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…
Image by Kate Nielen Photography.
Join this stunning London venue at their very first Wedding Showcase dedicated to inspiring you to create the wedding of your dreams, whether at this beautiful location, within London or further afield.
The team are thrilled to be opening the doors to their West-London gem with an interactive and exciting event dedicated to helping you design your wedding day. With the help of award-winning wedding planner, The Bespoke Wedding Company, they’re creating anything but your regular wedding event.
Teamed with their hand-picked wedding professional partners, come and see your unique wedding day brought to life. Visit their bridal fashion boutique, sample mouth-watering wedding catering and decadent wedding cakes, meet floral designers, paper goods gurus, photographers, stylists and many more.
Their partners include some of our faves; Kate Nielen Photography, All for Love London (both featured in this shoot!), Harriet Wilde and Ellie Sanderson Bridal. You can view the full list of suppliers here.
Experience Chiswick House as you’ve never seen it before set for your wedding ceremony and the Burlington Pavilion dressed and sparkling in 2017’s key wedding trends and designs.
This is a feast for the senses with live talks and demonstrations taking place throughout the day featuring hair and make-up presentations and professional advice on planning your perfect day.
Entry to the show is free. All guests who pre-register for the wedding showcase qualify for a gorgeous goody bag of treats and entry into a prize draw to win four tickets to the Chiswick House & Gardens open air cinema this summer.
This is a must-have wedding planning experience for you and your bridal parties.
Images by Jacob & Pauline.
Earlier this month I attended a rather beautiful event at Town Hall Hotel and it was in celebration of all things Aussie.
If you hadn’t noticed, us Brits in the bridal biz have become a little obsessed with all the gorgeousness that’s happening on the other side of the globe. The Australian wedding bubble is big, bright and pretty darn inspirational. With weddings blogs such as Hello May, The Lane and Nouba making their way into our feeds it’s no surprise we’re crushing on our stylish Antipodean friends.
In fact, I urge you to follow these Instagram folks right now – not all wedding related but all all pretty awesome;
Town Hall Hotel is a striking hotel in a vibrant part of East London and belongs to the Unlisted Collection with hotels also in Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. The venue combines architectural splendour with cutting-edge design and a devotion to the pleasures of life – right up our street.
Knot & Pop are without doubt one of my favourite Wedding Planners – current, fresh, creative and utterly cool I may have a bit of a girl crush on Susie, founder of this stylish award-winning luxury planning brand. Everything they do is with the most incredible attention to detail so when I received an invite to this gig I knew I was in for a treat.
Images by Emilie May Photography.
Luxury countryside wedding venue Heaton House Farm, Macclesfield, has one more feature in its range of offerings for couples looking to tie the knot: the chance to have an eco-wedding in a sustainable, green venue.
With more and more people conscious about the environmental impact of a big wedding, Heaton House Farm has been leading the way in its effort to reduce the carbon footprint of its farm, switch to renewable energy sources and minimise waste from all events at the venue.
“Increasingly, one of the most important things soon-to-be-wed couples are asking when they visit is how ‘green’ we are,” says Sarah Heath, Marketing Manager at Heaton House Farm.
“They’re looking for a countryside venue that is doing its part to protect and look after the surrounding area, and we’re proud to be able to offer that sustainability.”
Heaton House Farm was one of the first businesses in the region to install solar panels, and within 10 years had more than doubled the number of panels on its barns. With 250 currently installed, they generate up to 60kwh of energy during the daytime!
To make the best use of this renewable energy, the farm has adjusted key working hours to ensure equipment and machinery can utilise the solar power, and constructed insulated storage to heat water which is used for guests’ showers that night and the following morning.
The installation of a biomass burning has further reduced the venue’s carbon footprint, with agricultural, forest and waste from weddings all being burnt on site to generate heat and electricity. Any fallen trees across the site’s 165 acres are used for construction or fuel purposes.
“Reducing and recycling is a key part of everything we do here at Heaton House Farm,” continues Sarah. “We were an early switcher to LED bulbs throughout the venue, which saw a 90% reduction in our electricity use, and with our biomass burner we’ve dramatically reduced our reliance on overseas fossil fuels, and minimised our carbon footprint even further.”
Feature Image by Sarita White Photography.
This really does promise to be an Open Day like no other.
For one day only Sami Tipi, Bawdon Lodge Farm and a selection of hand picked talented suppliers bring to you The Spring Showcase. The whole day is designed to help give you lots of inspiration of how you can host your own tipi wedding.
Press play to see their Autumn Open Day in action!
So who are Sami Tipi…?
Sami Tipi are a Midlands based tipi hire company serving the Midlands and surrounding areas. Inspired by the Sami People of Lapland, their tipis & kata tents make for an outdoor celebration whatever the weather and provide a breathtaking alternative to a conventional marquee.
The tipis are naturally stunning with their rustic wooden poles, which come to life at night with fairy lights, transforming the space into something very magical.
The tipis lend themselves to style as much or as little as you please, popular styling items are pom poms, paper lanterns and bunting!