Venues

6 Unique wedding venue ideas for the less traditional!

Although getting married in a church is the dream wedding for most, others dream of a wedding that is a little less traditional. Whether it’s down to religious beliefs or personal preference, having your ceremony in a more unique venue is starting to become increasingly popular amongst couples that are getting married. With that in mind, here are 6 unique wedding venue ideas for the less traditional.

Unique wedding venue ideas

On a serene, calm beach on your favourite island

If you’re looking for a venue that screams luxury, you may want to consider getting married on a private beach. Whether it’s a beach in the Mediterranean or in the Caribbean, you can be sure you’ll be the happiest you’ve ever been saying your vows with your toes in the sand. Looking across the horizon as you celebrate your big day will remind you of the endless possibilities that await you and your new partner, giving you a sense of happiness that can’t be recreated anywhere else.

In a lively local brewery

For those that want something a little closer to home but with a lot of character, why not find out if any of your local breweries offer services? Whilst it may not have been something they have considered before, there are plenty of examples for you to show them if they’re concerned it won’t be possible. For a completely unique experience that will have your guests talking for months, a brewery is a great idea. After all, you’ll already have all the drinks you’ll need!

Inside a stunning barn

Another incredible location to get married is a local barn or farm. Lots of places are now offering this out as a service after a rise in barn weddings, so finding one in your area shouldn’t be too difficult. If you’re looking for a wedding that can be taken outside as well as in, this is definitely the perfect location as after the ceremony you and your guests could enjoy a meal outside in the sun. Obviously, this is weather and location dependent, but if you are guaranteed a beautiful wedding for your big day you should definitely consider it. For more information about barn weddings, you can visit this site here.

At a funfair or circus

If you’re a fun loving couple that wants a wedding with a twist, why not get married at the funfair or circus? Lots of fairs and circus’ are now offering wedding services where you can get married in your own private location, giving you and your family free reign of the park once you’re done. Although it may sound as though it will be a tacky experience, the rooms in which you can bet married are absolutely stunning and incredibly tasteful. Once you’re all done you know everyone is going to have an amazing time as there will so many different things to keep them occupied. Just think of the wedding photos too!

In an animal reserve or zoo

Similar to the funfair, there are lots of animal reserves and zoos that now allow you to get married there. Again you will have a gorgeous room in which you can have your ceremony, then you’re welcome to go out into the environment to explore and take wedding photos. Although it’s not for everyone, this truly is an experience to be remembered. For advice when it comes to planning a unique wedding, you can visit this wedding ebook.

In a gorgeous tree house setting

Finally, if you want something that is not only unique but stunning too, why not get married in a treehouse? Depending on where you live there may be a variety of different tree houses available to hire, each offering a slightly different service. The best thing to do is visit as many as you can, finding out which one is best suited to you and your partner. For more inspiration, you can visit this site here.

Are you looking for a unique way venue to get married? Where could you have your ceremony that will be different to everyone else? I would love to hear all about it.

Everything you need to consider for a country wedding

Country weddings are at the top of many people’s dream list for a reason, thanks to their ability to provide a picture-perfect backdrop for the most special day of your lives so far. With so many things to consider, planning a country wedding means considering logistics and practicalities, but also little touches that make the day personal to you. With that in mind, here’s 6 things to consider when planning a country wedding.

Be prepared for every weather

We know everyone dreams of perfectly fine, clear weather for their wedding day, but living in the UK, we know all too well that you need to be prepared for all eventualities. Keeping an eye on the weather as you build up to the big day is the best way to stay abreast of any contingency plans you may or may not need to implement. If the weather is looking particularly warm and sunny, ensure there are shaded areas for your guests to retreat from the heat, and if things are looking a little bleaker, make light of the situation by including baskets of emergency wellies and umbrellas. Whatever the weather, your day is set to be magical, so don’t fret!

Consider a themed Menu

If you’re going all out with the country theme, you may want to consider creating a menu that’s themed around the countryside. Choosing courses that reflect local British produce adds a nice touch, as does the potential of eating al fresco. Speak to your caterers about what you have in mind, and they will be able to advise you on foods that are currently in season.

Add a touch of twinkle

In an abundance of natural furnishings, there’s nothing better than subtle, romantic lighting to complement the gentle and relaxed feel. Twinkly fairy lights are a fantastic accompaniment to your venue décor, and can be draped around beams, from the ceiling or along fireplaces to add that little touch of sparkle.

Versatile accommodation

If you’ve chosen a stunningly secluded location to hold your wedding day, you’re going to want to consider sourcing suitable overnight accommodation for your family and friends. You want to make sure that your guests can find a place to stay that fits within any specific requirements and budgets that they may have. It’s a good idea when sending out your invitations to give your guests ideas on potential places to stay, whether a big country home in the Yorkshire Dales, Luxury Cotswolds Cottages, or log cabins in the peak district, there will be somewhere to suit everyone.

Those little touches

Once the big decisions have been made, it’s time to get down to personalisation. Most weddings that are attended are remembered for a couple of things, fantastic speeches, wonderful food, and those all-important little touches. Place baskets of flip flops, cosy blankets and disposable cameras around your venue for an inviting and personal atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy together.

Everything you need to consider for a country wedding

However you choose to spend your big day, it’s sure to be one of the most enchanting and exciting days in your life, so make sure to soak up all that there is to offer, with all of those that you love.

 

*This is a collaborative post.*

Wedding Elegance

A wedding is whatever you want it to be. It can be the fun and funky atmosphere that suits both you and your partner’s personality to a T. Or it can be the most elegant affair there ever was. But, whatever your style, elegant or not, we believe that every wedding should have a touch of it. It’s a day meant for celebration, class, and above all, fun! Don’t think that because you’re adding a little bit of elegance to your day, that you’re going to compromise on the style that you truly want. It’s just about making sure that you have the most fabulous day that you’ll remember for the rest of your lives. So, we want to show you a few ways that you can ensure your special day has a bit of elegance, have a read on to find out more.

Wedding-Elegance

Before The Day Elegance

So, the first thing that you need to try and master is having a bit of elegance before the day. Before the actual day of your wedding, all you will be doing is planning to make sure the day is absolutely perfect, and one of the biggest thing to try and sort is your dress. Now, you might already have an idea in your head of what style you might like, but that will all change when you go to the dress shop. Once you actually see yourself in a range of different dresses, your mind will definitely be turned. We believe that to add a bit of elegance to your dress, you need to focus on being simplistic. Long lace sleeved, with a satin plain white long finish is the perfect kind of dress for a bit of elegance. The arms are a beautiful touch that’s a firm favourite among brides to be all year round.

On The Day Elegance

You’ll have built up this moment in your head for so long, that you can’t even remember what it’s like not to be nervous. If you want our advice, the best way to calm those nerves is to get there in style. If you take a look at companies such as Seamless Chauffeur, you’ll be able to see a company who will chauffeur you to your wedding in complete class and style! It’s something a little different to the traditional wedding car, and it can really help to make you feel special on your special day. As for your partner, he could go for something similar!

After The Day Elegance

Some would say that what happens after the wedding day is most important. If you haven’t thought about a honeymoon, then get looking now! There are so many tropical and luxurious locations that really do scream elegance. Whether you chose to go on your honeymoon straight away, or a few months down the line, you should definitely have something in place before you head down the aisle. It is a chance for you both to enjoy married life before the chaos of real life sets in!