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The Dreys Wedding Photography

The Dreys Wedding Photography

the dreys wedding photography

The Dreys Wedding // Humanist Woodland Wedding

 
Outside my window it’s cold, grey and damp. Christmas is but two sleeps away and everyone is preparing to say goodbye to 2017. Most photographers are ending the year with their “best of the year” posts, a curated selection of their favourite images from the past 12 months. Mine usual emerges around March time, sometimes as late as May, and this year will be no different; I still have 2 London weddings to process as well as a mammoth 3 day wedding in India, so picking my favourite images from the year is still a long way off. Instead, my last post of the year is a dreamily romantic woodland wedding which took place on a cloudless sunny day in July. A wedding which was fit to burst with the beautiful, the original and the downright mind-blowing. Ben and Emily, or Bemily as they are known to their friends, had picked The Dreys in Squirrel Wood for their wedding. A beautiful woodland location tucked away in the  Kent countryside, with a little forest clearing for the ceremony and vast open fields behind the woods for the feasting and the dancing. I was lucky enough to have my talented husband, documentary wedding photographer Stephen Bunn, shooting with me on the day, which started with the couple getting ready at separate locations before having a first look in the woods. A great way to calm the nerves and have a moment together before the ceremony. Ben was walked down the aisle by his parents, and Emily by hers. Both were preceded by Emily’s twin nieces, cute as buttons in their little fairy wings. The humanist ceremony was performed by Kate Gee and was full of unique touches, including a group singalong to Queen’s ”Don’t Stop Me Now and a tree planting ceremony. Food was a big part of Ben & Emily’s day. They are both committed vegans and as such the entire wedding was vegan, and included an amazing hummous station, a Sri Lankan buffet and a Taco Van in the evening. Some of the best wedding food I have had, hands down. Emily’s horse, the wonderful 25 year old Zac, made a brief appearance and got stuck into the carrots with gusto. Speeches took place outside, and were full of laughter and tears, and included an amazing and hilarious letter read out by Emily’s mum: a letter Emily had written to her about Ben, when they’d first met, 13 years ago. Evening guests were welcomed with a glass of champagne poured from the sky by incredible aerial artist Anna Cerrato, and a glitter artist was on hand to get everyone party ready. The night time shenanigans got started and the dancefloor was full of sparkling, glittery people all night. Emily and Ben’s  The Dreys wedding was a celebration of all the things they hold dear, and reflected their beliefs and their passions as well as their love for their family and friends. Steve and I couldn’t have had more fun photographing it. If you’d like to see more images from their boho wedding, head on over to the Love My Dress blog, and if you’d like the details of their dreamteam of suppliers, scroll to the end of the post. But look at the pictures first, of course 😉

Happy Christmas to you all! See you in 2018. x

humanist woodland wedding

Emily’s Dress – Naomi Neoh
Wedding Planner – Revelry Events
Hair – Amanda White
Humanist Celebrant – Kate Gee
Flower crown – Sophie & Luna
Florist – Bohotanicals
Day food – The Little Cooking Pot
Evening food – Club Mexicana
Glitter Artist – Wish Upon A Sparkle
Videographer – Matt at Aaron Rose Wedding Films
Aerial Artist – Ana Cerrato
DJ – Isabelle

11 Comments
  • Martin Dabek
    Posted at 14:14h, 17 February Reply

    Love this fun wedding! Great coverage Lyndsey. The couple portraits in the woods are awesome.

  • Steve Brill
    Posted at 11:12h, 20 February Reply

    What a magical; setting for a wedding. Beautiful work Lyndsey.

  • Matt Gutteridge
    Posted at 16:59h, 03 March Reply

    Really stunning images Lyndsey, thanks for sharing. Love the groom’s evening suit!

  • Simon Wainwright
    Posted at 16:36h, 12 March Reply

    Wow a very comprehensively captured day, this wedding had it all. Excellent choice on levels of exposure and colours, the editing really suited the occasion. V nice to have the overcast light for the ceremoney and then the afternoon sunshine to follow around couple shoot time. Both parents walking each in and planting a tree awww man. A great looking crowd with lost of expressive personality, and what about that food, looked amazing. Dream wedding, congratulation on the great work.

  • Joss Denham
    Posted at 16:47h, 14 March Reply

    Beautiful work!

  • Emmie Scott
    Posted at 18:25h, 20 March Reply

    So beautiful. I bet you absolutely loved shooting this wedding. Look like awesome people

  • suzanne fossey
    Posted at 17:42h, 26 March Reply

    What beautiful photographs! I love your style, woodland weddings are my fave (i’m a self-confessed tree hugger;-) Great to see another lady photographer who’s married to another amazing man photographer ;-P

  • suzanne fossey
    Posted at 08:52h, 27 March Reply

    wow. Those dancing shots! And the couple shots in the wood, absolutely stunning. LOVE your work!

  • Duncan Kerridge
    Posted at 16:10h, 27 March Reply

    Gorgeous, what a day, what a setting! Fantastic coverage!

  • Marek Troszczynski
    Posted at 00:08h, 05 April Reply

    Stunning wedding Lyndsey. You captured it beautifully and the editing is simply spot on!

  • Luke Hayden
    Posted at 14:47h, 06 April Reply

    Love this. So well captured.

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