This is the type of wedding you could dream about… A beautiful forest in the English countryside, with an abundance of green foliage as a backdrop, not forgetting the old barn for eating, drinking and dancing in!
It is not a surprise that botanical style weddings are so popular, you can not deny the pure beauty in the simple greens and brown hues that nature provides.
But the key to a beautiful wedding is more than just the setting and venue, it is applying this atmosphere into your whole day. Using the little details to produce a uniformity that flows and creates an overall impression on your guests.
Opting for forest green bridesmaid dresses, a natural wreath in your hair, decorating your wooden tables with stunning green foliage, mixed with simple crisp white roses and tableware.
This setting automatically creates a relaxed, wholesome atmosphere, leaving your guest’s to enjoy their surroundings and company without the apprehension that it is actually a formal, important event.
Yes, there might be the odd spit of rain in-between it all… but when can you guarantee there won’t be in England… and at least there’s an abundance of trees that provide good cover!
Corks pop, people meet for the first time, old friends reunite, everyone congratulates the new happily married couple, the feast is eaten, and the evening begins…
This is my favourite time of any wedding, the space shifts, tables are moved out of the barn to make way for dancing, meanwhile a treasure hunt takes place in the woods, a bonfire is lit, a pizza oven comes in (for more food!), couples go on walks around the fields in search of the rope swing… people spread out but always find their way back for some cake and music.
The last song plays, and the taxi’s drift in, but for those who want to extend the party, the best man’s phone and speaker provide the new dance floor next to the fire and the tipi’s and tents in the field await…