SNEAK PEEK – A STYLED SHOOT AT GREENACRES CHILTERN

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We’re so excited to publish today’s post because we’re sharing some very special images with you. In early May, GreenAcres Chiltern was the setting for a styled shoot that we know you’re just going to love. It’s our great pleasure to give you a first look at ‘Celebrate the Journey’, a wedding inspiration shoot by Coco & Kat in our beautiful woodlands…

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Wow! It’s fair to say that we’re head over heels with these images and can’t wait for more. There’s also a film coming too – now that’s going to be unmissable!

It was so wonderful to have the entire shoot team with us on that day. Everyone was so relaxed, so professional and so focused on creating something wonderful – we adored every minute. Our woodlands were transformed before our eyes and it really felt as if we’d stepped into the most magical setting.

Thank you so much to Coco & Kat and all the amazing suppliers name-checked below for being so amazingly brilliant. We love each and every one of you.

 

Credits:

Creative Direction & Styling – Coco Wedding Venues
Shoot Management & Planning – Katrina Otter Weddings
Creative Consultancy – Coco & Kat
Venue – GreenAcres Weddings
Photography – Hannah Duffy Photography
Videography – ROOST Film Co.
Florist – Verity & Thyme
Hair/MUA – Tori Harris Makeup & Hair
Bridal Dresses – Cherry Williams London
Jewellery – Zoe and Morgan
Headpiece – Perfect Day Bride
Stationery & Signage – Merrie & Bright Calligraphy
Furniture Hire – Hire-Love
Cake – Jemima_cakes
Velvet VOWS book – Elmo paperstories ltd.
Vows written by – Tamryn Lawrence at Wild & Oak – Ceremonies & Celebrations
Silk Ribbons – Kate Cullen
Model Agency – Blake Models UK

PETS AT WEDDINGS

If you’re ready for a cuteness overload, then read on! This feature is all about one of our absolutely favourite things – pets at weddings. Yes, we just can’t get enough of four-legged wedding guests so today, we’re running through everything you need to know if you’re planning your wedding day pet policy. Just remember – man’s best friend is also the happy couple’s best friend too!

Why do people have pets at weddings?

Well, we can answer that question with just one word – love. If you have a pet, then it really is part of the family and the thought of your beloved hound not being with you for such a momentous occasion isn’t a nice one. As weddings have become more flexible and able to reflect the personality of the couple in question, it’s become more and more common for pets to pop up as part of the celebrations.

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Pet-friendly wedding venues

As you might have imagined, we’re definitely pet-friendly at GreenAcres Woodland Weddings. Our woodlands are heaven for dogs and we’re always happy to welcome new four-legged friends.

If you’re going on to another venue for the rest of your day, why not make sure that it’s pet-friendly too. More and more hotels will allow you to bring dogs and pets into their grounds and some of the public rooms. Most also have dog friendly bedrooms too and some even provide dog beds, bowls and treats.

You’ll find GreenAcres Chiltern and GreenAcres Rainford listed as pet-friendly wedding venues on the beautiful Coco Wedding Venues.

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Tips for a pet-friendly wedding

If you’re inviting pets to your wedding, you’ll want them to enjoy themselves as much as all of your other guests. Here are a few tips to make sure that everyone has a truly paw-some day!

  • Remember that as much as we LOVE photos of dogs wearing floral collars, you need your dog to be comfortable wearing something like this. A decorated ‘normal’ collar, bandana, bow tie or decorated lead might be a safer option.
  • Is there a friend or family member who can be the designated dog-minder for the day? Ideally it needs to be someone your dog knows and will be happy with (and someone who’ll be happy to spend the day with your dog!)
  • As the saying goes, don’t ever work with pets or children! If you’re hoping to include your pet in your ceremony in some way, you need to accept the fact that they might not play ball. Always have a Plan B.
  • If you can take your pet to your venue for a familiarization visit or two before the big day, they’ll be much more comfortable in their surroundings come the big day.
  • Pack a little bag for your pooch so they’ve got everything they’ll need for the day – lead, collar, poo bags, food, water & food bowl, a few treats, a favourite toy and even their bed or blanket.

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For even more pet perfection, take a look at this Pinterest board we’ve put together. It’s one of our favourites and it’s super popular with our couples too. If you’d like to arrange a time to visit us to talk about your pet-friendly wedding, you can do so here and we’ll be sure to give you pet a very warm welcome!

 

Credits:

Image 1: Left via Want That Wedding | Top Right Samantha Ward Photography on Rock My Wedding | Bottom Right Tiffany Medrano Photography on The Every Last Detail

Image 2: Left Emily Nicole Photo on Daily Dog Tag | Top Right Amy E Photography on Wedding Wire | Bottom Right via Wedding Planner

Image 3: Left via Want That Wedding | Top Right Livvy Hukins on Rock My Wedding | Bottom Right via Lakeside Gardens Events

COLNEY, NORFOLK – GREENACRES’ NEWEST WEDDING VENUE

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We’re breaking into our usual schedule for some exciting news! The GreenAcres wedding family has just got a little bigger – GreenAcres Colney is now licensed for weddings! This Norfolk wedding venue is now waiting to welcome you so come and say hello…
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We know we’re biased but GreenAcres Colney really is a special spot. You’ll find an award-winning building for your ceremony sat in 16 acres of glorious mature woodland. The building itself has full-length glass panels so you can see the trees beyond as you take your vows. Then, step out onto the raised deck and celebrate among the trees.

The courtyard outside couldn’t be prettier and the woods are full of wildflowers and wildlife. You never know, you might have an unexpected guest or two on your big day!

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If you want to escape into the woods for photographs, you certainly can. There are well made paths criss-crossing the site if you’d like to walk or we can drive you to your chosen spot in one of our buggies. We do love photos of couples wandering among the trees and if you’re feeling romantic, this is a fabulous option.

As with all of our venues, the team at GreenAcres Colney is there throughout your planning for whatever you need. If you’ve got any questions or queries or if you’d like a little advice, they’ll be happy to help. Our wedding ceremony packages are always flexible so whatever size or style of wedding you’re planning, GreenAcres Colney will be a truly beautiful backdrop. Colney

If you’d like to find out more, request a brochure or arrange a time to visit any of our wedding venues, do get in touch. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon.