Relaxed, Informal and Fun Weddings
The trend for more informal, relaxed, and fun weddings is growing. In the last 12 months I’ve photographed five back garden weddings, and they have all been brilliantly entertaining to be at and the best thing of all, the bride and grooms have had the best day of their lives.
I can’t quite put my finger on why I love photographing a back garden wedding so much, but I know I do, and that is where so many of my favourite wedding photographs have come from.
My photography is all about capturing (I hate this word by the way it’s such a cliché, but it’s harder than you think writing blogs so don’t judge me) the personality of my couples and the wedding day. So I guess there is nothing more personal than photographing in someone’s own back garden, or field or wherever.
I also love the informality of it all. Being in an everyday surrounding helps the couples relax, and because they are relaxed the guests and myself settle in to the day all the better. A wedding day should be, in my opinion, completely individual. You should have the people you want there, if you want 10 guests have 10 guests, if you want 100 have 100, have control of how your day runs, and have the freedom to express yourselves and dance into the night at late as you want…without upsetting the neighbours of course.
All of the photos you see below display all of these traits, from a guest list of 15 (including me) in the back garden of a bungalow near Tonbridge to a rural farm with the bar made out of an old stable in Faversham.
If you agree with what I am saying or have had a back garden wedding yourself please leave a comment to help the new brides and grooms out there, by letting them know what works and what doesn’t.