Groom holding traffic cone above bride

Dawn and Matthew’s relaxed and fun festival style wedding took place on a farm. Their day included lots of personal details, including a VW Campervan (what festival would be complete without one?) which they chose as their wedding transport because they used to own one before they emigrated to Australia. Their guests enjoyed a garden party the day before the wedding and camped in the field ready for the big day, and in true farm style they had a cool barn dance during their evening reception.

If you are planning a festival or farm wedding we hope you get loads of inspiration from these pictures taken by Tyron Craig Mackenzie Photography.

“Our wedding theme was based on a festival as we are both passionate about music, have been to many festivals and had our first kiss at a festival! We picked Woodland Valley Farm as our venue as it was really flexible and beautiful, and it had the option for camping and accommodation on site which was a great plus.

“The farm was very relaxed and allowed us to create the look we wanted, which was so important to us. We utilised the fact it was a farm to our advantage, using old milk urns and watering cans in the decor and hay bales as seating. We chose pastel colours which again allowed flexibility and we felt instead of having only two or three colours a mishmash of complementing shades would look amazing. We had flowers everywhere in little jam jars and also candles and fairy lights, and everything was handmade by ourselves or family and friends; everything had a meaning and a story. We had strings of photographs of ourselves with our family and friends on the barn walls to remind everyone of how important they are to us, especially as we have emigrated to Australia.”

Couple walking in field

Long striped socks

Couple looking at each other

Holding hands

Festival wedding invitation

Bride having hair braided

Bride having hair braided

Wedding dress

Bride smiling

Bride having dress done up

Woman with hand over mouth

Opening beer bottle

Fastening braces

Groom with braces

VW camper van

VW camper van interior

Groom waiting for bride

Flower girls walking down aisle

Father walking bride down aisle

Wedding ceremony in barn

Bride and groom looking into each other's eyes

Bride and groom kiss

Young girl throwing confetti

Groomsmen showing socks

Bride standing in front of groomsmen

Bride's bouquet

Bride and groom on hill

Bride holding parasol with groom

Bride and groom kiss

Bride holding bouquet

Groom in blue suit holding parasol

VW camper van

Bride and groom in VW camper van

Wedding reception in barn

Wedding top table in barn

Sunflowers in watering can

Small pot of flowers

Wedding place tag with buttons

Jam wedding favours

Jam wedding favours

Men walking with wheel barrow

Bride and groom

Hanging lights and lanterns in barn for wedding

Father of the bride speech

Woman with head in hands at speech

Groom drinking from Champagne bottle

Groom speech

Bride and groom hug after speech

Wedding toast

Wedding guests posing with picture frames

Bride and groom walking up hill

Bride and groom on hill

Bride and groom on hill

Groom holding traffic cone above bride

Bride and groom with arms in the air

Bride and groom cutting cake with sword

Wedding first dance

Bride and groom dance

Bride and groom kiss on dance floor

Photography: Tyron Craig Mackenzie Photography

Venue and Catering: Woodland Valley Farm

Wedding Dress: ‘Rosella’ by Sally Eagle

Shoes: Handmade daisy flats from Etsy

Bridesmaids Dresses: Long chiffon dresses from different UK stores

Flower Girl Dresses: Monsoon

Groom’s Outfit: Two piece Ben Sherman suit. Waistcoat from Debenhams

Groomsmen’s Outfits: Cream chinos from ASOS. Braces from eBay

Flowers: All by the bride’s mum, Teresa Lodge. Bouquet of white roses, gypsophila and white freesias, hydrangea table flowers

Cake: Lemon cake by bride’s nana Elaine

Stationery: Homemade

Transport: VW camper van

Styling Details and Finishing Touches: Homemade – recycled jam jars decorating with lace, brown string and buttons, and filled with candles and flowers. Tables scattered with pearls and barn decorated with fairy lights and bunting. Wooden signs handmade by groom