A fairytale forest set the scene for Eileen and Andrew's festival-inspired nuptials.

Eileen McGoven, 29, married Andrew Gaunt-Warner, 35, at Woodland Weddings' Lila's Wood on 5th August, 2017.

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Andrew, his two best men and seven ushers wore a waistcoat and jacket with beige trousers rather than a full suit. He loves shopping so finding an outfit was never going to be an issue!

 

Secluded glen: Image 2aAmazingly I chose my dress really quickly – I instantly loved it when I tried it on. I'd imagined I'd have a tea-length dress but the longer length suited me so much more.

Secluded glen: Image 2 I don't wear a lot of make-up so I kept it light and neutral. I loved my plait hairstyle and I added a beautiful hair vine along with some daisies from the bouquets.

 

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I knew I wanted skirts and tops for our bridesmaids rather than dresses. Luckily for me they were very chilled and everything suited everyone perfectly.

 

Secluded glen: Image 4aThe tipi where the meal was hosted was full of fairylights and looked beautiful.

Secluded glen: Image 4 There were so many little touches to the venue. The wishing pond seemed magical and the beautiful treehouse was a stunning backdrop.

 

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My youngest niece and our nephews were flowergirl and pageboys. We really wanted them involved and our niece totally outshone me on the day.

 

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We wanted an outdoor, festival-feel and when I went to the Lila's Wood for the first time, I loved it straight away. I couldn't believe we'd found somewhere so beautiful.

 

Secluded glen: Image 7aWe didn't want big bouquets so we opted for daisies and gypsophila. They looked really pretty and natural.

Secluded glen: Image 7 I travelled to the ceremony with my dad, two of my sisters and my niece in a vintage VW Campervan. It was so exciting knowing that we were finally on our way.

 

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Whilst we adored the venue, it was meeting Sam, Faye and the team that made it all the more special. They're amazing people and couldn't have done more.

 

Secluded glen: Image 9aWe decorated our tables with candelabras, flowers placed in gin bottles and natural green table runners.

Secluded glen: Image 9 Music's a big thing for us so our table names were bands or singers that we love and have seen together.

 

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Everyone who was at the wedding and married had their big-day photos dotted around the tables. We loved the idea of our guests coming in and spying their own pics.

 

Secluded glen: Image 11aOur welcome drinks were a choice of beer or gin cocktails served in vintage teacups.

Secluded glen: Image 11 Our table plan was written onto a gorgeous framed mirror that stood on an easel.

 

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Towards the end of the night an acoustic guitarist played around the firepit and the DJ played from the treehouse with guests dancing on the forest floor.

 
 

Eileen and Andrew's contact book


Bridal party accommodation
The Bell
www.thebellastonclinton.co.uk

Bride's accessories
Etsy (hair vine)
www.etsy.com

Bride's dress
Rock the Frock
www.rockthefrockbridal.co.uk

Bride's hair and make-up
Jenni Defalco
www.jennidefalco.com

Bride's shoes
Dorothy Perkins (shoes)
www.dorothyperkins.com

Bridesmaids' dresses
H&M (skirts)
www.hm.com

Bridesmaids' dresses
River Island (tops)
www.riverisland.com

Evening face glitter
Flutterbye Faces
www.facebook.com/Flutterbye0faces

Favours
Mind
www.mind.org.uk

Favours
Cancer research
www.shop.cancerresearchuk.org

Groom's and groomsmens' outfits
The Vintage Suit Hire Company
www.vintagesuithire.co.uk

Photographer
Matthew Bishop Photography
www.mbishopphotography.co.uk

Rings
John Medhurst Jewellers
www.johnmedhurst.co.uk

Stationery
Planet Cards
www.planet-cards.co.uk

Table names
Dearheart Calligraphy
www.instagram.com/dearheartcalligraphy

Transport
Vintage Vdub Weddings
www.vintagevdubweddings.co.uk

Venue
Woodland Weddings Lila's Wood
www.woodland-weddings.com

Venue flowers
Adele Floral Designs
www.adelefloraldesigns.co.uk