I went to a wedding once where the bride gave a speech at the reception describing their perfect, joyous day as a “labor of love”. I found this wedding idea so sweet, such is our lives together right? Our future? I’m reminded of this moment as I read about the bride and groom’s families in this English wedding and all their DIY help throughout the day.
Being on a small budget, Sophie and Matt recruited their nearest and dearest to make their DIY wedding shine. Sophie’s brothers baked their wedding cake and even cut tree trunks for a rustic and beautiful display. The mom’s of the family banded together to make jam gifts for guests (my favorite wedding takeaway!) and a family friend arranged the flowers.
So much more went into the planning of the day, which Sophie and Matt did themselves, and even while it was certainly a big chunk of work they made the whole event exceptionally personal – investing plenty into the lighting and sound, given Matt’s profession as a musician.
The two offered sage advice for those planning to “do it themselves”: take the week off before the wedding. With plenty to do, you want some time to relax between wedding tasks, not work. Without much further ado, find out what other wedding feats their labor of love team accomplished.