This was a dream wedding for me. Not only was it an outdoor wedding in a field overlooking the Warwickshire countryside, but Esme and Steve also didn’t want any formal family photos. They simply wanted to concentrate on maximising their time with their loved ones.

This allowed me plenty of time to simply mingle, watch, and capture images to tell the real story from a natural perspective of their wedding day, especially as both Esme and Steve hate having their photo taken.

Turning a Farmer’s Field into the Perfect Outdoor Wedding Venue

The morning kicked off with me capturing the chilled vibes with Steve and his groomsmen overseeing the field borrowed from a farmer friend being turned into a dream wedding spot on a hill. Picture hay bales, a rustic tipi, and a backdrop of natural beauty – it’s the quintessential outdoor wedding experience.

Do You Have a “Plan B” for Your Outdoor Wedding?

Let’s be real; weather can be fickle. But hey, that’s the beauty of an outdoor wedding. Have a backup plan just in case, but why not take a leap and embrace whatever the skies decide to throw your way? Rain or shine, the show goes on, and it’s all part of the adventure.

Bride’s Morning Preparations

Then I headed off to hang out as the bride, her daughter, and other family friends turned the family home into a hub of laughter and excitement, and I was there soaking it all in like a fly on the wall.

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Leaving the bride’s home, I hurried back to the ceremony site, eager to catch the groom nervously awaiting the arrival of his bride. The field buzzed with energy as guests took their seats on hay bales, creating an informal and inviting atmosphere. The air was filled with excitement and love, setting the perfect stage for Esme’s arrival.

The ceremony commenced with a heartwarming twist – Esme’s daughter entered first, carrying a cherished photo of the bride’s late mother. The memory of her presence graced the bales of hay that served as unconventional seats, creating an emotional connection between past and present.

Post-Wedding Ceremony Fun

Post-ceremony, I seamlessly integrated into the crowd, a silent observer capturing genuine moments of joy and laughter as the newlyweds greeted their guests.

When the sun dipped low, I grabbed the couple for a quick stroll. Hand in hand, they soaked up the golden hour, chatting and laughing together while I captured those loving looks and genuine moments of love between the two of them. No forced smiles or awkward poses.

As darkness fell, the Tipi came alive as everyone danced the night away. The couple wanted spontaneity, and they got it as everyone certainly enjoyed themselves!

And then, the grand finale. Sparklers lit up the night sky, giving the couple the chillest send-off ever. Surrounded by friends, family, and a sky full of stars, they walked into the next chapter of their love story, no frills, just pure love.

Thinking back on this day, it was a rollercoaster of love, laughter, and unforgettable moments. From the guys setting up in the morning to the sparkler send-off at night, this outdoor extravaganza was anything but traditional. In a field, surrounded by hay bales and a lit-up tipi, this couple wrote their own outdoor wedding story – and it was one for the books. Cheers to love and doing weddings your own way!

5 star review for this Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

“Clive was recommended to us when we were talking to a neighbour of ours about how awkward Steve and I are when it comes to having our pictures taken! As soon as we met with Clive he made us feel at ease, and I could tell that he really listened to what we wanted capturing from our wedding. Reviewing the pictures is evidence of that. Clive’s pictures allowed us to have a view of our wedding from a guests point of view, got the beautifully natural images that we wanted, and even made Steve and I look like we were comfortable in front of the camera!
I will be recommending Clive to everyone I come across, especially if they are wanting to capture the natural mood of their celebration. No question was too obscure, no task was too challenging, and no camera shy person was hard to picture!
Thank you for making the images of our special day feel like we are reliving the day with every look”

Florist – The Feral Florist
Hair – Katie from Hevans
Make up – Helen Brady Make up Artist
Band – Ear Candy Oxford
Tipis – Sami Tipi
Food – Phata Phat Street Food
Food – The Wedding Pizza Company
Coffee – Pop Up Joes

If you’re planning an outdoor wedding ceremony and would also like an informal wedding coverage to document your wedding day, I’d love to chat further to hear more about your plans. Get in touch on my contact page.

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