While travelling around Europe, Izzy and Dylan’s last stop was beautiful Santorini – the ideal location for a proposal (first featured in issue 13). “He said afterwards that he was waiting for the perfect moment on the balcony overlooking the sunset over the sea but ended up popping the question while we were just laying in bed cuddling and laughing. He started smiling in a weird way, casually rolled off the bed, got up on one knee and asked the question!”
Going for a vibe that reflected them as a couple, Izzy and Dylan tell us that anyone who attended their wedding would say it was ‘exactly what Dylan and Izzy would do’. “It was romantic, relaxed, overflowing with food and drinks, so much dancing and fun! We love everything DIY and to organise a wedding 100% yourselves with the help of amazing friends and family just makes it all the more ‘us’,” explains the bride, who couldn’t deny the wedding was almost entirely DIY, from signage to the dessert table, wishing well and more.
“We’re so glad we pulled it all off in time! It was a huge task organising and doing almost everything ourselves. We were over the moon that it all worked out. We are very grateful for our supportive family,” the newlyweds tell us, adding that they have their own unique (and fun) interpretation of marriage.
“Marriage to us is simply being with the person who you love the most, a bond between best friends. Living in our little beach shack with our two dogs, buying cheap takeaway, laughing every day and being creative together.”
Their day was captured by the tallented duo behind Through The Woods We Ran, Izzy saying, “Glenn & Lauren are the best, we had a very strong bond with these two and they captured our day better than we could have ever imagined.”
While Izzy says that seeing Dylan cry during the ceremony was her favourite memory from the day, Dylan couldn’t help but be enamoured by Izzy walking down the aisle. “For me it was, of course, the moment I first saw my beautiful bride walking towards me. All of our closest family and friends within my reach and all there for us.”
Having broken quite a few wedding traditions themselves (Izzy’s younger sister walked her down the aisle), it’s no wonder that that this pair advises others getting married to ‘do whatever you want!’
Izzy and Dylan add, “don’t let other people try to tell you that you can’t do something or shouldn’t. This is your day, no one else’s! Enjoy every moment of it.”
Inspired by Izzy and Dylan’s special day? Check out more bohemian weddings here, here and here. If you’re just as in love with the photography by Through The Woods We Ran as we are, check out some more stories shot by the duo here and here.
CREDITS Photos Through The Woods We Ran // Cinematographer Katie Burgess // Florist and Event Stylist Styled Notion // Ceremony and Reception Venue Wharncliffe Mill // Catering Ole Paella, The Naked Butcher, Salento Catering // Cake topper BrideNew // Decorative elements The House Phoenix via Etsy // Prop and furniture Hire Society // Celebrant Kate Jowett // Rings Andros Jeweller // Bridal Gown Reception ASOS // Shoes Top Shop // Hair Marie Cain // Bridesmaid Dresses and Shoes ASOS // Groom and Groomsmen Suits ASOS // Suspenders Men’s Braces