Bride holding bottle of beer and groom holding bouquet

A Relaxed Festival Wedding on an Alpaca Farm

The thing I love most about Kelsey and Matt’s wedding is the simplicity of the day. No bridal party, no suits, no seating plan, no cake or fancy accessories; just the two of them and their loved ones in one spectacular location.

Kelsey and Matt tied the knot at Jalbrook Estate in Australia, a charming alpaca farm, and it was the perfect setting for their laid-back festival wedding. They said their vows under a beautiful tree with a macramé ceremony backdrop.

Kelsey wore a stunning boho bridal two-piece, Tillie top and the Natasha skirt by Karen Willis Holmes, and Matt kept things casual in trousers, shirt and pumps. Their outfits really reflect the relaxed, festival style of their wedding. They wanted their wedding to feel more like a party than a wedding, and it sure has that vibe.

Groom blowing dandelion as bride

The couple and their guests enjoyed drinks served from a really cool caravan bar, and ate delicious traditional paella.

These pictures taken by CJ Williams Photography really show how relaxed the day was. Enjoy!

Unromantic but Perfect

“Matt proposed on February 11th on Great Barrier Island off New Zealand. Matt bought us tickets for the trip as a Christmas present and it was just magic. We had a cosy little chalet on top of a hill overlooking the ocean.

“One day Matt suggested that we go for a bush walk, but he pretended to forget his lighter so he could run back up and set up the ring/proposal. When we got back we were both sweaty and hot, and when I saw the box on the table Matt said “Shall we get married?”. It was so unromantic yet so perfect.”

Chalk on top of hand-written wedding order of the day

Bride having make-up done

Bride having lip make-up done

Wedding dress hanging

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Two brides in woodland at The Green Cornwall

A Fun and Romantic Wedding at The Green Cornwall

Two beautiful ladies, two stunning wedding dresses, a handfasting ceremony, dream-catchers, tacos and two brides in the band… are you ready for this awesome wedding?

Have you ever been to a wedding where the couple got on stage and played with the band? That’s exactly what the beautiful Sera and Francesca did. Not because they had had too many glasses of bubbly, but because it was ‘their’ band! You’ll have to wait to see the pictures at the end of the feature but they totally rocked it… Sera playing the bass guitar and Francesca on the drums. So cool!

Sera and Francesca had a beautiful ceremony in the wedding barn at The Green Cornwall, followed by an intimate handfasting ceremony in the garden with friends and family taking part.

Two brides in woodland at The Green Cornwall

The styling details of this wedding are awesome. Sera and Francesca wanted wild and quirky flowers to complement their styling, and the flowers are all really bright and fun. A lot of the details were homemade giving a real personal touch.

I have loved looking at the pictures of this amazing wedding and smiling to myself as I look at how much fun everyone is having. That was a big thing for Sera and Francesca – to make their wedding all about their friends and family enjoying themselves and having fun.

I hope you smile too whilst you enjoy these fabulous wedding pictures by Matt Pereira Photography.

The Proposal

“We’ve been working together for many years, performing together in our band, Unsung Lilly. What started off as a working relationship blossomed into friendship, and then more!

“We had talked about getting married before – we both had a feeling after only a few weeks of being together we would get married one day. We’d always discussed it as being ‘Francesca’s job’ to propose, but I (Sera) started to think about proposing.

“There were many moments when it almost happened but things would get in the way. One time after we’d just moved over to LA we hiked to the top of this beautiful canyon. We sat looking at the view and I knew, now is the moment… I was just about to say it – I even started filming secretly on my phone so we could savour it forever – and Francesca said “This place is so beautiful. It would be a great place to get engaged, wouldn’t it?”. I lost my nerve!

“Things like that happened a few times, but eventually it happened one night, on our anniversary. We had this apartment that looked out across LA, and I proposed on our balcony as we were looking out at the beautiful lights of the city. She said yes!”

Wedding sign

Cornwall countryside

House

Wedding dress hanging in front of window Detail on wedding dress

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Bride and groom standing by lake at Quantock Lakes

A Rustic Wedding at Quantock Lakes

Quantock Lakes in Somerset provided the most serene setting for Natalie and Thomas’ beautiful wedding. The couple chose a rustic theme for their wedding styling using wooden discs, mini milk pails, Gin bottles with dripped candle wax and personalised wooden heart confetti as part of their table decor.

We love the choice of flowers for this rustic wedding, especially the bold craspedia – we do love a wedding with Billy buttons!

Bride and groom standing by lake at Quantock Lakes

Thomas and Natalie’s wedding styling is so beautiful and the stand-out detail of this wedding is the incredible 4ft floral LOVE sign… wow!

