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Festival Brides Love: The Wild Meadow

Festival Brides Love: The Wild Meadow

Allow me to introduce you to The Wild Meadow, a beautiful outdoor wedding venue in Hawkhurst, Kent that not only has a 14 acre meadow, a woodland ceremony area and plenty of space for glamping BUT it is also a real festival site. Yep, you read that right! If you have always dreamed of holding your wedding in a meadow that is also home to a cool festival then this venue is going to be perfect for you. Every year in June, the space transforms into the home of the Woodlands Festival, an intimate, independent family friendly festival.

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Festival Brides Love: Buy Our Honeymoon

Festival Brides Love: Buy Our Honeymoon

One of the things I love about running Festival Brides (and I have said this before) is introducing you to innovative and unique suppliers that offer an alternative way of doing things. There are so many cool suppliers out there catering to the festival wedding niche and I honestly think they are some of the coolest available to book for your wedding. Today we are sharing with you one of those suppliers who are offering a service that is filling a huge gap in the wedding industry. Meet Buy Our Honeymoon. A unique wedding gift list designed to help you plan an unforgettable honeymoon.

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Back to Basics Winter Woodland Inspiration

Back to Basics Winter Woodland Inspiration

Today’s inspiration focuses on the beautiful details without the unnecessary additions that are usually added to weddings. It’s bare, minimal and organic, using the outdoors and wilderness of the woodland as it’s muse. The shoot took place at the pretty Upthorpe Wood – a quirky woodland wedding venue in Suffolk, hosting only a limited number of weddings per year. Incorporating contemporary bohemian arrangements from Foxgloves and Alice, a homemade style cake and limited rustic props, the objective was to keep distraction to a minimum so that the venue could bask in all it’s glory.

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Real Weddings

Emma and Paul’s Festival Inspired Whimsical Glamping Wedding

This wedding took the words ‘festival-inspired’ and ran to the hilltops with it, for everything featured would sit very comfortably at one of our very own big traditional British music fests. A play on a ‘Secret Garden Party’, Emma and Paul’s lakeside glamping wedding featured four live bands (yes, I know, four! Well, they did meet at a music festival), three DJ’s, bubble show, hoola hoop workshop, glitter bar, face painting, bouncy castle, ice cream van, smoke bombs, fire show, unicorn cake and stunning woodlands at the very cool Frickley Lake in East Sussex. And most of all that was supplied by their very kind and talented friends and family! With a marquee to fit 200 people, the couple achieved a stripped-back, bohemian vibe with a ton of imagination, Pinterest and DIY.

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Sara and Sam’s Outdoor Cumbrian DIY Tipi Wedding

Today we bring you the gorgeous outdoor tipi wedding of Sara and Sam. They were married on a hot, sunny June day at Low House, Armathwaite, in the Lake District, in a love-struck outdoor walled-garden ceremony overlooking the river. A pom-pom strung tipi reception filled with fairy lights and an admirable effort of DIY followed the ceremony with lawn games and canapés. The couple had a horse-cart gin bar and a ‘help-yourself’ local beer stand – As you can imagine, this quickly ran out! Sara wore a 2-piece crop-top and long skirt with a racy high slit, by French designer Rime Arodaky, matched up with studded Valentino shoes and a big bunch of colourful flowers. The beautiful bursts of colour and traditional Pakastani jewellery really accentuate the heritage of the bride in such an organic and mesmerising way. We love this wedding. Enjoy!

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Wedding Inspiration

Rustic and Retro French Countryside Blue Denim Inspiration

Today’s inspiration comes from France. A winter wedding with a British garden spirit, this shoot explores the beauty of traditional blue denim clothing infused with outdoor, rustic wedding elegance. Captured by La Femme Gribouillage at a gorgeously rugged venue in the French countryside, this shoot, styled by the uber-talented Ambres Blancs, is for the alternative bride who never leaves her denim jacket behind….

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Festival Brides Love

Festival Brides Love: Emma Vincent Photography

And yay, we're back into 2018 with a big ol' bang. Over the next few weeks, we're going to be introducing you to some of the super fab suppliers who we just LOVE. If you're newly engaged (yay!) or smack in the middle of planning your big day, you really can't miss our...

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Styled Shoots

Rustic and Retro French Countryside Blue Denim Inspiration

Today’s inspiration comes from France. A winter wedding with a British garden spirit, this shoot explores the beauty of traditional blue denim clothing infused with outdoor, rustic wedding elegance. Captured by La Femme Gribouillage at a gorgeously rugged venue in the French countryside, this shoot, styled by the uber-talented Ambres Blancs, is for the alternative bride who never leaves her denim jacket behind….

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DIY Tutorials

DIY Tutorial: a No-Knit Autumnal Wool Wedding Garland

Happy Friday, babes! Yes! The weekend is nigh and we for one are a little over hyped about the whole Halloween thing! Pumpkins are carved, sweets have been bought and my hubby may or may not have borrowed a smoke machine and creepy green lights... What does it say...

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Fashion and Beauty

Just add Ribbon | Winter 2017 Bridal Hair Accessorising

While the title of this post might have some seriously festive connotations, ribbon has been a trend we’ve seen coming for a little while now. Sure, it fits this time of year perfectly (especially if your ribbon of choice happens to be a beautiful scarlet velvet!) so winter brides should definitely take note, but this little accessory trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast, and can easily be adapted for Spring/Summer weddings! Come explore with us…

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Engaged

Dean Loves Krystal | A Real Valentines Inspired Engagement Shoot

Today’s bold and beautiful engagement shoot captured by Sarah Hearts Photography and featuring the gorgeous Krystal and Dean is inspired by their love, Valentines day and that gorgeous rich colour that is red. From Krystal’s fitted off the shoulder dress (which she looks utterly gorgeous in) to that beautiful floral choker by Floriffic Flowers – the colour of love is the main focus here and is what is pulling everything in the shoot together and we LOVE it…

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