We Are All Jones.

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Good morning lovelies…I really, truly, honestly do not know where to begin with today’s wedding.

Quite frankly, it is the impossible made possible.

There are bonfires, pizza vans, fire dancers, floral crowns and wristbands.

Jaclyn and Ben started with a field. And somehow they finished with a weekend long festival-family-reunion-wedding which is – in one word – EPIC.

The couple decided to recreate their ideas of a perfect day – Ben’s being Saturday at Glastonbury and Jaclyn’s being bringing the film version of Mamma Mia to life. What awesome inspiration for your wedding!

So whatever your wedding dreams are, today’s wedding really does prove that you CAN make them a reality…

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Jaclyn The Bride: Ben and I were legally married in Vegas a year before our wedding (so that I could sort out my VISA – I did not want to plan a wedding long distance – oh no!) Because of this we felt that we didn’t need to stick to the traditional wedding itinerary, and we didn’t want to either.

We wanted our wedding to look like a Festival and feel like a family reunion. Since my friends and family were flying over from the States, we wanted it to be more than just one evening, one day didn’t seem like enough time to celebrate something so hugely important and exciting!

Ben and I thought of our perfect day and then tried our best to recreate it. For him that day was Glasto Saturday, and for me it was a day out of the film version of Mamma Mia. Junk food, drinks, camping, music, whisky, bonfires, great people, relaxed good times and no curfew.

Ben was super stoked to do a festival website for the wedding. He put his design and programming skills to work and he created the coolest wedding website imaginable. THE COOLEST. We spent the time on our website instead of doing paper invitations – we kept it all digital.

We had a giant team of suppliers which was headed up by our magnificent wedding planner Jessie Thomson. Without her our wedding would not have been possible. Every supplier was wonderful – timely, respectful, professional. To top it all off the entire wedding weekend was rain free, it was a Christmas miracle!

Since it was a DIY wedding we had so much to do. Everyone chipped in on the workload. We completely underestimated how much work it would be to decorate the venue. We had friends building, hammering, fluffing, cooking – it was such a group effort. My Bridesmaid Katie and her mother single handedly did all of the flowers and flower crowns and they ended up looking better than I could have ever imagined.

All of the decor was found on Ebay and in charity shops. Ben and I had ourselves a few weekends in the garden just the two of us painting signs. This was probably my favourite part of the wedding planning – those times of R&R with beers and paintbrushes in the garden.

We painted an old headboard and used it to display our name tags and we collected jars for the flowers. To top off all of the decor Ben and his parents made the giant JONES marquee sign that topped the dome. They did a ridiculously amazing job, their skills are still blowing my mind. And just to show how wonderful the venue owners were, the morning of the wedding the owner Ian whipped out his lawn mower and mowed a giant JONES into the lawn on the hill. The energy was really wonderful all weekend.

Friday night we had a BBQ instead of a rehearsal dinner, and even though we planned to run through the ceremony it just didn’t happen.

We wrote our ceremony from scratch which looking back, it was very hard. We wanted it to reflect our journey as a couple and who we have become – and writing it ourselves seemed like the only way to do that.

We met in New York when Ben was on holiday and were long distance for two years. I wanted the ceremony to explain the importance of us coming together in front of everyone we cared about and touch on why we chose to make everyone a Jones for the weekend. Ben’s good friend Matt agreed to be our officiant and he NAILED IT. After we said our vows we did a short handfasting ceremony (I needed to have something witchy as Ben wouldn’t let me have a coven themed wedding!)

My favorite moment of the day was getting ready in the morning. It was relaxed and fun and girlie, we drank champagne and ate breakfast and it was a perfect moment in time. I know it may sound weird that my favourite part of my wedding day didn’t involve Ben, but it felt good to miss him again and being reunited with my friends was a priceless moment in time.

If we could give some advice to those planning it would be to think logically about what is most important to you. Stay true to your ideas, you can truly make anything happen and still have it feel very much like a wedding.

You’ll have SO much fun planning your wedding – soak up every waking minute AND hire a wedding planner to help you. And if you are in England – hire Jessie Thomson, she is a wedding mastermind.


Photography by Camera Hannah
Dress Blue Willow Bridal at Malindy Elene | Make-up Jodie Hazlewood | Groom Asos | Venue Out To Grass | Florist Katie & Liz Theofilos | Flowers Triangle Nursery | Catering The Coffee Camper Cotswold Pizza Co & FW Catering | Bouncy Castle Golden Valley Inflatables | Cake Marie Green | Yurts Wedding Yurts | Festival Decor Festiflags | Face Painter Cheltenham Face Painting | Glamping Cariad Canvas | Wedding Planner Jessie Thomson

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44 thoughts on “We Are All Jones.

