A few weeks ago we featured Wedding Yurts – Wedding package launch…!! View our previous post here . The all-inclusive package includes everything you expect from a wedding venue, the wedding yurts, exclusive use of the gardens, catering, bar, floristry, styling,stationery and photographer. The packages are designed to make the cost of a yurt wedding clear and affordable with one point of contact to ease the planning stresses.(We love an unstressful wedding idea!!)
Set in the grounds of an the The Old Farmhouse, the theme was an old English courty tea party. The beautiful yurts were set up and shown off in all their glory, giving brides and grooms real inpiration to create their perfect wedding yurt!! A blissfully sunny day in the Cotswolds countryside was enjoyed by all.
Wedding yurts kindly sent us some shots of the day….
All images via Nikki Kirk Photography
The suppliers are all experts in their fields and are highly recommended. They have all worked together closely and complement each other aiming to achieve the highest standards to ensure a perfect day. The yurts can be styled and decorated to any theme and feel – Create your own special blend of ideas meaning the package becomes uniquely yours and totally bespoke.
The Wedding Yurts are beautifully hand-crafted from sweet chestnut wood and covered with cream canvas. They look very happy nestled amongst the trees and under the ancient weeping ash at The Old Farmhouse. Blending in to the countryside, they add to the beauty of the surrounding scenery.
The theme at The Old Farmhouse for the launch photo shoot and tea party was an Old English Country Garden wedding. Clare used the tea cup as the central theme, hanging them in the trees and at night they held candles and lit a woodland path. They were used on the table planner and even sat atop the cake. Exotic blended teas were displayed in vintage jars and the wonderful names of the teas were used as the table names. David Austin roses added perfectly to the Old English feel and were enhanced by using only traditional country garden flowers. Finally the touch of vintage glamour was created with a lady’s boudoir in a small yurt. With antique mirrors and furniture, vintage books and crystal chandeliers the more chic than shabby theme was complete.
Lilyfee Floral Design and Styling
Clare has lived in the village of Dumbleton for eight years and is hugely inspired by the soft colours and rolling hills of this beautiful part of England. “I hope this is reflected in my floral arrangements”. Clare takes delight in working very closely with each bride to create the desired result. She has created many different styles of wedding – the classic romantic, informal country and awe-inspiring modern in venues such as 30 St Mary Axe “The Gherkin” in the City of London. “Styling comes naturally to me as I have always offered my brides more than just floristry, and this shoot has been enormous fun pulling all the tiny details together”. Recently, Lilyfee has been featured in several wedding magazines and blogs, and Clare is now the approved florist for the Cotswolds for David Austin Roses.
Wedding Yurts Catering
Lizzie’s background is in food and nutrition and so it makes perfect sense that she would want to keep the catering in-house. She worked on yoga retreats around the world for five years cooking healthy nutritious food and she opened a restaurant in Goa, India. Her passion for food and nutrition was inspired by her friend Foxy who is now head cook at Wedding Yurts. Foxy’s food is simply exquisite, delicious home-cooked food prepared from fresh, seasonal and local produce catering for all dietary requirements.
The cake was made especially for the photo shoot and is now for sale! A delicious juicy fruit cake which gets better with age! Contact Lizzie for details.
Sarah Edwards from Montague Press offers completely personalised handmade wedding and event stationery using only the finest materials. Sarah designed the stationery for the shoot to fit perfectly in with the tea theme and created wonderful name cards, place setting wonderful name cards, place settings, menus, thank you cards and more,all inspired by the shape of real fresh tea bags.
Wedding yurt packages are also delighted to offer additional experts who we have had the privilege to work with. They are hand-picked and therefore guaranteed to add an extra element to your unique day.
Suzie from Karma Kars can offer you a 1940’s Ambassador car to take you from the St Peters church in the village of Dumbleton to the Old Farmhouse via a trip to the stunning hills of the Cotswolds, in style.
We are delighted to have Nikki Kirk of Nikki Kirk Photography on our team. She is a well-established and recognised photographer who is known for her ability to capture the magic of an occasion as it unfolds, through her unique photographic style. She has a calming, relaxed and utterly professional style.
Wedding Yurt Package details at The Old Farmhouse.
Catering for a three course meal we can seat 50 or 100 for a buffet meal.
“The package we offer is affordable as one fixed price, and from there we can modify the details to suit your personal requirements”:
The hire of the Wedding Yurts including wooden floors, furniture, lighting and wood burner
The exclusive use of the gardens
The florist and styling
The caterers and bar
Glass of champagne for you and your guests
Guide you with a choice of: Wedding Celebrants
Accommodation and Travel
Finally two very exciting announcements. Wedding Yurts will be launching their brand new 32ft yurt at the end of June. It will be able to seat 100 guests and if connected to the existing 20ft yurt in total can seat 150 guests. They are taking bookings for 2012 and 2013 now.
The NEW premium venue located in the heart of the Cotswolds. The lawns of a 19th century manor house with breath-taking views will comfortably house all four wedding yurts. Set in acres of secluded countryside offering the exclusive use of the wild gardens and arboretum and even a few rooms for the bridal party within the house. As availability is limited and the venue is truly stunning there is only room for three weddings per year. One in the spring, summer and autumn only!
Contributors to the Tea Party Wedding shoot
Soft furnishing: Alex Scott