Bride and groom in hazy sunshine

We always love featuring weddings that have a personal touch, and today’s real wedding is no exception. With a little help from their friends and family, Richard and Clare created the perfect homespun wedding to share with their loved ones. We particularly like the homemade photo bunting, which included pictures of their parents on their wedding days, and the bunting tied in nicely with their pin-up postcard guest messages.

The wedding reception took place in a field at Sandridgebury Farm in the Hertfordshire countryside, and Bristol wedding photographer Joseph Hall Photography has captured the details of this wedding spectacularly, giving Richard and Clare perfect memories of their special day.

We love this wedding, and hope you do too…

“The theme we chose was ‘homespun’, and we had a huge amount of help and input from our family and friends. After choosing purple for our bridesmaids dresses we knew we wanted to run with this colour, and I also wanted lots of green to show off the lovely outdoor setting. We had some serious pom-pom making, bunting sewing, paper dove cutting, and jam jar painting sessions!

“I was so proud of my mum for creating the photo bunting, which included photos of both mine and Rich’s parents on their wedding days. It was a great point of interest for guests too as the majority of them featured on it somewhere.

“Our tables at the reception were themed by countries as Rich and I are keen travellers. Each table list looked like a luggage label, and a friend of ours was kind enough to put together some brilliant table signs incorporating photos of us on our travels.

“I enjoy crafting so I made all the save the dates, invitations, and the orders of service myself. We decided to have a postcard washing line instead of a regular guestbook, where guests were able to choose a postcard to write their message on before pegging them to the line. There were some hilarious ones as the night progresses, as people drank more and more homemade sloe gin!”

Bride having hair done

Bride putting on earrings

Will 4 Kate 4 Eva sign

Flowers in metal vase Flowers in a teapot

Bride with bridesmaids

Wedding dress hanging on wardrobe Bride

Bride with veil

Lady helping man with buttonhole


People in church before wedding ceremony

Wedding guests waiting outside church

Holding order of service

Bridesmaid holding bouquet

Bride in car

Bride with vicar

Bride holding father's arm

Wedding order of service

Wedding guest in church

Wedding ceremony

Bride and groom kiss

Church bells warning sign

Church floor

Bride and groom leaving church

Bride hugging friend

Groom hugging lady

Flower girls

Church spire

Wedding bunting

Inside wedding marquee

Bride and groom wedding bunting

Green and purple pom poms

Paper dove

Jar wedding place name

Bottle with Drink Me label

Bunting with old photograph on it Wedding flowers

Green tealight holder

Bar bunting


Bride talking to guests

Opening Champagne

Horse in field

Bridesmaids in purple dresses

Wedding bbq

BBQ chef giving thumbs up

Wedding guests leaning on fence

No horses sign

Small boy standing next to wedding marquee

Horse eating hay

Bride and groom

Bride and groom walking across field

Groom kissing bride on cheek

Groom with arm around bride Groom lifting bride

Bride and groom in field

Bride's hand on groom's shoulder

Groom's hand around bride's waist

Bride's arm around groom

Bride and groom

Bride and groom in hazy sunshine

Bride and groom about to enter wedding breakfast

Wedding guest reading menu

Bride and groom enter wedding breakfast

Bride and groom holding up large piece of material

Wedding guests clapping

Groom speech

Best man speech

Groom laughing

Raising glasses

Wedding cake


Lemon tart

Pick up your pottery sign

Handmade pottery

Guest book washing line sign

Box of cards and pegs

Guest pegging guest book message to washing line

Guest book message on washing line

Guest book message on washing line

Bride and groom dance

Wedding guests taking pictures

Bride and groom first dance


Couple dancing at wedding

Wedding guests dancing

Embroidered wedding congratulations message

Images © Joseph Hall Photography