A FUN FAIRGROUND WEDDING IN SHUTTLEWORTH, BEDFORDSHIRE – LYNDA AND TIM

diy fairground wedding at shuttlworth two-d photography

IF YOU’RE PLANNING A DIY OUTDOOR WEDDING, YOU’LL LOVE THIS WEDDING FOR INSPIRATION!

When Lynda and Tim first got in touch with me about their wedding, I was so excited – they were planning the craziest outdoor fairground wedding with a huge marquee, loads of fun and live music for the reception. Lynda and Tim are the most down to earth and laid back people and we couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding!

Bridal prep

We both started at home, where the couple and their friends were getting ready, and it was really chilled because everyone was in such a good mood. Lynda wore a lacy dress and Tim wore a stunning trouser suit and they both looked really dapper, we’re pretty sure you’ll agree!

The wedding

The wedding took place outdoors, on the grounds of Shuttleworth Mansion, and they started with a huge ceremony inside a marquee. They had their own vows, which everyone enjoyed and there were a few tears. After the ceremony they were showered with confetti, and then the celebrations well and truly began.

The afternoon

The wedding reception took place in the same place, outside of the marquee, which was full of a variety of awesome, bright fairground rides and food vans. It was really unique.

It was a windy day, which luckily didn’t put a dampener on moods. While the guests laughed on the fairground rides and enjoyed pizza, wraps, coffee and treats from the food vans, the couple mingled and laughed with their friends. My favourite photo from the portraits is Tim and Lynda cuddling in the secret grove. Check it out below!

During the reception they had a live band, which went down a storm. For the food they had BeyRoots on Lebanese food, Pizzas freshly made from Carpe Diem and more -, and it was absolutely delicious. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed the free bar to the max and the dancefloor was packed all evening. They also had a magician, which was a great laugh.

Top tip for planning a wedding

If you’re planning a totally blank canvas, DIY wedding, definitely think about getting wedding planners on board! RandF Weddings specialise in outdoor shindigs and they pulled this one out of the bag amazingly!


Wedding Planners – RandF Weddings
Dress – George James Bridal (Sophia Tolli)
Suits – Suitors
Hair and Make up – Agata Julia at Kristina Gasperas K-Team
Flowers – Greycourt Florists
Food Vans – Carpe Diem, BeyRoots & The Horsebox
Magician – Lewis Joss
Mobile Bar – Gather
The Letter Hire People
FunFair – Stanley Thurston & Sons

Here is Lynda and Tim’s wedding story:

Here are some other awesome weddings for inspiration! If you’re getting married and looking for a wedding photographer, get in touch.

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