September 28, 2022

Harvestival success!

Harvestival success!
Gary Nunn
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The idea behind our Harvestival of wedding inspiration was to take a leaf from the natural abundance of September and celebrate all we've gleaned from summertime and wedding season.

And wow! What a success it was! Our wonderful friends and preferred suppliers pulled out all the stops to create a harvest fit for a King or Queen (befitting as our longest-reigning monarch departed just a few days before... We raised many a glass for her over the day as well)

You came in your hundreds to celebrate with us, and we especially loved the fact you stayed until the very last minute enjoying the music and food and atmosphere in The Gillyflower meadow.

A great big fat thank you to every single one of you for making it such a special day.

Shall we relive it all? Come on then, thanks to Gary Nunn, Rob Tarren and Tom Durn, we can!

Elegant wedding venue with angel statues decorated with pink candlesticks and trailing greenery in the Cotswolds
Tom Durn
Such elegant styling by Amber Persia
Cut a shine festival band playing a wedding under stretch tent at wedding venue elmore court
Tom Durn
Beautiful Wedding reception with light installation decorated with september florals and fruits on a mix of long and round tables for a wild wedding fair Harvestival at elmore court in Gloucestershire
Gary Nunn
Cool wedding food idea: Loaded fries for late night snacks
Tom Durn
Cool wedding food idea: Loaded fries for late night snacks
September florals on long tables in sustainable wedding reception the gillyflower
Gary Nunn
Wedding photographers in Gloucester caught on camera having a chin wag
Gary Nunn
Ha! The paps got snapped!
Elegant wedding cake
Tom Durn
Anselm Guise founder of Glade festival and Nano records is now rewilding his country estate in Gloucestershire
Gary Nunn
Fun outdoor wedding idea: carnival wedding games
Gary Nunn

Climate positive Cocktails queue

The queue for an 'Apple and Autumn collins' on arrival was long but worth it, and Oompah party band German Jukebox seemed to keep you well entertained while you waited.

We used homegrown apples from our orchard and sustainable gin from our favourite climate positive B corp Sapling Spirits...

If you haven't already delved a little deeper into this fantastic Gloucestershire based sustainable brand, take some time to have a read, they plant a tree for every bottle bought and use organic regenerative Wildfarmed wheat (the same as we use for our bread and cake baking too!) 

Festival wedding band playing on the lawn at wild wedding venue in Gloucestershire
Rob Tarren
Festival band plays at wedding fair for wild wedding venue in Gloucestershire
Gary Nunn
Guests queue for climate positive cocktails at sustainable wedding venue elmore court in Gloucester
Tom Durn
Guests queue for sustainable cocktails at wild wedding venue in gloucestershire
Gary Nunn
Guests arrive for wild wedding fair at sustainable wedding venue elmore court in Gloucestershire
Tom Durn
Queue of guests arriving for fun wedding fair with festival bands and cocktails at wedding venue elmore court in Gloucester
Tom Durn
Fun wedding band german jukebox entertain guests on the lawn at wild wedding venue elmore court in gloucestershire
Rob Tarren
Combine harvester at wild farm wedding venue with climate positive food and drink
Tom Durn
Mansions house wedding venue with beautiful striped lawn in gloucestershire
Rob Tarren

The hall and walled garden

You all happily dispersed to the house and walled garden to explore, and what wonders awaited! 

The hall was set for an elegant wedding with beautiful foliage and candles by Amber Persia and filled with the ethereal sounds of Abi Phillips and Nero String Quartet.

Cynneth was in the walled garden to tell more on the treehouse build and help you plant a salad bowl whilst you were at it!

You also seemed to very much enjoy samples of sustainable gin and rum by The Boutique Distillery and the local honey from Perrycroft bees.

Pretty puppy enjoying looking around dog friendly wedding venue in Gloucestershire with humans planning their wedding
Tom Durn
Perrycroft bees in the walled garden at Elmore Court
Tom Durn
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Abi Phillips singing at luxe wedding venue elmore court in Gloucestershire for a wild wedding fair
Rob Tarren
Wedding fair guests with baby at elmore court
Tom Durn
The hall at stately home wedding venue in gloucester decorated for a wild wedding fair in september
Rob Tarren
Sustainable spirits in Gloucestershire Haka rum are a brilliant local tipple to try!
Tom Durn
Wedding string quartet Nero playing at stately home venue elmore court in Gloucestershire
Tom Durn
Walled garden wedding venue elmore court in Gloucestershire grows own food for sustainable weddings
Tom Durn
Haka rum in the walled garden at elmore court
Tom Durn

Inside the house

This old house is always so happy to have you all, you can almost feel her smiling.

The Luxe Collection brought their luxury wedding decor and tableware to entertain the ancestors in the dining room.

Upstairs were Rock my Wedding with Recycle: a one stop shop for a more sustainable wedding (which you can read all about in our last edition of our journal here!)

