Today I am excited to share this stunning elegantly rustic farm wedding with hints of silver and natural elements.
Images were captured by ENB Photoraphy.
Emily of ENB Photography is a Leeds based photographer specialising in commercial fashion, beauty, wedding and portrait photography.
Her approach is simple, natural and relaxed, allowing the people she works with to have fun, be themselves and look and feel great!
She says of the couples day…
Having recently planned and held my own wedding, I have to applaud any couple who undertakes any DIY on their big day.
So when I was asked to photograph Darecca & Stefans wedding, and realised not only were they doing the whole day DIY…but the bride was making her own dress, I knew this was going to be one to remember!
I’ve been fortunate enough to work with Darecca on shoots for her clothing line Dazarockz several times over the last few years, so I knew this was going to be a creative, fun, and visually stunning wedding…and I was right!
The colour scheme was silver metallics, mixed with natural elements and all held in a beautiful marquee on the Grooms Grannys farm.
The ceremony was held outside with hay bales for guests to sit on and a beautiful homemade archway for the I dos to be exchanged beneath.
Of course it wouldn’t be an outdoor wedding in England without a bit of rain, and just as the group shots were almost done the heavens opened.
Even rain couldn’t dampen anyones spirits though, and the evening do led to some of the most impressive moves I’ve seen at a wedding in a long time!
From the favours to the photo wall, every detail was personal, handmade and thoughtful.
I hand over to ride Darecca to share the couples story….
How did you meet?
We went to school together since the age of 10 when Stefan moved to Horsforth.
When we were 16 & 17 we first started ‘going out’ properly after our mutual friend invited us both out to the pub.
Things just went from there really.
Tell us about the Engagement…
We went to Poland for our tenth anniversary, it was absolutely pouring it down and we had just put a pad lock on one of the bridges in Krakow with our names on.
I was taking an obligatory photo when he dropped down on one knee and asked me! It was so cute!
What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?
We wanted something rustic and relaxed as it suits our style but with an elegant twist as it was a wedding after all.
We just had silver and white with lots of wood, rope and natural elements.
Log slices under tall silver candelabras, hessian place settings with wooden place names, diamante and wooden heart table scatters and lots of white flowers.
We had an old beer barrel as our card box, an old 1940’s tin bath full of beer, and lots of charming old objects that suited the theme.
We started out by going to visit a few local farm venues. None of which were right for the money they wanted.
So we decided to ask Stefans Gran who owns a farm in Drighlington if she would possibly let us do it there. She said yes!
So then the marquee hunt began after picking a suitable date, there was an issue with when the fields hay would be cut down! It depends how good the weather is building up to it to when they cut it!
We decided marquees were too expensive and didn’t suit, they were a bit too formal looking for the relaxed rustic vibe we were going for.
We found a company who did marquees but the type that were shaped like yurts which were perfect!
I made festival vibe stationery, lanyards and ticket book invitations, and also got custom wristbands made for our guests to wear through the day.
I did a lot of the work myself making all the clothes for our wedding party.
There was 10 tweed waistcoats, bow ties, flower girl dresses, bridesmaids dresses and I even made my own dress including an identical shorter skirt for the evening do.
I didn’t think i would cope after a few drinks with all the weight and fabric in the skirt part of my day dress (15 metres of silk went into that alone!)
What was the best bit of your day?
All of it, i loved it all! I wish it lasted longer.
It was so nice seeing a years worth of non stop work come together so well. I was so pleased with it all.
The only part that i couldn’t help was the rain so my horsebox bar, bouncy castle and lawn games didn’t get the love they deserved!
But it certainly didn’t spoil the mood. It was fantastic!
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
Plan your budget well, do as much as you can yourself. Get a good group of friends and family to help.
And just enjoy it, its one day so cherish it, even if things don’t go to plan!
Photography – ENB Photography
Second Shooter – Olivia Whittaker
Dress – Designed and made by Bride
Bridesmaid Gowns – Designed and made by Bride
Tweed waistcoats and bow ties for Male Wedding Party – Designed and made by Bride
Makeup Artist – Beckie Stirk
Stationery – Designed and made by Bride
Marquee Supplier – Milestone Marquees – Sheffield
Cake – Homemade
Food – Wood Fired Pizza Company – Sheffield
Bars – ‘Belles Bar’- Juste Nouse – Ilkley
Generator – Abbey Events Services
Table linens & chair dressing – Simply Stylish Venues – Leeds
To Contact ENB Photography
Website – https://www.enbphotography.co.uk/
Email – email@example.com
Phone – 07738 307813