backyard wedding

Britta & Oscar's backyard wedding in Dunmanway, Co. Cork, Ireland

When Britta & Oscar first started telling me about the plans for their backyard wedding, I knew I'd be in for a treat. The sole fact that Oscar was planning on wearing a blue and red stripy jacket made by company called... Social Suicide (!) made me think 'this wedding is going to be so much fun'. The thing that made this ceremony so unique was the fact Britta & Oscar decided to do everything their own way. An intimate outdoor ceremony, under a tree in their own garden. Matching tattoos in place of wedding bands. Self written vows, home made food and their closest friends and family around to celebrate.

The morning of the wedding their friends and family put a lot of effort into preparing the day, sound equipment was lent, pots of food bubbled on the stove, men went up and down ladders fixing tarpaulin. Hoards of children went to and from the house, laying out chairs and bringing food. And if the cool looking guests were anything to go by, it was clearly going to end up being quite a party.

The sun shone and the end result of everyone's hard work was a day that managed to be laid back and heart warming. Ok I admit, I also enjoyed the novelty of it... After all how often do you see the father of the bride in a Rammstein t-shirt?

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Photography: White Tea Styling and Props: Pearl & Godiva Bride's Dress: Novia d'Art dress purchased from Oxfam Bridal Bride's Shoes: Flat Sandals from Amity Bride's Jewellery: Necklace and bracelet made by my 12 year old daughter Neesha Groom's Outfit: Jacket from Social Suicide, Shirt from Brown Thomas, Trousers from Debanhams and shoes from TK Maxx Bridesmaid's Dresses: Monsoon Bridesmaid's Acessories: Monsoon and Hairpieses made by Britta's mother - Ingrid Faller Cake: We had an assortment of cakes made by friends Flowers: Hanna Heubach Hair & Makeup: Rosa-O Band: Traditional music played by Robin Lewando, Sue Dukes and Turlough DJ: Jimi Schular, Mike Hall and Tomas Faller Videography: Stephen Walsh