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Spring Eco Wedding Festival with a cherry blossom chandelier and rustic tablescapes from Wedding Yurts

Charlie / 19 July 2016

Cherry blossom chandelier and rustic wedding table // Photography Captured by Katrina // The Honeysuckle Flower Co. // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

I have had the pleasure of knowing Lizzie from Wedding Yurts for nearly five years now, and everything she creates is pure magic. When I heard she was putting on an Open Week in Herefordshire, I knew I want to visit, to see what delights she had been dreaming up, and to catch up (as best you can with a two and a half year old in tow).

I wasn’t disappointed. My little girl had a magical time running around this beautiful rural spot at Wye Valley Weddings and I soaked up the atmosphere inside Lizzie’s stunning yurts, with their wooden floors and rustic decorations.

As part of their Open Week, Lizzie had pulled together some incredible teams of suppliers to create so inspirational wedding shoots. One of those shoots was a Spring Eco Wedding Festival with a down-to-earth natural style, and featuring wedding suppliers who all weave an eco-friendly ethos into their business. I particular love the simple but striking table design with terracotta pots of herbs and those tiny chai bowls holding tealights.

Lizzie’s work is the kind of style I’d like to have at my own wedding or party, so I’m sure you’ll be as inspired as I am by today’s Spring Eco Wedding Festival shoot.

Wedding Yurts at Wye Valley Weddings in Herefordshire // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Rustic wedding trestle table with terracotta pots of herbs and tealights // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Rustic spring wedding table decoration with blossom // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Boho style outdoor wedding lounge // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Wedding glamping tents // Photography Captured by Katrina // Love Lotus // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

A Spring Eco Wedding Festival from Wedding Yurts

Stylish and sustainable, Wedding Yurts is a one-of-a-kind travelling wedding venue. Their handcrafted yurts, made from local, sustainable woodlands are lovingly made the old-fashioned way with hand tools and time-honoured techniques, they use natural cotton canvas and the yurts are finished with eco products. Lizzie, the owner of Wedding Yurts, is always keen to work with and promote like-minded environmentally conscious wedding suppliers, so she decided to create a Spring Eco Wedding Festival to showcase ethical and inspiring suppliers as part of Wedding Yurts Open Week.

Held this year at Wye Valley View Weddings, a brand new venue in the wilds of Herefordshire, Wedding Yurts prepared for the Open Week in a space that was made for natural weddings. Wye Valley View Weddings is most definitely a nature lover’s paradise with amazing views, rivers and streams that bubble through the countryside and acres of ancient woodlands.

Boho wedding floor seating and table // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Spring Eco Wedding Festival with a cherry blossom chandelier and rustic tablescapes from Wedding Yurts // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Spring Eco Wedding Festival with a cherry blossom chandelier and rustic tablescapes from Wedding Yurts // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Outdoor ceremony table with yellow flower fields // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Glamping wedding accommodation tents // Photography Captured by Katrina // Love Lotus // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Foraged apple and wild cherry blossom

Early May couldn’t have been kinder to the Wedding Yurts team and the carefully chosen suppliers. Christiane from The Honeysuckle Flower Co. foraged big bundles of apple and wild cherry blossom to decorate the yurts and created a simple and natural look for the outside picnic and dining areas.

Spring blossom boho wedding table decor // Photography Captured by Katrina // The Honeysuckle Flower Co. // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Spring wedding ideas // Photography Captured by Katrina // The Honeysuckle Flower Co. // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Spring wedding ideas // Photography Captured by Katrina // The Honeysuckle Flower Co. // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Spring wedding blossom ideas // Photography Captured by Katrina // The Honeysuckle Flower Co. // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Terracotta pots of fragrant herbs

Lizzie created seasonal tablescapes, with terracotta pots of sweet-smelling herbs used alongside potted plants to add scent and colour in the yurt.

Rustic wedding herb ideas // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Botanical herb wedding centrepiece inspiration // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Living herb eco-friendly wedding centrepiece // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Spring herb wedding yurt inspiration // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Vintage wooden tables for feast style dining

Blue Wren Barn brought along their gigantic vintage wooden tables, they were perfect for creating feast style dining. The tables worked so well alongside Lizzie’s collection of antique glassware, vintage cutlery and hand carved wooden bowls. Blue Wren Barn loves simple, rustic pieces, and their carefully chosen collection, once described as a ‘calming ode to castoffs’ features hundreds of beautiful pieces with age-old charm.

Rustic trestle table dining // Photography Captured by Katrina // Blue Wren Barn // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Rustic trestle table // Photography Captured by Katrina // Blue Wren Barn // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Eco spring wedding table inspiration // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Rustic herb and terracotta wedding table // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Eco glampting tents

For additional accommodation, an ethical camping experience was provided by Love Lotus, an eco glamping tent hire company whose motto is ‘camp in comfort, tread with care.’ The tents themselves are filled with gorgeous up-cycled furniture and unique pieces made by artisan craftsmen and women.

