne I have ever seen! The sun-baked down. The kids rode their bikes around the field. Friends dogs roamed free and chewed the logs that were awaiting the fire pit. And the love just oozed from Holly & Josh all day long.
The bride on how did I as their festival tipi wedding photographer:
“Charlie, we watched it [their sneak peek slideshow] and we loved it!! Thank you so much!! It really reminded me of all the little things you forget about the day. The photos are perfect!! Thanks again, we’re so pleased with them. xxx”
For those who like to watch rather than read:
more detail about the day
Josh and Holly got married in the Holy Innocents’ Church in Tuck Hill, Six Ashes. It was the cutest church tucked right away down winding lanes, surrounded by lovely old trees. The vicar was fab; full of life, jokes and laughter.
The trees made for some lovely shade which was much needed as it was a super hot day. This area also made for gorgeous dappled light for the photos.
The festival party
After the church, everyone headed down the road to the festival spot. They were greeted by a host of funky food vans and a horsebox bar created by the Drawing Board in Leamington Spa. The guys on the bar also bought a vintage steel bath to cool the beers and HUGE bottle of champagne that Josh’s dad had bought along. Getting the cork out of that bad boy was fun!
The super talented and barefoot guys from Synergy played live whilst guests chilled and drank Pimms. The kids had a wild time zooming around on bikes and eating aaaaall the lollies and sugar.
Guests were seated in the tipi for food and some hilarious speeches. Hat’s off to Holly’s dad who, in ode to what he had to endure all through Holly’s teenage years, managed to co-ordinate a whole tipi dance of the Macarena.
We were treated to an absolute beaut of a golden hour and sunset which made for some amazing photo opportunities. Doughnuts were served instead of cake (…might have scoffed a few of those sugary babies.. they were Krispy Kreme after all!). And then the party really got going. I left everyone tearing up the dance floor.
As ever, weddings don’t just happen. They are always pulled together by truly awesome teams of suppliers who work tirelessly to make sure that everyone has a fantastic day. This particular team was made up of loads of fab local suppliers:
The dress: David’s bridal
Men’s suits: Next
The beautiful flowers: Eloquent flowers
Wedding stationary: Holly’s very talented sister at Feather & Flourish
Venue: Josh’s family farmland
Tipi Hire: Timber and Canvass
Power, Sound and Lighting: Claritas AV
Live band: Synergy
Bar: Playing the field by the Drawing Board Pub in Leamington Spa
Wood-fired Pizza van: Toad’s Mill Kitchen
Doughnuts (cake): Krispy Kreme
DJ: Paul Foster
and finally, the all-important wedding photographs
For those who like to scroll rather than watch, here are a few of my favourite Bridgnorth DIY festival wedding photos from Josh & Holly’s day. Hope you love them as much as I do:
so, how did i do as Josh & Holly’s Bridgnorth DIY festival wedding photographer?
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Category: Wedding Photography | Destination: Bridgnorth Weddings | Venue: DIY home or garden weddings| Setting: Relaxed tipi festival weddings