16th of April 2013
Hello, and welcome to my second post. I really hope you enjoyed the first and felt warmly welcomed into our beautiful world; a world full of travel, love and dreams.
Today, I want to invite you to look at something extra-special that we offer to all those seeking an utterly marvellous, all-inclusive and stress-free option for the perfect wedding day. Have you heard about our luxury Wedding Yurt packages? Let me tell you a little about them…
First and foremost, our wedding packages are stunning in terms of design and work superbly when brought to life; we know this because we started with one, and it was so successful that we simply had to create more! For more information go to Wedding Yurt Packages
Additionally, they allow our delightful couples to have a wedding day that reflects a classic, gorgeous style that they love, whether it’s English country-chic, vintage glamour, or wildly pretty.
Our hand-picked suppliers have come together with us to offer a unique and very special service, because we understand how complicated the planning process can be when it comes to organising a wedding, whether it be for the wedding cake, or the style of a button hole. Therefore, each individual element is covered within our all-inclusive packages.
For our first package, we teamed up with Clare Lee of Lilyfee Floral Designs, a successful wedding florist and stylist, and owner of our first venue, The Old Farmhouse, which is set in a stunning countryside location in the Cotswolds. I met Clare through Twitter and we hit it off immediately. Several cups of tea later and the concept for a Wedding Yurt package was born. We both wanted to help our couples with the planning process, to extend our services and to share our extensive list of wonderful and creative suppliers. After all, weddings should be about celebrating love, not stressing about organising different suppliers, paying everyone individually and worrying about how much it’s all going to cost.
Our packages are designed to alleviate stress and to make the costs of a yurt wedding clear and affordable, with one point of contact to ease the planning, and to create more time for focusing on the fun elements, like the menu, flowers and all the finer details that express individual style.
Our expertly crafted packages cover everything related to the Wedding Yurts and wedding venue, and we can recommend suppliers who complement each other and help to make your vision a reality. Our aim is to create a wedding experience that is enjoyable on the day itself, and throughout the planning.
We have now expanded our packages across the country and have many more to share with you over the coming months. Also, we can create a package with venues that you find, and we are very happy to work with your own suppliers, friends and family. We love one-off, alternative, ‘outside the box’ types of weddings.
Currently, we have three luxury bespoke wedding packages:
Cotswolds English Country Garden
Magnificent Monmouthshire Castle
Shropshire Wildflower Meadow
Also, we have our exquisite Honeymoon Yurt and our sumptuous Champagne and Chocolate Yurt, which can be hired separately, or as part of the wedding packages. What more could anyone want for a super-special event?!
The answer from Chie and Russell, one of our deliriously happy couples from last summer is nothing! Our beautiful couple opted for the Cotswolds English Country Garden package, and had the most truly special, memorable and entirely brilliant day; and so did we!
The elements of Chie and Russell’s wedding included: our 32ft luxury Wedding Yurt, 20ft kitchen yurt, Champagne Yurt, Baby Yurt, the exclusive use of the gardens at The Old Farmhouse, a three course meal including drinks, welcome glass of champagne plus canapés for all, flowers, styling, wedding cake, wedding celebrant and entertainment.
Highlights of the day included glorious sunshine and blue skies (one of the only sunny days in 2012!), which meant everybody could enjoy the gardens. The ceremony was held outside and conducted by Christabel from One Life Weddings, with a stunning view of the beautiful Brendon Hills and Welsh Mountains as the backdrop.
(All photographs are by Ben Grubb, http://www.bengrubb.co.uk)
The bride and groom walked back up the aisle to Billy Idol’s White Wedding; perfect!
The bride had bridesmaids and bridesboys, all wearing oversized pink Dickie Bow ties, and everything had a shimmer of Japanese kitsch and oriental whimsy.
The bouquets and flowers were created and styled by Clare Lee. Chie wished for large, round, ‘English’ and pink flowers. Therefore, Clare chose huge roses and many different dahlias as the main flowers for her bouquet. The theme for the whole wedding celebration was relaxed, informal, English countryside. Areas were brought to life with little groups of flowers and decorations that Chie loved such as wood crates, jam jars filled with blossom, vintage lace and bunting. Jars of flowers lined the paths and the eclectic style was continued onto the tables in the Yurts. Clare grouped together old tins, crystal, antique bottles and jars.
It was so hot that we could remove the side walls of the yurt, allowing the summer breeze to meander through, whilst showing off Clare’s attractive floral borders.
The catering was all done in-house in our 20ft yurt, but the luscious wedding cake was an Ombre pink ruffled cake by Curtis and co cakes; visually stunning and absolutely delicious!
What about the dress? I hear you say… Well, the bride had not one, not two but three vintage wedding dresses!
The first dress was for the ceremony and it was the ideal dress with which to begin the day, with its huge bow bustle and a rear style reminiscent of the classic Kimono.
The second was for the reception, and Chie looked flawless in the delicately embroidered, full skirted dress; the epitome of pretty and chic.
The third dress was for the party and was a fabulous ode to 1950s vintage wedding style, with the sweet hemline lingering tantalizingly above the knee, quarter length sleeves and a nipped-in waistline to accentuate her shape, which was further flattered by the A-line full skirt from waist to knee. And of course, Chie accessorised very elegantly for each outfit.
I must admit that I’m a total romantic at heart, and I cried more than once that day.. But the most I cried was when Russell gave his groom’s speech. He presented Chie with a pressed flower in a frame. It was the flower that Chie was wearing in her hair when Russell had asked her to marry him in Japan; he had saved it unbeknownst to her. Everybody in the yurt was in floods of tears… It simply couldn’t have been any sweeter!
Choosing one of our packages meant that even though they were on the other side of the world, when they finally arrived for their wedding day, all went absolutely seamlessly. Their unique characters and personalities were represented in the fine details of what had been created for them and their guests, and everything was taken care of. The day was absolutely fantastic.
Here are some more photos from that lovely, lovely day:
Well, that’s all for now… Of course, you can always email me or give me a call if you would like a little more information, or want to make a booking. Otherwise, I’ll write again soon!
Wedding Yurt Package suppliers:
Wedding Yurts, Champagne Yurt, Baby Yurt, Kitchen Yurt, catering
Clare Lee owner of The Old Farmhouse and
flowers and styling http://www.lilyfeefloraldesigns.co.uk
Wedding cake by Jennie Brooks at http://www.curtisandcocakes.co.uk
Wedding Celebrant, Christabel Saunders from www.onelifeweddings.co.uk
Photographer, Ben Grubb http://www.bengrubb.co.uk