These guys had a double ceremony wedding so we met them before part one for a special first look in the church garden. For their church ceremony Andy & Naomi choose to wear colourful South African outfits in the colours they had woven throughout their whole day. They entered the ceremony together and exchange vows and garlands they had made for each other. Only their closest family and friends were there to watch the quiet proceedings and share communion served by Naomi’s Grandma.
There was a great spread of pastries and fruit for lunch before they split off to get ready for part two. Naomi had her Dad and his sweet little fiat to give her rides around, first back home for a quick outfit change, then on to ceremony part 2!
There was a muddy arrival for the girls down the lane to the barn followed by a swift shoe change before their entrance. Inside a huge crowd of guests eagerly awaited their procession seated at trestle tables with balloons to mark the aisle and lots of art dotted around the massive space of the lambing barn. Naomi met Andy at the front and they walked together to hang the garlands from the first ceremony on the cross at the front. They said their vows simultaneously and washed each other’s feet. There was heaps of symbolism woven through the ceremony and loud singing from their gathered crowd.
At the end we snuck a few quiet moments out the back to grab shots with the freshly minted married couple. The crowd had formed a long confetti tunnel winding through the barn to a space next door filled with cakes and drinks. The guests hung out, snacking and chatting, exploring the farm and enjoying their surroundings.
We headed back through to the ceremony space for the speeches, which were thoroughly lovely tributes. The Father Bride was hilarious with a letter from Naomi’s school days, Andy followed up affectionately teasing her creativity and quirkiness. The Best Man balanced the score with his funny comments and announced the start of the feasting: a hog roast followed by cake and fruit salads.
The band got the dancing started and handed that baton over to the DJ later in the evening. Guests were entertained with their take on a guest book: painting hand prints on a huge white hanging sphere. In the next door space the photo booth and the bar kept each other company and were very popular. (You can see our Photo Booth slideshow below).
The guests who made it to the end of the party formed a tunnel and Naomi & Andy left looking only slightly more disheveled than when the day started. 😉
We took Naomi & Andy’s engagement photos in Digbeth- Click here if you’d like to take a look!