Woodland Fairy Wedding with a Touch of Pixar’s ‘Up’: Meghan & Andy

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Meghan and Andy planned their wedding while travelling around Australia so they really relied on their friends and family pulling together to help them out. That being said, they did an awesome job by keeping things relatively simple.

The inspiration for their reception space was a photograph of another wedding filled with balloons that Meghan saw on Rock n Roll Bride! “I saw a photo once on Rock n Roll Bride of a wedding filled with balloons… and after seeing it that one time I could never find it again” [is it in here?], she explained. “But as soon as I saw it I knew this was what I wanted. Our wedding began to look a bit like like the movie ‘Up’. We attached 375 multi-coloured balloons to 100 chairs.”

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“We really wanted our wedding to be relaxed,” she continued. “We are late for everything so time didn’t really control anything on the day. We weren’t really bothered if things went wrong either. I was actually sick the whole day! To me, our wedding was unique because we did it all ourselves. I would think of something and Andy would make it come to life. People had said they never had been to a wedding like it and they had so much fun… That to me alone is a success.”

For flowers they bought heaps of babies breath online and arranged it themselves. “We used it for everything and it looked amazing”, she said. “For bouquets, headdresses, and to decorate the ceremony area. It was also a more affordable option than elaborate flower arrangements.”

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As the wedding was over a whole weekend lots of people pulled together to feed everyone too. “My father did a BBQ on the Friday night”, the bride explained. “We had guests bring cakes and treats for a snack after the ceremony. I made flavoured water with local fruits and vegetables. We had guests BYOB, or soft drinks. We wanted it as relaxed as possible more like a social gathering, even the main meal was chilled. We had a wood fired pizza oven by Maxine’s Mobile Pizza and guests could just go up and help themselves. He hand stamped pizza boxes with our logo on it, so it was like our own pizza shop. Was super cute to see people walking around with our pizza boxes.”

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“For dessert we we had a massive pick n mix which guests could eat whenever they liked and for a late night snack we had homemade hot dogs (at Andy’s request as I am a vegetarian), pots of chilli and mini pies. Finally, for a bed time snack (as guests stayed at the venue) we served milk and cookies which my sister made.”

“As I planned most the wedding when I was travelling in Australia, I asked my bridesmaids to pull together to pick their own outfits”, Meghan continued. “It was stressing me out trying to find dresses for everyone from afar. I told everyone they could pick whatever they wanted as long as it was cream and it wasn’t as good as my wedding dress! They all did amazing. They look liked woodland pixies. Most of them got dresses from ASOS.”

“Our biggest expense was the venue”, the bride concluded, “as we had it for the whole weekend. But we made some of the money back by renting out rooms to our guests. We had family coming from all over the world so we wanted somewhere we could all be together.”

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3 comments

  1. Hi Meghan, what a gorgeous wedding! I love the baby’s breath idea! I’ve been looking at Comfrie Croft as a potential venue, as, like you, I want it to be a bit of a three day affair with everyone staying in the same place. Just wondering what the accommodation was like for guests? As I’ve heard reports that it can be a little mucky, unkempt and cold! My friends won’t mind bunking up but I don’t want them to be uncomfy! Also, how did you broach asking friends and family to pay for their accommodation? For some reason I find the whole thing quite awkward, even though if I had my wedding in a hotel or church so they’d probably have to pay to sleep over somewhere!
    Not sure if you’ll even see this comment but thought I would anyway! xxx

  2. Hello!! It all really depends on the weather!! We had clear skies and got married in June so the rooms where pretty lovely and warm. All the rooms are super cute. And you get the farm house, which I put the bridal family and party in and you get the other part as well which is really cool.
    You have to supply everything yourself so it’s hard work make sure your family are ready to chip in as your really left to do it all yourself. They let you pick where ever you want to get married so that’s good.
    We let people know on the invite that there was accommodation at the venue, and to let us know if they wanted a bunk. We charges £20 a bunk for the two nights. Which was way cheaper than any hotel. Then we set up a pay pal and got people to pay into that account. We did have to chase some people but it wasn’t to bad in the end. Everyone paid. And those who didn’t like the idea could stay at a local b&b which was about £65 per night.
    Hope that helps.
    It’s honestly the best way to have a wedding. weekend of getting to know everyone’s family and putting them all to work: .
    Ps I’m a wedding photographer if you need one hee hee and I shot my sisters wedding at Comrie.
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