Dream DIY Festival Wedding



From the very first message, I knew that Holly & Craig’s special day would be like no other! A typical wedding just wasn’t for them. They wanted a relaxed and festival-inspired day with no expectations or normal wedding’ness. And boy, did they deliver just that! When it came to capturing their day, they wanted a photographer who could focus on more than just the average wedding stuff. Holly & Craig wanted the focus to be on the spontaneous and real stuff, rather than the staged or posed. This was like music to my ears! I knew from then we were a perfect fit!


The day finally arrived… in the heatwave of August 2022. But the heat didn’t stop them! If anything, it added to the wonderful and whimsical festival vibe they had crafted with their abundance of beautiful homemade decorations. My senses were filled to the brim with colour. Whether that be from the freshly picked heather from the Peak District, the bright bunting in the garden (made specially by the students at Holly’s school), or even the bright red jars of jam made by Holly’s own Grandma! It was a feast for the eyes.


Choosing to have their ceremony at their local scout hut meant that the day stayed chilled and informal. The wedding party arrived in summery and bright attire, that continued the colour theme that stretched throughout the day. Every single part had a personal touch, including the service which was conducted by a family friend. The scout hut was only a stones through away from Holly’s family home which meant everyone could make it over from the hut for more drinking, sunbathing and dancing. And of course, more colour!

“OH MY GODDNESS!!!! We LOVE them! Absolutely want we wanted and more. Can’t stop looking at them! Can’t thank you enough!” Holly & Craig

Even in the 30-degree heat, this had to be one of THE coolest weddings! Goes to show, you don’t need to follow traditions to make it the best of days. Holly & Craig showed this in the brightest and most beautiful way… Isabelle xx

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