Anne-Marie and Dan got married in June.  They had their DIY wedding in their own back garden, at their beautiful house near Leeds, Yorkshire. It was such a relaxed and intimate day and even the weather played ball!

Getting ready

Anne-Marie and Dan got ready at home, and the atmosphere was full of excitement.  Anne-Marie got ready upstairs in their family home, while Dan, the boys and family helpers put the finishing touches to the garden.

The intimate ceremony

The ceremony was an intimate affair in the back garden. There was a small marquee at the bottom of the garden.  Anne-Marie and Dan read their own vows.  There were beautiful readings from friends and family. To everyone’s surprise, an owl came swooping down the aisle to deliver the rings!! During the ceremony they had all the guests pass their rings around to warm them. It was such a personal service and so beautiful. There was plenty of confetti throwing afterwards, which always makes for fab photos!

The relaxed reception

The reception was out in the garden on the patio of their home. They chose back garden because they’ve got such a beautiful back garden. It was a relaxed and intimate wedding, which was so beautiful. I love shooting DIY back garden weddings because they’re always so chilled. It’s always so relaxing when you’re surrounded by your nearest and dearest at home.

They had a cocktail drinks reception in the afternoon, and an intimate family dinner in the evening. They decorated the venue with flowers, candles and fairy lights, which looked so romantic!

For dinner they had proper wedding grub, washed down with fine wine, which was absolutely delicious. The open fire was roaring and the fairy lights were twinkling, it was so magical! The first dance was a romantic slow dance, and they finished off the evening dancing away to some brilliant disco tunes.

Anne-Marie and Dan’s wedding had such a chilled vibe and just the happiest occasion. Here’s their gorgeous relaxed and intimate DIY back garden wedding!

If you’re planning a DIY back garden wedding, get in touch!


Planner: http://chaplinevents.co.uk

Celebrant: https://www.truetoyoucelebrancy.com

Marquee and furniture: https://kingmarquees.co.uk

Make-Up and hair: http://www.bespokebeautyandbridal.co.uk

Catering: https://www.bearspantry.com

Bar: https://www.craftbaruk.com

DJ: https://www.thehi-life.co.uk

Face Painting: http://www.artifaces.co.uk

Owl Ring-bearer: https://www.facebook.com/TheFlyingSquadron/

Guitarist: info@http://jwgreenwood.co.uk

Decor: https://www.blueskyeventsolutions.co.uk

Table cloths: https://www.pegandbasket.com