Fun and Relaxed New Forest Wedding

I’d never been to the New Forest until I drove up to film Emily and Ben’s fun and relaxed wedding there a couple of weeks ago. I’d heard that it’s a stunning part of the world and I can confirm (for those that have not been there) that the rumors are true.

Emily and Ben’s country fete inspired wedding had a DIY vibe with lots of hand made games, table numbers, bunting and even jam made by family members for the afternoon cream tea.

DIY Wedding

DIY Wedding

I worked alongside the lovely Carrie Lavers (photographer) on the day. She got all the super cool dark and moody still shots while I got all the giggles and fun and games. Emily and Ben booked us for exactly that reason, the ying and yang media team.

And what a cracking idea eh? Why would you want your wedding film to look like your photos?

It makes perfect sense to get two different styles, two different versions of your wedding from two different creative outlooks.

Relaxed Wedding

Relaxed Wedding

A vintage bus, a retro VW Beetle were the non- traditional carriages to deliver everyone to the reception venue. Once there, they had lawn games, hay bales and bunting like EVERYWHERE! A proper English Country Fete inspired wedding.

Delish afternoon tea and cake was served as the wedding breakfast with home made jam before the speeches and Eat The Street - pop up street food feed us all some Lebanese goodness after dark.

New Forest Wedding

New Forest Wedding

All in all, their wedding was very enjoyable to shoot. I love it when the photographer and I work well together (tick), the details and visuals have been well thought out (tick) and the couple are just simply lovely, relaxed and totally in giddy love after officialising their love for each on their wedding day (massive tick)

I knew their wedding was going to be packed full of fun when Emily, arm in arm, with her dad literally danced down the aisle.

See for your self by watching their teaser trailer below. It’s 30 seconds of happiness.

Take a break from the monotony and routine of life and watch it now. Go on, it’ll put a smile on your face!

Meanwhile, I’ll be working on my wedding film backlog but this wedding is one that I can’t wait to edit and re-live again.

Sally Johns