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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

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Wedding cheesecakes decorated with dahlias and herbs

It may be turning rainy and wet here in England, but I am well and truly looking ahead to the summer and warmer weather.  I think it’s time to continue on from last week’s summery peony decorated wedding cake, and showcase another flower adorned beauty.

Normally I give you just one picture for my Cake Love feature, but today I’m including three as they show how diverse and pretty the cakes were at this wedding.  There are the stunning cheesecakes above simply decorated with a single showy dahlia at their centre, and some with the addition of some fragrant herbs.

Then there are these antique trays of dainty cupcakes, simply frosted and topped with a selection of edible flowers.  I’ll be saving this idea for a summer party I think…

Cupcakes decorated with edible flowers

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Woodland wedding cake buffet

Following my afternoon at this photoshoot on Monday, a buffet of wedding cakes just had to be shared for this week’s Cake Love blog post.  Why have one cake when you can have many?  And all different flavours and styles?

Why limit yourself to a traditional tiered wedding cake when you could have cake stands and dishes full of your ultimate cakes – chocolate, lemon drizzle, cherry and almond, marble cake, carrot and pecan nut, or a rich nutella cake (Mr Rigg’s favourite!)?

When you have a wide selection of cakes and cupcakes for your wedding, there are so many ways you can display them – from pretty vintage plates or cake stands, to old up-turned cake tins, wooden crates to hessian covered boxes, or even slices of tree trunk for a woodland inspired wedding.

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Beechenhill Farm organic wedding venue

Peak District wedding handcrafted by family and friends

I am thrilled to be sharing with you another real wedding and one that took place at the beautiful Beechenhill Farm who are one of the wedding venues you can find listed in The Natural Wedding Company directory.

I must say a huge thank you to Timm and Sam at Timm Cleasby Photography who have been incredibly patient with me and for sharing this lovely wedding with us.

Lucy and Jon Peak District wedding

Beechenhill Farm eco wedding venue

Lucy and Jon got married in July at Beechenhill Farm in the Peak District National Park.  With the help of their family and friends they created a beautiful and personal weekend-long wedding amongst this rather special rural setting.

Beechenhill Farm organic wedding venue

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The Cupcake Baker wedding cupcakes with edible flowers

The Cupcake Baker, run by Stephen and wife Cathy, are an Oxfordshire based company make vintage inspired cupcake towers from the finest ethical ingredients and natural flavourings.  For a limited-time only, they are offering our readers a 10% discount on their wedding cupcakes.

The Cupcake Baker ethical wedding cupcakes with blue butterflies

“Here at the Cupcake Baker we just adore the current vintage trend.  Our beautiful cakes are made using only the finest quality ethical ingredients and topped with pretty handmade decorations.  We love to use edible flowers such as lavender, borage and sugar roses, pretty bows. and butterflies.”

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The Natural Wedding Company

Wishing you a very happy Valentine’s Day whatever you are up to.  This week’s Directory Showcase is full of romantic loveliness, ideal for a day celebrating love – from pretty vintage crockery, to exquisite heirloom bridal jewellery, to dainty cupcakes.

Rosie Weisencrantz vintage bridal jewellery

If you want to wear a necklace, headpiece, or bracelet on your wedding day created from beautiful heirloom finds, then Rosie Weisencrantz is a must-see.  Each piece is handcrafted from vintage finds from a bygone era, and with no two pieces the same they are truly unique and individual.  Visit the directory for a full list of vintage, eco and ethical wedding accessories.

Simply Love Vintage crockery hire

Simply Love Vintage offer vintage crockery hire in the Dorset area, to help style you wedding or event.  They have an eclectic collection of china, vintage inspired props, linens and bunting to create a beautiful wedding.  Visit the directory for a full list of vintage crockery hire companies across the UK.

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The Natural Wedding Company

I am enjoying writing up these Directory Showcase posts, they are a wonderful reminder of the great businesses that you can find listed in the directory – that’s all those categories you can find at the top of the page in the grey luggage tag.  If you’d like to find out more about the businesses, do have a look through the directory or read more of the Directory Showcase posts.

Pretty Sweet organic cupcake with edible flowers

Pretty Sweet are passionate about taste and quality, so naturally their wedding cupcakes are coloured and flavoured with fresh fruits and organic ingredients where available.  To decorate, Pretty Sweet uses hand-crystallised seasonal fresh flowers that are edible.  Visit the directory for full details of wedding cake makers using natural, organic and fair trade ingredients.

April Doubleday fair trade wedding rings

April Doubleday is an ethical jewellery designer and maker based in Devon, she uses the coastline, rock formations and the sea as inspiration for her designs.  All of her jewellery, including her wedding and engagement rings, are made from Fair Trade gold, and her diamonds are sourced responsibly from Australia and Canada.  Visit the directory for a full list of ethical jewellers.

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