Awesome Festival Style Garden Lego Wedding
Alternative Wedding Photographer
During these difficult times of the lockdown restrictions and social distancing, the chances of shooting a wedding are zero. So, imagine how thrilled I was when lego figure couple, Molly & Colin, approached me to shoot their incredible festival style, garden, Lego wedding! They wanted an alternative wedding photographer that understood them an their unconventional approach to the day
Fortunately, the world of Lego has been unaffected by Covid-19, so Molly & Colin were able to go ahead with their festival themed wedding as planned and the weather was amazing.
In the year when pretty much all outdoor events have had to be put on hold – including the 50th anniversary of Glastonbury, festival lovers, Molly & Colin, decided to bring the feel of the festival to their super chilled-out, boho wedding in the fields of deepest Cambridgeshire and wanted an alternative wedding photographer to capture those magic moments.
For these Ely based 24-hour plastic people it was crucial that all of the guests got to enjoy the day as much as them – a celebration for all. Plans were made for all the guests to stay with the bride & groom overnight, in tents and tipis as the newlyweds had a superb glamping set up with fairy lights and an outdoor hot tub.
A stage area was set up for talented guests to do impromptu performances and well known guitarist, “El Mexicano”, was scheduled for a headline performance.
Molly & Colin specifically wanted a humanist wedding ceremony and chose Lucy the celebrant to do the honours. The emotional guests sat on hay bales in the heat of the midsummer sunshine during the service.
After the ceremony, guests were wowed by the magic of illusionist “Dynoman” as the younger generation took countless selfies on their phones. As the day progressed, the drinks flowed and fits of laughter could often be heard coming from the direction of the Photo Booth with it’s array of props and fancy dress items.
After capturing the action with my camera, I managed to catch up with the couple to get some stunning portraits; it was difficult (well impossible actually) to keep the smiles of their faces. Colin’s wit constantly had his new wife in a fit of giggles. I love that the images have captured their playful personalities so perfectly.
For the first dance, the happy couple were serenaded by the exquisite flamenco guitar skills of superstar “El Mexicano” who then went onto the stage for a fantastic 45 minute solo set.
The day was rounded off perfectly with the incredible DJ Brickhead spinning out some bangers on the decks as the sun set on a on a truly incredible day.
The theme song from The Lego Movie is “Everything Is Awesome” and for this happy Lego couple it really was.
This shoot was a really fun opportunity to pick up my camera during the pandemic and get back to doing what I love – being an alternative wedding photographer and having fun shooting amazing weddings with a twist on tradition.
As we now enter the second lockdown period in the UK, I can only reflect on how badly the coronavirus crisis has impacted on the incredible wedding industry as a whole in 2020 and prey that for the return of fantastic weddings full of love, people and true human connection again. I believe that when weddings return they will be more emotional, enjoyable and joyous than ever before but also that there will have been a shift in focus of what really matters – people.
I for one can’t wait and have my camera and lenses poised and ready.
Damien Vickers is a Wedding photographer shooting weddings in a natural photojournalistic style across the UK.