English bluebell wood wedding inspiration from Fern and Field for a modern outdoor spring celebration
I have no doubt that today’s bluebell wood wedding inspiration shoot will absolutely blow you away. It certainly had me Googling the nearest bluebell wood to dance among. And you’ll be pleased to know that this stunning location could be the magical setting for your big day.
The shoot was lovingly created and styled by Fern and Field, the team behind the weddings at Farnell Farm in Kent. It features dreamy whimsical wedding dresses, outdoor woodland ceremony inspiration, tipi tents hidden in secluded fields and nature inspired details. Plus two of our recommended suppliers are featured.
Polly from Fern and Field told us more about the shoot, the inspiration, and the venue…
Kate and Aidan’s outdoor eco wedding with a hike to the venue, mountain biking, and cornflowers in beer bottles
Kate and Aidan’s outdoor eco wedding, set on Masson Farm in the rolling hills of Derbyshire, is truly inspiring. This biking, hiking and climbing loving couple had a personal vision for their wedding day, but rather than it being about bunting and flowers (though there is an abundance of both) their vision focused on ensuring their celebrations were sustainable and ethical.
The couple and their guests reached the wedding venue by cable car and a hike, before they were married in an outdoor ceremony. Afterwards the reception was held in a tipi that could only be accessed along a steep road which provided seclusion and created an intimate, relaxed atmosphere. Kate and Aidan’s relaxed outdoor eco wedding has been beautifully captured by TNWC recommended supplier Chris Scuffins Photography.
We caught up with Kate to shed some light on their ideas and explain the reasons behind the couple’s choices…
Amy and Alex’s colourful, handmade outdoor wedding with a floral wedding dress and relaxed Buddhist tea ceremony
Today’s gorgeous wedding has us beaming from ear to ear, it is a incredible explosion of colour, brimming with love, laughter and personal handmade touches. This wedding truly optimises the idea of doing ‘your wedding, your way’ throwing the ‘wedding rule book’ out the window and we just love it.
You will find no big white dress or matching suits here, think floral prints, an outdoor buddhist tea ceremony, a ‘bring a dish’ buffet, and an evening full of family entertainment and you will begin to get the picture.
Alex and Amy, July 2015
Alex and Amy, who met at university, were married on a gloriously sunny day back in July last year. They wanted to create ‘a relaxed day of fun for everyone’ and they most certainly did that.
Our day was about celebrating us as a couple, our two children, our family and friends. We are very fortunate to live in a beautiful valley which was the perfect venue for our wedding.
Sometimes a wedding comes along that evokes all kinds of feelings inside me that I almost can’t explain – I find those bigger questions in life bubbling to the surface, although I can’t really put my finger on it.
When I stumbled across this beautiful Australian wedding, it really captured me, and I shall have to put it down to how genuine it seemed to be – truly a representation of the couple (Harriet and Mat) who were getting married. Nothing about it feels contrived or put on, it’s just natural, real and utterly lovely.
I could have easily sent you a link to the original blog feature I saw, but I so loved this wedding that I got in touch with the photographer Tim Coulson to ask if I could share additional pictures which were featured on his blog. So a big thank you to Tim for letting me share this beautiful wedding with you.
I had something completely different planned this afternoon…then I saw this wedding and fell in love. It is worth noting, that this wedding has that wonderful down-to-earth effortless look that so many of us long for, but this couple are lucky enough to live on a stunning piece of American countryside and when you’re marrying the VP of Facebook (!) I’m sure their budget wasn’t quite as tight as some of us.
But that being said, this wedding does come across as down-to-earth, it does seem effortless, and it is just utterly inspirational. At least I think so. It has wedding flowers how wedding flowers are supposed to be – and lots of lovely grasses included, my new favourite ‘ingredient’ in floral arrangements.
For me this inspires those last hazy days of summer as autumn begins to approach. Metal buckets of wildflowers in parched yellows, pale green grasses and brown teasels. It looks like what you might see walking along the edge of a field at the end of the summer.
Get this seasonal look
If you want to create some similar and seasonal one of the wonderful flower businesses on the directory will be able to help you. Straw or hay bales could be hired, bought or borrowed from a local farm close to where you’re getting married. We’ve borrowed straw bales before for parties.
You’ll definitely want to cover them with something to protect delicate clothes (and bottoms!) from prickles – blankets or rugs work wonderfully, as do pieces of fabric or hessian tied on, or cushions.
A ceremony outside
As for getting married outdoors in a field like this in England, is sadly not possible at the moment. However, you could choose a venue that gets you as close to this, or you could have a symbolic ceremony led by a celebrant – there is Angie Alexandra who is based in Scotland, Annie Blampied in Sussex, or Hilary Campbell in Dorset. They will be able to work with you to create a meaningful ceremony.
What could be simpler than the pretty details from this clifftop wedding? Some lovely ideas that are easy to create for a rustic wedding – jam jars of flowers and table numbers on luggage tags.
Plus a gorgeous couple and some super cute goats!
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