Images by Maxi Photography.
It was set to be a day full of festival fun, supplier frolics and inspiration galore and we just love the report our girl on the ground came back with! Lottie’s words are perfectly illustrated by Mel from Maxi Photography, we hope you enjoy it…
The Boho & Retro Wedding Festival
While there are many wonderful wedding fairs out there for newly engaged couples, I have never been to one quite like The Boho & Retro Wedding Festival at Bridwell Park. Organised by the fabulous team at Blue Fizz Events, the festival offered an eclectic, inspiring and quite frankly awesome mix of wedding suppliers. It was a brilliant opportunity to meet heaps of talented exhibitors, as well as the chance to explore the magnificent Bridwell.
The family home of Lord Ivar Mountbatten, Bridwell is cushioned in the quaint village of Uffculme in Devon. It’s surrounded by stunning parkland and extensive views of the rolling countryside. It is quite simply put, a beautiful country house wedding venue. Available for exclusive-use, Bridwell has 20 bedrooms onsite so it’s perfect if you want a huge weekend celebration with your family and friends. Both The Orangery and The Chapel were open for viewing over the weekend, and both were just bursting with romance, style and grandeur. The vast outdoor space also lent itself perfectly for a festival full of imagination and inspiration…
Images by Enchanted Brides.
We have a wonderful styled shoot for you today from a host of talented South West suppliers curated by the Blue Fizz team! But first, we want to bring to your attention the reason behind this celebration of gorgeousness – the totally fabulous BOHO and RETRO WEDDING FESTIVAL at Bridwell Park.
This event is happening this month over Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th April and it’s set to be a unique and very stylish weekend celebrating all things fabulously Boho and Retro. Attending this festival means you get a chance to visit Bridwell Park, a beautiful Georgian House which has recently opened to the public following a stunning renovation. There will be private tours of the house available which is set in 120 acres of Devon parkland and home to Lord Ivar Mountbatten.
As if the venue wasn’t enough to entice, there will be goody bags and giveaways galore, a showcase of Wedding Marquees, Tipis, Domes & Yurts (including our fave picks World Inspired Tents and Baya Hire), Boho & Retro inspired music and entertainment, a pop-up hair and beauty boudoir, the Barefoot Catwalk, a Grooms Room, a Glamping Village and various talks and demonstrations!
Entry is free via ticket and you can pre-register at Eventbrite: BoHo and Retro Wedding Festival.
So back to the shoot! With all things boho in mind, the team wanted to showcase this relaxed style with a little touch of luxury. Bridwell Park, with its stunning surroundings and unique chapel, was the perfect backdrop! Plus the colour palette in this inspiration is perfection – I’m currently crushing on plaster pink in a massive way so my heart has been truly stolen.
Notes from Blue Fizz
Our seating and tables were supplied by Emma at The Great Event who sourced some fantastic chairs from an Indian cinema alongside rustic wooden trestle tables. I fell in love with them and they worked brilliantly with the palette of plaster pink, navy and browns and the perfect contrast to the Lux look that we combined around them.
I dressed the table with Bridwell’s own crockery and satin napkins and oversized ties in hues of duck egg and green with the addition of feathers. The chair backs and table were decked out in volumes of greenery by our florist Emma at Brompton Buds who combined the plaster pink colour with the most beautiful roses and trailing vines.
Images by Venetia Norrington.
Bridwell is a location of great beauty and prestige, with refreshing flexibility. This impressive house has been hidden from public gaze for 240 years but there’s an exciting new chapter in the life of the estate!
The much loved family home of Lord Ivar Mountbatten is available for exclusive use and private hire – it’s your very own Country House Estate. As well as the Georgian house, there’s also the very pretty Orangery, a 19th Century Chapel, gorgeous gardens and acres of parkland.
The newest addition is the brand new accommodation housed in The Old Stables and we’re lucky enough to be taking a little tour around these super stylish rooms. So if you’re looking for a wedding venue that has enough (beautiful) accommodation for you and your guests then look no further!
Here’s Vicky with a little more…
The Old Stables Bedrooms
Standing tall, beautifully framing the intimate courtyard of the main house, you will find the Old Stables – the latest phase of Bridwells venue facility developments completed in July 2016 – creating 10 new stylish and comfortable bedrooms as an addition, or alternative, to the House Bedrooms.
The historic leaded windows, guilded clock tower, striking archways, ornamental ironworks and original stable doors remain, preserving the charm, character and history that lay before, whilst gently extending the relaxed grandeur of the house.
Image by Anna Kunst Photography.
Who doesn’t love a good Orangery…? Well, if the emails I receive are anything to go by then you’re all crushing hard on this type of venue right now and with the botanical trend having firmly taken root, I don’t see this style going anywhere.
Orangeries, Glass Houses & Conservatories are pretty ‘hot’ right now in terms of wedding venues and we wanted to highlighted just a few of our faves from our carefully curated Coco Collection.
Stunning glass domes and blank canvas spaces perfect for ceremonies, where tradition blends with the eclectic and the tropics are found indoors; there’s bound to be something that makes your heart beat that little bit faster…
The Orangery & glass house Collection
A magnificent Grade I listed house & gardens owned and occupied by the Earl and Countess of St Germans, Port Eliot is one of the most beautiful places in Cornwall; providing a perfect backdrop for your wedding day.
Weddings at Port Eliot are magical and unforgettable occasions. Due to the nature of the site, they tend to have a vibrant, festival feel – a ceremony in the stunning Georgian Orangery, with its romantic chandeliers entwined with flowers, followed by a truly magical wedding celebration in a giant tipi, taking in the beautiful view of the park.
Bridwell is a most splendid let of relaxed grandeur. A location of great beauty and prestige, with refreshing flexibility. Yours for the taking, to create a divine Wedding in Devon.
The Georgian House, Orangery, 19th Century Chapel, Gardens and Park combined offer a unique and inspired collection of space to create a spectacular Wedding. Freedom and flexibility within exquisite surroundings is par for the course at Bridwell.
Images courtesy of Bridwell.
Bridwell is an exceptional country house wedding venue, set within 120 acres of breathtaking parkland in the heart of Devon. The much loved family home of Lord Ivar Mountbatten is now available for exclusive use, private hire – your very own Country House Estate to enjoy as if it were your own.
The Georgian house, Orangery, 19th Century Chapel, Gardens and Park combined offer a unique and inspired collection of space to create a spectacular Wedding. Freedom and flexibility within exquisite surroundings is par for the course at Bridwell – where nothing is too much trouble, no-where will be out of bounds, and there will be no long list of things you cannot do!