If you love a good party then you’ll find so much inspiration from this Colourful wedding!
Emma and David got married at the rustic Dodmoor House, Northampton. It was a super fun laid back wedding, with so much colour creating the atmosphere and lots of cheery banter to keep guests entertained.
The ceremony took place on site, and was decorated with fairy lights, which was lovely. The ceremony included the couple being showered with colourful confetti on the walk out. It was a moving occasion, full of nervous giggles and little touches – These two are so cute its unreal.
After the ceremony, everyone played lawn games in the garden and chilled with pimms, which was really relaxed. We got some really special photos of them and their guests as they enjoyed the afternoon. A little stroll to the canal side was had, too. A must at Dodmoor I’m pretty sure! Its really nice to have a few minutes reflection away, couple photos are a great time for this!
The laid back wedding
The reception was held at the same venue, Dodmoor House, in the main barn. The venue is perfect for weddings because it’s so cosy and relaxed, and it’s got such an understated vibe, especially in the barn when the candles and fairy lights are glowing. It works in the summer and the winter.
For the reception, the couple had organised a cocktail bar for their guests, and everyone had such a great time. Guests were then called for food, which was afternoon tea! – it was delicious.
After the speeches, they cut the cake outside, and the party kicked off. The music choices kept the party going all night. Because of covid, Emma and David had their first dance outside, in the courtyard at Dodmoor House. If there is one thing we’d take forward from covid, it would be outdoor parties! The atmosphere was amazing and it felt super laid back, being a little more non-traditional.
The evening ended with Jagerbombs all round, which was hilarious, and everyone had a great time. The wedding was everything we adore about weddings, from the crazy first dance, a little car park boogie to ‘bare necessities,’ to the bucketload of confetti. You can never have enough by the way! As always though, its the couple that make it. We really do have the best couples!
Advice from the couple
“On a serious note, work together as a team. Don’t let one partner be the main decision-maker (a problem shared, is a problem halved, or so they say). Working together helped us make sure we picked things that we both wanted, so we were both excited about the choices that were made.
Get your caterer to leave some food in the honeymoon suite, or keep some to the side as you absolutely won’t eat as much as you think you will!Don’t sweat the small stuff. Most of the little decorative details that you spend loads of time worrying about and planning you won’t really see on the day.
Only invite the people you want there. As we were slightly limited on numbers, we had to cut the “obligatory” invites and it meant the people that came were the people that we really wanted to share our day with.
Just enjoy yourself. I know it sounds so cheesy but Dave and I had the best day all the way through because it had been such a long time coming and we were genuinely just excited to marry each other and have a big party with our friends and family.”
We absolutely loved this awesome wedding, so much. If you’re getting married and looking for a wedding photographer and videographer, get in touch, you know where we are!
Here is Emma and David’s story in photos.