Holly and Oliver’s Woodland Hippy Wedding with Axe Throwing and Lots of Fun by Joseph Kinerman Photography

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you have all had a good weekend? Have you been up to anything fun? We have been trying to make the most of the warmish weather this weekend and get out and about (before the powers that be tell us we aren’t allowed out again). Dexter was out all day with a friend on Saturday so Nik and I went out for a lovely lunch. Sunday we went to Chatsworth, we had a lovely walk in the gardens and then we went to the farm and play area. The sun shone, we took a picnic and it was delightful! Now back to the land of weddings and I am here to spread cheer amongst you all. Weddings may be smaller than normal here in the UK and around the world, but at least we can still hold them. Next year I have full faith that we will get back to normal and larger celebrations will be allowed again. Like today’s wedding with Holly and Oliver. This free spirited couple wanted a fuss free day set in the beautiful woodland of the New Forest. Their Woodland hippy wedding was as chilled and fun as they are, they even threw in some axe throwing for good measure! What a glorious relaxed day all captured beautifully by Joseph Kinerman Photography.

A fun hippy free for all with all our favourite people.

Holly and Oliver  were married on 8th September in the New Forest. ‘We have always loved being in the woods and neither of us are religious so didn’t seem right to do a “traditional” wedding. We went to see a few venues near home (in essex) but none of them seemed right but as soon as we arrived at the venue in the New Forest we know it was where we were meant to get married. We had 90 guests and it took 12 months to plan.’

How they met
We meet through friends 8 years before we got married.

The proposal
We were walking through the woods near home and I could tell Olly was nervous for some reason, I was never expecting him to ask me to marry him, even though we’ve spoke about it a couple times. It was always something we dismissed as a little extravagant as we like to live a relative simple life. It was such a beautiful day, we was just alone in the woods and he got down on one knee, it was PERFECT.

How did you allocate your budget?
We weren’t sure how much it was going to cost us but we managed to keep the budget fairly low. The main bulk of the money went on the venue and of course the bar!

Where did you splurge and where did you save?
We always wanted to make sure everyone had a great party so we made sure there was plenty of money behind the bar. We saved money by having a Humanist wedding and the reception at the same venue.

How did you choose your photographer?
We first met Joe at a friends wedding the year before

The Outfits
All our wedding outfits we found online, mainly ASOS, including the dress, suit and bridesmaids

Theme or colour scheme
We wanted it to feel a little Hippy but with a touch of elegance.

I wanted the flowers to reflect the woodlands and wild flowers that surrounded us

We didn’t have a huge amount of decoration as the venue itself was surrounded by beautiful woodlands

We had a fairly normal meal, roast chicken with veg.

Wedding cake
We had a “naked cake” that we cut up and had for dessert

Axe throwing and acoustic guitars playing

Who supplied the stationery?
We found our stationery on Etsy

Special moments 
Everyone singing after our ceremony was so much fun.

Advice for other couples
Forcus on what really means a lot to you and try not to be influenced by everyone else.

Biggest surprise
I thought I was going to be really stressed all day as I don’t like to be centre of attention but having all our friends and family around was amazing.


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