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Favourite Natural Wedding Spaces: ceremony spaces, wedding reception decor and a magical wedding venue

Charlie / 26 November 2017

Favourite Natural Wedding Spaces: ceremony spaces, wedding reception decor and a magical wedding venue

Natural Wedding Spaces

This is the second in our 7 part blog mini series Real Wedding Favourites. Last time we featured our favourite Natural Wedding Styles (wedding dresses, accessories, bridesmaids dresses and more). Today we’ve scoured the Real Weddings to find our favourite ceremony spaces, wedding reception decor and a truly magical wedding venue.

As mentioned previously our picks are chosen from the very first Real Wedding we featured up until spring of this year. You can find all the links here to our Real Wedding Favourites.

Our Favourite Wedding Ceremony Spaces

I had two favourites for this category and I’ve decided to share them both.

A Wedding Ceremony on a Beach Amongst Chapel Ruins

Natural Wedding Spaces: Wedding Ceremony on a Beach Amongst Chapel Ruins

The first of my favourite wedding ceremony spaces is this ruined chapel amongst the dunes of a Scottish beach. Sounds like something from a film doesn’t it?

Well this is where Jo and Dom had their wedding ceremony. They had a humanist ceremony amongst the ruins on a beach that bride Jo had grown up visiting. It was also where Dom proposed, so it had loads of special meaning to the couple. As if that wasn’t lovely enough, they followed it with a picnic on the beach and a swim!

Natural Wedding Spaces: Wedding Ceremony on a Beach Amongst Chapel Ruins

Natural Wedding Spaces: Wedding Ceremony on a Beach Amongst Chapel Ruins

This was from Jo and Dom’s natural and relaxed Scottish wedding. Photography by Taylor & Porter Photographs.

A Candlelit Church Ceremony in a Thunderstorm

Natural Wedding Spaces: Candlelit Church Ceremony in a Thunderstorm

My other favourite wedding ceremony is the candlelit church ceremony of Dominique and and Nick. The church didn’t have any electricity so they lit it with candles, creating a very special atmosphere during the ceremony: “A thunder storm blew over and the whole church went very dark…the candles flickered and shone it gave a special intimacy and beauty.”

Natural Wedding Spaces: Candlelit Church Ceremony in a Thunderstorm

Natural Wedding Spaces: Candlelit Church Ceremony in a Thunderstorm

This was from Dominique and Nick’s elegant 1930s bohemian inspired wedding. Photography by Bohemian Weddings (TNWC Recommended Supplier).

A Rustic Outdoor Ceremony with Straw Bale Seats

Natural Wedding Spaces: Rustic Outdoor Ceremony with Straw Bale Seats

When I asked Samantha to pick me her favourite wedding ceremony space she chose Elena and Simon’s ceremony spot. It was a rustic hut made of branches, decorated beautifully with colourful flowers. Guests were sat on straw bale seats for this intimate outdoor ceremony.

Natural Wedding Spaces: Rustic Outdoor Ceremony with Straw Bale Seats

Natural Wedding Spaces: Rustic Outdoor Ceremony with Straw Bale Seats

This was from Elena and Simon’s colourful handmade wedding held at Ash Rescue Centre in Dartmouth. Photography by Emma Stoner Photography (TNWC Recommended Supplier).

Our Favourite Wedding Reception Decor

A Colourful Vintage-Hued Marquee Wedding Reception

Natural Wedding Spaces: Colourful Vintage-Hued Marquee Wedding Reception

Jo and Dom truly transformed their wedding reception tent with a few genius ideas that make this my favourite wedding reception decor. Lots of Vietnamese paper lanterns were hung from the ceiling and lit with fairy lights. Colourful silk bunting and flags were also strung up alongside branches of foliage that gave an enchanted woodland feel.

They created a cosy area using furniture from the hotel where their wedding was held, and they hung recycled glass bottles from the tent walls and filled them with single stems of flowers. The overall wedding reception decor is stunning but was created from a lot of borrowed or recycled items, which makes it a firm favourite.

Natural Wedding Spaces: Colourful Vintage-Hued Marquee Wedding Reception

Charlie’s favourite wedding reception decor is from Jo and Dom’s natural and relaxed Scottish wedding. Flowers and foliage from Pyrus. Photography by Taylor & Porter Photographs.

Green, White and Gold Touches for a Spring Wedding

Natural Wedding Spaces: Green, White and Gold Touches for a Spring Wedding

The wedding reception decor at Chloe and Sam’s modern spring woodland wedding was Samantha’s favourite. The stuck to a chic palette of green and white with gold touches – like the gold dipped feathers. There was lots of greenery, twinkly lights, and bare wood tables.

Natural Wedding Spaces: Green, White and Gold Touches for a Spring Wedding

Did you see that Chloe’s wedding dress also featured in our Favourite Natural Wedding Styles post?

Samantha’s favourite wedding reception decor is from Chloe and Sam’s modern spring woodland wedding. Flowers and foliage from The Cornish Cutting Garden. Photography by Enchanted Brides Photography.

Our Favourite Magical Wedding Venue

A Tented Wedding Reception Deep in the Woods

Natural Wedding Spaces: Tented Wedding Reception Deep in the Woods

When I think of magical wedding receptions it’s Jessica and Paul’s countryside wedding that instantly springs to mine. That photo above capturing a glowing yurt amongst trees bedecked in fairy lights ticks all the ‘magic’ boxes for me.

Groom Paul builds timber framed buildings for a living, so why not build a timber framed tent for their wedding reception held in their Kent woodland? That’s exactly what he did. This wedding reception and party is pure magic and the photos make me wish I could have been a guest. It’s the kind of wedding party you dream of having an invitation to.

Natural Wedding Spaces: Tented Wedding Reception Deep in the Woods

Natural Wedding Spaces: Tented Wedding Reception Deep in the Woods

Charlie’s favourite magical wedding venue is from Jessica and Paul’s natural countryside wedding. Photography by Lyndsey Goddard.

This is part of a mini blog series called Real Wedding Favourites. You can find the other parts here:

(Part 1) Our Favourite Natural Wedding Styles

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