Eco and Natural Forest Wedding: Abigail & Lisa

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Abigail and Lisa’s wedding was eco, natural and laid back. Held at Wise Wedding Venue in Kent they did the majority of the décor themselves, or at the very least put their own personal spin on everything. Both girls opted for non-traditional wedding day outfits, and wore two suits each throughout the celebrations. To fit with the natural and eco wedding idea they even had wooden wedding rings.

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The theme continued with their tree stump cake (made by a friend), their hand picked flowers and the DIY hand stitched invitations. “All the reception décor inside the marquee was made from old books, these included heart bunting and flowers”, explained Abigail. “The tables had log style birch candle holders, paper flowers and personalised homemade matches. Outside the marquee, on the field, we had a homemade sweet stall and a seafood stall also made by us and my super mum. My mum also made a Moroccan-looking area out of two gazebos, which was a chilled out shisha pipe area. We wanted a Moroccan corner as I proposed to Lisa while we were there. We even had a snuff bar which went down a storm!”

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“We didn’t go out of our way to make our day different from the norm”, she continued, “we just went with what we both wanted and what felt right for us. I have always loved the forest and we both thought that that was the most beautiful place to take our vows. Neither of us are religious, in fact quite the opposite, so a church was certainly out of the question. Both of us love all things wooden so that also fitted in with the forest and our wedding rings. We served drinks out of jam jars and all flowers and decoration were homemade. Even our cutlery was made from banana leaves which added to the eco elements of the day.”

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“We saved a lot of money with the DIY elements but there were two main things we splashed out on – the venue and the photography! The venue was so us! It was perfect in every aspect and we fell in love with it as soon as we visited. The photography was also very important to us and we didn’t mind spending more for this, photos last a life time and we felt that photos are priceless.”

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20 comments

  1. Jackie Pathways & Beautiful Days

    Wow! What a great wedding. I am making confetti from a Mills and Boon novel for a friends wedding. This takes surprisingly little paper, am now going to move on to decorations and flowers 🙂

  2. Gosh I LOVE this wedding and it’s what I would love to shoot myself for future brides. Such a lovely couple and so wonderfully quirky in all the best ways. Thank you for featuring and showing their wedding Kat, I’ve loved reading and viewing their story.

  3. We adored these two.. and all their friends and family. They welcomed us with open arms and we laughed and cried all day! It was EXACTLY what a wedding should be about.. good people, good food, good dancing and good emotion.. we feel SO honoured to have been a part of their day and we look back at these photos and can’t stop smiling.. 🙂 x

  4. Joyce Lille

    I was lucky enough to be part of this wedding it was perfect in every way and the photos have captured this perfectly .it was a family affair from start to finish … Abigail and Lisa both looked gorgeous …. Clare Lille did a fantastic job as usual with the make up

  5. Amazing couple, amazing wedding and gorgeous photos Emma and Pete. All gorgeous. Had to laugh out loud at that ‘finger tattoo’ ! Great photo that one too! 😀 xx
    Happiness always to Abigail and Lisa

  6. Luxx

    Just gorgeous. Easily my favorite wedding so far. You really can feel the love through these photographs. I also loved that you chose to splurge on the photography. I agree, it is simply one of the most important aspects of your wedding. As a photographer myself, it is nice to start seeing more and more people appreciate the talent and work that goes into creating beautiful shots. Of course it always helps when you have beautiful people to start. Congratulations, may you live forever in love.

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