More and more couples are opting for an outdoor wedding. People are drawn to the casualness of the day an outdoor wedding generally brings, and the fact you can style everything exactly as you’d like. It’s just a bit different and youre more likely to end up with a day that has you' (in the plural sense of course) written all over it.  An outdoor space is your ultimate blank canvas. The fun comes from dressing it. Festival, boho, vintage or country fair. Rustic, garden party or Moroccan. Absolutely anything you want.

This was a big attraction for us, plus the fact we could have all our friends camping over with us. As parents to two small children we dont get to party much (thats an understatement) and didnt want the one occasion when we have all loved ones in one place to finish at midnight. Bell tents and sleeping yurts have brought that missing touch of luxury to camping. Not that weve splashed out on the full bridal bell tent, I dont plan on being in there that long :)

We started the planning last summer and are now just over 4 months from the big day. Over the next few months I will bring you up to date with our planning journey so far and then count you down with me to Mister & Missus. Hopefully there will be plenty of tips and some ideas you might like along the way as well as little memory jogs of things you need to remember too.

You don’t have to be engaged to read my blog. Apart from a quick bit on ceremonies it should be just as useful to people planning a special party or private festival. And you can be sure I wont be banging on about my dress too much, cant give away that secret!

That’s it for now, but I will be back soon with my rundown on your main reception/party tent options.