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Time to hit the wedding road again!

18th of April 2017

Hello!

It’s time for wedding season 2017 to begin. All of us at Wedding Yurts are super excited to be hitting the road again for more wonderful yurt weddings.

Yes, after a lovely winter of planning and preparing, we’re ready for 14 yurt weddings all around the UK and our annual Open Weekend on the 13th and 14th of May at St Pierre Park.

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Our handmade yurts will be popping up in various gorgeous locations as we bring our luxury wedding packages to our lovely couples. As always, we’ll be in attendance for the week before the wedding, setting everything up and making sure everything is perfect. I will be styling and decorating the yurts and venue and then we’ll be on hand to manage the wedding day itself.

We hosted a beautiful wedding in the Suffolk countryside last year for Alice and Fraser, their beautiful wedding featured on Love my Dress yesterday, head over to see our Wedding Yurts in all their glory.

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Of course, we’ve been thoroughly testing lots of delicious new cocktail recipes this winter, adding to our store of props and decorations as well and getting to know lots of great new suppliers.

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You can find our twist on the 1920’s Gimlet here and our recipe for one of our all time favourite cocktails, the espresso martini can be found in the latest Spring/ Summer edition of Mr and Mrs Unique Magazine on pages 98-101 along with my 2017 styling tips.

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After our first wedding, we’re going to be heading to the wonderful St Pierre Park in the Wye Valley near Chepstow for our annual Open Weekend. This really is a beautiful (and private) location surrounded by trees and when you visit, you’ll see just why this is such a perfect spot for weddings.

You will have the opportunity to view the yurts by yourselves, so you can really get a feel for the space and we’ll be on hand to talk through your plans and you’ll be able to get a sense of just what makes Wedding Yurts luxury weddings so brilliant and so memorable. In short, we recommend clearing some space in your diary right now!

The Open Weekend is by appointment only so do get in touch to book yours now. Drop me a note on lizzie@weddingyurts.co.uk or call me on 07816 452080 and I can pop you in our diary. Appointments are available 10am – 6pm and we can’t wait to see you there.

In the meantime, do make sure you’re following me on Instagram. I’ll be sharing all our adventures from wedding season 2017 there.

Lizzie X

January Beauty – Styling Inspiration

February 3rd 2017

Hello again and oh my goodness, who knew that the first month of the year would go so quickly? I am already looking forward to spring with Wedding Yurts but I couldn’t let deep winter go without a little styling inspiration. So, working with some of my favourite suppliers, we headed outside to create a January celebration in our yurt…

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I do love January, the intention setting, the optimism and all the positivity for the year ahead is so energising. I’m not a fan of the damp wet days but the frosty, foggy mornings we’ve had of late have been so beautiful and winter sunrises and sunsets are just divine.

To make the most of the pale winter light, it’s been all change in the yurt at the bottom of my garden. We’ve swapped the dark, cosy blue canvas for the lighter, brighter cream version. In January, we all need as much light as possible!

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As you might have seen from previous blog posts, my styling is very much rooted in the seasons and I always try to incorporate the natural world when I’m decorating spaces. This is definitely true of my wedding styling and even in January, there’s a lot of choice and so much to work with.

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Inspiration really is everywhere at this time of year. The subtle colours and tones, the naked trees that are showing off their wonderful shapes, the delicate seed heads and, if you look closely, the very first signs of budding blossom. I love the simplicity and the stripped back beauty of it all!

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To prepare for this winter inspiration shoot, I had lots of fun exploring my local woodland. I collected seed heads, luminous green catkins and a few twigs that had their precious buds intact.

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The fantastic Christiane from Honeysuckle Flower Co joined me and set to work. She decorated the inside of the yurt with her fabulous flowery creations. Christiane has the most exquisite taste and the way she works with the seasons is heavenly.

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I always love creating new looks inside the yurt and for this shoot, I added in plates from one of my favourite ever shops, Flint in Lewes, Sussex. The crockery sat alongside my own vintage cutlery and the delicate silk was a lucky find from a flea market mission of mine last summer! The beautiful place tags from The Linen Garden and seeds and budding blossom were the perfect finishing touch.

