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Boho country bride

This time last year my sweet friend Jen was getting married to her Mr, Chris, as it happens in the lovely village church that we both go to sometimes.  It’s in a gorgeous little village called Dunham Massey in the countryside south of Manchester.  Most of the cottages are owned by the National Trust so it still has this old fashioned feel to it, and the vicar is just the best ever.

Homemade wedding cake with rose petals

Soft pink jasmine flower crown

Village fete wedding marquee

I was lucky enough to meet Jen a couple of days after her wedding for my TNWC 5th Birthday Party and we had previously met up for a cup of tea when Jen emailed me and we suddenly realised for a few months we’d been sat in church together whilst she was busy reading my blog – she created some beautiful paper details for her wedding based on our own wedding stationery.

Ice cream wedding van

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Izzy Burton illustration

We’re kicking off the week with a lovely guest post from TNWC Real Bride Emma, who has been busy sowing wildflower seeds at her outdoor ceremony venue in Cornwall – what a beautiful idea!  She’s also been trying to decide on her wedding transport, so do read on and I hope you enjoy hearing about her wedding plans…

With less than four months to go we have been rapidly ticking off things on the seemingly never-ending wedding to do list, which has been brilliant fun!  We kicked this off with a visit to our venue to meet the event organiser at Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Lee, who was absolutely brilliant!  He made us tea (won me over straight away) and was happy to chat about our wedding for nearly two hours!  We also got to see the new bar that Tim, the custodian of the Eco Park, had built from reclaimed wood found in Plymouth.

Reclaimed wood bar

Whilst there we were able to scatter our collection of wildflower seeds on the site, which we hope will grow in time for our wedding.  Chris did the scattering and I took some photos.  It was a brilliantly sunny but very cold and windy day, so most of the seeds probably blew away!  We can but try.

Scattering wildflower seeds

This is Chris tucking the seeds, ninja style, into the area around where we hope to have the ceremony, the idea being that the flowers will grow up and around the bottom of the decked area.

Outdoor wedding ceremony Cornwall

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Welsh Green Weddings tipis

You may recall a couple of weeks ago I told you about a wedding fair that was being held at Welsh Green Weddings, one of our beautiful TNWC wedding venues.  Although I was unable to attend the day, lucky for us the lovely Nik from Little House in Town did go and today I get to share what she found with you all.

Back in July, Nik shared her experiences at the Catkin cut flower workshop (she was the lucky TNWC competition winner) and I’m delighted to have her back guest posting.

Sunburst mirror in Welsh Green Weddings yurt

Grab a cup of something warm and enjoy.  Over to Nik:

If you’re a bride-to-be living in Wales, then you are one lucky lady.  This tiny nation may hold only 5% of the UK population, but it certainly knows how to send a message, loud and clear.  One such message was firmly delivered last weekend, as local green wedding suppliers convened on a field in rural Carmarthanshire for the Welsh Green Weddings Fair.

Welsh Green Weddings tipi

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I love these wedding photos taken by Sarah of Green Photographic – some brides might be mortified by rain on their wedding day, but this couple look so happy and I think the rain and fog just adds to the emotion.

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