Wow! Where do I even start with this one? Helen and Tosh contacted me some time ago asking if I am available to document their DIY marquee wedding. From the description of their big day, I knew I have to be a part of it as their wedding photographer Buckinghamshire.
Best friends and soulmates for a long time, the happy couple finally decided to tie the knot and become Mr and Mrs. The location was Denham, which is just outside of London. It’s a beautiful country village, where Tosh’s family comes from and his great-grandfather designed many of the buildings. That also applied to their family home. It is a real gem tucked away in one of the village’s cul de sacs, where most of their DIY marquee wedding took place.
DIY MARQUEE WEDDING
After getting ready with mum and the girls, Helen drove to the ceremony herself in a family car. It took place in a lovely local church, after which we snapped a few couple shots in a nearby park. When done, we were off to the family home and gardens again for the rest of the day.
Pretty much everything around was a DIY wedding project. Starting with flowers, forest fruit cake, fairy lights, table decorations and little details like hundreds of dreamcatchers, which were all handmade by Helen’s mum (!).
Just on the side, a shed was converted into a bar with kegs of beer and bottles of stronger liquids. Different garden games kept everyone entertained until late in the evening. At the end, beer pong proved the most popular amongst grown-ups and Jenga was the biggest hit with kids.
What was really special about this DIY marquee wedding, was that despite the wet weather the feeling of warmth, closeness and the connection were omnipresent. In both families, there were strong ties which created a special atmosphere on the day.
It was so much fun and inspiration. Thank you, Helen and Tosh, for letting me be your wedding photographer Buckinghamshire and document this very special day, x.