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You’re gonna want to make sure you’ve got some time on your hands before reading this wedding. There is no skimming allowed on this real love feature and here’s why…

Sarah & Tristan’s big day involved not one, but two of our wedding venues, a fabulous French photographer and a whole host of wedding suppliers we like to call friends, including the guys at Curious Fair. In fact, Natalie from Curious Fair is writing her take on this wedding with the inspiration and mood board behind it to boot!

Notes from Curious Fair

Natalie:

Sarah has a background in events and had a strong idea of how she wanted her wedding to look visually; a relaxed festival vibe with an Ibiza twist. The Wilderness Reserve was the perfect setting for this glamping theme, a luxury manor house set amongst the beautiful Suffolk countryside with plenty of space for the giant Nordic tipis from the guys at World Inspired Tents.

It was great working with Sarah to create her dream styling as she wanted to make it personal whilst keeping it fun for her guests which is our perfect approach as wedding stylists. We went on a journey moving from initial bohemian festival designs developing them into a glam Ibiza inspired look.

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Sarah & Tristan wanted to incorporate their memories throughout the design including their favourite photos displayed on their colour pop seating plan and including important locations as their wedding feast table names ‘Ibiza, Uluru, Monaco, Cap D’ali , Palm Springs’ to name a few.

We loved creating the honeycomb tipi ceiling decor including two bespoke giant gold heart piñatas we made for guests to dance beneath!

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To create the Ibiza twist on the festival inspired styling, we injected hot pinks, golds, turquoises & oranges into the mix. We believe attention to detail is key and loved Sarah’s idea to create a relaxed uniform for her caterers, opting for bespoke glitter dipped feather headdresses in hot pink, gold, ivory & jet black.

There were so many bold visual elements within the styling of Sarah & Tristan’s wedding but nothing could beat the stunning natural backdrop they chose for their ceremony which we framed with a whitewashed reclaimed wood arch & blooms for their humanist ceremony at dusk.

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Words of Wedded Wisdom:

It wouldn’t be a Real Love feature without a few words from the Bride, and Sarah has some rather honest advice about your wedding day plans!

  • Planning a wedding when you have a baby and a toddler is hard! Be prepared.
  • Don’t throw a massive fancy-dress party the night before your wedding.
  • Don’t drink too much at your wedding.
  • If you have small children, employ a nanny for the wedding day.

The Mood board

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Credits

Venue Sibton Park, Wildnerness Reserve | Tipis World Inspired Tents | Photographer Riviera Wedding Photography | Bride’s Dress Kate Halfpenny | Groom’s Attire Ledger & Davis | Bridesmaids Cherry Williams | Humanist Celebrant David Pack | Venue Styling & Stationery Curious Fair | Florist Mrs Florist | Cake Joe Gray | Catering Jo Gray | Entertainment Heather Hoyle | Makeup Annabel Callum | Videography Cine8

That film though. I so want to be a guest at this wedding!

Thanks to Sarah & Tristan for sharing their wedding day and of course a special mention to the lovely Layla from World Inspired Tents and Natalie at Curious Fair!

Lots of love…

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