What's better than having one special day? Enjoying a weekend-long celebration of course! Which is exactly what this couple decided to do. Bringing together all their nearest and dearest, Sam and Paul chose to set up their own glamping village, filling the weekend with fun activities and delicious food for their guests to enjoy. The main event was stunning with gorgeous flower installations and colourful pampas grass littering the venue. But the real showstopper was definitely the bride who wowed in a Halfpenny London dress, complete with ruffle sleeve detail - now that is one stylish gown, although we expect nothing less from our Recommended supplier!

Stylish Halfpenny London wedding dress for a marquee wedding with a Prezola gift list

After a year of lockdowns, our main focus was to bring everyone together for a big celebration. We set up a glamping village so that guests could stay for the weekend. We had something fun planned for every stage. From a relaxed first night with street food followed by a festival-style food van for breakfast and clay pigeon shooting in the morning. The evening was filled with spectacular food and a secret margarita bar with music running late into the night. It was the first big event in over a year for most people and everyone made up for lost time!

Sam & Paul

We went for a relaxed vibe whilst giving everyone the chance to dress up. The black-tie dress code was mixed in with Ibiza-chilled decor and my Halfpenny London dress fitted the vibes perfectly. We got married legally the week before at Marylebone Town Hall. This meant a lot of the nerves were behind us so we could just focus on celebrating with friends and family. We had a short informal ceremony followed by a lot of music, dancing, food and drinks!

Sam & Paul

Should you have a wedding planner?

We would recommend using a wedding planner after our experience with Gemma Bond, especially if you're getting married on your own site. Having a planner removed a lot of the stresses of planning a wedding and really allowed us to just focus on the fun bits - like picking my Halfpenny London gown. As for the day itself, just do your best to take in as much of it as possible. Find a few quiet moments together because it really does fly by! 

Sam & Paul

If you feel like you need a little guidance, want someone to help style your day or maybe event planning is just not your thing, then you can find some of our favourite, and trusted wedding planners and stylists on our curated list of Recommended suppliers. Whatever your style, there is something for everyone!

Imogen Read

Written by Imogen Read

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Photography: Lucy Davenport Photography | Venue: Glebe Farm | Videographer: The Wedding Filmmakers | Entertainment: The Distractions Band | Florist: Once Upon a Time Flowers | Food: Goose on the Loose, Original Fry Up Material | Drinks: The Estate Boys | Hair Stylist: LH Professional Hair | Makeup Artist: Amy L Wilkinson MUA | Bride Dress: Halfpenny London | Bridesmaid Dresses: Banana Republic | Bridal Accessories: Tilly Thomas Lux, Swarovski | Rings: Eric Ross Jewellers | Grooms Tux: Reiss | Groomsmen Suits: Moss Bros | Socks: Happy Socks | Shoes: Kurt Geiger | Planner/Stylist: Gemma Bond | Stationery: Retro Press | Decor/Hire: Hire Love | Glamping Tents: Bumble Bell Tents | Marquee Hire: Covered By Canvas | Celebrant: Wild & Oak | Honeymoon Provider: Katie Terrington Private Travel | Gift List: Prezola

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