Woodland Disco

Written by Caitlin Hoare
A delightful contrast of luxury, disco vibes, and black-tie styling set against the magical, natural backdrop of Longton Wood.

Situated in the heart of the Kentish countryside, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the North Downs, Longton Wood is a blank canvas woodland wedding venue. With a three-day hire period, complete supplier flexibility, and a glade prime for glamping, it offers couples endless possibilities for creating a truly personalised celebration.

This super fun editorial perfectly showcases the concept (and Longton Wood’s primary aim) of “your day, your way,” proving that you absolutely don’t need to stick to traditional decor to create an unforgettable wedding. In fact, with a chic monochrome colour palette, sparkling disco balls, and playful touches like the “call for champagne” prop, this is a bunting-free zone, and we’re pretty cool with that!

Join us as we hand over to the venue to discover how they went about seamlessly blending elegance AND fun in such a dreamy, natural woodland setting.

Notes from the Venue

Jennifer says…

Longton Wood is a woodland venue with towering trees and lots of vibrant greenery. This space has a marquee clearing, glamping glade, and ceremony blessing area, all set amongst the beautiful woodland. The venue offers three-day hire, so it is the perfect place for a party—meaning you can party until you drop! Our shoot aimed to showcase how the different areas can be used throughout the hire period.

The blank canvas format means all suppliers can be picked to suit, so the white sailcloth marquee was the perfect backdrop for our colour scheme. We opted for a monochrome theme with silver disco accents, bringing a touch of fun and sophistication to the woodland setting. The idea was to show a luxe feel instead of the standard rustic or festival vibe that tends to go hand in hand with woodland or outdoor venues.

Together, The Little Wedding Warehouse, Audio Light Design and Styled to Remember brought the woodland disco theme to life. Disco balls glittered under the trees while the beautiful black bows from Juniper & Me added a touch of elegance.

Fabulous makeup artist Claire Burchell created a natural look for the bride, which was perfect for the relaxed woodland scene, whilst Bridal Boutique of Jules made the most fantastic bow to go with the long dress look for the daytime ceremony. For the evening, our bride changed into a short bow-backed dress with pearl shawl and black chunky sandals. Finally, the wrap up the festivities, a sparkly cowboy hat and sunglasses accessorised the disco look.

Styled to Remember did the floral displays and bouquets, working with our chic white and black palette. The tables featured simple bud vases, while meadow florals adorned the aisle runner, the cake table and the food areas.  For a playful twist, the bouquets incorporated a tambourine as the base for flowers, perfect for the party and the short dress look, adding fun to tradition. The Icelandic poppy lent itself well to the colour scheme and was a star of the bridal bouquets.

The shoot beautifully illustrates how to incorporate current trends into your chosen venue, demonstrating that your wedding style doesn’t have to be dictated by the venue. The overall aim is to have your wedding exactly your way—you want a woodland disco? No problem!


Concept and Venue Longton Wood

Concept and Tents Victoria Lily Events

Marquee, Tables and Chairs Holmsted Events

Concept, Furniture and Props The Little Wedding Warehouse

Photographer Marcel G Photography

Bridal Dresses Bridal Boutique of Jules

Stationery and Signage Floss Creations

Cake Gwyneth Johnson Cake Design

Celebrant Ceremonies by Gitte

Tableware Black Saucers

Caterers Catering by Bucklers

Handwritten Candles Bonnie Flames

Content Creator A Whole Lot of Rosie

Makeup and Hair Claire Burchell

Cigars David’s Cigar Bar

Lighting Audio Light Design

360 Booth 360 Social UK

DJ/Silent Disco ALS Funktions

Florist and Draping Styled to Remember

Bouncy Castle 1 Entertainment

Live Drawing EYB Design

Velvet Bows Juniper & Me

With Thanks to Model Couple Ali & Dionne

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