A Homemade Country & Coastal Wedding

April 11, 2011

Unusual Wedding BoquetI had the pleasure of attending the homemade wedding of two very good friends of mine this weekend. It was the most beautiful wedding I have ever attended, most of the people attending are all close friends of mine and all of us love the couple very much. Most of us also live in the same town where the wedding took place.

The ceremony took place in an ancient church in the midst of a picturesque graveyard on a sunny day before moving to the beach at a bay surrounded by towering cliffs.

The reception was held in a simple marquee decorated with bench tables covered with floral table cloths collected by the bride.

The flowers were field flowers collected from the countryside around our coastal town and displayed in all kinds of different bottles, cups and containers.

The walls of the marque were decorated with framed pictures of Luke and Amelia together and as children.  Amelia had also collected each and every dinner plate, each unique and no two the same.

At the back of the marquee was a piece of fabric with squares pinned to it that had been individually created by each guest in honour of the couple.

The bride’s brother wrote a special song for the couple to which everyone learned the chorus as a surprise. It was so beautiful to have everyone suddenly break out in song and see the surprise on the couples face!

A huge group shot was later taken on the beach with everyone gathered together. We dined on a pig roast and lots of delicious vegetarian options as well as sipping on wine and Pimms all evening.

The bride and the bridesmaids lost their shoes pretty quickly and we all had a wonderful “knees-up” after eating and the speeches.

Following are some of the pictures I took throughout the day.

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