The Most Unusual Wedding Fair

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Images by DS Photography.

It’s almost that time of year again…

The Most Unusual Wedding Fair is without doubt one of the most stylish entries in our Event Diary. Hosted by Godwick Great Barn, in partnership with a team of fabulous wedding suppliers, this Wedding Fair is the perfect setting to inspire and delight those rustic-boho brides amongst you.

Penny from The Little Lending Co. is here with all the details…

Notes from Godwick Great Barn

Penny:

The Most Unusual Wedding Fair returns to Godwick Great Barn on Sunday 6th November 2016.

If you are looking for a Rustic, Whimsical, Vintage, Boho and Festival styled wedding then this is definitely a fair for you.

This year there’s an even greater selection of outside street food trucks and drink stands, so come and enjoy the atmosphere and take in the Wild Bohemia-themed outside styled ceremony area. We’ll also have a brand new ‘interactive table’ where suppliers will give tips and information about the latest trends in floristry and wedding design plus a live hair and make-up demonstration to inspire you.

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Springtime at Fulham Palace

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Image by James Green Photographer.

We may be in the full swing of Autumn, but our hearts are firmly in the Springtime with this gorgeous inspiration piece from London gem Fulham Palace

From pretty florals, yummy cocktails, backdrops for your photographs and centepieces galore, they’ve thought of it all. So if you’re considering a Spring wedding then this one’s for you.

Enjoy!

Notes from Fulham Palace

Why is Fulham Palace a perfect Spring venue..?

Set within 13 acres of rolling lawns and botanical gardens, Fulham Palace is the perfect setting for a wedding in the Spring months. The gardens are just coming into bloom and there are plenty of backdrops for the day, the wisteria on the main lawn is one of our personal favourites closely followed by the blossom lined path in our Walled Garden.

What touches and details suit a Spring wedding at Fulham Palace..?

It’s all about bringing the outside in for Spring weddings. These months are the perfect time of year to take full advantage of rustic details which can be just as pretty as more refined styling. We love the idea of palettes and crates for flowers, wooden table plans and natural herb infused cocktails.

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A Charming Bohemian Chateau Wedding Venue

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Images by Katy Webb Photography.

A grand, 18th Century bohemian Chateau full of antiques and original charm is our star venue today in this relaxed yet inspiring styled shoot.

The Palladian influenced Chateau La Belotterie is set in the foothills of the Grand Casse, over-looking the Black Mountain. The venue, has its own private grounds of over 26 acres of lawns, streams, woodland and rolling green countryside.

It really is the most beautiful location for a humanist wedding in the gardens or within the the romantic ruined walls of the stone Orangery… or in the wondrous woodland aveune near the house!

Curator Anna is here to tell us a little bit more about this fabulous setting as well as touching on the styled shoot.

Enjoy!

Notes from Chateau La Belotterie

Anna:

The Chateau

The house is truly romantic and has a very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere – La Belotterie offers you a real, old fashioned taste of this beautiful area of the South of France.

If you would like a traditional ceremony there is a fantastic church within 3 mins drive or as mentioned, we have a wonderful array of spots dotted around the grounds for a humanist celebration. Wedding Receptions take place both within the gorgeous hall which has three huge windows and large stone steps down on to the receptions lawns. Here there are fantastic views of the Pyrenees mountains and the sunsets are stunning.

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Chris & Allan’s The Lodge on Loch Goil Wedding

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Images by Fotogenic of Scotland

The Lodge on Loch Goil is an amazing 5 star exclusive use venue on the shores of a sea loch in the Scottish Highlands. Sitting peacefully in the natural beauty of its backdrop, the breath-taking views are incredible and it’s this location that stole the hearts of Chris & Allan.

It was a black tie affair for this super stylish couple and it only seems fitting they chose Scotland’s most stylish hotel.

Come and take a wee peek…

Notes from the Groom

Allan:

I grew up in Clydebank and Chris grew up on a farm in Dumfries and Galloway. We both live in Bearsden together now and work in Glasgow as lawyers. I have a daughter (Emma) who is 14 and lives very close to us in Bearsden. Both Chris and I really love life; we both enjoy our careers and use our holidays very well. We are very compatible when it comes to our mutual love of travel!

We both work at the same firm, but strangely rather than meeting through work (we worked in different offices back then), we met at a club after a work event by accident. We clicked immediately.

When it came to the wedding venue, we saw many different places, big and small. The Lodge on Loch Goil was in fact the last venue we visited but we both fell in love with it immediately. We could picture our wedding there and knew it would be special for our guests as well. Also – we had been thinking about our ideal date for the wedding (not that we were inflexible on the date), and none of the other venues were able to accommodate our ideal date, but The Lodge only had that one date remaining. It was like it was meant to be!

Magical is a good description of The Lodge. The setting is very tranquil, and extremely beautiful. There is a high quality to the venue and their service, but it comes with a level of flexibility and adaptability that means you can still maintain a very personal theme to your wedding. The ability to stay for the whole weekend with your main wedding party, and have time to catch-up and relax with them makes all the difference. Likewise, the exclusive use aspect means that you feel you have a beautiful house to welcome your guests into for the day itself – by which time it feels a bit like home! Very comfortable, relaxing, but with a high quality execution that we loved. Perfect for us.

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Cool Copper & Romantic Rose Quartz

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Images by Bai & Elle Photography.

If you’re currently searching for a true industrial space with enough white walls to be classed as a ‘blank canvas’ then friends, you can stop the search…

We’ve long been fans of the Hackney Venues collection and in particular The West Reservoir Centre in East London. This sailing centre features a 1930s red-brick tower boasting fascinating structural design elements, flooded by natural light.

Today we’re showing you how to use the space and style it with a chic but industrial vibe thanks to a whole team of talented suppliers including Hannah Charlotte Weddings, Bow & Beau, Catherine Short Floral Design, Oh Wonder Calligraphy and many, many more.

Thanks to Bai & Elle Photography for capturing all the gorgeousness and of course the mini-film, which is definitely worth a watch!

Industrial, Crystal Chic Styled Bridal Shoot

Meg & Marni:

We collaborated with Hannah from Hannah Charlotte Weddings and Claudia from Bow & Beau to come up with a fantastic concept that would inspire contemporary brides. We went for a soft, feminine inspiration shoot with a modernised twist. Rose Quartz, Copper details, geometric shapes and contemporary bridal wear, teamed with luscious florals and complimented by a cool industrial style wedding venue.

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