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Alison and Rama’s back garden Bedouin tent wedding with a dash of English country charm and a bohemian bride

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Bohemian English country garden wedding

Back garden bedouin tent wedding

What a treat we have for you today with another beautiful real wedding – this time with a bit of twist.  Usually weddings are submitted to us by the bride or her wedding photographer, but today’s pretty Somerset wedding was sent to us by wedding stylist Kirsten who runs The Little Wedding Helper.

The bride and groom – Alison and Rama – had a down-to-earth wedding held in their garden full of bohemian styling, Moroccan lanterns, and a dash of English country charm.  The couple decided not to have a wedding photographer, but lucky for us they allowed Kirsten to bring along her own photographer to capture some of their day and gorgeous details.

Bedouin tent wedding ceremony

One of my favourite parts of Alison and Rama’s wedding is that guests were invited to bring flowers rather than gifts, which were then used to create the table decorations – what a lovely idea and one that created a vibrant palette of colour that really complements the Bohemian feel of their wedding.

So it’s over to Kirsten to tell you about Alison and Rama’s wedding and how she helped style it…

Black board menu & Bedouin tent

Romantic pale pink flower crown

Back garden wedding with Bedouin tent

“I first met Alison & Rama at a wedding fair and they stopped to admire some of my styling when we got chatting. They were getting married in their back garden and doing everything themselves and it was lovely to hear all the personal touches and details that they were incorporating into their special day.”

Ruth Garner Photography

“As we chatted about their day they realised that having the ceremony and the reception in the same space meant a lot of moving about and restyling of areas. Alison rang me the very next day and we met up to chat more about the decoration in their garden, as well as the logistics of the day and details that they could add.”

Wedding styling by The Little Wedding Helper

Wedding styling by The Little Wedding Helper

Back garden wedding with Magnolia tree & Bedouin tent

Wedding styling by The Little Wedding Helper

Back garden wedding with Bedouin tent & Moroccan style lanterns

“Their Bedouin tent was amazing with beautiful linings and cube chairs for guests to sit on around an altar area we rested where guests could bring something of sentimental value to them. Guests were also asked to bring no gifts but flowers to the day which I collected from them in the morning and then filled the many jam jars that Alison and Rama had collected.”

Bedouin tent wedding ceremony

Bedouin tent wedding ceremony

Vibrant wedding flowers brought by guests

Bedouin tent wedding ceremony

Bedouin tent wedding ceremony

“The tent was positioned by the amazing magnolia tree in their garden and with the backdrop of the rolling hills of Somerset behind them , they couldn’t have asked for a more picturesque setting!”

Back garden wedding with Bedouin tent

Back garden wedding with Magnolia tree & Bedouin tent

Apple blossom

Back garden wedding with Bedouin tent

Alison and Rama’s wedding was a real family affair with lots of help setting up and decorating the garden from family and friends, as well as the talents of Kirsten.

Ruth Garner Photography

Wedding styling by The Little Wedding Helper

Wedding styling by The Little Wedding Helper

Bunting

Ruth Garner Photography

The two flower girls emerging into the garden carrying baskets of petals…

Ruth Garner Photography

Ruth Garner Photography

Ruth Garner Photography

Alison’s beaded and feathered wedding dress along with her flower crown and colourful bouquet has that real bohemian vibe.  I especially love how Alison’s flower crown is soft pinks and whites, whilst her bouquet is bright and vibrant.

Bohemian bride with romantic pink flower crown

Bohemian wedding dress

Pale pink rose flower crown

I love how Alison’s pale pink flower crown complemented the stunning magnolia tree so beautifully…

Ruth Garner Photography

Alison’s bouquet was also made up from the flowers brought by guests, as Kirsten told us: “I was also asked to make up Alison’s bouquet from the flowers which was a little nerve wracking!”

Vibrant bridal bouquet

Colourful bridal bouquet

Ruth Garner Photography

Alison and Rama’s wedding ceremony took place inside the Bedouin tent, surrounded by their family and friends.  “Alison’s children played music throughout the ceremony which was just beautiful to hear and the whole ceremony really was a personal and family occasion.”

Bedouin tent wedding ceremony

Ruth Garner Photography

The Moroccan theme seems to radiate throughout the wedding and these lanterns are such pretty additional features.  Together with the lining of the tent they create a warm and glowing atmosphere.

Moroccan style wedding lanterns

Ruth Garner Photography

Ruth Garner Photography

Ruth Garner Photography

“Dried petals in small organza bags  were on every chair for each guest as well as the order of service that they had printed on recycled paper themselves.”

Dried petal confetti & blossom tree order of service

Ruth Garner Photography

Ruth Garner Photography

A collection of very dapper ushers with their bowties…

Bohemian bride and ushers with bow ties

Vibrant flowers brought by guests

“After the ceremony guests enjoyed drinks and canapés (all gluten free) while I got busy with transforming the tent for the meal. Alison and Rama had a wedding canvas for guests to sign or draw as well as lots of garden games to amuse the younger guests.”

There looks to be such a lovely, relaxed feel to the wedding, a celebration all about family and friends.

Ruth Garner Photography

Ruth Garner Photography

Wedding wishing well

Bridesmaids with floral head pieces

“I loved the Morroccan plates from Oasis events that guests filled from an amazing buffet provided by the couple.”

Moroccan style plates from Oasis Events

Wedding gluten free canapes

Wedding gluten free canapes

Wedding gluten free canapes

Here’s Kirsten The Little Wedding Helper topping up the drinks…

Ruth Garner Photography

Vintage wedding family photos

Back garden wedding with rolling Somerset hills backdrop

Vibrant flowers brought along by guests

What a beautiful day it looks like Alison, Rama and their family and friends had.

Ruth Garner Photography

Ruth Garner Photography

Ruth Garner Photography

And here’s what Alison and Rama had to say about Kirsten The Little Wedding Helper:

‘Thank you for doing an AMAZING JOB! We  absolutely loved every little thing you did…the bouquet was amazing…I could never have designed it…the flowers on the table which we are still enjoying with every meal…it was all a divine inspiration, thank you so much. With heartfelt gratitude & warm wishes,  Alison & Rama x “

Ruth Garner Photography

Thank you to Kirsten from The Little Wedding Helper for bringing this wedding to our attention, and to Alison and Rama for letting us share it. And also thanks to Ruth Garner for capturing some beautiful photos to share with us.

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for ideas, inspiration and someone to help with the styling and decorating of your wedding day then do check out Kirsten’s website http://littleweddinghelper.co.uk/ and drop her an email to discuss your plans – having met Kirsten a couple of times she is one of the sweetest people!

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Photography: Ruth Garner Photography
Wedding Styling: The Little Wedding Helper
Bedouin Tent & Moroccan Plates: Oasis Events

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