Minimalist DIY Yorkshire Marquee Wedding

September 30, 2018 | juliette

Between the DIY flowers designed by the couple’s friends, the storytelling signage made by the groom, and the countryside views of the private property, this Yorkshire marquee wedding was a modern DIY wedding dream come true! Libby and Henry’s ceremony took place at St Mary’s Church Tickhill and their reception marquee was set up on the family’s property and was filled with long farmhouse tables, greenery installations, acrylic signs, and a circular bar. From top to bottom, this wedding was beautifully designed while also allowing the natural beauty of the property take center stage. The marquee they chose was light, bright, and large enough for not only dinner and dancing but one of the most fun bride and groom entrances we’ve ever seen! Remain in Light Photography and second shooter Chloe Lee Photography nailed it in capturing every gorgeous detail and light-hearted moment of this Yorkshire wedding.

The Couple:

Libby and Henry

The Wedding:

St Mary’s Church Tickhill and Private Residence, Yorkshire, England

The most important thing for us was to bring all of our nearest and dearest together and to have a big feast to celebrate the day. We wanted it to be quite informal and for there to be lots of energy and relaxation. Once we knew that we would have the wedding on the farm, we just wanted to enjoy the process and collaboration.

The venue was very special to us, we had a marquee in the field in front of our parents’ houses. We have amazing memories of growing up on the farm there. The tree on the driveway was very special. I always used to think of it as a Roald Dahl tree when growing up, and so we definitely wanted to have photos with the tree. We also liked the idea of having somewhere that we can come back to and remember the wedding. We had an oak tree planted on the site of the wedding in the hope of being able to bring our children and grandchildren there in the future.

There was a lot of DIY from both us and friends of ours. Our two very good friends Davina and India did all of the flowers for us. I had a vision of the flowers being very clean and green, being bold in the greenness of the leaves. I communicated this with Davina and India and they very much got our vision, what they produced was exactly what we wanted. They were such an integral part of bringing our vision of the day to life!

Henry also did a lot of DIY projects, creating the frames for the overhead flower hangings, making the acrylic table plan, which we felt brought a modern vibe to the day. He also made all of the signs that led the guests through the grounds and into the marquee, telling a story along the way.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Remain in Light Photography
Second Shooter – Chloe Lee Photography
Venue – St Mary’s Church Tickhill
Catering – Northen Fields
Cake – The Bawtry Cheese Cave
DJ – Disco Wed
Live Music – New York Brass Band
Makeup Artist – Sarah Turgoose
Wedding Dress – Rembo Styling via Lace & Co.
Bridal Accessories – Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Mirage Couture
Groom’s Apparel – Carl Stuart Ltd
Marquee – Mudford Marquees


Our biggest congratulations to Libby and Henry, and a special thanks to Remain in Light Photography for sharing this Yorkshire marquee wedding with Junebug! Looking for more inspiration at another non-traditional wedding venue? Check out this free-spirited California countryside wedding at a private ranch in Santa Ynez!

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  1. Minimalist has turned into a significant wedding trend, and I can easily see there’s beauty in simplicity. A minimalist look areas of that ceremony get the attention directly on the bride as well as groom. While for the reception, it enables the natural beauty as well as lighting of the venue to shine through.

  2. Beautiful photography of the bride and groom in the countryside. Details on the brides dress were exquisite

  3. When I think of a wedding with good ole English rustic charm, this ticks every box! What an incredible set of images, well done to the photographer!

  4. Beautiful wedding. Lots of great moments and emotions! The photographers did a great job!

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