Jenny & Owen’s wedding
Jenny and Owen celebrated their wedding at Ravenshugh Log Cabin, on the scottish coast near Dunbar. Picture a rustic cabin situated atop a hill where wind-swept pine forest meets white sand dunes. We set-up the Berber Tent on level ground next to the cabin – overlooking the sea.
What kind of wedding were Jenny and Owen hoping for? We wanted an outdoor, fun-filled day that represented both of us as a couple.
Decor: Vintige. Eclectic. Fun.
Jenny and Owen wanted to “celebrate the season and the organic qualities of the location but with lots of quirks and kooky, kitsch aspects added here and there to make it personal to us and our guests.
The berber tent was our show space where we focused most of our ideas and wanted to create an ‘outdoors indoors.“
To style the tent Jenny had help from a few suppliers that she whole-heartedly recommends to others:
Amanda from Greenpea studio created a wonderful upside down meadow in the tent. Organic, Scottish-grown flowers and herbs were suspended from the roof of the Berber tent to create an ambitious botanical feature in the tent.
The cutlery and vintage glasses were from The Green Cockatoo – the vintage champagne saucers were a highlight. And Virginia’s Vintage Hire supplied the gorgeous chairs in an array of colours -they really worked with the cobbled together style of the day.
Wild Rover Food provided delicious onsite catering from their two landrover field kitchens. The menu included Pan fried British Organic halloumi with wild garlic pesto, pomegranate seeds and rocket canapes; organic lamb shank tagine; chocolate tart with crushed berries; steam punk coffee and more besides. Yum!
It was a good mix for us as Jenny is vegetarian and Owen isn’t. A lot of our guests were vegetarian including one vegan guest who was well catered for with the meal and their own chocolate dessert and evening snack.
Our wonderful friend Cat at The Garden Cakery (find them on facebook ) made a cake that really was the best wedding cake we have ever eaten! Almond, spelt, lavender,raspberry and blueberry cake with marscapone icing, simple decorated with speckles of lavender and seasonal fresh flowers. Delicious!
Best thing about your wedding?
Can we have two? We can revisit the location any time we like as its a natural outdoor space…and the silliness and fun, we wanted everyone to get involved and escape reality for a day.
We were really pleased that the fancy dress pass the parcel (during Owen’s speech) was so warmly embraced by our guests, it all added to the silliness of the day and created a nonsensical festival feel to the rest of the party: fur coats, wigs, hats, feathers just as we like it! We were still dancing as the sun came up and it was our first day as man and wife.
Jenny’s Top Tip for organising a wedding
Make sure you have someone (other than yourselves) to oversee the running of the day. A fair amount of our time was caught up with that on the day – it would have been nice to just roll with the day and not have to think about things and I would urge people to make sure they enable themselves to do that.
Oh and stick to your guns. When planning our wedding people thought some of our ideas were nuts but they worked out in the end and it meant that we created something very personal that represented who we are.
How They Did it
No. of guests?
90 for the day and about 110 for the evening.
Berber tent plus woodsman’s awning. With Festoon lighting for inside and out.
Using The Space
We used the Berber tent for our banquet and cut cake in there. Later we used it for dancing. We also had a lovely woodsman’s awning with seating underneath for some additional sheltered space.
Toilet block and small kitchen in the Log cabin.
5K-10K Generator on hire to power lights and sound system.