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By Louise Baltruschat Hollis

Photos by Love and Life Studio

Settle in for some of the prettiest wedding ideas set at The Lakeside at Wild Berry Farm in Bedfordshire. These divine pink and purple sustainable ideas have kindly been sent over by Love and Life Studio and Fields & Festoons Outdoor Weddings.

Get ready for the most delicate wildflowers in vibrant hues, teamed with neutral details and gold flourishes. From the delicate stationery to the fun disco balls and sensational outfits, you are going to be spoilt for ideas.

It’s also fabulous to see WWW wedding supplier Funky Monkey Tents providing the magical structures to house all of these beautiful ideas. Wow!

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The Lakeside at Wild Berry Farm Wedding Ideas

Our shoot was organised in celebration of the official launch of the new outdoor venue ‘The Lakeside at Wild Berry Farm‘. As the in-house planner and venue coordinator, I wanted to showcase the best this breath-taking lakeside location has to offer and inspire couples on how the blank canvas outdoor venue can be brought to life. With the support of some incredible local Bedfordshire suppliers.

After defining the structures and setups that would exhibit the best of the venue; from the waterside ceremony to the lake’s jetty and long-grass meadow, Gemma from The White Emporium took the lead on the styling and design concepts. She crafted a stunning mood board of wild, seasonal, organic flowers, purple tones with a touch of pink, and a mix of earthy details, such as stoneware and linen. Juxtaposed with some luxe elements of gold, velvet and fine glassware.

Laura from Love and Life studio was the perfect choice of photographer for this shoot, with her romantic light and fresh fine art style, creating beautiful imagery.

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Part of The Lakeside’s venue ethos is to be sustainable, natural and wild, and almost all of the shoot contributors were based within a 15-mile radius; as well as minimising our travel impact we wanted to show off the wealth of talent from the best local businesses.

Aligning to this our florist, Rebecca from Tythe Flowers, chose to use predominantly seasonal blooms from various local flowers farms, and made all arrangements foam free with re-usable water vessels. Whilst we had set the colour theme, and wanted height variety, we let the seasonal availability to inspire us and were extremely lucky to incorporate such a varied mix of gorgeous florals.

The bouquet was a large full and loose design with full ranunculi blooms, huge double tulips as well as a fringed parrot variety, velvety scabiosa and trailing hellebores, tied with hand-dyed silk ribbons. The groom’s buttonhole included the most delicate orchids.

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Our ceremony space under a stretch canopy was at the lakefront, for a breath-taking backdrop. It incorporated elegant and natural wooden cross-back chairs, elevated with a velvet sofa from Wedhead for a fun and luxurious feature and a statement floral installation with a subtle colour blocking transition. From deepest tones at the bottom to light at the top.

The florals included yet more seasonal British-grown flowers such as clematis, sweet pea, delphiniums and an abundance of lilac which smelled divine.

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Inside the centre of the beautiful scalloped pole marquee from Funky Monkey Tents was a statement showpiece tablescape designed by The White Emporium. Elements of blueish-grey were incorporated for some contrast to the purple tones. Oak wishbone chairs sat on jute rugs and an abundance of flowers placed into stoneware vessels, providing natural earthy aspects.

To elevate and contrast the natural elements and bold florals, brushed gold cutlery and candlesticks were used, alongside tapered candlesticks in pastel tones and statement glassware incorporating another blue tone with the prettiest water glasses.

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Alongside the natural aspects and statement florals we wanted to add some fun and vibrant features, so suspended a wow-factor installation of glitter balls and soft white draping above the tablescape. Whilst pole marquees themselves provide a naturally pretty aesthetic to any wedding, suspending decor between the poles is a great way of breaking up the cream tones at eye level and adding a real statement feature to impress guests on their entrance.

We also opted for some fun but pretty, bespoke decorated doughnuts from local artisan bakery SAY doughnuts instead of a traditional cake, glazed in a subtle lilac with dried edible rose petals. 

We wanted the stationery to beautiful but understated, and Abbie Worton Designs delivered just that with a delicate design on a crisp white card, featuring wildflowers and blue-grey toned elegant font to complement the tablescape.

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Supporting the sustainability aspect of the shoot, our bridal gown was hired from designer rental platform HURR. We wanted a modern and relaxed simple style to suit our outdoor location and the Azealia gown from Sau Lee was perfect. To elevate it we added a handmade statement hair bow from small Etsy business owner Nifty Bee Clothing, and white bow-front sandals with a chunky heel. An important detail for a meadow wedding!

Emma created a soft, dewy makeup look showcasing our brides’ natural freckles, with a subtle smoky eye and a berry lip. Danica styled our bride’s hair in loose natural waves with an intricate but delicate ‘half-up’ style, complementing the statement bow.

The finishing touches to our bride’s look was delicate gold and pearl jewellery curated from independent Bedford jeweller Epanoui’s new bridal range. 

We kept our groom’s look smart but modern and relaxed, pairing a double-breasted grey waistcoat with navy slim-fit trousers and chestnut tasselled loafers. All from the high street where there is a fantastic opportunity mix and match to create completely bespoke groomswear that can be worn again after the big day. 

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What a total delight!

Thanks ever so much to the fabulous team below for sharing this wedding inspiration at The Lakeside at Wild Berry Farm.

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