Wedding Diary #3 - VENUE
Soooo... you have been asked the big question Or asked the question yourself you have a beautiful new(or old) engagement ring and are now starting to make plans for the big day!!!
I personally am not a big fan of the big, plain white marquees or big hotel weddings as I think they can all seem a bit samey and your memories blend into one. So here are some more unusual and unique WEDDING VENUE ideas for that special day.
I recently went to a wonderful wedding in a Papa Kata bell tent which was amazing, so different and full of character! Papa Kata specialise in hiring out Kåta tents for parties, weddings, festivals and events - teepee style tents pioneered by the Sami people of Lapland. They're utterly gorgeous, and make for a very different sort of party space than a run-of-the-mill marquee.
We hung bunting and fairy lights to decorate and there was a huge fire pit in the centre to keep everyone warm
How about an outdoors wedding with wonderful sea views? I would love to get married at Scarborough Spa in the famous sun court (featured in the film "little voice")
I have always dreamed of getting married in a castle! Castle weddings are becoming more popular and there are plenty to choose from in England, Scotland and Wales.
Tullibole Castle in Scotland is a lovely, smaller wedding venue
These ideas are all very grand, if, like most of us you have less cash to splash these days how about hiring a local village/church hall/scout hut. This gives you a blank canvas to decorate however you like at a fraction of the cost, here are some lovely examples...
OR how about a lovely barn wedding! Slip your local farmer a few quid and give your wedding a real rustic country feel...