Hey there beautiful! So today is an ideas day. We’re so full of ideas for a festival wedding I really don’t know where to start. This is a joyful celebration full of everything from English country fete to sustainable wedding style, all at Greenwood Grange in Dorset. There are old fashioned wooden skittles and garden games – not forgetting the old classic ‘hook a flamingo’ (or something!). There’s a cake table which reminds me of our annual village show – and they’re ALL winners! There’s a children’s party field and – from the handprinted signs – a secret midnight rave.
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Ro and Matt had an eye on sustainability for their quirky Dorset wedding, which I love. There are vintage style gin and vodka dispensers to fill cute plastic cups – which are yours for the night to reduce waste! – and a recycling station. Our gorgeous bride wears a flower crown dried blooms and seedheads, which is just the loveliest idea. And oh – did I forget to mention the whole reception happens in a little network of yurt pods? It’s fabulous – and we get a bird’s eye view of it all, courtesy of our fabulous friend and sponsor, Dorset wedding photographer Linus Moran Photography.
Linus Moran is one of those lovely wedding photographers who captures everything from details to moments: those little glances between a bride and groom as they first see each other in church, the concentration of guests young and old mastering their bean bag throw, and some of the brilliantest confetti moments you’ll see! I loved seeing the photographs of the church service on Linus’s blog (where there are more pictures than we can show here) – those photos capturing moments of connection between bride, groom and guests which will mean the world in years to come.
“so much thought and attention to detail had been made. This was Pinterest overload and detail heaven! From play pods for the youngest of children to let their imagination run wild dressing up and playing to adults gin booths & spirit parlours. A cake display that would put any parish garden party or local branch of the W.I to shame! Crystal glasses individually labelled for each guest, with an eco-friendly recycling point for guests and an array of traditional lawn games. Nothing was amiss – everything had been carefully and meticulously curated.” ~ Linus Moran Photography on Rosanna & Matt’s Greenwood Grange wedding
The little touches are what this wedding was all about: the design and styling set it apart from the crowd, but also the format of the day. Matt and Rosanna really focused on making their day quirky and different. Each yurt pod had a different theme and feel. Following the ceremony they’d provided coaches for their guests to take everyone to the yurts – so no one had to worry about parking and everyone could relax from the start. The happy couple were driven (by a friend) in a vintage VW camper. There were no speeches (this is a tradition which simply doesn’t suit everyone, and I for one am happy to see it dropped from time to time!) or cake cutting – which meant plenty of time for those charming garden games and the ceilidh that followed.
Contact & bookings: Greenwood Grange (Dorset) wedding photographer Linus Moran
Photography by Dorchester wedding photographer: Linus Moran Photography
If you’ve loved reading about Matt and Ro’s quirky wedding, you’ll enjoy seeing another whimsical celebration at Greenwood Grange – Will and Frankie celebrated their autumn wedding here, so the styling is a little different but still wonderfully characterful and charming – have a look at Will and Frankie’s Dorset tipi wedding here!