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.
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
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!
A 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.”
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
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.
Our Favourite Wedding Reception Decor
A 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.
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.
Did you see that Chloe’s wedding dress also featured in our Favourite Natural Wedding Styles post?
Our Favourite Magical Wedding Venue
A 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.
This is part of a mini blog series called Real Wedding Favourites. You can find the other parts here:
Categories: DIY + Inspiration
Tags: beach wedding > bunting > church wedding > hay bale seating > humanist ceremony > marquee > outdoor ceremony > vintage inspired > wedding decorations > wedding reception > woodland wedding > yurt
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