Getting married in the middle of a woodland, in October, in England, is a risk. There are all kinds of things to consider, like what to wear, how the guests will keep warm, what the weather will be like. Or you can be just like Fiona and Matt who threw caution to the wind and planned a crazy beautiful forest ceremony in the middle of Camp Katur, with tipis, blankets, tweed, ginger beer and a barn to boot.
And it was the most fun you could have with your clothes on! These two never stopped laughing. They were a joy to be around and a joy to photograph. Their amazing personal ceremony was conducted by one of the groomsmen, the crafty Fiona had laser cut all the woodland animal decorations herself, and the barn was full of autumnal decor including pumpkins and pine cones. The bridesmaids were resplendent in claret coloured lace gowns…. which gathered a million leaves and branches and anything else laying around the forest floor, whilst the boys wore tweed with gorgeous hand made feather bow ties and shotgun cartridge buttonholes.
And wellies were the order of the day, and coats….. definately coats. But the weather was splendid, the fire was roaring and the Irish dancing was quite incredible.
Plus I got to work alongside my buddies Laura and Pete Lawson who were filming the whole thing. You can catch their beautiful film of Fiona and Matt’s wedding at the end of the post.
This is the second time I’ve shot a wedding at Camp Katur and I absolutely love it. The big wide open spaces, the fresh air, little woodland walks and all those crazy hobbit pods, tents and geo-domes for staring at the stars at night, it’s my kind of place. The first wedding I shot here was the wild tipi nuptials of Grace and Danny which had the party to end all parties.
But for now, here’s my favourites of Fiona and Matt’s gorgeous woodland wedding at Camp Katur.
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