REAL WEDDING – MICHELLE & DANIEL

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There’s nothing quite like a real wedding. We love seeing our couples take their vows at GreenAcres and today, we can share one of our weddings with you. Michelle and Daniel held their fabulous spring wedding at GreenAcres Rainford and, as you’re about to see, it was truly brilliant. There’s no doubt that this will be a day that everyone involved remembers for years to come.

Notes from a real wedding…

“One of our priorities was to find somewhere intimate and natural,” says Michelle. “We had already decided that we wanted our reception to be held in a tipi and GreenAcres was the perfect match for this. We loved the fact that it was great for a more intimate ceremony. The woodlands would also look lovely for photos in the spring.”

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“Our ceremony began at 2pm and we added a few decorations but kept things minimal as the woodlands have such a lovely feel. We dotted signs throughout the woods, including welcome and confetti signs. There were also milk churns full of fresh flowers and more details that worked with our rustic theme.”

“After our ceremony, we all enjoyed drinks outside and Molly The Mobile Gin Bar was absolutely perfect. We then headed into the woods for some photos before we made our way to Betty’s Tipis for our reception.”

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“If I had to describe out wedding in three words, I would say it was intimate, relaxed and natural. My favourite part of the day was seeing everyone enjoying drinks outside at GreenAcres after the ceremony on a lovely bright spring day.”

What we loved…

We love every wedding at GreenAcres and there are always things that really catch our eye. Firstly, we absolutely adored Michelle’s dress! The sparkly belt and gorgeous shoes were the perfect accessories and Michelle looked amazing.

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Now, we might be biased but the couple’s photos in the woods at Rainford are just brilliant. Check out those bluebells! Just one of the benefits of a spring wedding at GreenAcres and they really do look spectacular in the photos.

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Finally, our favourite thing about the day just has to be how happy it was. Everyone was laughing and smiling all the time and there was just so much joy in the ceremony room. Michelle and Daniel definitely started married life surrounded by love.

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If you’d like to come and visit GreenAcres Rainford, or any of our other locations, to start planning your wedding, just get in touch.

 

Images: Mahoney Pics

BEECH DELL ON ROCK MY WEDDING

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We’re breaking into our usual schedule with super exciting news for you. Beech Dell is on the brilliant Rock My Wedding! Yes, our fantastic new outdoor ceremony space at GreenAcres Chiltern can now be seen in all its gorgeous glory on one of our favourite wedding blogs. Do we love it? You bet we do!

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Rock My Wedding says…

“GreenAcres is a truly stunning location for a woodland wedding, providing a dreamy setting reminiscent of fairytales and magic. The amphitheatre is beset with handmade seats for guests and winding steps lovingly carved into the landscape – the picture-perfect setting to make your grand entrance for your nuptials.” 

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“At Beech Dell, you’ll find everything you need for your woodland ceremony including the stunning wooden benches that surround the structure.”

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“Woodland weddings, and GreenAcres, in particular, take you back to nature, and tranquillity. This lends itself beautifully to informal dining options such as feasting tables like the one by Caper & Berry, allowing guests to interact not to mention creating beautiful focal points.”

If you hop on over to Rock My Wedding, you can see the whole shoot and it looks amazing. We’re in love with the flowers, the food, the cake and the bridal fashion is absolutely heavenly.

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Just remember – two people in the woods is the start of the fairytale and it could be you…

Start you own fairytale at GreenAcres with a dreamy woodland wedding in Beech Dell. Find out more here or contact us if you like to visit Beech Dell for yourself.

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Credits: Venue GreenAcres Woodland Weddings, Chiltern | Creative Direction Emma Hla, Coco Wedding Venues | Shoot Management Katrina Otter, Katrina Otter Weddings | Shoot Assistant Gemma De-Grammont, Katrina Otter Weddings | Photography Rebecca Goddard Photography |  Film Zach & Grace | Florals Jenni Bloom Floral Design Studio | Ribbons CFleurs Design | Stationery EYI Love | Illustration 315 Press | Catering Caper & Berry | Tableware Hélène Millot | Bridal Dresses Perfect Day Bride | Cake Cherry Tree Cakerie | Hair & MUA By Jodie | Jewellery Lily & Roo/ Cult Gaia/ Isabel Marant | Accessories (Veil and Headband) AM Faulkner | Furniture Hire Love | Blankets & Cushions Brolly Bucket  | Model Jesse, M+P Models

OUTDOOR WEDDING CEREMONIES – PLANNING TIPS

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With the opening of Beech Dell at Chiltern, we can’t stop thinking about outdoor wedding ceremonies. There’s something so magical about taking your vows outside and our woodlands are perfect for weddings. If you’re planning your outdoor ceremony or if you’ve fallen in love with Beech Dell, we’ve got all you need to know right here. Don’t miss these essential wedding planning tips for outdoor ceremonies.

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Outdoor wedding ceremonies – planning tips

In many ways, planning your outdoor ceremony is just like planning a ceremony that takes place inside. However, there are a few things that you definitely need to keep in mind. Here’s a great checklist covering all the important points:

  • Make sure that your guests can find your outdoor ceremony with some easy-to-follow signs that will point them in the right direction
  • Think about the paths that guests will take to reach your ceremony. Will any of your guests have trouble walking to reach your chosen spot? If so, let us know and we can help
  • The trees provide a beautiful shady canopy, even on the hottest days but just think about where you’ll be standing during your ceremony so you’re not in full sun. If you’ve having live music during your ceremony, the performers will also need a shady area
  • Unlike indoor ceremonies, sound can almost get lost in the woodlands, so you need to make sure that everyone hears the ceremony. Think about how you’ll arrange your seating, so no one is too far away. Also, ask anyone giving readings to practice reading in a slightly louder voice than normal. If you’re really worried you won’t be heard, consider hiring microphones

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Outdoor wedding ceremonies – things to remember

  • On a hot day, guests will really appreciate it if there’s water available at your ceremony. Fill a container with ice and add some bottles of water so that guests can help themselves. Don’t forget to recycle the bottles!
  • The woodlands are full of creatures and whilst some are super cute, some can be a little bit annoying. Don’t forget the apply some insect repellent as you’re getting ready!
  • When it comes to decorations, think carefully about what you’ll need. The woodlands are stunning as they are so don’t fell that you need to add a lot to your ceremony area. If you decide to decorate, think about weighting things down so they don’t blow away and make sure that larger decorations will work on an uneven floor
  • Whatever you do, the most important thing is that you enjoy your outdoor wedding ceremony. If you need any advice or if you’ve got any questions, do get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to help

To find out more about Beech Dell at GreenAcres Chiltern, get in touch with the team and arrange a time to come and visit. Don’t forget that there’s an Open House at Chiltern on 28thJuly 10am-2pm and we’d love to see you there.

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Credits: Photographer Rebecca Goddard. For all other credits, click here.