A Festival of Love in Suffolk
Seasoned festival goers James and Laura decided that the only way to celebrate their wedding was to host their very own bespoke festival – hence the one and only Wedfest was born, especially for their big day! From wristbands to space hoppers, this unique festival was definitely the main event of their summer, with romance at its heart.
The music loving couple tied the knot at Bruisyard Hall, an elegant 700 acre country estate, dating back to 1354. Located in Saxmundham, this popular wedding venue offers both modern luxury and plenty of history, in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. The estate also includes a stunning and newly renovated 17th century barn for weddings of all sizes, as well as offering stylish and comfortable accommodation for up to 24 guests.
Wedfest kicked off on a beautifully hot and sunny day in June. James and his ushers got ready together downstairs in the main hall, all sporting smart three piece combos and matching floral ties which had been cleverly embroidered on the back with the couples’ names and the date.
The girls got ready upstairs and Laura looked radiant in a floor length, delicately embroidered sleeveless dress. She held a stunning bouquet of summer blooms in romantic pinks and whites and had three gorgeous little bridesmaids by her side. The newly-weds looked picture perfect, a really beautiful couple.
After the service everyone enjoyed drinks outside, sipping from Wedfest themed jam jars through cute pink and white striped vintage style straws. There were so many quirky touches to this wedding which made it original – vinyl records were inscribed with names of all the festivals the couple had been to for table names, vintage milk bottles held creative selections of wildflowers and the obligatory (pink) wellies of course made an appearance, but in this context to display artfully constructed floral arrangements! The wedding cake was a masterfully multi-layered victoria sponge, surrounded by colourful cupcakes, all displayed on rustic logs and decorated with berries and flowers. A visual - and edible - treat!
After the meal, a fantastic live band provided a great selection of music and the guests were also treated to a Photo Booth with all the props, which caused much hilarity. As dusk fell people toasted S’mores over a fire pit, which really added to the festival atmosphere.
Wedfest was a true celebration of romance and fun, with James and Laura the headline act! This was definitely a festival to remember for many years to come.