It’s safe to say that I love a DIY wedding done at home, it’s usually on a Farm or in a great big space where everyone can have fun. Allie + Isaac’s wedding was no exception to the rule with everyone having a great time and it was clear that these guys had put soooooo much thought into everything for the day they had planned on the family farm. It was such a pleasure to relive the day while editing back through their full gallery of images.
I arrived at the Farm to capture Allie and the bridesmaids having hair and makeup done, as with many homes everyone congregating round in the kitchen; always the hub of any family home. I loved the little details they had going on with mugs for drinking their fizz from. It was a super chilled vibe and everyone clearly excited for what was to come. Allie’s dad arrived in a superb sounding Aston Martin much to the excitement of his granddaughter who watched from the window of their home. Needless to say he looked proud as punch when Allie walked out of the house looking ready to go to church.
A short trip over to Dove Holes for the wedding. The ceremony was lovely with some brilliant reading’s, a harpist playing some beautiful music and clearly so many glances of love between this pair (along with the odd giggle). After the wedding and a massive amount of confetti Allie and Isaac jumped into the JCB Fastrac complete with tin cans and just married horshoe attached to the 3 point link. Back to the farm and down the purpose built track which along with a lot of other walling and general TLC which Isaac had spent months doing. It was clear that the prep and planning that they had put into the wedding had really paid off.
We zipped up to the top of the field to take some couples portraits in a part of the farm which was special to Allie + Isaac and it didn’t disappoint with the stunning Peak District views. The view back to the Tipi and all the little Yurt’s lined up ready for weary guests to rest their heads after a good day and night of partying before getting up to a good breakfast the next morning. Back down at the Tipi everyone was gathered round enjoying canapés and drinks from the Link Box full of bottles on ice. There was a brilliant swing which Isaac and his brother had constructed as well as their grandfathers vintage Same tractor which had been beautifully restored. After we’d done a few of the group photos everyone went inside for the wedding breakfast.
After the wedding breakfast there were some lovely speeches from everyone with the most touching coming from the best man (Isaac’s brother) which had emotion and laughter in equal measure. It probably spoke to me more than any other speech I have seen simply because of my connection with my own brother. These guys had each other in tears and it was wonderful to see the connection they share as brothers and indeed working partners with the fencing and agri business they run together.
All the emotion of the speeches out of the way and it was time for some more mingling outside while the rest of the evening guests arrived ready to see the cake cutting and first dance. The dance floor I have to say did not disappoint at this wedding and it was great to see everyone getting involved, but the photos tell that story all by themselves. Anyway enough from me, have a watch of their photo highlights video below or you can always scroll through the images underneath. Enjoy.
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