Colourful Festival Summer Wedding

Nadine & Dean // 25.08.2018

Dean promised Nadine that one day they would throw their own version of Glastonbury. I think they came pretty close with their EPIC festival wedding, tucked away in the fields of Redhill earlier this summer…

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(Possibly the worlds sweetest couple) N & D are creatives, and every detail of their day - from the bunting designed by their guests, to their best friends leading the ceremony - oozed heart and soul.

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Nadine works (amongst her many talents) as a freelance video editor and we met on the set of a short film she was directing a couple of years ago. She has worked with many photographers and film-makers over the years, so I was truly honoured (if not a little bit terrified!) when she asked me to capture her day!

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Westmead Events is the COOLEST space. Fields, long grass, space for a Tipi, willow trees, water, tents…it is everything you could dream of for a festival wedding! Lisa (the owner) was so warm and generous with her time and space, allowing us to get playful with smoke grenades and party into the wee hours of the morning!

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Handily, Nadine’s bridesmaid Sammy is the owner of Deco Noir Events, and they provided the COOLEST vintage piano bar, with so many beautiful accessories, including an awesome old-school photo booth. Sammy is a total babe, and I can’t recommend her business enough - it made for the best relaxation point during the day and night!

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Big thanks to ma bro Chris for being a badass assistant on this one!

Big thanks to ma bro Chris for being a badass assistant on this one!

As the sun set the party really began - first with a Ceilidh (my first experience of one - and I’m fully converted) and then with some classic indie rock and pop bangers. It was the perfect ending to the most perfect of weddings.

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N & D are two of the kindest, creative and generous people you could hope to meet, let alone work with. They curated their wedding to reflect them, and ensured that their guests were looked after and entertained from the moment they arrived. If only we could do it all over again!

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A huge shout out to all the incredible suppliers that worked on this day:

Wedding dress: Maggie Sottero (sample dress, bought from a wonderful lady who runs Dreams Second Hand Wedding Dress)

Bride’s shoes: Aldo “Emergency buy after t Freya Rose heels turned out to be ridiculously uncomfortable”

Bride’s accessories: Earrings & Anklets from Etsy 

Veil: Blossom & Bluebird

Bridesmaid dresses: Asos

Hair Stylist: Sarah Chapple, Power and Pin

Groom suit: Asos

Groomsmen suits: Rented from Moss Bros.

Flowers & Flower Crowns: Bettie Rose Flowers, Brighton

Cakes: Let Them Eat Cakes (4 tier cake) The other one was made by Deans family

Catering: The Flavour Kitchen 

Bands: Ceilidh Band: The Ceilidh Tree Rock Band: The Revival (booked through Tailored Entertainment)

Vintage Piano Cocktail Bar & Tent: Bridesmaid Sammy, who owns Deco Noir 

Wedding Location: Westmead Events

Tipi tents: Tentario

Glamping Tents: Canvas & Cows

AirBnb: “The beautiful family villa in Brighton we have booked via AirBnB, and the two guys who run it are absolutely wonderful!!”