Festival wedding at a woodland and meadow wedding venue in Kent

You may remember that back in September one of our Festival Brides preferred outdoor wedding venues, our gorgeous woodland wedding venue in Kent, played host to tent, teepee and geodome wedding supplier Timber and Canvas’ Wedding Tent Roadshow 2018. An open day that promised to deliver awe-inspiring wedding structures, awesome local suppliers, live music and yummy food!

Fast forward to now and we have all the details of that amazing open day to share with you today. Including images captured so beautifully by Heline Bekker Photography that feature Timber & Canvas’ sail cloth tent, giant hat tipis and an exclusive first look at the model of their amazing geodome which will be launching next year. They also feature the work of the incredible suppliers involved that worked so hard to bring the open day to life. We are talking about Hire Love and Wild Rubus, who worked tirelessly to style the sail cloth tent and woodland ceremony area (both of which looked amazing) and Locate To Create and Chamber Farm Flowers whose festival inspired theme brought the smaller of the two tipis to life. We also had three member’s of our festival wedding directory attend. Boxed Weddings were there with samples of their delicious homemade picnic style food, The Little Cocktail Box brought their quirky bar (which I may have visited more than once) and Songbird Weddings came with their expert planning advice to the ‘tent talks’ that ran throughout the open day.

Full details on all of the amazing suppliers involved can be found below so if you are planning a wedding in Kent and are still looking for supplier, make sure you jot these down! Everyone played their part in making the open day such a success and it wouldn’t have been the same without them.

Lastly, if you are still on the search for your wedding venue and are hoping for 2019, our woodland wedding venue in Kent still has availability! Get in touch if you would like to arrange a viewing. As you can see from these images, it makes the perfect setting for a festival wedding!

Two Tipis and A Sailcloth Tent….

Timber and Canvas brought 3 different structures with them to showcase at the open day. Their 3 Hat and 2 Hat Tipis set up and their beautiful Sail Cloth Tent. All of the structures looked amazing against the backdrop of the venue’s wild meadows and ancient woodland. They also set up a glamping bell tent village complete with festival flags which really added to the whole festival vibe of the open day perfectly.

The Sailcloth….

Each of the different structures had their own style and theme and became home to the suppliers exhibiting at the event. The Sailcloth Tent, which was beautifully styled by the amazing husband and wife team, Rachael and David of Hire Love, had a theme of boho luxe with a colour palette of grey, white and pink. Along with Festival Brides and the incredibly talented Caroline of Wild Rubus, Hire Love developed this theme into a look that was understated, chic, elegant and bohemian. The sailcloth is a large space to fill but Hire Love kept the styling subtle to enhance the natural beauty of the space. They hung 12 amazing dark grey and pink chandeliers in the center of the tent, used pampas grass and greenery on the poles and created a bohemian chill out area using different textiles and furnishings. The tables were laid using mix matched vintage crockery from the lovely Ellen of Harriet’s Table. Each piece Harriet owns has a gorgeous eclectic vintage vibe with patterns that complimented the boho luxe theme perfectly. She also provided vintage etched crystal glasses which added a touch of 1930’s elegance to the table setting which I LOVED. The tables were then finished off beautifully by the wonderful flowers by Wild Rubus. Caroline created three different displays to run along the tables, all ranging in price so couples could see first hand the different options available to them. I loved the flowers for this tent. The choice of flowers and the colours she used breathed life to the overall bohemian vibe.

The sailcloth tent was home to wedding planner extraordinaire (no really she is!) Katie of Songbird Weddings, the lovely Cassie Eyre of The Story Teller Celebrant and Bluebell Kitchen who were responsible for the jaw dropping beautiful cakes.

The Two Tipis….

Locate to Create were the styling masterminds behind The Two Hat Tipis. With a brief of ‘festival wedding’, the ladies brought the party with their colourful decor ideas. They created a look that was vibrant, fun and inviting and certainly created a great party atmosphere! The flowers also complimented the theme perfectly. Chamber Farm Flowers filled brass urns with huge displays of colourful flowers which completely transformed the space.

The Two Hat Tipis was the home of Boxed Weddings, the wonderful Photography By Vicki and Tailored Entertainment.

The Woodland Ceremony Area….

One of my absolute favourite areas of our venue in Kent is the woodland ceremony area. Every time I go down there, I fall in love with it a little bit more. Woodlands just have something magical and calming about them and when this is coupled with a wedding ceremony, the overall result is just amazing.

Hire Love and Wild Rubus were the talent behind setting up the gorgeous ceremony area for the open day. Using the woodland as their inspiration, they created a gorgeous ceremony space with a flower installation full of meadow like flowers.

As well as bringing their amazing structures, Timber and Canvas also invited outdoor bars and catering suppliers to take part in the event. The Herb Kitchen, who specialise in home grown seasonal food, brought their wood fired BBQ and cooked food that was so delicious that I had to go back for seconds. This was a slight problem for me though as I also wanted to sample the pizza cooked by The Pizza Project which was also delicious. I ate very well that day! As well as food, Bumper Bar’s kept us all well watered with their prosecco as did The Little Cocktail Box with their cocktails! I also drank very well that day too!!

A Note From Timber and Canvas….

Timber and Canvas have been building Wedding structures across the whole of the UK for 4 years now, and things are just getting started. Their own Geodome design is the only in the UK to allow an internal fire pit, and the team supply & build Sailcloths, Tipis, Bell Tents and more! They bring out new shapes and structures every single year, so if you’re looking for the next big thing in outdoor weddings, make sure you keep up to date with their work & social media.

The Roadshow continues next year, with the first stop being for The Midlands on March 23rd 2019 (follow them on social media for updates and tickets).

The Gallery


Massive thank you to all of the suppliers involved in this open day and to Heline Bekker for capturing the event.


Wedding beauty on its way!

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