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.

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Bridesmaid with Wellington boot

Bridesmaids looking at phone

Locket with old photographs in

Label on wedding dress

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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

Bridal shoes

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Sack race at festival wedding

A Nautical Sparkford Hall Wedding with a Festival Vibe

We love a festival wedding, and this nautical Sparkford Hall wedding with a festive vibe is awesome. Sarah and Dan created a relaxed and fun wedding with fab nautical details throughout; the ship knots on the tables, nautical wording thrown in at every opportunity, whale cufflinks and even the master of ceremonies in old fashioned crew wear!

Sack race at festival wedding

For us the best thing about this wedding is the relaxed day everyone had, with the guests enjoying fun and games on the lawn, including a tug of war and sack race.

Our thanks go to Brian Robinson Photography for sharing these amazing pictures.

Rustic, Nautical Theme

“Dan and I work as yacht crew so we spend most of our lives at sea. We therefore don’t get to spend much time with our friends and family. Our Sparkford Hall wedding took place over the whole weekend, which meant we could spend some quality time with our loved ones.”

“We wanted the wedding to reflect our personalities, so we chose a rustic, nautical wedding theme with a fun, festival vibe. There were lots of activities for the kids and, of course, lots and lots of rum for the adults!

Sparkford Hall wedding venue

Napkins with name tags

Message hanging from LOVE sign

Sparkford Hall wedding order of the day

Sparkford Hall wedding ceremony seating

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Wedfest Wedding Styling Ideas Mood Board

Wedfest Wedding Styling Ideas

As summer is just around the corner, today we have some really fab ideas for a Wedfest wedding. If you need a little help and inspiration for your Wedfest wedding styling then you are going to love these ideas.

Having a Wedfest wedding is all about fun, fun, fun (oh and music, dancing and a few drinkies), so how about styling your wedding with brightly coloured flowers, ribbons and signs. Don’t forget it might be a little wet or cold, so some funky wellies will look pretty cool, and you might want to get some blankets for your guests in the evening.

Whatever you choose for your Wedfest wedding, have fun!

Wedfest Wedding Styling Ideas Mood Board

Wedfest Sign – Via Boho Weddings, picture by Blue Daisy Photography

Floral Heart Wreath – Via Rock My Wedding, picture by Belle and Beau

Wedfest Passes – Wedfest

Wedding Ceremony Hay Bale Seating and Wedding Swing – Via Rock My Wedding, picture by Anna Hardy Photography

Bridal Wellies – Via Rock n Roll Bride, picture by Alexis Diack Photography

Colourful Paper Chains – Via Style Me Pretty, picture by Shane Welch Photography

Cosy Blankets – Found Rentals

Colourful wedding bunting hanging from trees

A Vibrant, Festival Themed DIY Wedding

Colourful wedding bunting hanging from trees

Today’s real wedding, photographed by Neil Walker Photography, took place in the bride’s parent’s garden, and really was as DIY as it gets. The couple, with the help of their friends and family, created a festival style wedding which was bursting with colour, fun and personality.

Freya and Chris imported their own marquees, made their own wedding rings from old family jewellery, decorated the garden with beautiful bunting, flowers, homemade origami birds and decorated jam jars, created and decorated posh compost toilets, and guests were asked to bring items of clothing for the ‘Trunk of Oblivion’, so people could mix it up outfit wise – as you’ll see, this made for fantastic pictures on the dance floor…

“We chose to get married in Graffham because I grew up in the village and my parents have a magical garden for a wedding. Chris and I would describe our wedding theme as DIY, and it had a vibrant, festival theme with a lot of fun, laughter and dancing. We had a festival food van instead of a sit down meal, a tug of war during the canapés, and a bouncy castle for the kids.

“We made everything, including the invitations, bar, loos, dance floor, signs, garden seats and decorations. We even made each other’s wedding rings at a silversmithing course, melting down old family jewellery. There was enough gold left over for Chris to make some earrings which I wore on the day. Our friends and family contributed so much too.

“Our photographer, Neil, was brilliant – we love our photos so much!”

Bride having make-up done

Bridesmaids and mother of the bride

Wedding flowers with sunflowers

Wedding dress

Lace detail on wedding dress

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