Top tips for fun wedding photography

February 15, 2024  •  Leave a Comment


Creating incredible Wedding Photos

The key to capturing memorable wedding moments you’ll want to show off forever...

Think outside the box, get creative, inject personality and most of all, have fun!
 

Bride and groom popping champagne on wedding day in field272-Laura Crouchley-2
1/ Champagne:

Take a beat to stop & pop 🍾 

It’s popular for a reason. Have some fun and immortalise the memories at the same time. Whether it’s champers, booze-free bubbles, or a bottle of soda, a quick bottle-pop shoot is the perfect way to take a breather, toast each other and get elegant, spontaneous snaps. Choose to mingle and top-up loved ones’ glasses, or share a private bottle of bubbles between newlyweds – the options are endless and the results are unforgettable.

Bride and Groom spraying champagne in field with blue Beetle car 405-Laura CrouchleyE Bride and groom being served champagne outside church on wedding day449-Laura Crouchley Bride and Groom having champagne at sunset by the coast in Devon1227-Laura Crouchley

2/ Charm Ambassadors:

Kids and dogs are the true stars

Including little ones and four-legged friends inspires natural moments of humour and spontaneity that make for authentic and heart-warming photos. Children invite smiles and laughter, while dogs/ animals foster a relaxed atmosphere, creating photos that capture the warmth and joy of your day. It's a simple way to make your wedding feel more personal and enjoyable without going overboard on the cheese factor.

Bride, groom and family dog being covered in confetti by children on wedding day outside Bristol registry office168-Laura CrouchleyD Puppy licking groomsman at weddingLC1_6297 Little boy jumping with joy outside wedding  tipi708-Laura Crouchley Dog wearing bowtie at wedding86-Laura Crouchley Little boys playing in wedding Jenga game996-Laura Crouchley Working Spaniel dog sat in field with hearts wearing a bowtie DSC_2941 copy Excited little boy sat with Bride in classic car on wedding day1011-Laura Crouchley

3/ Personal Flourish:

Add homemade décor

DIY decorations, place settings and favours are a fantastic way to add uniqueness and eccentricity, as well as, you guessed it, taking great pictures. Handmade doesn’t mean they have to be made by you. Make an evening of it with friends or family. Delegate, collaborate, socialise, bond, share! Guests love to feel included and see their handiwork proudly displayed for all your most important people to see.

Taking (or delegating) the time can save you money, be kinder to the planet, but also create sentimental keepsakes for you or your guests to take home.

Children's painting of Grandma as wedding table place setting342-Laura CrouchleyD Homemade Grandma wedding table name place 591-Laura Crouchley
Children's painting of wedding table number39-Laura Crouchley
Home made wedding day table name sign56-Laura Crouchley

4/ Go Eco:

Biodegradable Confetti 🍃

Eco confetti is a sustainable and cost-effective solution, that makes for epic photos. Whether it be petals, paper or whole-punched autumn leaves, let your photos have a lasting impact, not your decorations. Additionally, environmentally friendly confetti often comes in vibrant colours and unique shapes, enhancing the visual appeal of your photos while staying true to your commitment to sustainability.

Bride and Groom with their daughter in the confetti on wedding day outside Bristol Registry Office141-Laura CrouchleyG Bride and Groom in the confetti outside Ugborough Church in Devon219-Laura CrouchleyG Bride and Groom in the confettiLC3_6303 Bride and groom covered in confetti outside Bristol Registry Office140-Laura Crouchley

5/ Arrive in style:

Memorable entrances create a buzz 🐝

Arriving in style to your wedding reception adds a fun and lively start to the celebration. It's a chance to cause a stir, set the tone and kick off the party with a bit of flair.

Plus, it's an easy way to make a memorable introduction as a couple without going overboard on the formalities or shaking hands with every single guest.

Bride and groom arriving to tipi ceremonyLC3_6391 Bride and groom being cheered into their wedding reception at Paintworks Bristol827-Laura Crouchley Bride and groom walking into their wedding reception at The Grain Barge in Bristol310-Laura Crouchley Bride and groom hands in the air entering their tipi wedding receptionDSC_0197

6/ Entertain:

Games for guests!

Activities at weddings provide a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, while also giving guests opportunity to mingle and connect (four).

Whether it be giant Jenga, a quiz or even a charity raffle, activities can serve as icebreakers, time-fillers and memory-makers.

Children playing with a piñata at Dunwell Farm wedding in Devon DSC_3575 Wedding guests singing karaoke at Paintworks wedding in Bristol1030-Laura Crouchley Wedding guests playing giant Jenga at Dunwell Farm in Devon483-Laura CrouchleyD Wedding guests playing skittles at country wedding in Uffington in Oxfordshire 918-Laura Crouchley Wedding guests playing Croquet Wurzell Weddings in Devon935-Laura Crouchley

7/ Treats:

Favourite food or drinks as favours

Get inspired and show appreciation to your guests with tasty treats or drinks to either take home or enjoy together. Whether it's a snack you both love, a local speciality, or a childhood classic, or some homemade gin, this down-to-earth gesture adds a personal touch that feels genuine and unpretentious. Plus, who doesn't appreciate a good snack before the speeches?

Tea Cake wedding day favour on plate at Mud Dock cafe in Bristol6-Laura Crouchley Home made Slow Gin wedding day favour on wedding table598-Laura Crouchley Named wedding favour cookie on plate488-Laura Crouchley copy-2 Home made wedding favour jam and chutney29-Laura Crouchley

8/ Alternative Elegance:

Flaunt your unique style from head to toes

Opting for non-traditional footwear offers comfort and a chance to showcase your unique taste. Trainers, wellies, or novelty socks – choosing distinctive shoes adds a relaxed touch to your wedding look, boasting authenticity, confidence and most importantly choosing comfort.

Bride wearing Dr. Martens wedding day boots with embroidered sun and stars312-Laura CrouchleyD Bride wearing flowery embroidered white Converse trainers at festival wedding307-Laura CrouchleyC Father of the bride wearing wedding day socksDSC_3020

9/ Treats:

Make time for a 99 (or £2) 🍦

A Mr Whippy may set you back more than 99p these days, but it will also add a bit of childish joy. Handing out treats on your wedding day brings a sweet and casual touch.

It's a simple way for you and your guests to enjoy a tasty break, creating a laid-back and memorable moment everyone can tuck into.

Bride and Groom being served ice cream from ice cream van along Bristol Harbour267-Laura CrouchleyD Bride and groom having a go at serving ice cream from ice cream van on their wedding day865-Laura Crouchley Man eating ice cream at wedding879-Laura Crouchley

10/ Bouquet Toss:

A sometimes forgotten but playful tradition 💐

The bouquet toss is a light-hearted and fun moment to share the love and celebrate. Although it’s often seen as an old tradition, it doesn’t have to mean the catcher will be the next down the aisle! Make it mean something special to you and your loved ones – break the mould but keep the magic!

Bride in vineyard in Italy throwing her bouquet_DSC9878 Bride laughing at her friend who caught her wedding bouquet509-Laura Crouchley Ladies excitedly cheering girl who caught wedding bouquet at Paintworks wedding in Bristol731-Laura Crouchley Couple smiling as girl catches wedding day bouquet on Corn Street in BristolDSC_1057

For unique and relaxed wedding photos, think creatively, be yourself, be present and allow time to enjoy each part of the day.

 


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