You’re always warm and snug in a Love Lotus tent and all the soft furnishings are made using wonderfully eco-friendly fabrics such a hemp and bamboo. They also plant a tree for every tent that’s hire from them, helping with the carbon footprint left by guests travelling, so you can relax in every sense of the word.

Rustic glamping tent // Photography Captured by Katrina // Love Lotus // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Eco glamping tent // Photography Captured by Katrina // Love Lotus // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Rustic apple crate bedside table // Photography Captured by Katrina // Love Lotus // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Rustic eco-chic suitcase dressing table // Photography Captured by Katrina // Love Lotus // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Spring Eco Wedding Festival with a cherry blossom chandelier and rustic tablescapes from Wedding Yurts // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Eco-chic upcycled glamping tent interior // Photography Captured by Katrina // Love Lotus // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Rustic ethnic glamping tents // Photography Captured by Katrina // Love Lotus // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Ethnic style wedding guest tent accommodation // Photography Captured by Katrina // Love Lotus // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Seasonal spring cocktails

Wedding Yurts are well known for their delicious seasonal cocktails, so for their Spring Eco Wedding Festival, Lizzie worked alongside the fantastic Toots Sweets, adding their boozy sorbets to locally produced vodka to create cooling spring cocktails.

Toots Sweets can bring ‘Beau,’ their rustic ice cream trike to events too, and this family business is all about using locally made, Fairtrade products and sustainable items. Cups and plastic glasses are 100% compostable and their pretty tubs for ice creams and sorbets are recyclable and made from pine shavings.

Rustic ice cream bike // Photography Captured by Katrina // Toots Sweets // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Rustic wedding ice cream stand // Photography Captured by Katrina // Toots Sweets // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Spring Eco Wedding Festival with a cherry blossom chandelier and rustic tablescapes from Wedding Yurts // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Rustic wooden ice cream cone holder // Photography Captured by Katrina // Toots Sweets // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Green tea ice cream and edible flowers

For the Wedding Yurts Spring Eco Wedding Festival, Toots Sweets served a refreshing combination of green tea ice cream and Prosecco sorbet decorated with edible viola flowers.

Rustic wooden bowls with ice cream and edible flowers // Photography Captured by Katrina // Toots Sweets // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Wooden bowls with ice cream and an edible flower // Photography Captured by Katrina // Toots Sweets // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Slate tags // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Eco-chic wedding photography

Capturing the event was Katrina Bartlem, a wedding photographer who does everything she can to be nature-friendly. From using British companies for her albums and frame and sourcing gifts and products that are made by companies with strong eco values, to structuring her business to be as paperless as possible and planting a tree with the World Lane Trust for every couple that books her, Katrina truly lets her love of the outdoors influence her work in the very best ways possible.

Boho wedding ideas // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Spring eco-chic wedding yurt ideas // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Spring Eco Wedding Festival with a cherry blossom chandelier and rustic tablescapes from Wedding Yurts // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Couples visiting the Wedding Yurts Open Week fell in love with the naturally beautiful setting; with the right team of suppliers it is absolutely possible to create a beautiful green wedding with a low impact on the environment but with long lasting memories.

Boho wedding ideas // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Spring Eco Wedding Festival with a cherry blossom chandelier and rustic tablescapes from Wedding Yurts // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Boho floor table with chai tea bowl tealight holders Spring Eco Wedding Festival with a cherry blossom chandelier and rustic tablescapes from Wedding Yurts // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

Pallet sign Spring Eco Wedding Festival with a cherry blossom chandelier and rustic tablescapes from Wedding Yurts // Photography Captured by Katrina // Wedding Yurts // The Natural Wedding Company

If you’re on the hunt for a wedding photographer and love Katrina’s style, she has an exclusive 10% discount for our readers, full details here.

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Photographer: Captured by Katrina Photography (TNWC Recommended Supplier)
Venue: Wedding Yurts (TNWC Recommended Supplier) at Wye Valley View Weddings
Props & Styling: Lizzie Jones (Wedding Yurts)
Flowers: Honeysuckle Flower Co.
Vintage Tables: Blue Wren Barn
Glamping Tents: Love Lotus
Sorbets & Ice Cream: Toots Sweets

Comments

Katrina Bartlam on 19. July, 2016

Ah it is so wonderful to see this shoot up on the blog on a glorious sunny day like today! This was a dream team to work with and it’s so great to see it on TNWC blog too – thankyou Charlie! And sorry I missed you, it would have been lovely to meet you in person :-) xx

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