JESSIE + MATT – LICHFIELD, STAFFORDSHIRE

Jessie and Matt’s alternative, DIY wedding in Lichfield was one to remember and highlighted the fact that weddings don’t always need dozens of guests and a large private venue to be truly awesome and memorable.

The couple took advantage of my intimate wedding package. One that was designed to work alongside government restrictions during the COVID pandemic. It’s a package providing a shorter coverage but packing the same levels of enthusiasm and creativity. That goes without saying.

Pre-Ceremony

Matt arrived with his groomsmen on a convoy of electric scooters. A sight which provoked a few smiles from guests. It was a smooth and understated entrance but one to be expected from the gadget loving groom to be.

The wedding ceremony was to be held at Lichfield registry office, thankfully Jessie arrived with moments to spare. Looking chic with her vibrant bouquet and striking scarlet heels.

I was not permitted inside to photograph the ceremony as my presence would exceed the total numbers allowed. I took a few sneaky snaps from the window nonetheless.

Post-Ceremony

Jessie and Matt emerged from their ceremony to a rapturous applause and a warming kiss of autumnal sunshine. The weather really was glorious throughout their day.

I arranged a confetti throw along with some customary group shots, before taking a stroll around the historic city with the Newly-Weds.

It was awesome to walk, talk and capture some really cool and unposed photographs along the way. Often, Lichfield’s 3 spired Cathedral would be standing proud and visible in the background of the shots. There have been worse backdrops for sure!

Reception

The aim of our walk through the city, was to stroll from the registry office to Jessie and Matt’s home, just on the outskirts of Lichfield centre. Here a fabulously considered, DIY wedding reception had been masterfully installed. It was complete with marquee, caterers, a space for dancing and all the booze you could ever imagine to drink! What more could you need?!

There was such a relaxed vibe but with infinite love and respect for the new Mr and Mrs. At this time, I was honoured to speak with the guests, enjoy the company of the families, and of course continue to capture the day in my recognisable, fly on the wall style.

A delicious meal followed along with some casual yet heartfelt speeches, then it was time to leave.

I began the day as Jessie and Matt’s wedding photographer, but we ended it as friends. It was a real pleasure to capture their wedding day in such strange circumstances. Hopefully the images below confirm that small weddings can be just as ace as the big ones. Enjoy!

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