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English bluebell wood wedding inspiration for Spring couples // The Natural Wedding Company // M & J Photography

I have no doubt that today’s bluebell wood wedding inspiration shoot will absolutely blow you away. It certainly had me Googling the nearest bluebell wood to dance among. And you’ll be pleased to know that this stunning location could be the magical setting for your big day.

The shoot was lovingly created and styled by Fern and Field, the team behind the weddings at Farnell Farm in Kent. It features dreamy whimsical wedding dresses, outdoor woodland ceremony inspiration, tipi tents hidden in secluded fields and nature inspired details. Plus two of our recommended suppliers are featured.

Polly from Fern and Field told us more about the shoot, the inspiration, and the venue…

English bluebell wood wedding inspiration for Spring couples // The Natural Wedding Company // M & J Photography

English bluebell wood wedding inspiration for Spring couples // The Natural Wedding Company // M & J Photography

Blush tulle wedding dress for an English bluebell wood wedding // The Natural Wedding Company // M & J Photography

Naked wedding cake for an English bluebell wood wedding // The Natural Wedding Company // M & J Photography

Rustic nature inspired wedding stationery for an English bluebell wood wedding // The Natural Wedding Company // M & J Photography

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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

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Pretty mismatched vase wedding centrepieces

Whilst round tables are still a common choice for wedding meals, I must say I’m a fan of the longer trestle table layout.  In a funny sort of way, I find them more sociable, despite the fact that a circular table where everyone is facing each other would suggest they are more suited to conversation.

What I find with round tables, is there are often so large and the noise from chatter in the wedding reception space of such a level that I can never hear anyone except the two people I’m sat next to. This is one of the main reasons why I’m a fan of long trestle tables.  If you are looking for ideas on how to decorate this kind of table arrangement, and perhaps on a budget, this idea for using a collection of mismatched smaller vases filled with just a few sprigs of flowers and herbs is a lovely idea.

If you can collect or hire a good selection of pretty vases and containers, then filling them with a few select blooms or foliage means that you don’t have to spend a fortune on floral table centrepieces.

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dinner party style wedding reception

I haven’t written much on wedding reception tables and layouts, but these two pictures made me want to share some of my thoughts.  What I really love about these reception tables is that they are laid out for small numbers and in a way that makes each table feel like it is expecting a dinner party.

Most of the weddings I have been to have had large round tables of 10 of more people, and whilst round tables allow you to see everyone you’re sat with, I don’t feel they allow you to talk easily to anyone other than the people either side of you – one of whom is usually my husband, and to be honest I talk to him quite a lot.

dinner party style wedding reception

So I am an advocate of smaller rectangular ‘dinner party’ style tables, or those long trestle tables that remind you of a street party or feast.  For me, they are more welcoming and relaxed, and a much easier way to allow people to chat to everyone sat around them.

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