Planning a marquee wedding on a Welsh farm this summer? If so, you are going to LOVE this DIY tutorial featuring Bride & Groom Hay Bales.
All images © Maria Farrelly Photography
Last year I photographed Beth & Matt’s beautiful wedding on a farm in Magor. I love photographing farm weddings. Not only do I get to enjoy some epic views across the Welsh countryside but generally EVERYONE in the town/village appears to gets an invite! and everyone seems to be involved in some way in the lead up to the big day. I love that!
When it comes to styling a farm wedding, the Rustic theme tends to be a clear winner. And why not, its certainly fitting for the landscape. Homemade & DIY tend to feature in some way. Generally its the favours, the flowers, the cake ….but I have to say, when I arrived at this wedding, I was gobsmacked. I’ve NEVER seen a giant B&G made of hay bales before!
Fabulous, aren’t they!
They certainly fitted in well and were a huge talking point throughout the day.
You could see them from miles away and the guests certainly loved them.
they also made a great prop for photographs :)
How to make them:
Thankfully, Beth’s friends took some pictures as they were being made. As you can see, a tractor is essential!
Once the hay bales were stacked, they used huge white sheets (for the wedding dress) and black bags (for the grooms suit),
For the eyes- paper plates, lips-red bin liner, Veil- netting, grooms hat- a tyre & bucket. The brides cleavage- I believe it was 2 balls or 2 balloons :) Simple!
If you are doing something unusual for your welsh wedding this year, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know! we’d love to feature it.