Other details and decor, were there any personal touches?
We spent two years making, crafting and sorting every aspect of our wedding as when you start from just a blank green field its all a bit daunting but we found the planning and the personal touches were one of the things our guests really appreciated and still talk about today.
My Mum, made all the bunting that covered the inside of the Tipis, she also filled all the jars with flowers for the table decorations. Dad made wooden sign after wooden sign for us and they both went to car boot after car boot to look for chalk boards and vintage bits and bobs to decorate the tipis and field with. My brothers made tables out of old oil drums and we hand wrote all our our signs, made our wedding programs, that doubled up as fans, painted chalk board place mats and wrote everyone’s name on them.
We had flip flops for tired feet, blankets for the evening, toiletries in the toilets, sunglasses for the sun (and there was lots of it) and lots of deckchairs including a giant deckchair for guest to chill out in courtesy of Anywhere Deckchairs.
We hired flags from The Event Flag Hire company. We had lots of outdoor suppliers for guests, a Prosecco Van (Bubble Bros – www.bubblebros.co.uk) and a friends VW Coffee van (The Coffee Camp. We used another friends VW Splitscreen to set up a bar during the day to which guests could help themselves. Our Vintage VW cars played a big part in our decor of the field as well. Being wedding transport suppliers it was a must that were going to use our own beloved vehicles – So Mark used Ozzy, our VW Notchback to travel from the camping field to the wedding field and I went in Hector, Our VW Splitscreen campervan with my Dad, with my Brother driving us. We also had two very good friends transport the rest of the wedding party for us in their vehicles.
What did you do for entertainment?
We are both huge love music fans so lots of music was a must for us. We had Vintage Roots Band from Tailored Entertainment playing during the day, they set up in the back of my Dads our chevy truck and played as soon as guests started to arrive. We arranged for guests to get about 45 minutes before the ceremony so they could listern to the band, have a drink and chill out before I arrived.They also played our ceremony music for us.
We had a solo guitarist ‘Nathan’ also from Tailored Entertainment playing during our wedding breakfast in the Tipi. We then had a surprise for our guests in the way of a singing chef, guest and waitress after our speeches. Micky and Grace from Its All in the Swing and then in the evening we had our good friend and fellow supplier Ashley Riggs as DJ and our headline act was another live band ‘The Lionels’, who played two amazing sets in the evening for us.