Vibe for your Tribe!
Who are you? What makes you a couple? What are your interested? Do you like urban chic, are never happier than being outdoors, have you loved everything about Hyyg, do you love glitz and glamour, or more about comfort and luxury? You are all different in what you want from your wedding, so make your wedding about you and your Tribe!
Personalise that Vibe!
I have had the pleasure of photographing weddings where a few days before the couple, with witnesses, have been to the registry office to do the legalities, then they have their celebration a few days later. There have been lovely celebrants, such as Justine Wykerd (www.just-celebrations.co.uk) who lead the ceremony, guiding the bride and groom and using the words they have written to express their love for each other and their future life, to friends who have led the ceremony and a much-loved pastor.
Doing it this way opens up many doors to many venues; always wanted to get married in the woods, or on your farm? Love the that old building you past on your way to school? Always wanted to get married in the fire station? Suddenly, places CAN become a venue.
At a recent wedding, they have spent a year growing cactus, this adorned the tables and then were taken away as wedding favours. They looked amazing, grown in charity find egg cups and mugs, they were the perfect gift from this couple.
As I love a rural wedding, I encourage my bride and groom to think about using straw bales, to be used as props in the ‘formal’ shots, it means we can add a relaxed atmosphere and height to the images.
Who did not LOVE the trees that lined the aisle at Kate and Williams wedding?! WOW – what impact they bought. Not every B&G will have that sort of budget, but you can still bring potted trees and plants into the wedding.
How cool would it be to ask your guests for a potted tree as a wedding gift, they line the aisle, can go to the reception and then be planted? A friend had a cherry tree in full blossom at her wedding, it now grows in her parent’s garden, a beautiful reminder of their wedding story for the grandchildren.
Get creative with the accessories. At a recent wedding the groom is a bike fanatic, so there were bike wheels, accessorised with lights and flowers, all around the venue, it added such a personal note to the day.
Buy British. We have such beautiful flowers in Britain, from sunflowers to cornflowers, bright to pastel, there is a flower for every bride and you would know they have been grown locally and not flown thousands of miles to make it your wedding. Check out Wilderness Wildflowers (on Facebook) such beautiful arrangements.
Wedding day Tribe
Chose your photographer wisely – this is someone you are going to be spending a considerable part of your day with, make sure you like them, that you like their style of photography and that they will deliver what they say they will.
If you want to discuss your wedding photography with me please check out my website – www.myruraltribe.com - or get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Sian Mercer and I am a rural photographer based in Warwickshire. I love wedding photography and have been blessed to work with gorgeous couples. I hope you enjoyed my Blog post, for more information about who I am and my work please check out my website - www.myruraltribe - you will also fine me on Instagram MyRuralTribe and Facebook!
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