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For our evening soiree with cocktails, I made a gluten-free raw chocolate and blood orange cake and this worked so well with an Espresso Martini (or two, who’s counting?!)

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Cakes and cocktails are essential at any time of the year and both are very high up on our wedding planning list.

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Captured by the brilliant Katrina Bartlam, her images totally reflect the atmosphere and her eye for detail is faultless. If you’re working with Wedding Yurts for your own wedding then I heartily recommend both Katrina and Christiane as part of your wedding dream team!

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With spring just around the corner, it’ll soon be time for our Wedding Yurts Spring Open Weekend. If you’d like to know more as soon as details are released, do drop me an emaillizzie@weddingyurts.co.uk – and make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates.

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Don’t forget that we’re now also taking bookings for 2018 so just get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!

Lizzie xx

Credits:

Styling & Props: Lizzie Jones

Photography: Katrina Bartlam

Flowers: Honeysuckle Flower Co

Our Winter Spice Cocktail – Your Seasonal Indulgence

At Wedding Yurts, we’re well known for the seasonal cocktails that we serve at our weddings throughout the summer season. We love mixing up unique drinks for our couples in our Yurt Bar and we really love using the best local ingredients we can find. All that said, we don’t believe cocktails should only be drunk in the summer so this winter we’ve shaken up a winter gimlet. And, to help you enjoy a festive tipple with a twist, here’s all you need to know to make your own…

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Let’s start with the background to the drink in question. A gimlet is, quite simply, a 1920s style Martini made with gin and lime juice however, as you’ll see, I’ve added a couple of ingredients to the traditional recipe to spice things up!

My inspiration for this gin-based cocktail is the newly launched Apple Gin from Thatchers. We’re always on the look out for locally made drinks and this one caught my attention when I was dreaming up this spicy winter drink.

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This gin is a really delicious combination of botanicals including juniper, coriander, lavender, macadamia nuts, buttercup, Seville orange and the zest of tangy lemon and limes, to compliment this list of wonderful ingredients I decided to make a syrup with cardamom and rose, it smells and tastes as gorgeous as it sounds and it looks super pretty.

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So, on to the Winter Spice Gimlet itself. It’s a refreshing alternative to all the rich and sweet treats we can’t (or won’t) avoid during the festive period. The unusual, and key, ingredient in this cocktail of ours is fresh green chilli! This gives the drink a little kick and warms it up with a lovely light tang.

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The overall combination of bitter gin, sweet florals and spicy syrup with a kick of sour limes creates a really balanced drink and my goodness, it’s suitable for any soiree, especially when it’s mixed up with lots of delicate flowers. It’s a real Christmas present for sure.

Now you’ve already fallen for our Winter Spice Gimlet, you’ll want to know how to make it so here are all the details you need:

  • Prepare your rose and cardamom syrup in advance – to make this simply heat up 125ml of water, add 100g of sugar, 1 heaped teaspoon of dried rose petals and 1 heaped teaspoon of cardamom pods that you’ve crushed with a pestle and mortar. Bring the mixture to the boil and then simmer it for one minute before taking it off the heat to cool it down.

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  • Prepare your ice cubes in advance – make these as usual, ideally with bottled water. Sprinkle some with rose petals and then freeze.

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Now you can move on to mixing the cocktail itself:

  • Add a handful of ice cubes to your cocktail shaker and a pop a few cubes into your glass to chill it down.

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  • Add 1 x 50ml shot of gin.

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  • 1 x 30ml shot of your syrup.

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  • 1 x 30ml measure of freshly squeezed lime juice and half a teaspoon of chopped green chilli.

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  • Pop the lid on your shaker and shake vigorously.

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  • Now your glass is chilled, empty out the ice cubes and pour in your cocktail.

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  • Top up the glass with a dash of sparkling apple wine.

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  • Decorate your drink with your rose petal ice cubes and, for a final flourish, add a little slice of radish. I’ve used beautiful melon radishes in my cocktails and they give the perfect pop of colour!

