Kevin and Paul wanted their wedding to be two things: style-led and celebratory. After two years of everyone being apart, they wanted to provide the space for their guests to revel in each others’ company again, and their three day wedding weekend at Guardswell Farm offered just that, in style. Their wedding was a masterclass in blending the modern and the meaningful, and we loved working with them. Feast your eyes on this…
Three day wedding weekend at Guardswell Farm
Guardswell Farm is one of our favourite wedding venues anyway thanks to its versatile interiors. However it’s also one of the best choices for a wedding weekend, thanks to its stunning surroundings: central to its ethos is being able to switch off from the outside world. It also meant that Kevin and Paul’s two dogs Rupert and Robin (possibly the two most important players in the wedding plans, after, ahem, Kevin and Paul) were able to run around and enjoy the rolling countryside!
Dreamy navy and pink colour palette
Kevin and Paul had a very clear vision of what they wanted their wedding at Guardswell Farm to look and feel like. They wanted a modern, minimal style with a strong colour palette of pale pink and navy blue, accented by brown. In their ceremony space, they married under a floral cloud made by the talented Barbara of Wild Flower Workshop, full of pink and purple flowers which went with the theme perfectly. Their celebrant, Amy Lawson, even wore a navy and pink outfit to match! (And, later, this ceremony space was transformed into their silent disco space – told you this wedding was iconic.)
For the reception, they wanted a totally relaxed atmosphere, and opted for four trestle tables with no ‘top table’. We mixed two colours of Ester and Erik dinner candles in pink tones to add variety and a modern look to the tables, with the candles placed in simple black candlesticks. These were interspersed with bud vases filled with some of Wild Flower Workshop’s stunning stems in bright and pale pinks. In particular, she chose flowers with a really intriguing natural shape, which added an almost graphic element to the modern design of their day.
We hired navy napkins from 88 Events and folded them neatly onto the plates with their square, bold table stationery placed on top. (More on that delicious stationery below!) A small pinecone on the corner of each place setting brought in a lovely element of nature to the tables, a nod to the rural surroundings of Guardswell Farm.
Cake was also very important to the grooms, so we made a focal feature out of their three minimalist cakes on our vintage desk. More of our vintage furniture, such as big leather Chesterfields, could be found dotted around the venue to create some chill out spaces for guests later on.
Bespoke modern wedding stationery
Working on Kevin and Paul’s wedding stationery was so much fun! We actually started by designing a digital invite, which then paved the way for the font and style for the day itself. The look and feel was bold and minimal, but filled with personality through the little details. Alongside the main pairing of the navy and pink, their stationery was styled with black metal details to compliment the industrial space, and we kept this consistent across all the different areas which pulled it all together perfectly.
We loved how much they wanted to have fun with their stationery: for example, their table names were a nod to their favourite Netflix show, Squid Game (who’d have thought a Squid Game wedding could look so chic?!)
Another creation was door hangers for each of the guests staying at Guardswell Farm with them – a perfect addition for a three day wedding weekend – and bespoke labels for the biscuits they were using as favours.
And of course, how could we forget their gorgeous dogs? Rupert and Robin had their very own place settings with pink bowls which we added their names to. This meant that we could also set up a place for them to retreat to when they needed a breather!
Planning a Guardswell Farm wedding?
Congratulations again to Kevin and Paul, and thanks so much for asking us to be a part of it! Are you planning a Guardswell Farm wedding? Looking for someone to help bring your styling and or stationery dreams to life? We’d love to chat about your plans – you can get in touch here.
Venue – Guardswell Farm
Styling and stationery – Gloam
Photography – Elemental Photography
Florist – Wild Flower Workshop
Bar – LOV Events
Caterer – Lazy Sunday
Napkins – 88 Events
Cake. – Occasional Cake Company
Celebrant – Amy Lawson
Tables and chairs – Guardswell Farm