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Vic and Farid’s pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet

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Floaty Mermaid Bridal Etsy dress and dried bouquet from The Artisan Dried Flower Company // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid’s country fete wedding is beautifully soft and natural; set in an idyllic wood panelled village hall, it is pretty and understated yet fabulously chic.

Holding both the ceremony and reception in the bunting-filled village hall, the couple enjoyed a relaxed and captivatingly charming day in Leicestershire with all their favourite people, whilst TNWC recommended photographer Sarah Brittain Edwards Photography captured their day perfectly.

Choosing retro sweets as favours and dried flowers for her bouquet, we asked bride Vic to tell us all about the ideas behind their cute country fete wedding…

Village hall wedding with vintage chairs // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Homemade Just Married banner // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Dried flower bridal hair flowers // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Pink and yellow cupcake wedding cake with peas in a pod cake topper // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Chalkboard order of wedding // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vintage, soft and pretty

Vic’s first thoughts when asked about her country fete wedding are bursting with happiness: “It was a beautiful day!”

Orange Tree Weddings decorated the village hall and it was beyond our expectations. It looked very vintage, soft and pretty – just as we had hoped it would.” With a combination of vintage floral fabric bunting and wall decorations, strings of festoon lights and simple wooden furniture it is easy to agree.

Nothing matches, but this is its charm; there is no colour scheme or theme but this is the way it’s supposed to be. It’s effortless yet well thought out and decidedly natural.

Village hall wedding with bunting // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Country Fete Wedding in village hall with daisies in milk bottles // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

A low key country fete feel

Vic and Farid knew exactly what they wanted on their big day: “We were aiming for a low key, country fete feel. We didn’t really have any major theme or pre-requisites. We just wanted it to be pretty, natural (high glamour isn’t our thing) and laid back.”

And they achieved this laid back vibe. With no bridesmaids and only a best man, the focus fell entirely on them. Dainty cones of dried petals and jam jars full of country flowers also contributed to the low-key feeling they were after but made it pretty and delicate at the same time.

Paper cones of petal confetti // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Paper cones of rose petal confetti // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

A bouquet to treasure

Vic decided to go for a slightly alternative bridal bouquet: a beautiful dried creation by TNWC supplier The Artisan Dried Flower Company. We love it; not only because it is stunningly crafted and looks wonderful but also because Vic will be able to keep her bouquet, exactly as it was on her wedding day, for many years to come.

How many of us have attempted to dry our own bouquet only to be unsuccessful!  This is a fantastic alternative to the fresh bouquet usually favoured by brides and seems less wasteful in some way.

To accompany her beautiful bouquet, Vic also had a lovely dried flower-adorned hair comb set into her elegant up-do which was her only accessory on the day.

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

The Artisan Dried Flower Company Bridal Bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Wedding hair with dried flowers // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Exchanging vows surrounded by love

The ceremony itself was particularly intimate – conducted by a friend, the couple exchanged vows in a unique and personal service.

“It was very moving to be surrounded by all our favourite people,”  Vic explains, “and my sister, Caroline, gave a reading (even though she was a nervous wreck!)”.

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Second time’s the charm

It took two chance meetings for this happy couple to get together. “We first met by chance one Friday evening in September. We were both out with different groups that had some friends in common. I started chatting to Farid and remembering thinking that he was rude and charmless.”

It could all have ended very differently, but a few months later they met again, “on New Year’s Eve, we both happened to be celebrating in one group. He walked through the door, beaming a beautiful smile, and the previous meeting was forgotten. We got on like a house on fire and it went from there.”

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

A dreamy online wedding dress find

Vic’s romantic lace and tulle wedding dress is a stunning example of what you can find online these days – bought from Mermaid Bridal through Etsy, the dress was shipped all the way from the Far East. Its stunning low back and champagne lining are positively dreamy and perfect for a country fete wedding.

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Bride and groom walking through a confetti arch at a country fete wedding // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Plan for a happy day

Vic’s advice for brides to be is to keep it personal:

“We focused on what we liked and wanted and not what anyone else thought our wedding should be or look like. That’s easier said than done, I know, but I think it’s important that the day feels comfortable for you and when you look around, what you see makes you happy.”

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Planning together

It is evident from the joy captured by Sarah Brittain Edwards Photography that Vic is bursting with happiness on her wedding day: “I have the best husband in the world. He was so involved and interested in the whole process. Everything was easy because we did it together and had fun.”

Bride with twinkly lights and seasonal country flowers and a dried flower bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Jam jar wedding flowers and streamers // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Outdoor country fete wedding

The happy couple were blessed with beautiful sunshine on the day of their mid-summer country fete wedding. They made the most of the outdoors with vintage tents, bunting, outdoor furniture and vintage blankets, and garden games to entertain the children.

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Laid back food and mismatched plates

Orange Tree Weddings, who decorated the hall, also provided food on the day, and in keeping with the laid back atmosphere the couple so desired, they served brioche-bun burgers and summer vegetable kebabs. Vintage cutlery and mismatched china fitted in perfectly with the rest of the country fete wedding decor.

Village Hall wedding with floral bunting // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Chalkboard order of wedding // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vintage cutlery // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Moving speeches

Arguably one of the most memorable parts of any wedding, Vic loved the speeches: “the best man, father and groom speeches where all very moving and funny”.

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Country fete wedding - village hall dancing with floral bunting // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Like two peas in a pod

This couple opted for multicoloured cupcakes in place of a wedding cake, though they did have a top tier that displayed an extremely sweet cake topper – an adorable ‘peas in a pod’ ornament decorated with the couple’s initials.

Pink and yellow cupcake wedding cake with peas in a pod cake topper // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Peas in a pod wedding cake topper // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Yellow and pink wedding cupcakes with peas in a pod cake topper // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Ginger Juleps and flying saucers

As the day progressed, a quirky well stocked bar opened to fuel dancing into the evening and a great selection of classic cocktails (the menu of which is particularly well crafted).

Guests were also treated to retro sweets as favours, tied up in little packages that the couple made themselves.

They made their own invitations too: “old 7 inch records with a new label that gave details of the wedding. It was so much fun. We both love gigging and music, so the invitations we meaningful for us.”

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Bar sign // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Chalkboard wedding cocktail menu // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Polaroid guest book // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Their best day ever

“We were so lucky with the wonderful people we hired to plan, decorate and photograph the wedding. We truly had the best day.”

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid's pretty country fete wedding with floral bunting, an Etsy dress and a dried flower meadow bouquet // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Vic and Farid’s country fete wedding has been a joy to share and we thank Vic in particular for sending it to us. Sarah Brittain Edwards Photography has done an excellent job too, and love their beautiful coverage of the day.

Bride and groom kissing and dancing with twinkling lights // Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

{ Details }

Photographer: Sarah Brittain Edwards Photography
Venue: Foxton Village Hall, Leicestershire
Bride’s Dress: Mermaid Bridal (online shop on Etsy)
Bride’s Shoes: Monsoon
Bride’s Accessories: Dried flowers from The Artisan Dried Flower Company
Grooms Outfit: Suit from Next
Grooms Accessories: Vintage pocket watch which he already owned
Flowers: The Artisan Dried Flower Company
Wedding Food: Orange Tree Weddings
Wedding Cake: Reshma Parmar
Entertainment: A friend DJ’ed for us
Transport: My dad’s car
Decorations: Orange Tree Weddings

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