This morning I have Amy and Mike’s DIY festival wedding to share with you. It was a treat for not only the eyes, but also for the soul too. It’s impossible not to love this pair; friendly, fun-loving, and just so welcoming. No wonder they have hundreds of friends. Giants Seat Campground transformed into a mini festival site. This didn’t happen overnight obviously, Amy and Mike’s vision was brought to life with plenty of hard work from both themselves, and their brilliant families and friends.
The day began with sausage butties over at Mike’s Mum’s house. It was a house was full with groomsmen ironing, checking the weather, and making emergency trips to buy wellies. It was equally as busy over with Amy and girls. Amy’s Mum was busy making the bouquets, her Dad was chasing Amy around the house trying to make her eat some breakfast, and the two dogs were loving all the attention from everyone in the house.
The ceremony took place a the local church, a two-minute walk from Amy’s parents home. The vicar greeted me in her wellies, with a big smile on her face. She went on to tell me that she likes to match her footwear with the theme of the wedding, and as this was a festival wedding wellies felt appropriate. I loved that. Amy arrived barefoot, with flowers in her hair picked from the garden, she’s definitely a hippy at heart.
After the ceremony everyone made their way over to the campground to begin the celebrations. I’m a firm believer that outdoor tipi weddings bring a certain amount of craziness with them. I don’t know whether it’s the fresh air or the generous supply of booze (quite possibly the latter), but something happens. People throw themselves into celebrating, and this definitely happened at Amy and Mike’s wedding. Anyway, I’m waffling. Here’ a little look at what went down.