  1. WOW! That’s all I can say! This wedding looks incredible! I love it when you can totally see the personality of the couple through the style of their wedding.
    x

  2. SENSATIONAL! Wedding of the year! This is my kind of wedding; different, colorful and full of love. I love how special the day comes across from the photos and Jacelyn, well done on choosing some yummy welsh whiskey for your venue too 😉 he he! Congratulations! WISH I could of gate crashed! X

  3. Ahhh Jaclyn, big love to you lady (and Ben obvs!). I had such a blast planning this wedding with you, from the moment you first emailed me I just knew it would be awesome. I’m looking forward to planning the vow renewals with you one day….?! Xxx

  4. I think this might just be the most epic wedding I’ve ever seen! Now, which of my friends can I persuade to have one like it… xx

  5. I’m not even sure that I know where to begin about how much I love this wedding. The flowers? The ring of fire? The wooden signage? The mismatched maids? The EPIC Jones sign?

    Definitely one of my favourite weddings of 2014!

    IMMENSE.

  6. You guys are all incredibly sweet!! Thank you so much for all the kind words, it was such a wonderful time – still can’t believe it all came together in the end. Thank you RMW for the wonderful wonderful post xx

  7. This is the kind of wedding that you know would be the most fun ever – as well as visually perfect of course.

    If you do renew your vows please can I score an invite?!

    Charlotte xxx

  8. Aside from being so happy for Jac and Ben, it was the best weekend we have had in a long time.
    Nothing beats Family and Friends. We miss U both.
    “We are all Joneses”

  9. This looks amazing. I have just booked the venue for our wedding in 2015 and we are also going for a festival theme. We’ve got about 200-220 guests since our families alone are huge so it seemed by far the best option. I am exceedingly excited, even more so after seeing your pictures.

    Quick question, how did you do the food? We are thinking of having a few catering trucks that people can rock up to throughout the day but I am still trying to figure out the logistics…

    1. Congrats on finding the venue! Jac and Ben had a great selection of street food suppliers who started serving soon after the ceremony and stayed open for a few hours (guests ate as they pleased). We then had extra popcorn, hotdogs and ice cream as well as chilli hot choc and brownies later in the evening. Oh and mountains of fudge and cake on tap in the vanity yurt all day! You do need a rain back up plan at this venue… don’t forget that bit. Best of luck with planning. xx

        1. None of our backup options were great, mostly because we just didn’t have the budget for it. We did have an extra tent that we were going to use as cover for the table area, and the ceremony was going to take place inside the dome.

    2. Congrats Lucie – you are going to love it! It is such a great venue and a really beautiful place. Every time we went we never wanted to leave.

    1. They were so cheap and easy to make – BORING – but easy . . . and they really did look great. Grab some friends, some wine and get an assembly line going. (Ingredients = heart puncher + card stock + skewer sticks + glue)

  10. This is absolutely immense! I love it. Very inspiring. I particularly loved the website (felt a bit of a stalker going through your photos…) Did you have a template for this or do it totally from scratch??

    1. I know – the website is particularly amazing!
      I’d say that something that unusual would need to be bespoke…but maybe Jaclyn can advise?
      Fern x

    2. Thank you so much Charmaine – and stalk away, by all means!! Ben actually did this from scratch. He is a programmer and sort of grabbed the project off of our wedding checklist and ran with it. He really wanted it to look like a festival website (and our venue) but unfortunately there was just nothing offered ready made . . . there are some great wedding websites out there, but I must admit – there isn’t much for a festival bride (and we searched). Having something similar done would require going bespoke – which basically means £,£££ – BUT it is certainly possible. Ben is trying to develop a way to make a festival website easier on brides, so fingers crossed that someday the idea could come to life.

    1. Thank you guys so much, you are all incredibly sweet – i wish we could go back and do it all over again. Not to change anything, just to re-live it xxx

  11. I just stumbled upon this on Google!!! You look absolutely beautiful! I am so happy for you! This is one of the coolest weddings I have ever seen in my life. Congrats to you! 🙂 Sending lots of love your way! – The Malindy Elene Gals!

  12. What a beautiful wedding! I’m trying to organise a festival wedding in Kent, Surrey, Sussex area but I will definitely be able to use this to “borrow” some of the amazing ideas. Thank you for sharing it with us xx
    Where did you hire the stage from please?
    Thanks x

  13. I thought I’m the only that has this crazy idea for a wedding, believe me when I say I’m very single but when I think of my wedding day, I always say “Glastonbury/festival themed wedding” definitely, this is awesomely beautiful inbetween…

    Ps: stumped upon your blog while searching Glastonbury themed wedding 😁

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