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In fact, why wait for Christmas or the New Year for this mouth-tingling treat? Mix yourself a Winter Spice Gimlet to celebrate the Winter Solstice and have a truly wonderful day.

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If you’d like to find out more about our Yurt Bar or if you’d like us to bring our yurts and our encyclopedic knowledge of weddings, including cocktails, to your wedding, do get in touch. We’re now taking bookings for 2018 and we’d love to hear from you!

Solstice wishes and a very merry Christmas!

Lizzie x

Styling and props – Lizzie Jones

Photography – Katrina Bartlam

Seasonal Styling For Winter Gatherings

At this time of year, we all love to decorate. Whether you’re hosting a festive get-together for friends and family, giving your home a Christmas makeover or planning a brilliant winter wedding, there are so many things that you can do. This feature is all about seasonal styling so follow me into the garden…

As you might expect, I adore yurts. Obviously I spend the summer season travelling around the UK with Wedding Yurts but, when we’re home, we also have a yurt at the bottom of our garden.

It’s the perfect winter retreat – super cosy with a little wood burner, which heats up the space in minutes. I regularly head down there first thing in the morning, light the fire, pop the kettle on the stove and start the day with a little peace and quiet. This is one of my absolute favourite winter rituals.

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The slow, dark days of December are also very special. We move towards Christmas with candlelight, sparkle and fairy lights. We make time for family and friends. We gather for celebratory feasts and restorative downtime and our little yurt is perfect for festive dinner parties or a romantic candlelit dinner for two.

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The simplicity of the season is also a joy and I so look forward to styling beautiful snug spaces at this time of year. The abundance of greenery, berries, dried seed heads and seasonal fruits make it easy to style any space and foraging for pretty bits is one of my favourite pastimes.

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At this time of year, bringing nature inside is just so fabulous. And, when you add in the soft glow of candles and the twinkle of delicate lights, there’s a heightened sense of wonder and magic.

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For these images (taken in my little garden yurt), the sweet winter tablescape is a mixture of rustic charm with cosy yet opulent touches. The old wooden table is set with treasures picked up at my local flea market, pretty vintage crockery and cutlery as well as elegant etched glassware.

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Tarnished vases full of decadent blooms, pom pom style Chrysanthemums whilst foliage and berries line the centre of the table with delicious apples, tall white candles and tealights lighting up the space.

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Once dinner’s over, the fireside is the perfect place to retreat to and the soft sheepskin rug, piled up with velvet-covered cushions is so very inviting…

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If you’d like to style a special location or occasion, my styling services are available in the winter months. Do get in touch for more information.

You can also find out more about our Garden Yurts here.

Warmest wishes

Lizzie xx

p.s all of the beautiful blooms are by the wonderful Christiane from Honeysuckle Flower Co and the photos from the very lovely Katrina from Captured by Katrina.

Wedding Yurts 2016 Season Review – Part Two: Places & People

I’m writing part two of our 2016 Wedding Yurts season review with a huge smile on my face. One of the joys of being a complete travelling wedding venue is that we get to visit so many amazing places and meet so many wonderful people. Every location is different, every supplier shows us something new and every wedding is full of individuality and spirit. Today’s feature is all about the places that we went and the people that we met during our nomadic summer.

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Let’s start with the places that we went. During our 2016 season, we hosted 16 glorious yurt weddings all over the UK. We were at a mixture of locations from weddings venues to family homes and private farms. That’s the beauty of Wedding Yurts – we can turn any space into your dream wedding venue!

Anyway, if you’re looking for a yurt-friendly wedding venue then I’d like to recommend three fabulous locations to you. Firstly, Houghton Lodge in Hampshire is an absolute dream. With fourteen acres of wonderful gardens, there’s plenty of space for a wedding and we all fell in love with its riverside charm.

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Not too far away is Sopley Lake in the New Forest and this is such a laid back, relaxed spot that we didn’t want to leave. Do check it out!

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Lastly, Glebe House in Nottinghamshire charmed us all and I know we’ve all got fond memories of our time here.

