Category: Relaxed Wedding

Supplier Spotlight – Rent Event

When I was preparing this post I kept thinking ‘my son would love this’… Then I thought ‘maybe I should get married?’. Then I thought ‘no Helen, take him to a funfair’. All these photos feature Eastbourne-based Rent Event‘s hire items. They specialise in bell tents, furniture and games, but they offer a lot more besides. If you’re planning a laid-back, fun, family-friendly wedding then make sure you check out Rent Event because they can provide so much; from the marquee to the furniture, bell tents, props, PA, lighting and more. Their fun style really lends itself to festival or…

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Jack & Dario’s Fun Fareham Wedding

Jack & Dario’s wedding plans were scuppered by Covid but luckily they only had to postpone their reception for a month. They tell us all about their relaxed, fun day… Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. We wanted something that looked rustic yet polished. We are both fairly low maintenance, so wanted something that was naturally beautiful and didn’t need too much adding to be ‘wedding-ready’. We like natural colour and tones so Nest & Anchor in Fareham was the perfect location for us. It has beautiful brickwork, and was intimate enough for the number of…

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Sarah & Tom’s Relaxed Waterside Wedding in Itchenor, West Sussex

Sarah & Tom’s wedding plans were scuppered by Covid so by the time they had their reception it was all about friends and family gathering, and the P.A.R.T.Y. Jason Williams has captured the love and laughter perfectly in his signature photography style. Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. We knew we wanted a venue that was by the sea/water, as we both love spending our spare time at the beach or in the sea. We also wanted a fairly laid-back wedding, and really wanted a party to celebrate with our friends and family. There wasn’t a…

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Abbie & Ollie’s Colourful, Relaxed Brighton Wedding

Abbie & Ollie didn’t feel a tradition wedding suited them so they opted for a civil partnership at Brighton Pavilion followed by lunch on the seafront… and a midnight swim. Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. The style of the day was “colourful, comfortable & chic”. We wanted guests to feel like they could dress down or dress up, express themselves and feel stylish but relaxed. Q. What was most important to you when it came to tying the knot/celebrating your marriage? A. The most important thing for us was that the day felt real and…

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Country Garden Styling with Bell & Bell Events

Bell & Bell Events is run by sister duo Jen and Sue. I spoke to them about their hire collection, their unique aesthetic and how they’ve kept busy during the pandemic… When Sue was planning her wedding back in 2018, she and her husband were set on creating a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. They wanted an intimate, country-style wedding with a bit of fun. Their wedding was at Cissbury Barns which, at the time, was still being converted from an old sheep barn. “A little bit of spit and sawdust was what we saw and fell in love with” says Sue. They…

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Lucy & Harry’s Blooming Lovely Festival-style Wedding

The scent inside the marquee with all these flowers must have been incredible! Over to Lucy to tell us all about her wonderful, relaxed, colourful day… Our wedding theme was: colourful, rustic, festival, bohemian. In a countryside location. The most important thing to us when tying the knot was our little family feeling ‘oneness’. Marriage is a bond like no other and it’s made us stronger and closer as a family. For ourselves and the kids to all share the same surname. Unconditional love. We always knew we wanted a ‘field’ wedding and that’s exactly what we had. Harry’s family…

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Sam & Rob’s Relaxed Vegan Wedding

Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. Botanical. The theme was emphasised through our reception as this is where we spent most of the celebration. Q. What was most important to you when it came to tying the knot/celebrating your marriage? A. When we first decided to get married I said to Rob “I have two things, 1) we get married at the Brighton Bandstand, and 2) We have a dessert table and not just a cake” Rob turned and said “OK, but I want the food to be vegan.” For us, it was about being able…

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Marriage, weddings, love, hugs, French kisses and closeness…

The Coronavirus pandemic has left the wedding industry hanging in the air. When can we have weddings again? Is 2020 a complete write off? Can we have a small wedding? Will next year be ‘back to normal’? Will we still have to social distance? How will that work in practice? This got me thinking back to last August when my best friend got married in France. How lucky they were it was last year not this year, how much ‘closeness’ there is at weddings, how much we took for granted. Flying High I wrote my ‘best woman’ speech on the…

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Hampshire Wedding Venue – The Boat Shed

Ok so we’re nearly into June and this summer is looking VERY different to the summer I imagined. I think it goes without saying that everyone’s summer/year is looking very different to the one they imagined. My heart goes out to everyone who has had to postpone/cancel their wedding. The thing about the Covid-19 outbreak is how everyone’s been affected in their own way and I just hope those planning 2020 weddings have managed to put a suitable plan in place. We don’t know yet how it’s all going to affect the wedding industry in the long term but it’s…

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Emily & Edd’s Bijou Country Garden Cotswolds Wedding

Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. Our theme was laidback country garden. Our colours were lots of green, with touches of white and grey. Q. What was most important to you when it came to tying the knot/celebrating your marriage? A. My husband and I have been together for 10 years. We thought it was about time that we got married. As a wedding photographer I didn’t want to have a big wedding. We both wanted something small and relaxed with just our closest family and friends. Q. How did you chose your venue and suppliers?…

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