Bride and groom kissing behind a movie clapperboard - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

My, how we love Elizabeth and Dom’s wedding! The bride’s Alexander McQueen shoes, their gorgeous ceremony venue (Normanton Church Museum), the beautiful reception details in the marquee at Elizabeth’s parent’s home – all captured perfectly by Dottie Photography. Grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy these gorgeous pictures.

“Our wedding was 100% us, and I think that on the day everyone understood why we didn’t want a lot of the traditional wedding elements. We did get one or two confused and worried faces during the planning though!

“We wanted to keep the colour scheme as neutral as possible, and wanted a venue which was a completely blank canvas. We hired a marquee for my parent’s garden, and I took some furniture and created different areas by attaching fabric behind the furniture in order for it to feel like separate rooms. The garlands on the chair backs were made from 2000 folded paper doilies, and we filled 200 jam jars with candles to line the pathway.

“For our wedding flowers, with the exception of my bouquet, we used just gypsophila, as I like the simple elegance that comes from using just one flower; I love the cloud like nature of the large bunches. As they have been my favourite flower for a long time, my bouquet was made entirely of peonies.

“We thought long and hard about our favours, mainly because I wanted them to be personal and homemade. In the end I fell in love with the simplicity of using test tubes. I wanted something a bit unusual in them and came across a method for making mint honey. They were so simple and cheap to make and the honey tastes really good.”

Wedding and bridesmaid dresses hanging on wardrobe - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Wedding dress hanging on door - A Homemade Marquee Wedding Crystal embellishment on wedding dress - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bridal bouquet on piano - A Homemade Marquee Wedding Alexander McQueen wedding shoes on piano - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Alexander McQueen bridal shoes - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride applying eyeliner - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride's eyes - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride applying lipstick - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bridesmaids helping bride with wedding dress - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride putting on Alexander McQueen bridal shoes - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bridal preparations - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Vintage bridal car - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride next to vintage bridal car - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Normanton Church Museum - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Rutland Water - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride walking with bridesmaids - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride posing with bridesmaids - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride holding bridal bouquet - A Homemade Marquee Wedding White bridal bouquet - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Groom and groomsmen walking to wedding - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Groom and best man standing by vintage wedding cars - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride and mother entering wedding ceremony - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride walking down aisle - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Groom watching bride walk down aisle - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride and groom kiss in wedding ceremony - A Homemade Marquee Wedding Gypsophelia wedding flowers in church - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride turning to look at bridesmaids - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride and groom in back of wedding car - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Red double decker wedding bus - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride and groom kiss in back of bus - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Wedding party posing for photograph in front of red double decker bus - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Groomsmen asleep on back seat of bus - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Wedding guest on bus - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride and groom kiss by wooden rail - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride sitting resting head on groom - A Homemade Marquee Wedding Groom kissing back of bride's head - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride and groom holding hands - A Homemade Marquee Wedding Bride and groom leaning kiss - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride and groom - A Homemade Marquee Wedding Bride and groom kissing - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Marquee for wedding - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride and groom kissing behind movie clapperboard - A Homemade Marquee Wedding Bride and groom posing with umbrella behind movie clapperboard - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride and groom holding Just Married flags - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Wooden wedding chairs - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Garland on back of wedding chair - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Wedding chairs and tables in marquee - A Homemade Marquee Wedding Long wedding table - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Gypsophelia wedding table flowers - A Homemade Marquee Wedding Elegant wedding table place setting - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Books as wedding decorations - A Homemade Marquee Wedding Suitcase and books on crate as wedding decoration - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Whisky bottle - A Homemade Marquee Wedding Gypsophelia wedding flowers - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Striped straws in chrome cups - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bottles of sugar syrup - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Striped straws - A Homemade Marquee Wedding Wedding drink with lime - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Mint honey test tube wedding favours - A Homemade Marquee Wedding Lemon cake recipe with test tube wedding favours - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Empty glass bottles - A Homemade Marquee Wedding Tealights on crystal holder - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Bride laughing - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Just married pink cupcake - A Homemade Marquee Wedding Pink cupcakes - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Wedding photo guest book on vintage desk - A Homemade Marquee Wedding Guest writing message in guest book - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Wedding buffet food - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Wedding reception in marquee - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

Wedding cakes and sweets - A Homemade Marquee Wedding

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