A Festival Inspired Outdoor Wedding in the UK

By Jessie Thomson

I’ve been itching to share images from this wedding with you for ages! It was featured on Rock My Wedding a few weeks back and had a HUGE response from readers.

Hipster Wedding Festival | UK Wedding Planner | Jessie Thomson

I am hugely grateful to Camera Hannah for being an absolute champion and getting all these amazing shots, as well as creating a super special wedding film which you can see at the end. Took me ages to choose my fave images… so many.

Hipster Wedding Festival | UK Wedding Planner | Jessie Thomson

Hipster Festival Wedding | UK Wedding Planner | Jessie Thomson

Hipster Festival Wedding | UK Wedding Planner | Jessie Thomson

I was first contacted by this incredibly cool bride back in the Spring of 2012, and I liked her immediately! This was a couple who wanted a wedding that was more like a party, they wanted to make it personal and they wanted to make it awesome. There were a few drawbacks… a not so massive budget, a groom who liked to party on through the night, a requirement to have all of it outside despite the UK’s tendency to tip it down at most inconvenient times, and a large number of guests flying over from the US! It was certainly going to be a challenge, but I was excited, and they needed my help. What could I say?

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Over the next year and a half I became a huge part of “Team Jones” and their crazy wonderful wedding vision. From finding the right venue (I have never seen such a long shortlist as the one first presented to me!), to sourcing every single supplier, advising on timings and budgeting, and everything in between… we ended up creating this incredible day.

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As with most couples on a tight budget, there was a serious amount of DIY effort put into the decor, but two creative minds are evidently unstoppable! It helped that we had some amazing suppliers on site who really understood the vision too, as well as a host of wonderfully supportive friends and family to volunteer their services in the final few days. I loved the little community that was formed at the wedding site all weekend, it made everything feel so much more special.

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I had THE BEST time at this wedding. I know, I was working, but it honestly didn’t feel like work once the party got started. Oh and I got to walk around a fire maze with “Ring of Fire” being played at the same time by the headline act. Career highlight, for sure.

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Hipster Festival Wedding | UK Wedding Planner | Jessie ThomsonHipster Festival Wedding | UK Wedding Planner | Jessie Thomson

I hope you enjoy the photo’s as much as everyone enjoyed the day. Remember, don’t be afraid to get your dream wedding. Anything is possible, especially when you have a wedding planner. ;-)

Do take a look at this wedding film by Camera Hannah too. It’s beautiful, and really gives you more of an insider view of the day. She’s so darn clever!

Jessie

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1 Comment on A Festival Inspired Outdoor Wedding in the UK

  1. ewillo38
    March 20, 2014 at 8:29 pm (8 months ago)

    I love this wedding… the attention to details is amazing! So laid back, funky and fun filled! Goes to prove what a wedding planner can do towards your wedding! Good job! :) X

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