Non stop rain – it’s not ideal conditions for an outdoor woodland camping wedding is it? Laura and Omid and their guests had to make a mad dash for tiny hall in the middle of their campsite venue for their ceremony as the weather was so very….British. And you know what? it didn’t matter a jot. The images are beautiful, everyone clearly had a ball and actually, the abundance of umbrellas and laughter certainly made for some beautiful and fun captured moments.
You can’t ensure the sun puts his hat on for the big day unfortunately and it’s perfectly ok – it is the people who are there to share your commitment to your forever partner that make a wedding truly special.
Omid wore a REISS suit and the Groomsmen wore their own suits, but we made their boutonnieres from woodland flowers and cones which again worked with our woodland theme.
We really like camping and woodlands so booked Cuffley camp site. We loved the whole magical whimsical aspect of getting married in the woods and used our own tent hire business Frockney Rebel for the wedding Bell Tent.
We based everything around the woodland theme, so had handmade wooden signs, bunting, drapes from trees worked quite well.
We made 200 metres of bunting by hand and all of the fabric had been recycled. We used vintage crockery and home made lace table cloths.
Omid’s sister, Maryam married us. She wrote and structured the ceremony which was very special to us. My friend Harry read a very personal emotional reading and Omid and I wrote our own vows.
Food & Drink
We are a big fan of street food and hired ‘Jamon Jamon‘. They serve Paella on Portobello Road Market, London. Our friends and family each brought a homemade dish for the evening buffet and our Bridesmaids made homemade cakes.
We bought champagne and sparkling wine from France and brought barrels of beer from our local pub.
My Aunty made our main wedding cake as she has a huge love for baking and has now set up her own business called ‘Cakes and Favours by Lorraine‘.
I looked at Pinterest for my inspiration and created a mood board. My friend and I went to Spitalfields early one morn to the wholesale flower market. We bought lots of beautiful flowers including Gypsophila (which is my absolute fave). I think we only spent a little over £100.
We designed the save the dates and invitations ourselves!!
The jazz band from the local pub played during the day and my Brother-in–Law DJ’ed in the evening.
Start a Pinterest board, as you can find so much inspiration. It helped me to decide on my theme and gave me lots of homemade ideas. If you can, then try to make a lot of the detailing yourself. I felt much more connected to the things that we made rather than the things we had bought! Don’t over complicate things and do not worry too much if details are not perfect, nobody will notice or care! They are just there to love and support you!