Chic, stylish, relaxed luxe loveliness I pinched myself on receiving this stunning submission from wedding celebrant Jan Shillito of Celebration Ceremonies & Weddings. Penned by Jan as “a cracker of a wedding I’m sure your readers will love to hear about” she was so on-the-mark. A meaningful story is being the scheme of the day which was captured by Jo Irvine Photography – highly personal and incredibly pretty, you’re in for a Tuesday treat…
From celebrant Jan: Aptly dubbed “The Aisle of Wright” wedding festival due to the Groom’s surname being Wright and having met by chance at Bestival on the Isle of White, Steve and Debbie’s wedding took place during September in the beautiful rustic barn at Camp Katur in Kirklington, North Yorkshire – a location the couple in love with at first sight as it allowed them to have a more relaxed and personal ceremony and celebrate their marriage their way – festival style of course!
The ceremony included their own personal promises and vows to each each other and a ring warming ceremony. Celebrations then continued down in their Papakata that overlooked the wedding village meadow where guests were glamping in safari tents, yurts, meadow pods and pretty bell tents. Each of their tables were named after a festival they had been to and music and entertainment was by the very creative and quirky TJ and his suitcase on the mouthorgan followed by their DJ friends.
From Bride Debbie: It was a very personal celebration as we both met at a festival, and we wanted to recreate that happy, free spirited festival feel, which we truly did. The most memorable part was the ceremony, the atmosphere was so relaxed and calm, the script for our ceremony was so personal to us and reflected our personalities perfectly.Our favours were isle of ‘Wright ‘ wrist bands and we kept receiving pictures, and still are, of our guests finally removing them. It really was a festival wedding to remember.
One of our friends said it was the best wedding ever and that we should do it every year!
Our favourite bits were of course having all our family and friends in one place – the moment we walked up to the Papakata seeing everyone enjoying themselves and seeing what we had created. Also the speeches and our first dance.
Every single thing just fits so beautifully…this is artfully styled and so successful because the details have earned their place as personal loves and likes of the couple, inspired by their own story. The venue, the flowers (more specifically THAT crown!), the bridesmaids, the dress…oh my!
//Credits: Celebrant: Jan Shillito, Celebration Ceremonies & Weddings//Photography: Jo Irvine Photography//Venue: Camp Katur//Teepee: Papakata//Bell tents: Glampit//Flowers : Firenza Floral Design //On-the-day co-ordination: Celebration Ceremonies & Weddings //Music: TJ and his suitcase//Catering: Eat me drink me//Roast hog: Travelling Pig//Soundsystem: Elation DJs//VW Campervan: Dubstrips//Breakfast van: Chips and Things//MUA: Stephanie Brookes//Hair stylist: Cassie Shawyer at Koko Hair//Cake: by Nina Porvey (Bride’s friend)//Gown: Stewart Parvin