Could the sun shine any brighter for this navy military wedding!? We think not! We also love the sustainability aspect of this incredible day. Char & Matt handmade props, flowers, and were mindful of choosing eco-friendly suppliers. Their venue included camping for guests, their caterers used bamboo cutlery & plates, whilst Char wore a recycled vintage lace dress from Recommended Supplier, Poppy Perspective. The beautiful red hair of Charlotte & Amelia inspired the florals, and a huge copper moon complete with pampas grass decor was the backdrop of their wedding ceremony! If you’re looking for a day that simply exudes love and colour, this is the one for you. 

Navy military wedding with eco-friendly and sustainable aspects 

We asked Navy wedding guests to wear their Sailor uniform at the ceremony. It was 35 degrees so they were very hot in them on the hill! We used Matt's Navy friends as barmen & asked guests to bring their own booze.

Char & Matt


I spotted Poppy Perspective on Rock My Wedding, I was looking for a handmade vintage dress, something sustainable and unique - I knew straight away she was a bit of me! Our venue came recommended to us by a family member. She posted a cry for help on an "off grid camping" forum after our first venue sold up, during the height of covid. It was completely DIY so came at a great price. Plus we had the venue from Thursday to Monday, so you can spend a bit more time with guests. Our cake supplier was a family friend.


Vintage, boho, witchy, spiritual and whimsical. Lots of Pampas with orange and pink tones. Charlotte & Amelia both have red hair so we matched the flowers accordingly. The ceremony was on top of a hill with Glastonbury Tor in the distance. We used our big copper moon as a back drop. As Matt is in the Navy, he wore his Sailor uniform and we invited the Naval chaplin to conduct the ceremony. We wanted a laid back vibe nothing too formal. So we had buffet style catering and no table plans, allowing guests to mingle to their hearts content.


Throughout the wedding planning process we collected/made Boho and vintage props & made this into a business. The My Little Posy props are what we love and had for our wedding so hopefully others will love them too. We made the Copper Moon for our ceremony. When Matt goes to Sea on long deployments, we always say 'think of me when you look at the moon' so that is the reason behind that! We also renovated a vintage caravan for our honeymoon suite but couldn't get it ready in time so used it for our actual honeymoon instead.

Smoke bomb portraits? Always a good idea.

A DIY wedding is very time consuming but you get so much from it knowing you have both put so much in. Work together well & compromise with each others ideas. Weddings are a great opportunity to express yourselves so have fun with it. Do it your way! Whatever you feel works for you, go for it. Don't be scared to defy convention. It's about you two! If you can't agree on something, sleep on it and the answer will come. If the wedding planning is getting stressful take time out as a couple and talk about something else.

Char & Matt

This navy military wedding is simply gorgeous, and the perfect example of how incredible a DIY wedding can look! Take a look at this rustic DIY wedding, complete with a tipi and boho chic vibe. 

Ella Turner

Written by Ella Turner

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Venue: Lapwing Farm | Entertainment: Something Borrowed | Florist, Decor & Hire: My Little Posy | Hog Roast: Spitting Pig Company | Pizza: Soul Dough | Wedding Cake: Lemon Pip Bakery | Bridal Gown: Poppy Perspective | Grooms Suit: Clifton Suits | Hair Stylist : Louise Evans | Nail artist: South West Nail Artist

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