If you ever dreamt of getting married in a forest then Alysha and Dan's late summer wedding at Recommended venue Wellington Wood is about to see your dreams come to life. If you're a fan of boho, this will also be up your street. And if you like giant swings, then oh boy have we got a treat for you... Pinecones, bright florals and ferns brought the woodland vibes into the tipi reception and the golden hour shots captured by Recommended photographer Cara Zagni are best described as pretty damn dreamy! They ended the night dancing away under the fairy lights to a live band found through Recommended supplier Entertainment Nation. We would like to confirm this is in fact a real wedding and not a dream you have fallen into, but we forgive you for thinking it could be...
Late summer wedding with woodland ceremony, boho decor and tipi wedding reception.
We wanted a relaxed vibe, very bohemian, down to earth and in nature. We are a couple that likes to be outdoors and have fun, who are big on our food and drink and who love music so these were the important things for us when making plans for our day. For me, the bride I knew I would want flowers in my hair, a long flowing dress and trainers to put on in the evening!
LATE SUMMER WEDDING
Choosing to have a late summer wedding meant that Alysha and Dan could have the outdoor ceremony they had always dreamt of. It also meant it was the perfect time for a BBQ wedding breakfast on sharing platters, which is always a good thing! Tacos and bao buns under the sun? We couldn't have planned that better if we tried. The balmy weather also meant they could hire glamping tents and celebrate for the whole weekend. They also made the most of the late golden hour with some incredible smoke bomb shots as the sun set. Oh, and they ended the night sat around the fire with all their friends until the early hours. If this isn't the perfect late summer wedding, we don't know what is...
LOW WASTE WEDDING
Alysha and Dan wanted to have as little waste as possible at their wedding. (Something we are totally behind, see Recycle My Wedding for more of that). So they made responsible choices when planning. They had e-invites, pinecone table place names and even personalised reusable cups as favours! Dan also got stuck into the DIY, creating a whole range of decor from the rustic welcome sign to the photo booth. Their cake was also made by a friend, and was a naked style cake with chocolate orange, lemon sherbet and strawberries and cream tiers. Not only do these flavours fit the late summer wedding vibe to a T, but they sound absolutely delicious.
Whether it's DIY or picking pinecones for your place names, getting creative is a great way to make your wedding more sustainable!
Enjoy the whole process, and plan it together. A lot of people said to us that the day would go really fast. But we actually didn't feel like that and we spent loads of time together! If you can during the breaks in meals, make your way round all the tables to say hi to your guests as it is hard to feel like you have spoken to everyone!
Well, we're pretty convinced that a late summer wedding is the way forward. Golden hour? Check. BBQ? Check again. And a giant swing for your wedding pictures? Well now we've seen it, we couldn't possibly go without it... But if you're wondering how you'll get the perfect photos on your big day, we've got 10 key shots you won't want to miss! We've also got a list of incredibly talented Recommended photographers to capture those unforgettable moments.