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As you can see from the trees changing colour, autumn is upon us, the winter coats have resurfaced, the warm jumpers are on and it’s nearly time for Halloween. To celebrate this wonderful season, I have the most adorable harvest festival wedding inspiration for you. It’s harvest festival time here in Sheffield, I’m sure it is where you are, so I thought I would celebrate the fact with this food filled shoot. It’s been put together by Meredith Events and an amazing team of wedding suppliers. The use of warm autumn tones, oranges, yellows and browns in the table decor and the gorgeous use of light by Sydney Rasch is just stunning. It’s a real celebration of the senses as well as welcoming in the winter months and those warm cosy evenings.
As we reach the mid-point of the week I am taking off to the Scottish Borders for this beautiful Pagan wedding. Pagan weddings are legal in Scotland, which is why Ally and Dave chose to get married there. They are both huge nature lovers so they wanted to hold their ceremony in a woodland location, surrounded by trees and the open air. The results are this intimate woodland wedding, filled with pagan traditions, the most gorgeous flower crown worn by Ally and her stunning Charlie Brear gown with stunning cape. The day was captured perfectly by Mark Timm whose use of the Scottish sunlight is breathtaking.
Ally and Dave were married on 7th July 2018 at a Pagan Altar, Barony Castle in the Scottish Borders. ‘Ally is a forester and loves trees and Dave is also a nature lover. We spent a great deal of our courtship strolling in forests hand in hand. We once drove from our home in Northumberland to the Scottish borders in autumn a couple of years ago and the drive, lined by trees, was so beautiful that Ally started crying. That’s when she knew she wanted to get hitched under a canopy of trees in Scotland so that the union would be blessed by nature.
Paganism venerates nature and pagan handfastings are legal in Scotland and incorporate nature within the ceremony. When we found this old pagan altar at Barony Castle in the Scottish Borders, we knew we had hit the jackpot. We worked with our Celtic pagan celebrants, Kara and Pall Thormod Morrisson, and ended up incorporating old Celtic customs like the handfasting, drinking of the loving cup or cuaich and jumping of the besom in the ceremony.
We had 34 guests. We were so lucky that family and friends from all over the world decided to share this day with us. It took a year and a half to plan.’
Here on the Blog I do love it when I come across something a bit different. Today it’s all about the wedding rings. Apart from the photos, your wedding rings will be one of the only things left after your wedding day. A symbol of love that you wear every day of your marriage, so it’s important you chose the right one. Jacqueline and Edward are a unique company as they ONLY work with ethical and sustainable metals. They also let you design the rings yourself AND pan your own gold! How cool is that! A totally personal experience, where you can have a real say on the final product, while being kind to the planet. Mark and his wife are here to tell us a bit more about their ring company.
My wife and I love Jacqueline & Edward. It creates eco-friendly wedding rings from sustainable metals. It ties provenance into people’s rings and creates unique stories that people cherish forever. The ring is the only part of your wedding, bar your memories, that you have on your person every day for the rest of your life. We believe they matter immensely.
I have the most stunning wedding for you today, filled with so much colour, amazing decor and the most gorgeous couple. Courtney and Sam wanted a wedding that really reflected them as a couple. They wanted to include many elements into their day, including a nod to Lord of the Rings, Pirates, Doctor Who and both of their backgrounds of Wisconsin & California. They did this by creating a beautifully whimsical woodland ceremony, complete with the most amazing flowers and Jewish Chuppah. This was followed by a festival inspired reception with plenty of jewel tones, tie dye, amazing decor and the most delicious looking cake. The whole wedding is filled to the brim with colour, personality and so much fun, all captured perfectly by James & Jess I know you are going to love it as much as I do.
Courtney and Sam were married on 16th September 2017 at Santa Barbara, California. ‘Our inspiration came from ourselves! The theme was a mix of Lord of the Rings, pirates, Doctor Who, Wisconsin & California. The color palette all around featured jewel tones, with the ceremony having more of a Renaissance Faire vibe and the reception having a more festive atmosphere. The ceremony was officiated by both our rabbi and our dear friend, so a few Jewish traditions were incorporated into the ceremony – including the chuppah, seven blessings, and the breaking of the glass.’
Happy Monday everyone and welcome along to another fun-filled week on the blog. I hope you had a good weekend whatever you got up to? Mine was lovely, so I’m now ready for the week ahead. Today I am delighted to bring you this lovely same-sex wedding from Nicola Mackrill. Debbie and Rachel wanted to bring the outside in to their gorgeous venue at Danby Castle, and this they did with rustic touches, wood, greenery and lots of gorgeous flowers. They added a great element of fun into their day with a brass band, a fish and chip van and a big old party! An excellent day filled with love and laughter for our two lovely brides.
Debbie and Rachel were married on 21st July 2018 at Danby Castle in Whitby. ‘We love visiting Whitby and go there often with our dogs. As Rachel is a B-road queen when behind the wheel we get to see lots of lovely, picturesque villages which can’t be seen from the main roads. Danby was one of those surprises, so when we started planning our wedding it was an obvious choice. We had 88 guests, We booked the venue about 12 months in advance, we then thought we had lots of time until the wedding. Fast forward to the New year and the panic set in, then we started planning everything else.’