Back in August of last year I made my way over to the East Midlands to photograph Martha and Pete’s amazing backyard DIY wedding. I met with Martha and her bridal party on the morning of the wedding at her parents’ house in the village of Saxondale, which is near Radcliffe-on-Trent on the outskirts Nottingham. The preparations for the day ahead were well underway. Makeup was in the hands of the amazing Liz Bond whilst hair was being handled by the lovely Moira Borg. It wasn’t just the girls being prepped as the finishing touches were also being applied to the marquee in the garden. Flowers and vines were being added to the tables by Jo, Martha’s step-mum, whilst dad, Phil, made sure the beer taps (supplied by Church End Brewery) were all fully functioning!

As the ceremony approached it was time for the girls to get into their dresses. The bridesmaids wore dazzling dresses from Pretty Lavish whilst Martha wore a stunning vintage inspired dress which was from Beautiful Brides of Nottingham. It was then time to leave for the ceremony in her open top classic styled car which was from Beauford Events.

Meanwhile at St Mary’s Church in Radcliffe-on-Trent Peter patiently awaited the arrival of his bride. He looked incredibly dapper in his naval ceremonial uniform with his sword and best man by his side. The ceremony was a wonderful affair held in front of the couples closest friends and family. We had music, laughter, a few tears and lots of love on display. With the vows completed, rings exchanged and schedule signed everyone then made their way back to Martha’s parents’ house for the wedding reception.

Upon their arrival back at Saxondale the newly married couple were showered with confetti as they exited the wedding car before making their way into the garden for the drinks reception. When the guests made their way into the marquee for the wedding breakfast it really did look amazing. The tables were festooned with flowers and vines, places were marked with named biscuits and everyone was given a temporary tattoo of the happy couple! The wedding breakfast was provided by BBQ’s and Buffets who served platters laden with BBQed goodness to the guests. With the food eaten and speeches completed a caffeine hit was provided by Nelo’s Coffee Indulgence who had parked up his mobile coffee kitchen just behind the marquee.

For the evening reception the dancefloor was kept rocking with some live music which made sure feet were jumping and shapes were thrown. One final point, if you’re going to carry a sword with you all day you might as well make sure that you use it. Either for fending off suitors to your bride, or preferably, for cutting the wedding cake!

Before I sign off I’d like to say a massive thanks to Martha and Peter for having me along to be their Nottingham wedding photographer. It was a real pleasure to have been able to have captured such a brilliant wedding day. Here’s 50 photos to give you a glimpse of their special day . . .

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