Jennifer and Robin's big day oozed fun, festival vibes and glitter galore!

Jennifer Faithfull, 32, married Robin Davies, 33, at the Clophill Centre on 6th August, 2016.

Here Jennifer tell us more about their big day...

Wedfest: Image 1
My friends, Vanessa, Libby, Narinder, Alice and Amanda wore a stunning floral dress, which they chose in just one day's shopping.

 

Wedfest: Image 2aI went dress shopping for a day to get an idea of the features I liked and then wore my late mother's dress from the '70s and had it altered. It felt perfect to be wearing my mum's dress.

Wedfest: Image 2 I don't usually wear much make-up so I opted for a natural look but still felt glam. My hair was loosely curled and I wore a natural flower vine that my maid-of-honour made.

 

Wedfest: Image 3
Robin, best man Garth and friends Parm, Ben, Tom and Ian all wore waistcoats and floral bow ties. He's not a big shopper so rushed round a few stores at the last minute.

 

Wedfest: Image 4aOur bouquets were made up of giant poppy heads, gypsophila and coral berries. They looked really rustic, which suited our theme and I loved the colours.

Wedfest: Image 4 Planning our day was most enjoyable, we had so many creative ideas and it was really exciting seeing it all come together.

 

Wedfest: Image 5
My friend's daughter Ava and niece Esther were our flowergirls and our nephew David was pageboy. He helped hand out the programmes (festival lanyards) and gave us our rings, which was lovely.

 

Wedfest: Image 6aOur venue was beautiful. It had sweeping views with wooded areas that were perfect for the silent disco, a walkway to a clearing for a blessing and big open space for the main marquees.

Wedfest: Image 6 My best friend Alice made our naked cake. It looked incredible and the lemon, red velvet and chocolate tiers were delicious.

 

Wedfest: Image 7
There was plenty of space for camping, which was a must. The owner of the venue Richard was very helpful. He ordered in the hay bales and helped accommodate our suppliers.

 

Wedfest: Image 8aWe had lots of marquees. In the dance tent we hung origami birds from the ceiling.

Wedfest: Image 8 We had flower stems in glass jars and painted tin cans dotted along the walkway to the ceremony in the woods.

 

Wedfest: Image 9
A sunflower archway framed the alter perfectly.

 

Wedfest: Image 10aFor our centrepieces we stood rounds of wood on artificial grass with spray painted golden pineapples and jam jars filled with blooms. We also had coral runners and our tables were named after narrow boats.

Wedfest: Image 10 We dressed giant circular hay bales as a bride and groom that stood proudly outside the venue.

 

Wedfest: Image 11
My uncle wrote an incredible extended ballad for our blessing and Robin's parents walked me up the aisle with a melodeon and percussion, it was really special.

 

Wedfest: Image 12aTo go with our afternoon tea, we gave guests homemade jam for their favours.

Wedfest: Image 12 For our table plan we used chalk boards in varying sized frames and attached them to a wooden pallet stood on hay bales – it looked great!

 

Wedfest: Image 13
We created a wooden bar which looked great and really suited the theme of the day.

 

Wedfest: Image 14aWe had a bell tent for the kids full of garden games.

Wedfest: Image 14 A band played a mix of songs into the evening and we all had so much fun getting dressed up and dancing the night away to our silent disco in the woods.

 

Wedfest: Image 15
Guests posed for fun pics around large wooden LOVE letters.

 
 

Jennifer and Robin's contact book


Bands
The Belles
www.warble-entertainment.com/the-belles

Bands
Ceilidh Tree
www.ceilidhtree.co.uk

Bridesmaids' dresses
Coast
www.coast-stores.com

Catering
Urban Pantry Boutique Caterer
www.urban-pantry.com

Catering equipment
Jaspers Hire
www.jaspershire.co.uk

Ceremony and reception venue
The Clophill Centre
www.clophillcentre.co.uk

Festival flags
The Event Flag Hire Company
www.eventflaghire.co.uk

Flowers
Triangle Nursery
www.trianglenursery.co.uk

Groom's bow tie
Staghandmade
www.etsy.com/uk/shop/staghandmade

Groom's suit
Dobell Menswear
www.Dobell.co.uk

Marquee hire
Marquees with Pryde
www.marqueeswithpryde.co.uk

Photographer
Sharon Cooper Photography
www.sharoncooper.co.uk

Silent disco
Silent Disco Direct
www.silentdiscodirect.co.uk