First of all, the photos of Laura and James in the back of a vintage chevy truck are straight out of Hollywood. There are some serious Notebook vibes going on at today’s glorious wedding. But that’s not the only thing you’re going to love about this beautiful DIY extravaganza. The bride and groom travelled far and wide to source the food truck for their wedding trying delicacies all over the UK, even at Glastonbury festival! The pièce de résistance is the handcrafted DIY self-service bar which is a genius way to treat your guests to a free drink.

What Made Our Day Unique

Everything about our tipi wedding day was carefully thought out and DIY'd to create a relaxed, fun and alternative vibe which reflected our personalities! We really did carefully curate and create almost everything, from two years of collating colourful vases, making DIY bars and signage, designing fabric and stationery and lots of wonderful hula hoops creations. We also went for a splash around in the local ford with our friends Chevy vintage truck which resulted in some awesome photos!

Laura & James

Food Truck

Laura and James trusted their suppliers to bring their vision to life and used RMW and wedding shows to find their wedding dream team. When it came to grub for their big day, they visited heaps of street food events to find their perfect caterer.

Our Epic Diy Project

“Project Bar" was also an interesting one. We didn't want our guests to spend fortune on drinks and so we decided to supply the whole bar but it didn't turn out as expensive as you may think! We had a self service bar, which yes did require a lot of pre-planning to ensure drinks remained cold (involving lots of signage to make sure our guests replenished drinks in the fridges + buying an ice machine), wash areas for glasses and of course creating a bad ass bar menu so our guests knew what was available, which included cocktails our guests could mix themselves on the day. We supplied premium drinks which our guests loved and to help recoup the cost we left an "adventure fund" jar on the bar where our guests could deposit cash and we got a large amount of the money we spent back.

Laura & James
The food truck and open bar meant Laura and James’ guests could help themselves to a tipple or grab something to eat at any point during the celebrations. If you’re looking for food trucks, inventive bars and mobile caterers then do hot-foot it over to our supplier directory The List to find a whole host of food and drink vendors for every single palette.
Lauren C

Written by Lauren C

Venue: Bassettwood Farm | Marquee: Peak Tipis | Videographer: Capture My Big Day | Bride's Dress: Monique - Brighton Belle by True Bride | Bridal Boutique: Lori G | Groom's Suit: Skope Suit & Marc Darcy Waistcoat | Food : Smoqued | Florist: Nadia Di Tullio | Hair Stylist: LH Professional Hair | Make Up Artist: Liz Bond | Entertainment: Deckheds | Celebrant: My Perfect Ceremony

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