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Our yurts looked incredibly different for every occasion and DIY brides, friends, aspiring florists and professional floral designers all created memorable weddings. I have to recommend these amazing florists from this season. All great to work with and ridiculously talented, this special bunch made everything bloom!

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The Oak & The Owl

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Lastly, I have to talk about caterers. Catering for a wedding is always a big responsibility so it’s fantastic to work with caterers and chefs who not only produce amazing food but who also clearly LOVE what they do. This summer, we’ve seen menus including organic, locally grown and seasonal banquets through to food trucks serving fish and chips not to mention wood-fired pizzas, huge paellas, delicious picnics and crowd-pleasing hog and lamb roasts.

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I’d love to recommend a few of the unforgettable foodies we met this summer. Firstly, Peter Harrison is a chef who, quite honestly, I’d love to follow me around on a daily basis! His food was unbelievably good but then, with thirty years of culinary experience, that’s not surprising. Peter loves to celebrate the seasons with his menus so if you’re in Suffolk or nearby, do get in touch with him.

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On the other side of the country, Cotswold Cooks in Wiltshire also work with local sourced, super fresh ingredients that quite often come from their own organic farm. Their seasonal menu was a huge hit and I know I was dreaming about it for a long time!

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If you’re planning your yurt wedding, I’m always happy to recommend suppliers who we’ve worked with in the past and if you’ve not yet booked Wedding Yurts for your wedding, don’t forget that our 2018 brochure is now available with dates booking quickly. Do get in touch to find out more.

Lizzie x

Wedding Yurts 2016 Season Review – Part One: Creative Collaborations

I am sitting here writing this blog post, wrapped up in a blanket in front of the fire, I love this time of year when life slows down and offers us time to reflect, I have been looking back at our 2016 season and it was amazing in so many ways. So here’s the first instalment of the Wedding Yurts 2016 Season Review…

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Most importantly, let’s talk about the weddings and this year’s were so wonderful. All in all, we hosted sixteen yurt weddings around the country this season and every single one of them will stay in my memory for years to come. There was love, laughter, fun and feasting and each couple put their own stamp on our yurts. It’s a treat for us to see the yurts used so differently at each wedding and I love working with our couples to make their yurt wedding a really personal occasion.

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We don’t often blow our own trumpets (usually because we’re on the road and too far from this blog!) but I have been so very proud of my team this season that I have to share just a snippet of some of the feedback we’ve had from our lovely clients:

We genuinely couldn’t have asked for any more from Lizzie or her team. The team were so just efficient, conscientious and professional and, to be honest, they were just part of the day with us. Everything was perfect.” Alice & Fraser, August 2016

Isn’t that just fabulous? But, this season saw even more brilliance because, in addition to sixteen weddings, we also hosted three fantastic styled shoots and all have been featured in some of our favourite places.

Our first was our annual spring shoot and we were all delighted to see Natural Beauty on the superb wedding blog, Love My Dress

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The cocktail garden has been such a huge hit and I’m still dreaming about those cakes!

We also created an ‘Eco Festival Wedding’ which was featured on The Natural Wedding Company

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and our delicious summer cocktail shoot with Chase Vodka sparkled on Mr. & Mrs. Unique. We know it’s not *strictly* summer any more but I promise you that these cocktails will be just as tasty now if you fancy a little tipple!

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And that’s not all! Our season finished on a huge high when one of our weddings starred on the front cover of the new Mr. & Mrs. Unique magazine! The full wedding feature can be found inside and this magazine is a great free read so why not curl up and have a look?

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In the second part of our season review, I’ll be looking back on some of the special places we visited and the awesome people that we met but, for now, keep cosy and enjoy the beauty of early autumn.

Lizzie x

We’ve just released our Wedding Yurts 2018 brochure (click here to find out more)

Our 2018 Brochure Is Available Now & We’ve Opened The Diary For Bookings!

October is always a special time of year. We’re home after a great summer season with our travelling yurt wedding venue and we’ve released our new Wedding Yurts brochure. Yes, I’m really excited to say that the 2018 brochure is now available and we’ve opened the diary to take bookings for 2018 too! Read on for our latest updates…

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Wedding Yurts is a venue unlike any other because in this case, your dream venue comes to you!

