Tracy and Ashley got the formalities tied up in a private ceremony at Sheffield Town Hall, with just their close family and friends.
Once legally married the vibe changed to a casual and fun-filled shindig with a DIY tipi wedding reception at Stoneybank Farm, Oughtibridge.
Here’s what their photographer Sarah Lister of Bohobelle Photography had to say after capturing their big day:
Tracy was truly overwhelmed on their arrival, as Ashley swept her away into the tipi so she could get her first glimpse of what he had worked so hard to create for their perfect day: with a little help from their friends, of course.
Their dog, Ozzy was the guest of honour and looked very handsome in his bow tie!
This wedding was totally DIY, and the Bride and Groom had clearly put their heart and soul into every last detail. Think giant dreamcatchers, an enormous ‘WEDFEST’ sign, burlap and lace, wild flowers, multicoloured pompoms, fairy lights, and even a secret, secluded honeymoon suite in the woods!
The happy couple planned a fantastic festival set list for their guests: Cat on Sax brought the vibes for the afternoon, playing out Ibiza classics across the valley; followed by Sam O’Hara’s chilled out acoustic set inside the tipi as the sun began to set. Finally, the headliners, Reverb set the tone for a fun evening full of dancing.
The farm were good enough to allow the wedding guests to set up their own festival campsite at the far end of the field, which meant that celebrations went on long into the night. The overnight guests made the most of the hay bales and gathered around the fire pit for a toasty late evening.
Bride’s top tip:
Just let all the stress and worry go on the day. Embrace what will be the best day of your life. I promise you will want to remember every single emotion you felt during every single part of the day, and for this to bring a lump to your throat and a tear to your eye. I can remember all of it- all the emotions, and it makes me cry every time.
Venue: Stoneybank Farm
Tipi: Tipi and Kata
Caterers: Kevin Platts
Hair & Makeup: Ikizler Beauty and Tanning
Suits: Suits Direct
Florist: Moss & Clover Kelham Island
Entertainment: Cat On Sax, Reverb, Sam O’Hara, & Andy Hilton DJ