Kirsty and Luke’s relaxed, outdoor, tipi festival wedding was one of those weekends that just stays with you as two of the best days of the summer. I still have the wrist band and a persistent bit of glitter that just won’t budge off the sole of my silver wedding shoes!
Their dream was to have a wedding that had a laid back mix of tradition, personality and most of all fun. If you're looking for inspiration for your very own wedding music festival, take a look. A perfect partnership of creatives, a photographer and a drummer, Kirsty and Luke's free spirited attitude meant that their wedding represented their passion for music, encapsulated those laid back summer vibes and set the tone for one hell of a party across two of the hottest days of the year.
The pair were married in a ceremony that was sensitive and heartfelt. Held at St Mary’s church, a pretty little Welsh chapel in the village of Usk where the bride and groom were both born. Some of the couple's much loved family members were both married and buried there so it was the obvious choice for them. After the ceremony, the couple took a quiet, private walk through the church grounds and laid a sunflower on the graves of their loved ones. It was beautiful and poignant.
The newlyweds then hopped into a vintage VW camper van to their festival site, where a gorgeous, tipi reception was set up on the green fields of Usk cricket ground, where their guests awaited them armed with a handful of rainbow petal confetti.
The details that Kirtsy and Luke included were so personal, a festival wristband and a jelly shot upon entrance, welsh cake favours, home grown flowers in rainbow coloured watering cans, hand painted signs and a mobile 'hip shaker bar' were among the many little details that made their day so special.
The sunny afternoon was a laid back party, lounging on hay bales and dancing in the cool shade of the of the bell tents where the guests rocked out to some incredible musicians and were treated to festival food from local suppliers and donuts from a donut wall. Even their local ice cream van turned up!
In true festival form the bands lit up the stage and packed the dance floor. The groom, Luke took centre stage to bash out a few sets on the drums and everyone had a weekend they will never forget. Their guests spent the whole weekend laughing, dancing, drinking cider barefoot on the grass, falling out off hammocks and laughing again
Kirsty and Luke, thank you. Your wedding festival totally rocked and I am so happy that I was part of it . Now, where do I sign up for next years?
Photography: Jennifer West Photography
Videography: Trust Productions
Tipi: Timber & Canvas
Bride's dress: Perfection Bridal, Cardiff
Bridemaid's dresses: Mix Bridal
Flowers: Emily Santos & Annala Walker
Wedding flags: Event Flag Hire
Ice cream van: Mel’s Whippy
Catering: Clever Chefs
Make up: Hannah Hazel
Hair Stylist: Burlesque Hair Co, Caerleon
Cake toppers: Jenevieve’s Creations