We’re loving this rustic, DIY Farm Wedding, captured by Lightbox Studios. This styled shoot was created with the idea of ‘making something out of nothing’ and I think it’s fair to say they smashed it! Wedding Coordinator Tasha-Mae shares her DIY tips for adding creative touches to your wedding, and making the most out of a pile of hay bales!
Create your own DIY Farm Wedding
Starting with An empty field and some pygmy goats...
Lucy Bernier (Hair and makeup artist) approached me and asked if I would like to organise another shoot with her, after a previous collaboration. After chatting through many ideas, Lucy informed me that her friends Barry and Nicola owned Abbey Farm in Titchfield and it had a huge field. Having transformed the field for their own DIY farm wedding reception, Barry and Nicola were now keen to hire it out to other potential couples looking for a blank canvas for their wedding.
With my love of DIY weddings, I get very excited when someone tells me there is a field to get creative with! Our conversation continued and Lucy went on to tell me that Nicola and Barry had two little pygmy goats. Wow…an empty field, straw & hay bales and pygmy goats. This was, in my eyes, the perfect combination for a wedding photoshoot!
Get creative- DIY Farm wedding Inspiration
With my work taking place at DIY wedding venues I am always keen to show couples that there are no hard and fast rules when planning their wedding and that they really can create whatever they like. For that reason, it didn’t take long for us to think up a theme, that being to make whatever we can out of straw bales.
We used two very large hay bales to create a romantic backdrop to capture some breath-taking shots. With the smaller straw bales we built as many different wedding props as we could, such as a ceremony arch, a sofa, table seating and a table-plan display. Combining all of these straw structures with beautiful handmade dresses, one off tiaras, tailored suits, bridal boots, rustic props, stunning flowers, a festival vibe cake, together with a horsebox bar and mouth-watering food, oh and don’t forget the tractor… this meant our ‘Farm-Fest’ styled photoshoot had it all!
The moral to this shoot is ‘Be Brave and Don’t be Scared to get Creative…Be Unconventional!’
The team behind this gorgeous DIY Farm wedding
Shoot Coordinator – Tasha-Mae Wedding Co-ordinator
Venue – Abbey Farm
Hair & Make-Up – Lucy Bernier Hair, Make-Up & Beauty
Styling & Stationery– Laurel Designs
Photographer– Lightbox Studios
Videographer– Thomas Waller
Bridalwear– Zaneta Burnett Design
Groomswear– Charles Gale Formal Wear Hire
Florist- Luvshifting Flowers
Cake– Caked Away
Bar– The Fizz Tin
Doc Marten Boots – Wedding Converse
Head Piece– The Lucky Sixpence
Caterer– Chef Gary
Bride Model– Abbie Mayne
Groom Model– George Okoye
Over on the blog - more quirky wedding ideas
This one’s for the water babies! We love a little bit of magic here at Unconventional Wedding. When we were sent this mermaid wedding by Captured by Chrissi, we just had to share it! The seaside elopement vibes, the sparkly pastel decor and the festival face glitter… we are in
We have a big ol’ dose of wedding inspiration for you today! This colourful urban wedding shoot is simply a stunner – it gives me happy feels in my belly. The bright city backdrop, the celestial wedding dress and the FUN the couple is having… Smiley Huseyin Photography has captured
September… where did you come from?! It’s starting to feel slightly Autumnal here in the UK and I’m already starting to mourn the summer sun. So… I thought I would share this awesome colourful engagement shoot by our lovely Unconventionals, The Dignums, to spread some joy! We’ll talk a little
We’re going all rockabilly wedding today here at UW HQ! We’re super excited to be sharing this bright & colourful urban wedding shoot from directory member Magpie Eye Photography. Shot in East London, it’s vibrant and full of energy. It’s also a fantastic reminder that the location can mean everything. Make
We have a stunner of a wedding for your eyeballs today. This peacock themed wedding was sent into us by Katherine & Her Camera and Spiral Events – the colour scheme is just FABULOUS! The shoot is fun, quirky and colourful whilst still having lots of class! Just like a
We have an AWESOME styled shoot to show off today, full of colour, sass and flamingos! We’re a sucker for a colourful wedding here at UW, so when we saw this flamingo wedding shoot by Amy Roberts Weddings and Nicki Jones Photography, we just HAD to have it on the