Humanist Wedding Photographer
Jo & David

Humanist Wedding Worcestershire



Wedding Locations: Elmley Castle Village Hall, Wick Grange Farm.

Wedding Photography Coverage: 10 hours.


A mid-summers day, a village hall, a tractor, a riverside vista, a Ceilidh Band, ice cream, hog roast, amazing guests and an awesome couple just about sums up this wedding.

Jo & David's plans were somewhat at the mercy of the English weather! It would have been a totally different day if it had rained. Luckily, the whole week was dry leading up to the event.

They had the legal bit done the week before. For them, this was the real wedding. Set against the back drop of the River Avon on Wick Grange Farm, Jo & David invited all their family and friends to celebrate their unique ceremony.

David grew up in Elmley Castle so the local village hall was the perfect choice to host their reception.

The whole day was laid back. Formals were kept to a minimum. The focus was on having a dam good time and letting the day naturally flow. No time constraints, no restrictions, no rules.

Humanist weddings are ideal for couples who want a special ceremony that isn't based around religion or tradition. They give you the option to marry wherever you want. On a beach, in the woods, on a farm, in a castle, indoors or outdoors at any place that isn't sanctioned for civil weddings. They also give you the flexibility to create a personal ceremony that is totally unique to you.


A massive thank you to Jo & David for letting me be a part of their unique day!
Humanist Wedding Photographer
Humanist Wedding Photographer
Humanist Wedding Photographer
Humanist Wedding Photographer
Tell me how you first met? who what when where why?
We met in our lab (how boring?) as we did our PhDs in the same place, both studying computational biology.

Where was your first date?
We were good friends first. Our first ‘date’ (accidental) was at a biochemistry conference in the USA when we went out without our lab colleagues.


Tell me about the proposal, (did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning, how did you feel, nervous, excited, freaking out?)
One day Dave (whilst drunk) said he wanted to marry me. Then 2 years later (whilst drunk again) we chose a date for it to happen.


Tell me one thing that you love most about each other.
David: Jo’s positivity, she is always happy even when things don’t go exactly as expected, and this has meant she’s been able to rise above many challenges that others would have given up on.

Jo: David is determined but still empathetic - so whilst he is driven and wants to succeed whether in his career and sport, it will never be at the detriment of others.


Why did you choose to have the type of wedding you're having?
We like being outside, and don’t like fancy, formal celebrations.



Besides the ceremony, what is the one thing that you are looking forward to the most on your wedding day?
We are looking forward to having everyone we love in one place (and also the hog roast!).


How have you find the wedding planning? Do you have any tips for other brides?
How expensive the register office ceremony is. We think we were well prepared for how complex it was going to be because we are doing everything ourselves.


Were there any hidden things or expenses you just didn’t consider before planning your day?
It will cost more than you expect. Give everyone clear instructions on what to do.


Bonus question - As I'm a photographer, what advice can you give about choosing your wedding photographer?

Choose someone to fit your personality. It’s worth the price.




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