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Funfair Wedding on a Farm with Friends References, Llamas and An Explosion of Colour

Hollie and Chris met through roller derby, and so they wanted their colourful wedding to be reflective of that, but other things they love too such as colour, the TV show Friends, Disney and carnivals! “It was non-traditional, just an explosion of colour, and a proper great knees-up with all our loved ones”, they said.

They also didn’t want to be influenced by anyone else, so kept all their plans secret. Hollie explained, “Right from the very first conversation Chris and I had about what we wanted to have at our wedding, FUN was the focus as we are both just big kids. Now, what is more fun than a funfair!? We knew we didn’t want anything formal, we just wanted everyone to enjoy every part of the day.”

“Guests were greeted by a beautiful vintage carousel, my bridesmaids carried lollipop bouquets that I had made, there was no formal seating – we are all family – and we didn’t allocate a certain time for eating, the food was available for about four hours, so guests could eat when they wanted to.”

A funfair theme ran through the day, with rainbows, sparkles, bubbles and a whole lot of entertainment for the guests. Hollie explained to us exactly how they created such a fun day, “I had my heart set on a carousel, and after some searching, discovered Mark at Nationwide Amusements.  He went above and beyond to help deliver our dreams of a fairground wedding. We had a shooting gallery, hook-a-duck, test your strength, coconut shy, loony ladder and the all-important vintage carousel. Each stand had plush cuddly prizes – flamingos with a crown and rainbow llamas”

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Whimsical & Decadent Haunted Forest Wedding

A children’s farm doesn’t seem like your typical wedding venue, but when you bring on the creative genius of Michael Strownix to style the whole thing up, it became the perfect place for Caitlin and Adrian’s April wedding day. “Our friend works at the farm,” the bride told us, “and it’s a place that both of us had spent a lot of happy time. The balance of stunning natural beauty, rustic appeal and just a touch of absurdity with goats and peacocks wandering round appealed to us, too.”

“While we didn’t have a particularly theme in mind,” she continued, “someone described it as ‘like an old book shop in a haunted forest’ which I think just about sums it up. We just tried to inject little bits of ourselves and own own taste into things to make it feel a bit more personal to us. It was unashamedly whimsical and a bit silly, but with just enough tradition and sincerity to give it some gravity.”

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Artists’ Eclectic & Sustainable Ranch Wedding

Amber and Ben’s eclectic and romantic September wedding was held at River School Farm in Reno, Nevada – a self-sustaining co-home community that was one of the most magical venues they were able to find. As a studio and tattoo artist, Amber was keen to put her own stamp on their day and also liked the idea of only having decor that could then be used in their new home, or items that could be used a piece of art. 

Each tablescape was a unique collection of found objects from thrift stores, and every decision for the wedding was handpicked by the bride with their guests’ comfort and needs in mind. She made all the backdrops and signage, all stationery and origami, even embroidering a pocket square for Ben’s suit. She made all the flower arrangements by buying wholesale from Fifty Flowers, and made memorial photo frames to hang from her bouquet. She even made her blue veil herself. 

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Colourful, Relaxed, Norfolk Farm Wedding

Hannah and Bob’s love story is particularly sweet. “One of our mutual friends hosted a barbecue that we both went to,” Hannah began. “My son (who was dressed as Jack Sparrow and behaving like a pirate!) took a shine to Bob and spend most of the day playing with him, leaping on him and calling him ‘Mr Poopypants’. I couldn’t help but fall for the handsome giant who clicked so well with the most important person in my life!”

When it came to planning their August wedding, they combined both of their interests – Bob is a farmer and Hannah, an artist, so the order of the day was for colourful, hand-crafted decor within a gorgeous farm setting.

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Homemade Farm Wedding with a Black Wedding Dress

Maeg and Rob describe themselves as ‘non-traditional humans’, which I think is a lovely intro to their wedding, held on their own farm in Washington. Their total budget was $5000.

“We drew our inspiration from our farm and the years that we have spent here,” Maeg explains. “Instead of putting our money into a venue we’d only use for a couple of hours, we opted to put money back into the property where we’ll spend the rest of our lives.”

It was a truly personal affair, with only 45 guests. Their close friend became ordained just so he could be the officiant, and Maeg’s nine-year-old son escorted her down the aisle. One of her dogs also ended up walking her down the aisle too! “Our matted old rescue farm dog wouldn’t leave my side all day. We have four dogs and planned to contain them during the event, but this little guy lost his shit when we tried to put him inside so he ended up in our photos and escorting me for the evening!”

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Colourful, Informal Wedding with a Navy Ombre Sequin Wedding Dress!

The inspiration for James and Cherry’s wedding was “doing it our way”, which for them meant colourful, informal and relaxed. They focused their attention to doing what they love – eating, drinking and dancing, and spent less time on the formal stuff. Doing the legal bit days before gave them the freedom for their day that they so craved. “We couldn’t even tell you the date we officially got married!” explained Cherry. “For us it was just a box ticking exercise – our wedding anniversary will always be the day we made a promise in front of our friends and family.”

Their day was held on a working farm, with an outdoor ceremony and reception in a marquee on the grounds right after. Cherry wore a navy ombre sequin dress from Phase Eight, with Monsoon shoes and beautiful dried flower bouquet and matching flower crown from Folkey Dokey. James’ outfit and their adorable blush pink flower girl outfits were from Next.

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