What is a “You do You” Wedding?
A You do You wedding is where YOU DO exactly what YOU truly want to do on your wedding. Forget the traditions (unless there is a tradition that truly speaks to your heart) and create a celebration that is going to have your soul singing all day long!
Why I love “You do You” Weddings
More and more, couples are creating a day that truly reflects their own vibe. I’ve photographed weddings in campgrounds, in apple orchards, in state parks, at rental houses on a lake, even in old growth pine forests. Some had a best friend or a brother officiating, some had no officiant at all. Some had cupcakes, many had cookie tables (thank you, Pittsburgh brides!), some had ice cream sundae bars. Some had DJs, some had contra dancing, many had bonfires (one even started a fire rubbing sticks together during the ceremony!). Some twirled at sunset, some kissed in the rain, some trudged through snowy forests (one stood on a frozen lake!), all for the perfect creative wedding portrait. All of them were beautiful and honest and a joy to photograph.
Here are a few pictures from my favorite non-traditional moments:
A Blind meet-up in lieu of a first look:
Unique ceremony events that include your guests:
Making sure your portraits truly represent you your vibe:
Making your reception one to remember:
What awesomely unique “you do you” wedding events have you seen?! What did you like or dislike about them? Let me know in the comments!