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