Pete and Millie had their alternative outdoor wedding on a gorgeous sunny spring day at House Meadow, one of the newest wedding venues in Herefordshire. They had a personalised ceremony held by a friend, which was a truly heartfelt moment. I think the word “emotional” is the one that best represents their day, but I will let the photos tell their story better than I ever could.
After the day, me and Rich were over the moon to receive their feedback: “We frequently look back on our wedding photos and they bring so much joy. It was important to us to have documentary style photography to take snap shot of real moments and to really capture the mood and feel of the day.”
“We knew we wanted an outdoor festival style wedding held within Tipis. Our venue had to accommodate this and preferably have somewhere for our guests to stay as well. Although we live in London, Hereford is a place close to our hearts where we knew we could find somewhere suitable for the feel of wedding we were after. To go with our fun, festival, outdoor wedding we wanted bright colours and wild flowers to provide a wide range of bright colour. We wanted the details to be personal to us so we went for fun details rather than a theme. The Himalayan prayer flags that we used hark back to memories of my childhood, where my dad visited Nepal and bought me some back. The story of the meaning behind them is so lovely it seems very fitting for a wedding. Prayer flags are said to promote peace, compassion, strength and wisdom. It is believed that the wind blows the mantras on the wind to all those in the pervading space. We now have a set of the flags hanging over our bed.
Think about whether you are incorporating something into your wedding because it represents something important or just because “you like it” or “have seen someone else do it”, if every detail means something to you, you won’t regret any decisions. Don’t worry too much about trying to please “everyone”. It’s you and your partner’s day and people are there to see you be happy, so do what will make you happy; if you don’t want to do something “traditional” don’t do it. Try and include something that either you or a loved one has had a hand in creating. You can get more personal and unique than that.
What we would do differently if we were to do it again…? Not drink as much… “
“Think about what you actually want to take away with you, what is important to you, what do you want captured? When you know this, be honest with your photographer. Ask questions and see if your potential photographer can achieve what you are after. Don’t expect your photographer to change their style to suit you, you should be choosing the photographer because you connect with their style.”
Venue: House Meadow through Redbank events and venue hire / Java Tipis
Decor / Wedding stylist: Martha Sutherland
Catering: A to Zest
DJ/ Band: Elijah John (Ivory Heroes)
Dress: Signature by Galina (with personalisation Provided by Lucie McKenna at London Embroidery Studio)
Make-up & Hair: Simply Stunning Hair and Beauty
Florist: The Hibiscus Room
Men’s suits / shoes: Mix of places (Mainly Moss Bros)