Wow, where do I start with this one…if you’re looking for some inspiration for a Rustic DIY Farm Wedding then Ally & Natalie’s wedding is a great place to start. They got married at St Peter’s Church in Market Bosworth before heading back to the family farm in Pinwall hall, Atherstone, right on the boarder of Leicestershire. It truly was a DIY wedding with so many family and friends coming together to help with decorations and personal touches. Everyone worked so hard getting a marquee set up on the grounds that blended in so well with the farm, they even had part of the garden running through the marquee and made an awesome Mr & Mrs feature out of some old tree stumps.
The day started with me capturing some shots of the girls all getting ready at Natalie’s Mum’s house just round the corner from the church. Natalie’s Niece was just the cutest and fascinated watching her getting ready for the big day. With the hair, make up, dress and shoes in place Natalie looked absolutely stunning. Meanwhile just across the road Ally and the groomsman were having a quick drink to settle the nerves at the Black Horse Inn.
With all the bridesmaid looking fantastic they headed to the church bathed in some gorgeous autumn sun, with the bride arriving in style, a Ferrari F430! With Ally waiting at the front of the church the 2 super cute page boys holding a sign saying ‘all you need is love’, showed Natalie the way down the Aisle and I just love Natalie’s super excited face as she saw Ally for the first time. The church was so pretty dressed in Ivy, flowers and candles and with the super dramatic bright sunlight hitting a couple of spots in the church it really added to the drama.
After a lovely ceremony, and a traditional Young Farmers Guard of Honour with pitch forks, the newlyweds departed the church with Ally driving a monster John Deere Tractor. They headed to the family farm with the beer cans rattling behind to a chorus of cheers from their awesome guests.
When I arrived at the farm I was so excited, as a photographer I love to capture moments and the story of the day but it’s always so nice when couples really personalise their day with some many brilliant details and really makes the wedding unique. If you’re after ideas for a Rustic DIY Farm Wedding then take a look at the full gallery link, it will have your brain buzzing with inspiration in a matter of seconds. There were signs made from pallets, bunting galore, Ally’s homemade bar, rustic wood, hessian, flowers, a ladder hat hook and my particular favourites were the signs for the toilets – ‘Heifers and Bulls’.
We headed round the farm for a few portraits and I was a bit worried how they might react when I took them to the cow’s shed but who doesn’t love a beautiful silhouette with a cow in the foreground!! Natalie has a huge love of ponies too and was great to get some shots of her with one of her favourite’s Porridge! After some tasty canapés and LOTS of welcome drinks, the guests headed inside for some proper English Farm Tucker, Pork Pies, Sandwiches and Cream Tea. With everyone nicely full with alcohol and food, some brilliant speeches commenced with Ally’s brother finishing off the proceedings with many funny and embarrassing stories about growing up together. After cake cutting and the first dance their wedding band The Junos provided an epic party and the dance floor was well and truly bouncing when I called it a night.
With lots of DIY touches Ally & Natalie’s vision came together beautifully in a mixture of a rustic, diy, vintage tea party celebration to ensure their family farm was transformed into a beautiful wedding venue! I’m sure they, as well as many of their friends and family spent many hours helping to create such an awesome day for them all to remember