Bride and groom holding arms out

A Cool ‘Wedstock’ Festival Wedding in an Orchard

Today we have something a little different to share with you. Following a summer of festivals, I’m very excited to share this cool Woodstock inspired wedding.

Alice and Ben’s ‘Wedstock’ festival wedding is so vibrant, unique and fun. There are so many amazing details, but one of my favourites is Alice and Ben’s attire. Alice wore an incredible lace wedding dress with large floating sleeves, and Ben wore a very cool, relaxed suit, bright shirt (the funkiest shirt I have seen for a wedding!) and cravat – such a cool couple! And wait until you see what the celebrant wore!

Bride and groom standing next to Wedstock sign

The wedding took place in an orchard that belongs to Alice’s uncle, and was the perfect spot for this laid-back wedding. The whole wedding was bright, bold and fun. I love every one of the styling details; the origami birds, pom poms, chair ribbons, fun signs around the venue… it all added to the ambience of the day.

As well as the fabulous pictures by Jacob Boodrie, we also have a very special video of Alice and Ben’s amazing day. This is a really cool time-lapse film created by Time-Lapse Tales. It’s an innovative style of capturing weddings and experiences by blending videography with photography. Isn’t it cool!

Fun-Loving People

“We met at university where we lived in halls together, and started off as best friends. I proposed to Ben with an impromptu proposal in bed one Sunday afternoon, but Ben got jealous that I’d beaten him to it. So, he decided to propose back to me on a boat in the Hudson River in New York.

House

Bridesmaid with Wellington boot

Bridesmaids looking at phone

Locket with old photographs in

Label on wedding dress

Gold wedding shoes

Floral crown

Bride and bridesmaid looking in mirror getting ready

Bride with flower crown

“We wanted to have a festival wedding to reflect the fun-loving people we are. The wedding styling was bohemian chic, based on Woodstock 1969 with lots of colour. Our clothing was inspired by Woodstock too, but I also wanted to look like a forest elf from Lord of the Rings.

Wedstock sign

Camping sign at festival wedding

Wedstock festival wedding welcome sign

Wedding guests talking

Colourful pom poms hanging in wedding marquee

Origami paper bird

Streamers on wedding chairs

Colourful decorations in wedding marquee

Sunflowers in bottles

Man taking picture on phone at wedding

Bridesmaids posing for picture

Flower girls

Groom arriving at wedding

Wedding guests taking their seats for ceremony

“Our friend Matt married us. During our ceremony we sang ‘Say a Little Prayer’ and ‘Lean On Me’ rather than hymns, and there was also lots of singing later in the evening around the bonfire.

Wedding celebrant in colourful outfit

Wedding guitarist

Groom and father dancing in to wedding ceremony

Groomsman dancing in to wedding ceremony

Groomsman dancing in to wedding ceremony

Flower girl walking down the aisle

Bridesmaid dancing down wedding ceremony aisle

Bride walking down aisle with mother and grandmother

Bride and groom hugging before wedding ceremony

Festival wedding ceremony in marquee

Flower girl doing wedding reading

Bride reading vows

Celebrant enthusiastically announcing bride and groom as husband and wife

Bride and groom kiss

Bride and groom waving as they leave wedding ceremony

Bride hugging flower girls

Prosecco wedding sign

Bride and groom fist bump

Bride and bridesmaids posing by Wedstock sign

Groomsmen posing by Wedstock sign

Bride and groom holding on to tree branches

Bride holding on to tree branch

Bride holding arms out

Bride and groom holding arms out

Groom making heart shape with hands as bride does peace gesture

“We drank local beer and cider as we listened to music performed by our bands, friends and family. A fish and chip van provided the evening food before we danced with our guests.

Wedding guest carrying plate of buffet food

Wedding cake with John and Yoko cake topper

Table of wedding cupcakes

Wedding gifts table

Bottle on wedding table as vase

Silly putty for wedding guests

Wedding guest playing with silly putty

Groom announcing wedding speeches

Wedding speech in marquee

Lady giving speech at wedding

Wedding guest laughing at speech

Bride wedding speech

Guests with arms around each other as they listen to wedding speeches

Groom wedding speech

Wedding speech

Wedding speech toast

Wedstock wedding sign for festival wedding

Camp site for festival wedding

Peace flag

Wedding guest with cup of tea

Bridesmaid laying with hula hoop

Wedding guest with umbrella

Wedding guests with badges

Boy standing on tree stumps at wedding

“Our advice for other couples would be to keep your wedding simple and do what’s right for you. Also, if you can afford to, consider hiring a wedding planner. They will make things easy and coordinate your day so no one in your party has to (although my mum did a great job).”

Wedding band

Wedding guests listening to band

Wedding guest with peacock feather fascinator

Fish and chip van

Wedding guest being served fish and chips

Campfire at wedding

Colourful decorations hanging in wedding marquee

Wedding guests listening to singer

Bride singing at wedding

Groom and guests listening to bride sing

Bride dancing with man

Bride and groom dancing

Bride and groom dancing

Wedding guests sitting around campfire

Wedding guests sitting around campfire

Lighting Chinese lantern

Lady holding knife in the air for cake cutting

Wedding guests watching cutting of the cake

Groom stabbing knife into wedding cake

Wedding band performing

Bride dancing

Groom dancing

Bride dancing

Tree lights in trees at festival wedding at night

Photography: Jacob Boodrie

Videographer: Pete Whitcroft of Time-Lapse Tales

Venue: Uncle’s Orchard, Hereford

Wedding Dress: This Modern Love Bridal

Flowers: Lindsay Farquharson

Wedding Cake: Arianne Merry and Kate Farquharson

Catering: Starchip Enterprise

Entertainment: The Wedding Crashers

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