Inspiration

We should all take a leaf out of Emily and Greg's book who had a forest wedding completely reflective of them as a couple and what they like and enjoy. This included a silver skirt wedding dress, with complementary silver boots and leather jackets, a pair of pink chino's with a navy blazer, and a curry wedding breakfast! They also had dried wedding flowers and a macrame backdrop, all of which look incredible at their dream wedding venue: Fforrest in South Wales.

What Made Our Day Unique

Being able to find a beautiful, outdoor wedding venue that we felt perfectly reflected us and the laid back style of the wedding we dreamed of was incredible. Fforest was absolutely miles and hours from home for us and our guests but it was worth every second and everyone fell in love with it immediately. The warm welcome we were able to give our guests on the Friday with dinner and a pub quiz meant that by Saturday we could savour every moment, even more, having checked in with everyone and seeing them all mix so amazingly.

Emily & Greg

Forest Wedding

Emily and Greg both found Fforest separately. Emily saw it on RMW and thought Greg would never agree to a wedding so far from home, but then a couple of days later Greg sent the link to Emily! Once she realised it was the venue she'd lusted after, a pure moment of excitement took over knowing this was where they'd get married. They also found their fab photographer Francesca on RMW and fell in love with her amazing photography skills. The rest of the suppliers they found via Instagram, as it was important to them to support local Welsh indie suppliers and shop small.

Inspiration & Styling

We wanted to make as much as possible ourselves, mainly because I know what I like and I love things that are handmade and a little rough around the edges. I got very into making macrame pieces, spray painting jars and bottles, making signs, cracking out my rusty calligraphy skills and making a cute star table plan. I think there's something to be said for being able to be proud of the set up you've created knowing it's had a lot of hours, sweat and tears put into it!

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Advice

Do everything for you as a couple, it should be reflective of what you love and will enjoy. Don't try and please anyone else. It's scary, but so worth it when the day rolls in and you're totally at ease with everything because it was what you chose! We braved it and had a friend's top table, didn't cut the cake and ate curry on our wedding day! We avoided every 'tradition' that just didn't feel like it fitted is. I'm so glad we did. Everyone totally embraced every moment and watching them have an amazing time felt so special.

Emily & Greg
Drawing inspiration from the things you love and having 'you day your way' is what will make your wedding day extra special. So, if like Emily & Greg you don't want to cut the cake or you decide to have curry as your wedding breakfast then go for it! And if comparison has become the thief of self-worth instead of joy whilst planning your wedding then listen to our Podcast to know everything you're doing is right for you.

Written by Lorna Shaw

Videographer: When Charlie Met Hannah | Wedding Dress: Fforest Farm | Florist: Janes Country Roses | Cake: Cake-Lilys Bake Box | Newspapers: Photo press uk | Entertainment: The Nutmegs via Warble Entertainment | Macrame Backdrop: Hygge Macrame | Wedding Dress: Mila Mira | Bridal Boutique: rock The Frock Bridal | Veil: Sah & Veil | Bridal Boots: Dune | Leather Jacket: The Mermaid Effect | Dress Alterations: Tilly Vontiki | Makeup: Nikki from Brows and Brides | Hair: Bethan Emlyn Hair | Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS | Monsoon | Grooms Jacket: Brook Tavener | Grooms Chinos: Ted Baker | Grooms Waistcoat: Walker Slater | Grooms Bow Tie: Liberty London | Best Men & Groomsmen Trousers: Marks and Spencer | Best Men & Groomsmen Ties: King & Priory

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