Wedding banquet in the Berber tent

Luke and Grace

Having moved from Northumberland to Wales two years before, Luke and Grace’s wedding near their home in Hay-On-Wye was about bringing family and friends together to celebrate their love in the wilds of the Welsh landscape.

They couldn’t have chosen a more perfect setting for their ceremony than a secluded bluebell wood in Herefordshire.

The wedding day

Some 80 guests gathered at the woodland campsite in Herefordshire the evening before the ceremony. Friends new and old cooked pizzas in clay ovens and spent the night sleeping in luxurious yurts and tipis amongst the trees.

On the morning of the wedding Grace’s bridesmaids decorated a hazel arch in the bluebell woods – weaving branches of green birch and blossom to create a romantic bower, which would become the centrepiece for the ceremony.

Guests congregated on hay bale seating to witness the couple say their vows against the stunning green and blue backdrop of the bluebells in bloom. Afterwards they followed the bride and groom in a joyful procession through the woods to the Berber tent, where champagne and strawberries were served from a woodsman’s awning bar.

 Decor: natural, free-spirited, with a South-African touch.

For the ceremony: hay bale seating, a hand-made hazel arch, set in the bluebell woods – Grace and Luke made use of their beautiful surroundings and let nature speak for itself.

Inside the tent: tables were laid with colourful fabrics from South-Africa (a nod to Grace’s heritage, brought especially by her mother) and decorated with wild flowers in glass jars. Lights were hung and candles lit. It felt simple and celebratory.

 How they did it

No. of Guests

Around 80 guests from start to finish. Guests stayed from Friday to Monday over a bank-holiday weekend.

Wedding Tents

The Berber tent was used for a sit-down meal with a small stage set-up in one corner. Later some of the tables were cleared for dancing.

A woodsman’s awning was set-up with colourful lighting as a woodland bar.


A wild and luxurious glamping site in Herefordshire called ‘Woodland Tipi and Yurts’, this place is definately worth a visit for a wedding or just a holiday. A verdant, rolling site covered in wild flowers and sheltered by the trees – couldn’t be more romantic. And its run by a lovely bunch of people, find out more at the link below.


Our woodsman's awning makes a great bar for your wedding reception

Our woodsman’s awning makes a great
bar for your wedding reception


Woodland Tipi and Yurts Glamping Site

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