Pulling off a Modern Festival Wedding in the Lake District… Meg and Si!
A modern festival wedding in the lake district sounds easy to pull off right? Wrong – there’s actually a hell of a lot to this type of wedding, a lot of work, a lot of trust in your own abilities, design, ideas, luck in finding suppliers etc. You see you pick a blank canvas of a field and then have to visualise every single aspect of it. There’s no wedding venue to go and see to get ideas. This is exactly how Meg and Si chose to do their day, and my word did it pay off.
Meg and Si, avid festival goers, who try and rack up a few gigs every year, felt compelled to plan their day in a way that was untraditional and really true to who they are as individuals.
Firstly, let me hand you over to the stunning couple so they can tell you all about themselves and their planning journey:
How did you both meet? and what is your engagement story?
”We met 10 years ago when I got a summer job at the cafe and bakery that Simon’s family run and he was working their too.
On our 3rd date we went to Kendal calling festival and since then have been to plenty more together!We got engaged in 2019 in our flat in London when we realised it was our anniversary and opened a bottle of wine to celebrate! We got talking about old times and Simon decided it would be a good time to propose!Since then we have moved back to the Lake District where we both grew up, and had our daughter Skye.”
Tell me about your wedding planning journey?
”The wedding planning has been a long journey as we have rearranged twice! In 2020 due to covid and then in 2021 we decided to postpone again as covid restrictions were still around and we wanted singing dancing hugging and no masks at our wedding! We would also have had an 8 week old baby so we thought moving to 2022 was a good idea all around.
Luckily all our suppliers have been absolutely wonderful and understanding and although they were difficult decisions to make, once we made them everyone was so helpful and postponing wasn’t a problem at all.
We did however keep our registry office booking and so got officially married on the 7th September 2021 with close family.”
Let’s show you some of the amazing highlights from their day:
The list of wedding suppliers who made this day possible
Food – smoke and steel
Jumpsuit – Rosa Bloom
Dress – Hope and Ivy
Tipis – Fjell Tipis
Cake – Groom’s gran
Desserts – The Apple Pie Bakery (groom’s family business)
Celebrant – The couples friend who drunkenly got ‘ordained’ – Stephen Ray
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