When Imogen and Nat first got in touch in their search for a festival wedding photographer in Devon, I knew immediately that I wanted to be the one to capture their wedding.
Relaxed, personal and with a festival vibe, their day sounded incredible. Not only are they the loveliest, but the most fun and easy-going couple, their festival style wedding day was also just so beautiful and personal to them.
Festival Style Wedding Venue in Devon Countryside
For their festival themed wedding, Imogen and Nat planned to create an outdoor festival vibe with a camping ground. They wanted to spend the day in good company, with good food and a relaxed atmosphere.
While they were searching for the right venue, Nat’s parents sold their home in London and bought a countryside property in Devon. They suggested to Imogen and Nat that they could host their wedding there.
When they went to see it, they found it perfect for what they had in mind. They held their ceremony outside the orangery, the drinks reception on the lawn outside the house and set up a marquee for the reception on the tennis court.
On the big field behind the house, they had a glamping company set up tents for their friends (and themselves!).
Festival Wedding Styled to Perfection
When it came to styling the venue and the bridal party they created a colour palette which was based heavily on their favourite colour, green.
The bridesmaids were free to pick their own outfits to wear, as long as they were in the shades of green. They all looked incredible on the day in perfectly mismatched outfits. Groomsmen wore matching outfits with green tweed jackets.
Imogen opted for a bespoke two-piece bridal outfit, which she accessorised with clogs and a flower crown. The skirt had their initials N & I embroidered on the train.
The couple worked with the florist and an illustrator to create a beautiful and unique reception setting inside a marquee.
The florist Emma of Martha and the Meadow created beautiful hanging installations as well as table florals.
Rebecca Bright created a unique hand-painted table seating board as well as all the name tags and menus.
Imogen and Nat hand died all the table napkins themselves to coordinate the colours with the seating plan and rented their crockery to perfectly suit their modern festival style.
DIY Festival Wedding Ideas
As their day was based at the family home, there was inevitably a lot of DIY involved and their family and friends all got involved.
Nat’s mum and dad worked tirelessly to get the place ready, from removing a section of the tennis court fence so that it was perfectly in line, to trimming all the lawns and hedges and ensuring that every part of the venue was safe.
Imogen’s Mum and Dad were equally as supportive collecting rose petals for confetti, creating an amazing ‘old school vibe’ Photo Booth with tons of vintage family heirlooms and re-covering loads of directors chairs.
Nat designed and then hand made over 20 festival style flags. Every sign and marker was beautifully hand-painted by one of the bridesmaids.
Their friends made a huge paper flower arch in the barn and helped design all the lights and festoons so that they could light up every part of the venue come nightfall.
The dessert table was also a big homemade affair with everyone from aunties, to mums, to best friends making and designing cakes and sweet treats to serve.
Bride’s outfit – Bethany Theatwerill
Bride’s shoes – Kitty Clogs
Groom’s suit – Walker Slater
Florist – Martha and the Meadow
Stationary – Rebecca Bright
Crockery hire – Classic Crockery
Catering – The Old Dairy Kitchen
Photographer – Maja Tsolo
Marquee – Adams Marquees
Camping tents: Pitch Tents