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We’re unique in the wedding world because we really do travel from wedding to wedding and no one else runs their business quite like we do. We’re a complete travelling venue and we quite simply transform fields, gardens and empty spaces into absolutely stunning, one-of-a-kind wedding venues.

At the heart of our service are the yurts themselves. Master craftsmen have handcrafted all these beautiful structures in Wales and their frames are finely finished and covered with cream canvas. The solid oak floors make the yurts more luxurious and trust me when I tell you that they make the best dance floors!

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The wedding yurts are incredibly unique, beautifully made and fabulously crafted. Fraser is an architect and I’m a designer so the yurts appealed to us for the form, beautiful designs and the attention to detail throughout… oh, and those oak floorboards!!” Alice & Fraster, August 2016.

Our Complete Wedding Yurt Package guarantees you a fantastic experience from start to finish. We’ll be with you for the week before the wedding, setting everything up and making sure everything is in place as well as styling the yurts to perfection. We’ll be on-site on the wedding day itself and there’s really nothing we can’t handle for you.

One of the most popular elements of our service is our Yurt Bar and with good reason. Not only do we mix the most delicious cocktails, we’ll also stock up with local beers and ciders not to mention the best selection of wines and spirits. Your delicious drinks will also be presented beautifully in vintage glassware by our fully trained staff.

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I also love providing my personal styling and decoration service to our couples (this is included in the Complete Wedding Yurt Package) and we always start with a long chat over tea and cake! I’ll source props, install decorations, style tablescapes and much much more so your wedding process will be stress free and fabulous.

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As always, we include On the Day coordination in our service and we’re now thrilled to offer a Tea Yurt, a calming place where guests can help themselves to a nice cup of tea (or freshly brewed coffee) and catch up with friends in cosy comfort around the wood burner. This addition to our travelling wedding venue has been incredibly popular this year and is perfect for late nights or laid back afternoons.

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From the first contact until after the wedding, Lizzie and the team went above and beyond to make sure that we had a truly unique, beautiful and unforgettable day. Any issue that came up was dealt with calmly and efficiently – often before we knew anything was happening! That meant we were able to completely relax and enjoy the day, confident we were in the best hands.” Haya & Stuart, July 2016.

Our 2018 brochure also includes details of our pricing, testimonials from recent clients, full package specifications and much more besides. If you’d like to request your copy or check our diary for 2018, do get in touch on lizzie@weddingyurts.co.uk or 07816 452080. We only have two dates available for 2017 so if you’ve not yet booked, do be quick!

Lizzie x

Our Season So Far . . .

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Well, so far our season has been fantastic, we headed out on the road again and all of us at Wedding Yurts are loving living the nomadic wedding life in the great outdoors once more. It’s a simple way of life for sure but I know that I’m at my happiest when I’m out, soaking up the beauty of the natural world.

We started in early April with a beautiful Spring Wedding. Mike and Charlotte were blessed with glorious sunshine and what made it even more special was their ceremony which took place in our ‘magnificent 32ft Yurt’, the first ever wedding ceremony in the yurts!

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We then headed north to host a wedding for Sarah and Phil at their beautiful small holding in the Yorkshire Dales. So many gorgeous personal touches at this wedding including a yurt full of silver birch trees for wedding favours, and a new brood of chickens which were all named after us!

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Our Spring Open Week at Wye Valley View Weddings was very special, this new outdoor wedding venue is perfectly located near Ross on Wye in Herefordshire. Now, I absolutely love this part of the UK and this week was full of blue skies and sunshine so it really couldn’t have been a more perfect setting for Wedding Yurts!

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The view from Wye Valley View Weddings is just spectacular. The fields were full of golden yellow rapeseed and they seemed endless – stretching as far as the eye could see, all the way to the Black Mountains in Wales and beyond.

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The surrounding area was also my idea of heaven – there were ancient woods, finished with carpets of bluebells, rolling lush green hills and private river banks that were just perfect for a spot of wild swimming. I spent the week being strongly reminded of my home, which is also on the Shropshire border, just a few miles north.

