An Intimate DIY St Albans Wedding

Couple sit in snow during St Albans wedding

An intimate DIY St Albans wedding with a snow shower

Back in January, I photographed this gorgeous intimate DIY St Albans wedding for the lovely Beka and Salih. I went to university with Beka so I was absolutely delighted when she asked me to be her wedding photographer. They had originally planned to get married in the summer, but they are expecting their first child who is due in May, so they decided to bring their wedding forward. They had their families and closest friends be a part of their day, with their wedding ceremony held at St Albans Registry Office, followed by their wedding reception at Lussmanns Restaurant.

Beka had arranged everything. She made the clay hearts for the table place names, the decorations, the flowers and even the wedding cake which was a naked cake covered in strawberries. She wore a gorgeous floral crown made up of gypsophila or baby’s breath, which were also their flowers for their centrepieces and decorations for their reception and Beka’s bouquet. The DIY wedding decorations and details were simple but gorgeous. We did their portraits around the grounds by St Albans Cathedral. We were also able to do some portraits in the snow which hit us just after they were married. It was short and sweet, but I am happy we were able to get some in it.

It was such a beautiful wedding, I loved being a part of it, and I cannot wait to meet their little man when he is born in a couple of months time. Congratulations Beka and Salih! Here are some of my favourites from this DIY St Albans wedding.

St Albans registry office

Guest greets a guest at St Albans wedding

Best man's buttonhole is put on during St Albans wedding

Father of groom hugs grandson during St Albans wedding

Groom waiting at St Albans wedding ceremony

Bride walks down aisle with father during St Albans wedding

Couple look at one another during St Albans wedding ceremony

Bride looks at guests during St Albans wedding ceremony

Couple hug during St Albans wedding ceremony

Couple hug in hall during St Albans wedding

Receiving line at St Albans wedding

Bride walking in snow during St Albans wedding

Couple kiss in snow during St Albans wedding

Couple covered in snow at St Albans wedding

Groom kisses bride during St Albans wedding

Pregnant bride and groom during St Albans wedding

Groom kisses bride at St Albans wedding

Couple laughing during St Albans wedding

Sign for Lussmans Restaurant for St Albans wedding

Mr and Mrs bunting at St Albans wedding

Bride and groom place names at St Albans wedding

Decorations at DIY St Albans wedding

Homemade naked wedding cake at DIY St Albans wedding

Candids from St Albans wedding

Candids from intimate St Albans wedding

Couple sat under Mr and Mrs bunting at wedding

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  • amanda berube23/03/2015 - 23:20

    So beautiful. Captured beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Martina - Photostories24/03/2015 - 09:22

    The simplicity and cuteness of this wedding made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Love it. Brava!ReplyCancel

  • Corrado24/03/2015 - 10:37

    Very well done 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anna24/03/2015 - 11:11

    I love the simplicity of everything about this wedding – and it has taken nothing away from what this wedding is about. Beautiful work Clare.ReplyCancel

  • Laura25/03/2015 - 16:08

    What a beautiful set of images Clare, I love those shots of the Bride and Groom hugging with her set of gloves on, so cute 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rob Grimes25/03/2015 - 21:45

    A great collection of images, especially the couple portraits which are simple yet beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly26/03/2015 - 21:18

    awesome wedding. I love the brides dress. Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Aga01/04/2015 - 14:29

    Beautiful photos Clare! I love how simple and elegant her dress is.ReplyCancel