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Favourite Special Wedding Moments: including a breastfeeding bride and the bride who cut up her wedding dress on the day

Charlie / 20 December 2017

Favourite Special Wedding Moments: including a breastfeeding bride and the bride who cut up her wedding dress on the day

This is the final part of our mini series on featuring our Real Wedding Favourites. If you haven’t viewed the other six parts, you can find them all here, or individual links at the bottom of this post.

Today we are going to round up this series with our Favourite Special Wedding Moments. These are particular moments from the real weddings we’ve featured that really stuck in our minds. Tender moments, a detail that made us feel a bit teary, and even a moment that we found quite scary!

Groom Washes the Brides Feet during their Wedding Ceremony

Favourite Special Wedding Moments: Groom Washes the Brides Feet during their Wedding Ceremony

It’s always lovely to see how couples choose to personalise their wedding ceremony, and this was one of the most tender and intimate moments that we’ve featured. As part of their outdoor wedding ceremony in the French countryside, groom Benjamin washed bride Mariette’s feet as a symbol of his commitment to her.

I imagine it’s not the kind of act that every couple would choose to incorporate into their wedding ceremony. But I love the symbolism, and the moment of quiet and calm that I imagine it would bring to your wedding ceremony. A great reminder to personalise your ceremony and do it your own way.

This beautiful moment was from Mariette and Benjamin’s natural French countryside wedding. Photography by David Blair Photography.

Awesome Breastfeeding Bride

Favourite Special Wedding Moments: Awesome Breastfeeding Bride

Both Samantha and I have become mums in the past few years, so these images of bride Elena breastfeeding her daughter during her wedding really stand out for me. Elena chose a wedding dress that she would be able to breastfeed her young daughter in and photographer Emma Stoner captured these precious images of the two of them.

A great reminder that your wedding day and wedding dress shouldn’t restrict your personal circumstances, whatever they might be. Make them work for you.

Favourite Special Wedding Moments: Awesome Breastfeeding Bride

Read the full story at Elena and Simon’s colourful handmade wedding. Photography by Emma Stoner Photography.

Behind Every Wedding and Marriage is a Real Couple

Favourite Special Wedding Moments: Behind Every Wedding and Marriage is a Real Couple

We really wanted to find a photo that made us feel a bit teary, as we often feel emotional looking through your wedding days. I chose this image from Jessica and Paul’s wedding of their wedding guestbook, which was a framed photo of them surrounded by messages from their guests.

When I saw this image it made me feel a little bit emotional and teary. Why? Because the photo of Jessica and Paul reminded me that behind every wedding and marriage is a real life couple. It reminded that weddings often appear perfect on the outside (especially online). But behind that we are all just two people coming together, with our loves, our differences, our challenges and our struggles. For that reason I love this photo.

This comes from Jessica and Paul’s natural countryside wedding. Photography by Lyndsey Goddard.

Surrounded by Family, Friends and Confetti

Favourite Special Wedding Moments: Surrounded by Family, Friends and Confetti

I love this confetti toss capture from Clare and Ian’s fun outdoor farm wedding. Rather than the traditional confetti toss walking between two rows of your guests, Clare and Ian are surrounded by theirs, which I think makes for a really fun picture. I also love their expressions.

This is from Clare and Ian’s fun outdoor farm wedding. Photography by Dasha Caffrey.

Epic Bride who Cut Up her Wedding Dress on the Day!

Favourite Special Wedding Moments: Epic Bride who Cut Up her Wedding Dress on the Day!

A spur of the moment decision had bride Caroline cutting up her wedding dress part way through her wedding day. Yes. Really. Although she’d had a separate tea length dress to change into for the evening, she couldn’t bare to take off her wedding dress. So naturally she took to it with a pair of scissors to it. Eeek!

“Everyone thought I was absolutely bonkers, but it was the best decision, I got to keep my dream dress on until the bitter end and yet had my legs free for some important barn dancing.”

I’m not sure I need explain why I thought Caroline and her wedding dress cutting incident were worthy of a special mention in our Real Wedding round-up.

Read the full story at Caroline and Gareth’s spring wedding on their farm (part one and part two). Photography by Milestones Photography.

A Portrait of a Tender Moment between Bride and Groom

Favourite Special Wedding Moments: A Portrait of a Tender Moment between Bride and Groom

We were on the hunt for our favourite bride and groom portrait, which is hard because there are so many beautifully captured moments. In the end we chose this black and white portrait of Emma and Gianni for a few reasons. For me, the emotions captured in this photograph epitomise the feelings experienced on your wedding day. Pure happiness and a deep feeling of being in love with someone.

This is from Emma and Gianni’s rustic country wedding. Photography by Andy Rapkins Photography.

A Midnight Canoe Wedding Send Off

Favourite Special Wedding Moments: A Midnight Canoe Wedding Send Off

The lovely Rhiannon and Richard were one of the first Real Wedding’s we featured on our blog, and there’s a particular part of their wedding that deserves a special mention. After a small ceremony in the iconic Mwnt Church and a weekend-long wedding reception at nearby fforest, they had a midnight canoe send off!

Bride Rhiannon told us: “After the dancing we all walked down to the river – we’d hung tealights in jam jars for as much of the path as we could. With everyone waving us off from the riverbank, we paddled away by canoe.  It was so peaceful and romantic after such a hectic day.”

Favourite Special Wedding Moments: A Midnight Canoe Wedding Send Off

Read the full story at Rhiannon and Richard’s wild and natural Welsh wedding. Photos taken by friends.

This is part of a mini blog series called Real Wedding Favourites. You can find the other parts here:

(Part 1) Our Favourite Natural Wedding Styles

(Part 2) Our Favourite Natural Wedding Spaces

(Part 3) Our Favourite Natural Wedding Details

(Part 4) Our Favourite Unique Natural Weddings

(Part 5) Our Favourite Natural Wedding Flowers

(Part 6) Our Favourite Natural Seasonal Weddings

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