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There was also a beautiful walk from the venue through the fields, along the River Wye and into the town, which is full of vintage and charity shops. As you can imagine, I was in my element hunting for props for the season ahead and some of them have already been part of our yurt weddings.

So now I’ve mentioned weddings, let me tell you a little bit more about our Spring Open Week. Our yurt venue was set up at Wye Valley View Weddings for ten terrific days and I loved having the opportunity to hang out and spend some quality time enjoying our lovely handmade yurts and chatting with all the brilliant couples to came to visit. We made lots of plans for so many exciting outdoor weddings over big pots of tea and delicious cakes and our 2017 calendar is nearly full already so do get in touch if you’re yet to book.

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Whilst we were there, we were also visited by some of my favourite wedding suppliers and we had days and days of fun creating, making the yurts beautiful and hatching plans for the future.

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We also had not just one but two photo shoots during the week and  you’ll want to keep an eye on Love My Dress and The Natural Wedding Company where you’ll see our Spring Shoot and Eco Wedding Shoot in full very soon. . .

I am so excited about the photos I simply have to show you a couple of sneak peeks now. Firstly, our annual Spring Shoot was shot by the wonderful Alethiea from Xander and Thea.

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Secondly, we created a Spring Wedding Eco Festival featuring the work of our faves – Honeysuckle Flower Co, Love LotusBlue Wren Barn and Toots Sweets to name but a few! Beautiful photos by Katrina Bartlem.

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Wye Valley View Weddings – ticks all of the boxes for a yurt-friendly venue and is already on my list of favourite wedding locations. Since then we have hosted yurt weddings in Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire and now we are in the beautiful New Forest creating this weekend’s wedding at this insanely beautiful site.

Did I mention how much I love my job!!! I feel so very blessed to be able to travel around the U.K, discovering new places and magical locations for our Wedding Yurts venue. Do get in touch if you need help finding the perfect spot to celebrate your wedding day.

Join us on our nomadic wedding journey and follow us on instagram

Love

Lizzie the Yurt Lady x

 

The Wedding Yurts Spring Open Week 1st – 7th May 2016

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Hello and welcome back to the Wedding Yurts blog! We’re busy preparing to hit the road for our first wedding of the summer and we can’t wait to restart hosting fabulous yurt weddings. 2016 is set to take us to some seriously beautiful locations around the UK but, before we start our travels, we’re here to warmly invite you to our Spring Open Week that will be taking place from the 1st – 7th of May in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

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Wedding Yurts will be set up at a brand new wedding venue, Wye Valley View Weddings, that’s in glorious Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire. This is such an amazing site – we so excited to show you the spectacular views that take in miles and miles of perfect countryside!

We’re also incredibly excited to be hosting our first Open Week. In the past, we’ve run open weekends but this year, thanks to huge demand, we’re going to be welcoming you to the Wye Valley View Weddings site for an entire week of Wedding Yurts goodness.

We’ll have the yurts set-up and dressed for the wedding so you can really get a sense of the space and opportunity that awaits you inside our handmade yurts.

This year, I’ll be styling the yurts with the help of the lovely Jess from Blue Wren Barn

and Christiane from Honeysuckle Flower Co. so you can be absolutely sure that the yurts will be looking their best inside and out. Christiane was part of last spring’s open event and photo shoot that you might have seen on Love My Dress so expect all the pretty this year!

We know that glamping is a super popular option for our couples and they love to provide accommodation for their guests in a way that totally matches the style of their wedding. So, we’re really happy that Love Lotus will be joining us at our Open Week with their heavenly bell tents. These are beyond perfect for outdoor and festival style weddings not to mention other occasions when you might like to glamp. We know you’re going to love them!

A wedding wouldn’t be a wedding without fantastic food and we are overjoyed that the team from Poco’s will be bringing along the very best of their eco wedding menu from the 3rd-6th for you to try. Enjoy tasters from their delicious wedding feasts menu that features seasonal and locally sourced ingredients and treat yourself to food that tastes as good as it looks. We just know that Wedding Yurts and Poco’s food will be the perfect match!

