Ursula & Alan had a laidback wild woodland Camp Katur wedding! The couple invited all their guests to camp out under the stars in yurts and tipis from Friday to Sunday. Ursula & Alan had an outdoor humanist ceremony under paper lanterns, surrounded by purple, white and blue British-grown flowers. This wedding looks like an enchanted forest and gives us serious Twilight: Breaking Dawn vibes (we all know that wedding scene!). Alan and his groomsmen had custom-made troos (trousers) and kilts from Recommended supplier, MacGregor and MacDuff. Also, happy one-year anniversary to the bride and groom! We couldn't have timed this better!

Camp Katur wedding with an outdoor woodland humanist ceremony

Let go of everything on the day - everyone around you knows what they are doing. The suppliers are doing this all the time so just don't worry about stuff getting done. I know that some things weren't perfect on my day but it would have ruined it if I'd have pointlessly focused on them so just focus on your partner and soak it up.

Ursula & Alan

Camp Katur Wedding

Camp Katur was the first place Ursula & Alan went to see and they immediately knew they'd be having a Camp Katur wedding. The venue has a list of caterers and marquee companies you have to choose from, but for the rest of the suppliers, Ursula & Alan tried to book local suppliers in Yorkshire! The couple took a risk with the weather but wanted an outdoor wedding so badly that they didn't care! Guests stayed in camping pods around the site and our nearest and dearest were with us on the meadow for the whole weekend amongst the trees. The couple had Mexican street food trucks and set up the ceremony area with paper lanterns so it looked like an actual enchanted forest.

Wedding Decorations

Styling for the day grew organically from the venue itself after Ursula & Alan visited there a few times. For inside the yurt, they brought the outside-in with foliage and moss everywhere. The venue is naturally stunning with mild areas of ferns and pines everywhere, so the couple used them as inspiration for the stationery. Ursula's Milla Nova wedding dress was one of the first dresses she tried on and we can see why she made up her mind so easily! It is just gorgeous! The bride did a lot of DIY for the wedding including most of the on-the-day stationery using pyrography and various other crafty mediums! Ursula's mum also grew loads of plant pots for the table plan so people had to find their names in the flowers.

The detachable tulle sleeves on Ursula’s Milla Nova wedding dress are stunning!

For me, the stand-out moment of the day was walking up the aisle with the sunbeams coming through the trees, seeing Alan and then seeing some butterflies go past. It actually felt like there was magic in the air.


Ursula & Alan had their close friend who is a celebrant conduct their Camp Katur wedding. So sweet! The couple had an emotional humanist ceremony with personal wedding vows. Here are some tips and tricks for writing personalised wedding vows.

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

Featured suppliers

Venue: Camp Katur | Photography: Hannah Shearman | Florist: Daisy Hoban Floral Design | Food: El Kantina, Nomad Catering | Cake: Bake Yorkshire | Hair & Makeup: Inspire Hair and Makeup | Wedding Dress: Milla Nova | Groom & Groomsmen's Outfits: MacGregor and MacDuff | Yurt: Yorkshire Yurts

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