Wedding Yurts ~ A delightful afternoon tea & news of new products and services…

Handing right on over to lovely Lizzie of Wedding Yurts this lunch time, to talk to you about a recent event that she and a fab team of creatives hosted to showcase the potential of hiring a yurt for your wedding reception…

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2012, Nikki Kirk

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 We celebrated the launch of our new all-inclusive Wedding Yurt Package with an old English country tea party in the gardens of The Old Farmhouse last weekend,over the May bank holiday. 

The sun actually shone, we sipped pink bubbly whilst enjoying the gorgeous view, ate delicious home-baked, straight out-of-the-oven scones with fresh cream and home-made raspberry jam. We relaxed in the yurts, under the trees in the orchard and on picnic blankets dotted around the beautiful gardens.

A blissful day in the Cotswolds countryside was enjoyed by all. Thank you to all who came and celebrated with us…

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The day before our guests arrived we were very busy with a photo shoot capturing the finer details of our new Wedding Yurt Package. We would love to show you the beautiful pictures from the shoot and take the opportunity to introduce you to the yurt package concept, our ethos and our extremely talented and expert team led by Lizzie Jones of Wedding Yurts and Clare Lee of Lilylee Floral Designs and owner of The Old Farmhouse…

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Our all-inclusive package includes everything you expect from a wedding venue, the Wedding Yurts, exclusive use of the gardens, catering, bar, floristry, styling,stationery and photographer. The packages  are designed to make the cost of a yurt wedding clear and affordable with one point of contact to ease the planning stresses.

The suppliers in our experienced team are all experts in their fields and are highly recommended to our couples. We have all worked together closely and complement each other as we aim to achieve the highest standards to ensure the perfect day. With our help you will feel confident that the venue and all the package details are as you have always dreamed. The yurts can be styled and decorated to any theme and feel. We work very closely with you to create your own special blend of ideas and through our consultations the theme is developed. In this way the package becomes uniquely yours and totally bespoke…

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Our wedding yurts are beautifully hand-crafted from sweet chestnut wood and covered with cream canvas. They look very happy nestled amongst the trees and under the ancient weeping ash at The Old Farmhouse. Blending in to the countryside, they add to the beauty of the surrounding scenery…

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Our theme at The Old Farmhouse for the launch photo shoot and tea party was an Old English Country Garden wedding. Clare used the tea cup as the central theme, hanging them in the trees and at night they held candles and lit a woodland path. They were used on the table planner and even sat atop the cake.

Exotic blended teas were displayed in vintage jars and the wonderful names of the teas were used as the table names. David Austin roses added perfectly to the Old English feel and were enhanced by using only traditional country garden flowers. Finally the touch of vintage glamour was created with a lady’s boudoir in a small yurt.

With antique mirrors and furniture, vintage books and crystal chandeliers the more chic than shabby theme was complete.

Lilyfee Floral Design and Styling…

Clare has lived in the village of Dumbleton for eight years and is hugely inspired by the soft colours and rolling hills of this beautiful part of England. “I hope this is reflected in my floral arrangements”. Clare takes delight in working very closely with each bride to create the desired result…

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She has created many different styles of wedding – the classic romantic, informal country and awe-inspiring modern in venues such as 30 St Mary Axe "The Gherkin" in the City of London. “Styling comes naturally to me as I have always offered my brides more than just floristry, and this shoot has been enormous fun pulling all the tiny details together”. Recently, Lilyfee has been featured in several wedding magazines and blogs, and Clare is now the approved florist for the Cotswolds for David Austin Roses.

Wedding Yurts Catering…

Lizzie's background is in food and nutrition and so it makes perfect sense that she would want to keep the catering in-house. She worked on yoga retreats around the world for five years cooking healthy nutritious food and she opened a restaurant in Goa, India. Her passion for food and nutrition was inspired by her friend Foxy who is now head cook at Wedding Yurts

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Foxy's food is simply exquisite, delicious home-cooked food prepared from fresh, seasonal and local produce catering for all dietary requirements. We had a lot of fun preparing a banquet of sumptuous foods for the photo shoot, it’s important for food to be simple, beautiful and delicious and to arouse all of the senses…

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The cake was made especially for the photo shoot and is now for sale! A delicious juicy fruit cake which gets better with age! Contact Lizzie for details…

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Sarah Edwards from Montague Press offers completely personalised handmade wedding and event stationery using only the finest materials. Sarah designed the stationery for the shoot to fit perfectly in with the tea theme and created wonderful name cards, place setting wonderful name cards, place settings, menus, thank you cards and more,all inspired by the shape of real fresh tea bags. We had flower meaning cards hanging amongst the tea cups which added a fun element to the styling…

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Wedding yurt packages are also delighted to offer additional experts who we have had the privilege to work with. They are hand-picked and therefore guaranteed to add an extra element to your unique day.

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Suzie from Karma Kars can offer you a 1940's Ambassador car to take you from the St Peters church in the village of Dumbleton to the Old Farmhouse via a trip to the stunning hills of the Cotswolds, in style…

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We have an exciting  list of very varied entertainers and musicians, thus allowing for most tastes.
We even have a soft furnishings expert who can create wonders for the yurts and gardens.

We are delighted to have Nikki Kirk of Nikki Kirk Photography on our team. She is a well-established and recognised photographer who is known for her ability to capture the magic of an occasion as it unfolds, through her unique photographic style. She has a calming, relaxed and utterly professional style.
Working with Nikki is an absolute privilege and we think the above photos say it all.

Wedding Yurt Package details at The Old Farmhouse…
Catering for a three course meal we can seat 50 or 100 for a buffet meal.  The package we offer is affordable as one fixed price, and from there we can modify the details to suit your personal requirements:-

The hire of the Wedding Yurts including wooden floors,furniture, lighting and wood burner
The exclusive use of the gardens
The florist and styling
The caterers and bar
The photographer
The stationer
Glass of champagne for you and your guests
We will also offer and guide you with a choice of:
Wedding Celebrants
Wedding Planners
Accommodation and Travel

For more details about the Wedding Yurt Package contact [email protected].

We have two very exciting announcements. We will be launching our brand new 32ft yurt at the end of June. It will be able to seat 100 guests and if connected to our existing 20ft yurt seat 150 guests. We are taking bookings for 2012 and 2013 now.

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We are offering a new premium venue located in the heart of the Cotswolds. The lawns of a19th century manor house with breath-taking views will comfortably house all four of our wedding yurts. Set in acres of secluded countryside we can offer the exclusive use of the wild gardens and arboretum and even a few rooms for the bridal party within the house. As availability is limited and the venue is truly stunning we will be offering only three weddings per year. One in the spring, summer and autumn only!



Contributors to the Tea Party Wedding shoot  

Venue, Styling and Floral: Lily Fee Floral Designs
Yurts + Food: Wedding Yurts {Lizzie Jones, Foxy Morris} Email [email protected]
Photography: Nikki Kirk
Stationary: Montague Press
Wedding Cake: Foxy Morris, via Wedding Yurts
Vehicle: Karma Kars
Wedding dress, hair accessories, cutlery: White Rose Bridal
Real teas and sample packs: Tip Top Tea
Soft furnishing: Alex Scott

* This is a sponsored post.  If you are interested in working with Love My Dress on a sponsored post of your own, please contact us on [email protected].  We look forward to hearing from you.


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.