Plymouth Church wedding
RELAXED HOME MADE DIY WEDDING AT ST. WEMBURGH CHURCH IN PLYMOUTH – LIZ AND JAMES
IF YOU LOVE MAKING THINGS FROM SCRATCH THEN YOU’LL LOVE THIS HOME MADE DIY WEDDING!
Liz and James got married at the spectacular St. Wemburgh Church, Wembury. The Church sits on the very edge of the cliff looking out over Wembury beach, it’s a truly stunning place! It was a beautiful church wedding, the reception followed at the local Silver Jubilee Hall. With beautiful home made floral hoops twined with ivy hanging from the ceiling, decorated with colourful flowers.
The couple first met at James’s pub and have been together for 10 years. They are just the loveliest people. Before their engagement shoot they were both a bit worried about being photographed, but they got right into it and we had a lot of fun. I was really looking forward to this wedding!
The excitement before the wedding
Liz got ready at Torvale Lodge in Brixton with practically her whole family, and there was such a happy vibe. The bride’s parents, brother, grandparents and nephews all swirled around happily as she and her three fun bridesmaids got ready. She wore a gorgeous lace white gown, with a veil over her face. She looked stunning. Dad’s friend then transported her in the back of his jeep to the church. The bridesmaids entertaining the little page boys and flower girl by playing games as they waited in the sun outside the church for Liz to arrive.
The ceremony took place at their local church on the cliff at Wembury above Wembury beach. The ceremony area was filled with beautiful fresh flowers, which smelled so lovely. A colourful confetti tunnel outside, followed after the moving ceremony, full of so much love and wide, open hearted smiles.
After the ceremony, we did some family photos, in the field above the church which looked out over the sea, such a great backdrop! Then we travelled to the reception, which was the perfect time for me to get candid photos. I got some really fun guest mingling photos which I LOVE to do! – I think it shows the couple so much about their day which they might not get to see themselves – people enjoying themselves! It’s so much fun. After this I went off with James and his boys for some fun groomsmen photos on the kids playground (great shot of James on the zip wire!) and the girls larking about! The weather was all sunshine and blue skies, it was a beautiful summers day.
Liz and James chose to have their wedding reception at The Silver Jubilee Hall in nearby Down Thomas. The Silver Jubilee Hall is usually a normal village hall, but today it was transformed into a beautiful floral wonderland! It had such a fab atmosphere, especially in the main hall when the room is full of people having a great party.
For the reception, the couple had organised canapes and pimms on the lawn for their guests, and everyone really enjoyed it – the kids having a blast in the playground on site. Everyone was then called in for the wedding breakfast, which was proper wedding grub. It was absolutely delicious. They had speeches after the dessert, which were really funny – the best man ending his speech with the most hilarious comment I’ve heard yet!
After the cake cutting, Liz, James and I nipped off down to Wembury beach for some golden hour portraits! The weather was incredible still – people were still sunbathing at 7.15pm! And the light – OMG backlight to die for, lens flare, dust motes dancing in the light around them, perfect, perfect light! I could have stayed there forever, but the first dance called and we went back so James could whisk Liz onto the dance floor for a spin. After that everybody piled onto the floor – one of the highlights being little pageboy Finn entertaining everyone with some awesome breakdancing.
One of the nicest parts of the wedding was for me, going with them down to the beach and taking some pictures with my long lens from far away, because they were properly alone for the first time, such a special time.
The whole wedding had such a fun atmosphere, from the relaxed bridal prep to the breakdancing on the dancefloor. Everything from the bridesmaids dresses to the wedding cake and ceiling floral hoops were home made with love by family and friends of Liz and James. That’s pretty awesome.
I loved this home made DIY wedding so much. If you’re getting married and looking for a Plymouth wedding photographer, get in touch. Here are the photos!
LIZ AND JAMES’S WEDDING SUPPLIERS
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