Wow, wow, wow…this wedding is SO cool! Chris and Emmy created the most incredible wedding filled with love and laughter. We love the details of this wedding; the beautiful humanist handfasting ceremony, the bubbles, the dream catchers, the flower crowns, guests playing archery and paddling in the stream, and to top it all off, a silent disco for everyone to dance the night away.
This is one seriously cool wedding! A big thank you to Kari Bellamy Photography for the amazing pictures of the day.
“During the planning of our wedding I was so inspired by all the amazing weddings on blogs. I loved all of the vintage, rustic, festival, eco, DIY and bohemian weddings and wanted to combine some of the things I loved from these themes. I had no idea whether it would work combining all these different styles, but in the end I think it did!
“We wanted a day that was relaxed, fun and family-friendly. As our humanist handfasting ceremony was at 10:30 in the morning we wanted to make sure there was plenty for our guests to do throughout the day. We go to a lot of festivals and run a dance tent with my family called the Griffin Tent, so we used that as a starting point. We had circus toys, archery, dream catcher making and an art and crafts den, and the evening finished with a silent disco. The river running through Loudwater Farm is the same river we both played in as children, so we had fishing nets and wellies for everyone to paddle.
“The majority of the wedding was DIY, not only because we love the homemade aesthetic, but it also saved us money and meant we could be eco-friendly. We had so much help from friends and family; my auntie Helen did all of the flowers, my brother Joe wired and painted all of the pendant light fittings himself, my Grandma did a brilliant job sewing the cushions and floor for the griffin Tent, and my Grandad build an amazing ice cream cart, taking a week off work to do so.
“I loved the poetry reading my brother and friends did for us from ‘Erotic Poetry for Vegans and Vegetarians'; it was hilarious! The most memorable moment was probably when Chris jumped on stage during one of the bands, grabbed his ukulele and performed an impromptu duet of ‘Tribute’ by Tenacious D, complete with ridiculous voices.”