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 unique wedding 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 while some had no officiant at all. A few had cupcakes, many had cookie tables (thank you, Pittsburgh brides!), one had an ice cream sundae bar. The receptions went late into the night with a mix of DJs and bands, but one included contra dancing! Bonfires set the night off with the dreamiest vibe (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!