Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Woodland Festival Wedding at Broyle Place, Sussex

Reception Marquee with Light Blue Draping and Bunting  
In September 2012 Theme-Works Weddings created a magical Woodland Festival themed wedding for Jen and Jamie. Jen describes her experience working with Theme-Works Weddings to style her big day.

Which theme did you choose for your wedding? 

"We both enjoy going to music festivals and we wanted our wedding to reflect this. Our wedding venue was a 12th century manor house with an old oak boathouse in the grounds which enabled the ceremony to be held outside, surrounded by a lovely mature wooded area. We felt that the Woodland Festival theme would really suit the venue. We also wanted a sky blue colour theme in the wedding too, as this was a colour my late father wore quite a lot, and reminded me of him, so it was a way of having him there with us on our big day."

"Before our big day Kate from Theme-Works Weddings came and visited the venue with us and suggested lots of amazing ideas that really worked to bring the festival theme to Broyle Place. Blue and white feather flags lined the wooded driveway, and there were picnic blankets and baskets under the trees for the guests to sit on, as well as beautiful bunting all through the trees."

Voile draping on boathouse

Garden Ceremony 
"Our table centrepieces were fabulous- they really captured the woodland theme, and also incorporated delphiniums, which were one of my Dads favourite flowers- another way that Theme-Works Weddings helped his presence to be felt on the day."
Table Center Pieces with Milk Jugs on Tree Trunk Slices
"Inside the marquee looked fantastic, with more bunting, and the blue theme carried on with blue voile draping across the ceiling and in the flowers on the table centrepieces."
Cake Table and Bunting
What was your favourite part of your day?

"The best bit, and my most favourite memory of the whole day (apart from marrying my husband of course!) was when all the guests sat down for the wedding breakfast ; watching guests from young to old donning bunny ears, glitter hats and wigs from the fancy dress favour boxes! It was a real talking point which broke the ice between guests that didn’t know each other, and made for some great photos! The atmosphere that the fancy dress created was unbelievable, to have all our guests laughing and thoroughly embracing the fun was just brilliant."
Party Goodie Bags
"The cherry on top of the cake was really the side stalls- all the guests came out after the wedding breakfast to have a go on them, and it was great seeing them all (esp the younger ones) walking around with their prizes!"

Side Stalls

What did your guests say about your wedding decor and styling?

"The feedback we got from the guests was 100% positive. I think that everyone that I spoke to commented on how fabulous the venue looked. Even the manager of Broyle Place, Emma, said that she had never seen the venue look so good, especially the way the boathouse was draped. The atmosphere that the fancy dress created was unbelievable- to have all our guests laughing and thoroughly embracing the fun was just brilliant. And it has to be said, we were literally gobsmacked when we saw the marquee for the first time- the transformation from the plain, bare marquee that we had seen when we visited the venue, to what we saw was truly unbelievable, and we both have just loved looking through all the pics again and remembering how good it looked."
Black and White Dancefloor with Starcloth
Do you have any advice for couples looking for something a bit special at their wedding?

"I would advise any brides (or grooms!) to get Theme-Works Weddings to help them!! I can honestly say that I would not change anything, and I think that my hubby and all our guests would agree. I read about a thousand wedding magazine and browsed so many websites in the run up to our wedding, and on our own, there was no way we could have pulled off the day that you guys gave us."

"To say that we were absolutely over the moon with everything would be an understatement- you gave us the real WOW factor that has had our guests talking about our wedding for weeks after- in fact, whenever we see anyone now they still comment on how good it was!! Kate and Sophie did the most amazing job of planning and organising, and came up with the most fabulous ideas when I talked to them about what me and Jamie wanted for our big day."

Topiary trees and seating

"I was blown away by how Theme-Works Weddings incorporated what we wanted in with their ideas, and when I arrived at the venue just before the ceremony I just could not believe that this was MY big day- it was like something that you could only dream of. They really had taken into consideration the essence of the venue, and all the decorations, from the bunting to the table centres, right through to the draping of the oak boathouse where we said our vows, complimented the venue so so well. Both Sophie and Kate bent over backwards to help put this anxious bride at ease- especially when it came to answering all my constant emails! They liaised with the venue to make sure that everyone involved knew exactly what was going on, and I was able to relax (well, relax as much as any bride-to-be can!!), because I knew that so much of what we wanted was taken care of. Before Theme-Works Weddings came on board me and Jamie had been worrying about getting everything done the morning before the wedding- Jamie had an image of him getting to the venue with the ushers at 6am to get decorations and table centres in place! It was just such a weight off our minds that Sophie, Kate and her team could take care of things for us."

If you'd like Theme-Works Weddings to style your big day call 01273 224777, email info@theme-works.co.uk or visit www.them-works.co.uk/weddings

All images in this post are from Theme-Works Real Weddings 2012

Photography credit: Nicola Rhodes

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