Emma & Rob’s amazing DIY wedding
What happens when you get married at your local church, then move on to your family’s home and have an epic reception in the garden, complete with tonnes of DIY touches? Well you get THE most amazing DIY wedding imaginable! Thing is, a great wedding requires great people, and I’m happy to say that Emma & Rob (plus all their family and friends) were nothing short of brilliant – this was SOME WEDDING!!!
A huge thank you to Paul Williams AKA Gingerbeard Weddings for helping me out with this one, amazing to work with him on a wedding finally!
What was your favourite part of the wedding?
There were so many parts of our day that were amazing but one highlight in particular has to be the speeches. I don’t think we’ve ever laughed so much before!
Please let me know about any personal or DIY touches you added to make the day a little more ‘you’.
We hand made all of our decorations, grew our own flowers to decorate the marquee and land, made our own games, favours, the cake everything! There were hundreds of little touches which people had told us our guests wouldn’t notice but of course they did. Everything was put together by myself, rob and our close friends and family in the 3 days leading up to the day which made our wedding day feel more like a wedding week. It just made it that little bit more of a celebration, that little bit more special. It was all such hard work but definitely worth it in the end.
Why did you choose your venue?
Having our wedding at my family home in Woolsingham definitely made our day extra special, it gave us the freedom to tailor make our wedding and gave us the chance to create something more personal that represented exactly who we are.
How did you find using Andy Hudson Photography?
Andy, you were absolutely amazing we loved having you there with us. You blended in perfectly as one of the guests and our photos are nothing short of perfection. We could not be more grateful for all of your hard work you were relentless in pursuit of capturing every single moment of our day.
If you were doing it all again what would be the one bit of advice you’d give yourself at the start of the planning process?
I would possibly have arranged for a wedding planner to run the show for the day itself because having someone dedicated to ensuring everything happened on time would have given us more time to sit back and enjoy the experience. Also try not to stress too much over money. Save where you can but splurge on the few things you really want because you’re only going to do it once!