A colourful bright DIY home back garden wedding

A colourful bright DIY home back garden wedding

confetti cannon first dance

Christina is English and Jordan is from New Zealand (for some reason, don't know why, but this year I've shot three weddings of either Kiwis'/Kiwi residents!) so they decided to hold an intimate weddings in Christina's parents' back garden in the UK and invite Jordan's family over. They had a proper homespun DIY affair where lots of family and friends pitched in to help with the decor, and her dad quite literally gave up his vegetable patch to put up the marquee! They had giant J and C letters, a converted shed for a bar complete with a BAR sign made out of corks, brightly coloured streamers lining the walkway to the ceremony, a drinks reception amongst their apple and plum orchard with organic ice creams in a steel bucket, a chill out area decorated with pin wheels, giant garden games. Christina got ready in the morning with a help of a wedding guest who did her hair and make up with her mum and sister.

Their ceremony was conducted by the lovely celebrant Samantha Kelsie, and luckily the rain held off for the ceremony but kicked in pretty hard immediately after! The guests bore it well and dashes for the various gazebo shelters and umbrellas.

Once their dinner was ready, all the guests headed to the marquee where Samantha informed them who their allocated alcohol chiefs were, certain guests making sure that their glasses were regularly topped up! They started with speeches, with Christina's dad especially bringing the house down with his dad jokes and organised "surprise speakers"! Their wedding dinner was a healthy salad/cold meats combo platters

After the speeches and wedding dinner, the weather was good enough for the guests to enjoy the back garden properly, they played the garden games, signed the canvas guestbook and took selfies with the hanging tree frames and the heart sunglasses Jordan and Christina provided.

Several of the guests fired gold confetti cannons during the first dance, although planning it extensively and checking the song multiple times beforehand , they hilariously still managed to fire it at the wrong time which cracked the couple up... Every wedding memory is equally important!


  • Posted September 13, 2017 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    great set of images…love you dancefloor shots!

  • Posted September 13, 2017 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Awesome backyard wedding

  • Posted September 16, 2017 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    You captured so many great moments! They kept you busy!

  • Posted September 18, 2017 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    So much love and fun in this wedding. Lovely set and vibe! x

  • Posted September 19, 2017 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Brilliantly captured – vibrant and stunning!

  • Posted September 20, 2017 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Great documentary images!! Love the first image

  • Posted September 21, 2017 at 2:00 am | Permalink

    Wow – looks like a blast – what a fab wedding to be a part of! Brilliant work.

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