Jessica Rose showed off her makeup talent and new range of skincare in The Smoking Room

 

Luxe wedding plates on tables
Tom Durn
Delicious wedding drinks ideas from our in-house sommelier at wild wedding venue elmore court
Tom Durn
Outdoor wedding games carnival fun
Rob Tarren
Rock my wedding recycle at sustainable wedding venue elmore court
Rob Tarren
Dog friendly wedding venue with incredible food and drink in Gloucestershire
Rob Tarren
Modern luxe wedding details in blush and neutral colours on tables
Tom Durn
Luxe wedding crockery with vintage blue and white pattern
Tom Durn
Luxe modern wedding details in dining room of stately home wedding venue in gloucestershire
Tom Durn
Rock my wedding recycle at sustainable wedding venue elmore court
Rob Tarren

The Gillyflower

abuzz with magic, florals, painting and cake! The styling by Amber Persia was one of our favourite ever wedding fair looks...

Thank you a million times also to Darren Campbell magician, Emerald Paper Design, Vanilla Pod Bakery, Cake Daydreams, Made you Look photobooth and Furniture on the move who all made the space so full of life and love.

 

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Wedding magician Darren Campbell showing off his tricks to amazed guests at wedding fair at elmore court
Tom Durn
Outdoor wedding games carnival fun
Rob Tarren
Wedding magician Darren Campbell showing off his tricks to amazed guests at wedding fair at elmore court
Tom Durn
September wedding ideas aplenty at elmore court's harvestival decorated with seasonal flowers and fruits
Rob Tarren
Watercolour painting of wedding venue elmore court in Gloucestershire by Emerald paper design
Rob Tarren
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Magical eco wedding reception with ceiling lights and wooden floor with round and long tables decorated with september flowers for a wild wedding fair to celebrate harvest in Gloucester
Gary Nunn
Wedding reception flowers on tables by amber persia
Gary Nunn
Emerald Paper Design live painting watercolour artworks for wedding stationery at wedding fair in gloucestershire
Rob Tarren
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Fun sparkly photobooth for weddings and events
Rob Tarren
Bright wedding cakes by Vanilla pod bakery
Rob Tarren
Wild wedding florals and greenery decorating party wedding reception venue in the cotswolds
Rob Tarren
Soundproof Party wedding venue with cool lighting decorated with beautiful bright florals for Harvestival wedding fair
Rob Tarren
Wedding magician Darren Campbell showing off his tricks to amazed guests at wedding fair at elmore court
Rob Tarren
wedding artist Emerald Paper Design paints elmore court in watercolour
Rob Tarren
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Team E showing guests around a wedding fair at wild wedding venue elmore court
Rob Tarren
Wedding magician Darren Campbell showing off his tricks to amazed guests at wedding fair at elmore court
Rob Tarren
Beautiful september wedding flowers and fruit for natural and unusual decor ideas for late summer weddings
Rob Tarren
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Wedding magician Darren Campbell showing off his tricks to amazed guests at wedding fair at elmore court
Gary Nunn
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Party in the meadow

What a festival atmosphere in The Gillyflower meadow. Sitting in a giant deckchair with a cocktail in one hand, a wholly Gelato artisan ice cream in the other swinging your legs to the sounds of The Swing Ninjas and Cut a shine... What a fabulous way to spend a Sunday!

All the amazing food, drink and fun in the meadow was fantastic. Thank you Pitch up and play, Soul Fries, Marvellous Medicine and GCM coffee!

 

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Guests enjoying the party atmosphere at festival wedding fair at elmore court
Tom Durn
Dog friendly wedding venue for the most fun parties in Gloucestershire
Rob Tarren
Festival wedding venue with meadow and treehouses in Gloucestershire
Rob Tarren
Huge turn out for festival wedding fair Harvestival at elmore court in Gloucestershire
Tom Durn
cool wedding band playing under stretch tent at festival wedding fair at elmore court in gloucester
Tom Durn
Festival and outdoor wedding ideas for cool brides- silver stream caravan photobooth
Tom Durn
Wedding childcare service with bell tents and dens and the most beautiful toys and fun
Tom Durn
Wedding fair guests relaxing in deckchairs by every event hire
Tom Durn
Marvellous medicine pizza at Harvestival wedding Fair at elmore court
Tom Durn
Outdoor wedding games carnival fun
Rob Tarren
Best wedding fair in gloucestershire at elmore court wild party venue
Tom Durn
Guests at wedding fair elmore court
Tom Durn
Wedding childcare with boho details and beautiful games
Tom Durn
Festival wedding venue elmore court puts on the best wedding fairs in the uk
Tom Durn

Team E shoot

To wrap things up, as is now a long standing yearly tradition Team E had a cocktail and a little photo shoot...

Ahh what a fabulous day this was.

Are you ready for more?

Stay tuned for news on our next wedding open day in early 2023: Date revealed soon!

Team E wedding staff at elmore court
Rob Tarren
Team E wedding staff at elmore court
Tom Durn
Team E wedding staff at elmore court
Rob Tarren
Team E wedding staff at elmore court
Rob Tarren
Team E wedding staff at elmore court
Rob Tarren
Team E wedding staff at elmore court
Gary Nunn
Team E wedding staff at elmore court
Gary Nunn

Thank you so much for coming and for making it such an epic success!

Counting down the days until we see you all again.

With an abundance of love,

Team E 

xxx

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