Thomas Frost Photography has done an incredible job capturing the fabulous details of this wedding and tell the story of the day…

Fresh, Rustic Feel

“We loved that Quantock Lakes had lots of natural light open space and a lovely fresh, rustic feel. The views around the venue were amazing too.

Bridal party preparations

Wedding dress close up

Bridal shoe with flower detail

Buttonhole with craspedia

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Bride and groom in grounds of Rivervale Barn

A Rustic Country Wedding with Wooden Details

We feature a lot of amazing weddings on The Wedding Community, and they all make me smile with joy for various reasons. Today’s real wedding is the most special of them all… because this is the wedding of my little sister, Laura, and my now brother-in-law Deane. It was such an amazing day!

Laura and Deane married at Rivervale Barn in Hampshire. I hadn’t had the pleasure of visiting the venue before, but WOW – it’s incredible! This stunning venue was the perfect backdrop for their rustic, country style wedding.

Bride and groom in grounds of Rivervale Barn

Laura and Deane made fabulous wooden decor as part of their styling, which was one of the main talking points of the day with the guests. Cute little wooden laser engraved birds as place names/favours for each guest, wooden table numbers, cake topper, and giant wooden initial letters were just some of the amazing styling details. They also made a heart-tree guest book for guests to sign.

The little touches around the barn really made this wedding so personal, such as the pictures of their relationship so far strung around the pillars of the barn.

During the day guests were treated to yummy canapés and the most delicious food (the BEST fillet beef EVER!) by Galloping Gourmet, the caterers at Rivervale Barn.

In the evening guests enjoyed the fun wedding party and packed out the photo booth all night! The pictures from the booth were stuck straight into a book for each guest to write a message next to their picture.

These gorgeous pictures from Michelle Lindsell show just how beautifully styled Laura and Deane’s wedding was. It was an absolute pleasure to be part of their special day…

Natural, Country Look

“We knew we wanted our wedding to be simple and rustic, and as Rivervale Barn is already such a beautiful venue we didn’t have to try very hard. For a natural, country look, we used vintage birdcages as the base of our theme, with cream, blush pink, wood and hessian details.

“We kept the ceremony room very simple, styling with white wicker hearts hung from the beams, large lanterns with candles down the aisle, and small bunches of flowers on the end of every other row of chairs. We decorated the table at the front with glass tealights, handmade wooden LOVE letters, a blush pink rose garland and a sprinkle of blush confetti.”

Rivervale Barn courtyard

Rivervale Barn keyring hanging from key in door

Rivervale Barn bridal suit with wedding dress hanging from beam

Bridesmaid and flower girl dresses hanging from beam

Personalised coat-hanger

Detail on strap of bridesmaid dress

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Bride and groom walking down country road

A Relaxed Winter Wedding in a Pub

An amazing pair of glittery Christian Louboutin shoes feature in today’s fabulous winter woodland styled wedding… oh, and a pub!

Jade and Danny wanted an informal affair so The Alma Inn was the perfect venue. This quaint, intimate country pub, with its roaring fires and rustic charm, was an amazing setting for their big day. The ‘winter woodland’ wedding styling featured hessian runners and sashes, winter flowers and pine cones, wood slices and lots of candles to add to the ambiance.

Bride and groom walking down country road

To complement the styling, the groomsmen wore trendy tweed suits, with Danny wearing his with a burgundy bow tie. Jade wore a lovely faux fur wrap which looked incredible against the backdrop of the surrounding rolling hills.

Rachel Joyce Photography’s pictures of Jade and Danny’s wedding tell the story of their day beautifully…

“When we began the planning process we started with a strong idea of what we didn’t want. Nothing too grand or formal; it was our day and we would do it exactly how we wanted. It was important to us both that we had a relaxed (but well organised so we could relax) day surrounded by our closest family and friends. So an intimate venue with only the traditions we really wanted were a must.

Intimate Country Gem

“I’d always thought I wanted a summer wedding; it was Danny who suggested winter. Although not entirely set upon the season we began visiting venues. When we visited our very first venue, The Alma Inn, in late November 2016, we knew it was the one. An intimate little country gem filled with lots of quirky features, Chesterfield sofas and roaring open fires. The breakfast room, with its beautiful beams and pastel colour scheme, was the perfect space for the ceremony and wedding breakfast.

The Alma Inn sign

Wedding dress hanging on wardrobe

Sparkly Christian Louboutin wedding shoes

Winter wedding bouquet

Coat hanger with bridesmaid's name on it

Bridesmaid sitting on bed

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