Last year I had the absolute pleasure of being a guest at a truly unique wedding; this was the kind of event where I felt a little like Alice in wonderland; falling down a rabbit hole to a secret magical place. Today at 42nd and Style Street we are super excited to be sharing with you a little glimpse of that very special day as we feature our first real wedding post!!
Ellie and Graeme chose a yurt camp in a forest in the middle of the lovely Exmoor National park in Devon for their festival themed destination wedding…aka ‘Grelliefest’. This pair are dedicated DIYers, making their own bunting, guest book, invitations (festival tickets), paper flowers and seating plan to mention just a small selection of their creative outputs.
They executed the festival theme to perfection! In true festival style, guests at Grelliefest camped (or rather Glamped) in yurts on site for the weekend. Grelliefest fare over the weekend included traditional local Cornish pasties and cider as well as festival favourites like hog roast and even an old school ice cream cart.
In a creative nod to any festival goers wardrobe essential, wellies; Ellie and Graeme’s chose little coloured wellie boots filled with flowers as their table centrepieces which along with homemade bunting adorned the gorgeous tipi, making it the perfect setting for a festival feast.
Dancing was outdoors under strings of fairy lights to a festival band and at the end of the evening, a little tea light path led guests through the woods to another clearing where the celebrations continued long into the night with guests toasting marshmallows over the campfire, partaking in a little tightrope walking and dancing til the wee hours at a silent disco.
For those couples out there wanting to do something a little different, let Ellie and Graeme be your inspiration – not only was this a pretty unique and amazing wedding but also this was a really great boutique festival. Congratulations to Ellie and Graeme and thank you for sharing with us. X