Viewings during our Open Week are by appointment only so contact Lizzie on 07816 452080 or lizzie@weddingyurts.co.uk to secure your spot at our Spring wedding festival.

I can’t wait to show you around our Wedding Yurt venue and introduce you to our favourite suppliers.

Lizzie xx

Thank You For A Wonderful 2015

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As we prepare to take our festive break, I thought I’d take a few moments out to look back on what has been a very special year for Wedding Yurts. It was a season where we literally hopped from one beautiful field to another as we wound our way across the country, hosting sixteen yurt weddings between April and September. Our brides and grooms, their friends and families, the suppliers and locations not to mention my amazing team have made this year unforgettable.

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It is, as much as ever, a huge honour and a massive privilege to be part of so many special days. I absolutely love witnessing two families come together to celebrate a marriage and the endless amounts of love and commitment from everyone involved blows me away. Together at every wedding, we’ve created the most amazing and heartfelt weddings.

Now, as you might know, Wedding Yurts is a little bit different to most tent hire companies. To start with, we stay on site for the whole week in the lead up to the wedding. We’re there setting up the yurts, decorating and styling everything to perfect and, of course, we’re there to support and help our couples for the entire week. It’s so much fun getting to know everyone and, when I look back on the year, I’m smiling at the thought of so many friendships made.

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We’re very lucky to visit so many beautiful places around the UK and it’s absolutely true to say that the nomadic wedding life in the British summertime is bliss and I feel so very grateful that this unique experience is such an integral part of my life.

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Photos taken by Ross Holkam

But, what makes me deeply happy are the comments from our couples. Knowing that we’ve have such an impact on them and that we were part of such a once-in-a-lifetime experience fills me with joy so here are a few words from brides and grooms who’ve been part of the Wedding Yurts story in 2015…

“From the moment we saw the Wedding Yurts website, Rich and I knew that we didn’t want anyone else to host our wedding… We were so excited to meet up on that freezing, blowy and rainy day in February and we knew that we were the people for us. Throughout the whole process, Lizzie was amazing and Lizzie and Jim arrived at our venue a few days before the wedding and coordinated pretty much the entire thing… They really went above and beyond to ensure that we had the perfect day and we really felt they were part of the family.” Helena & Rich

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“Wedding Yurts are perfect for a relaxed but elegant venue and are both practical and beautiful whilst creating a unique look. Lizzie and the team were fantastic at helping my ideas come to life, with helpful advice and input when asked for and they were on hand whenever necessary. Thank you for all your help and for making our day extra special.” Lucy & Sam

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“Wedding Yurts, well what can I say? Lizzie, Jim and the team did an amazing job from start to finish. The yurts themselves are amazing and we had all four yurts for our wedding in May and we were blessed with stunning weather. The team did a brilliant job with the decorations and took the pressure off us completely and even when a truckload of unannounced hay bales arrived, Lizzie and Jim took it all in their stride. They worked really hard on the day too, making sure that everything was in order and running smoothly. We can’t recommend Wedding Yurts highly enough – our wedding day really was perfect thanks to you.” Sarah & Keith

Keith and Sarah Wedding, May 2015

Keith and Sarah Wedding, May 2015

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“Our day was perfect, better than we ever could have dreamed of and a huge part of that was down to the beautiful yurts and Lizzie’s creative styling to suit our theme. The wedding was truly unique and personal to us – even our photographer said that in the twenty odd years he had been in the business, he’d never seen anything so unique! We absolutely loved our day and our only complaint is that it was over too quick! We now have a lifetime of memories and thank you Lizzie, Jim and the team at Wedding Yurts.” Kirstie & Tad
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I want to take this opportunity to say a gigantic thank you to all of our lovely couples, everyone we’ve worked with and to my amazing team – 2015 wouldn’t have been so brilliant without you all.

Keith and Sarah Wedding, May 2015

Finally, all that’s left to do is for me to wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmastime and to say that we’ll be back in 2016 for more beautiful yurt weddings.

Love,
Lizzie x