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The Bride Diaries: Laura’s Colourful Camping Wedding: Part 2
22.11.2012

colourful camping wedding

 

Afternoon lovelies :-) did you catch part 1 of Laura and Pete’s beautiful wedding earlier? As this afternoon i am back with the second installment of their colourful camping wedding. YAY.

Laura and Pete created the most amazing wedding reception, in their marquee they kitted the tables out in hessian, with raffia chair backs, and a plethora of purple and yellow details. With pom poms, bunting, garlands, doilies, luggage tag table names and tin cans filled with the prettiest blooms. They had fete games outside to entertain their guests, space hoppers and a cake baking competition which resulted in the most delicoius looking array of treats. Er wow.

They had some beautiful portraits in the sunshine with their photographer, and i love Laura’s yellow cardigan she swapped into later on in the day. Anway enough from me, i think Laura should be telling all here ;-)

Thanks so much to Hannah Millard Photography for sharing her beautiful photographs with us today.

 

purple yellow wedding

 

The Cake… We didn’t have a cake. Instead we had a cake baking competition and lots of our friends and family took it very seriously indeed. We called it The Great Wedding Bake Off and had rosettes made for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes (we pinched the idea for one of WWW’s other Real Brides, Adeline and she kindly told us where we could get them made).

We then used the 1st Prize cake for our official cake cutting.

There was SO much cake that we ended eating some of it for breakfast the following day!

 

 

Flowers…. Flowers were by the wonderful Jay Archer Floral Design. I had a flower crown and matching bouquet and then we had mixed flowers in jars and tins. I wanted the flowers look really wild and mismatched and include lots of yellows and purples.

 

fete wedding

 

Film… we had a film made by the amazing Laura and Leigh at Piece of Cake Films. I photographed their wedding so, again, it was so brilliant to have them involved. They’re amazing. Leigh has loads of experience as a commercial film maker working for huge clients such as Guiness and Lucozade and Laura is a photographer so when they combined their skill as a husband and wife team it was bound to be awesome. I love out film and I can’t wait to share it on WWW shortly.

 

 

Your Photographer…. Amazing photographer and friend, Hannah Millard. Hannah got married a month after us and I had the absolute pleasure of photographing her wedding for her.

We couldn’t be happier with Hannah’s pictures. She did an amazing job and it was wonderful to have her around to share our wedding weekend with us.

 

 

The Honeymoon…. We would only get away for a week due to work commitments so we went to a lovely little Eco barn conversion in Wales to eat cheese, drink wine and sit in front of a log fire. It was bliss.

 

 

Entertainment…. we had The Original Fete company to entertain our guests. They provide a fete with splat the rat, hook a duck and load of other brilliant fete games. Our guests loved it and I’m so pleased we had them on the day. They were brilliant!

In the evening we had our friend Jo, who’s in a band called Raiders, (http://raidersmusic.bandcamp.com/) sing out first dance song. It was More than This by Roxy Music. It was so special to have someone we know sing our first dance. In fact it made Pete cry…. bless.

 

 

Memorable moments… I loved walking up the aisle with Pete. It felt really special to know that we were walking up together.

Our party was quite lively and I actually changed out of my wedding dress into my normal clothes around 9pm so that I could dance more freely. This was about the same time that three of our friends changed into their kigu onesies… I’m not sure how that happened but it was really good fun.

 

 

Advice for other couples… Have the wedding you want, not the wedding you think you should have. Some people were quite confused about the sort of wedding we were planning but on the day everyone had an amazing time.

Credit where credit is due…

Venue: www.billycancamping.co.uk

Dress: ebay

Accessories: vintage locket and bolero from Ebay

Shoes: Marks and Spencer’s, customized by Rene Walrus (http://www.renewalrus.co.uk/)

Groom’s attire: Lambretta and John Lewis

Transport: Buttercup Bus – http://www.buttercupbus.com/

Entertainment: The Original Fete Company – http://originalfeteco.co.uk/

Flowers: Jay Archer Floral Design – http://www.jayarcherfloraldesign.com/

Hair: Wonderful Wedding Hair - http://wonderfulweddinghair.co.uk/

Planning and on the day coordination: http://www.thebeautifulweddingcompany.com/

Music: Jo from Raiders http://raidersmusic.bandcamp.com/ sang our first dance.

Film: Piece of Cake Films http://pieceofcakefilms.co.uk/ (you can see their wedding here on WWW here!  http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/2012/08/a-relaxed-pink-pretty-wedding.html)

Photography: Hannah Millard Photography http://www.hannahmillardphotography.com/

 

Oh my, what to say? Firstly a big thank you to Laura for sharing her wedding planning with WWW, and of course to Laura and Pete for sharing their incredible wedding with us today. I am so honoured to be able to call Laura my friend thanks to WWW and I am going to be super sad she finishes her wedding journey with Whimsical Wonderland Weddings. Now roll on the wedding film hehe :-)) i cannot wait to see it.

Please do leave some love below for the lovely Laura and Pete, i know they’d love to hear from you XOXO Lou

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