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Ethereal Love | Lina and Alex’s Swedish Pastel Wildflower Wedding in Maine

Ethereal Love | Lina and Alex’s Swedish Pastel Wildflower Wedding in Maine

Today’s real wedding is certainly for you if you’re a free-spirited, quirky kind of gal. It’s also for you if a one-size-fits-all wedding makes you want to throw up and call off the engagement; because this bride followed her heart, and created a wedding that reflected everything important to her (and husband Alex of course). Cultural background played a big part in the inspiration for this wedding, as bride Lina is from Sweden and groom Alex is from California. They weaved ancient Swedish dances and rituals with true American-style traditions and the outcome is truly unique….

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Bohemian Romance | Rachael and Chris’ Rustic Macramé Barn Wedding in South Wales

Bohemian Romance | Rachael and Chris’ Rustic Macramé Barn Wedding in South Wales

Today’s real wedding is a blissfully rustic, pretty summer wedding held in one of the most beautiful locations that South Wales has to offer – Rosedew Farm in Llantwit Major. I’m from this beautiful part of Wales myself, and I’ve had friends marry at this gorgeous barn; so I was thrilled when Rachael got in touch to share her wedding with us. Her inspiration was boho beach, garden roses, pastel pinks, endless fairy lights and lots of greenery. We absolutely love the relaxed vibe of this pretty, macramé draped wedding….

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Real Weddings

Bohemian Romance | Rachael and Chris’ Rustic Macramé Barn Wedding in South Wales

Today’s real wedding is a blissfully rustic, pretty summer wedding held in one of the most beautiful locations that South Wales has to offer – Rosedew Farm in Llantwit Major. I’m from this beautiful part of Wales myself, and I’ve had friends marry at this gorgeous barn; so I was thrilled when Rachael got in touch to share her wedding with us. Her inspiration was boho beach, garden roses, pastel pinks, endless fairy lights and lots of greenery. We absolutely love the relaxed vibe of this pretty, macramé draped wedding….

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Woodland Romance | Sacha and Ross’ Festival Inspired Wild Bluebell Wedding in the Cotswolds

Hello babes, and welcome to another festival-inspired week here on the blog! If you were brave enough to hit the high street this weekend then I salute you….I made a measly attempt at Christmas shopping in town, which ended just shy of an hour later with a Pret Flat White and non-existent shopping bags. Looks like Amazon is going to be my very best friend this Christmas! On to today’s real wedding which took place at Wildwood Bluebell, one of our very own exclusive venues. Wildwood is set in the glorious and secluded heart of the Cotswolds, surrounded by wild flower meadows, enchanting woodland and acres of private farmland. This heavenly setting is right at the top of the best and exquisitely unique and free spirited festival venues in the UK, and we are so proud to be able to offer it exclusively through Festival Brides!

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Wedding Inspiration

A Malibu Beach Themed Tipi Wedding Shoot….

We are getting lost in a colour palette of blue, dusty pink, peach and grey in today’s beautifully put together tipi wedding shoot styled by Boelle Events and captured by Magda K Photography. The colour scheme, which runs through the decor brilliantly and works so well with the brown canvas of the tipi, was inspired by blue waves and pink sunsets found on the sunny beaches of Malibu. Through the decor and styling of the bride and groom in this shoot, Boelle Events and Magda K Photography wanted to illustrate to couples that using elements of their personality and joint interests is a brilliant place to start for styling their wedding. In the case of this shoot, it was a love for travel and natural colours that led to the Malibu beach theme and we love it. Look out for the GORGEOUS sea shell lace wedding dress, beautiful flowers and some amazing lotus flower plates – we want one!!

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Festival Brides Love

Festival Brides Love: The Little Cocktail Box | Mobile Wedding Bar

Today’s uber cool festival wedding supplier comes in the shape of a vintage horse box and couldn’t be more perfectly suited to our festival wedding niche. Ladies and Gents, meet The Little Cocktail Box, the brain child of husband and wife team Jono and Sarah from East London. They decided to follow their dream and design a bar that not only looks good but is full of personality and charm, and I should know. I got my own little tour of The Little Cocktail Box last weekend at our Kent Wedding Venue open day and it is awesome. The interior and bar is made of reclaimed solid wood and looks so good against the grey of the painted metal exterior. They also have an amazing (and I mean amazing) cocktail menu that I could have spent hours and hours sampling!

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Styled Shoots

A Rustic, Romantic and Decadent Wedding Inspiration Shoot….

On this chilly winters afternoon we have the most beautiful wedding shoot to share with you. Captured in a 19th Century barn in rural Germany, this shoot was put together by Madita Bley Photography who drew inspiration from the original features of the barn to create a wedding shoot that is both rustic, romantic and decadent. 

We love the gold, brown, green and black colour palette that runs so beautifully through each element, especially in the cakes which look amazing. We also love the oh so pretty Ulrike Schneider wedding dress with its beautiful back detail. Madita talks us through her ideas for the shoot and all the wonderful suppliers involved…

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DIY Tutorials

DIY Tutorial: a No-Knit Autumnal Wool Wedding Garland

Happy Friday, babes! Yes! The weekend is nigh and we for one are a little over hyped about the whole Halloween thing! Pumpkins are carved, sweets have been bought and my hubby may or may not have borrowed a smoke machine and creepy green lights... What does it say...

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Fashion and Beauty

Bridal Hats | the Trending Wedding Accessory for 2019

When the bridal world’s current girl-crush, one of the industry’s leading boho dress designers and maybe even yours truly get on board with a trend, you know it’s a goodie! Bridal hats are everywhere right now, but would you rock one? We’re gonna explore the favourite (and quite varied) styles, how to pair them with a gown, when and how to style them and, if not you, then maybe how the hubby can werk such an accessory!

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Engaged

Romantic & Whimsical Ferris Wheel Engagement Shoot

It’s been a while since we have featured an engagement shoot on Festival Brides so when these beautiful images of boho beauty Ashley and her husband Joe arrived in my inbox, I jumped at the chance of featuring them. They have had me smiling from ear to ear whilst putting this post together as the love between them is so clear and, I can’t help it, I just love love! Captured by Shelby Rae Photography in downtown Atlanta, GA, this shoot features some stunning images of the city skyline that I am sure Ashley and Joe will cherish forever….

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