What a treat it is to be sharing the epic Nortonbury Farm wedding in Hertfordshire of WWW followers Alice and Jordan.
Their festival wedding was immense, with live bands, street food and lots of DIY wedding decor. Woah! They had a super colourful day with bunting galore, festival flags and bright blooms, amazingly on a budget of £12,000 too.
I just love their outfit choices, the fun wedding signs and all those mega-watt smiles. It looked like an utter blast.
Thanks ever so much to AD Photography for sharing with us these superb images of such a joy-filled day.
Nortonbury Farm Wedding
Jordan proposed during a road trip through Italy, in the city of Florence. He had a photo frame filled with photos, one for each year we had been together, 8 years but I noticed only 7 photos, this is when he got on one knee and opened the ring box where the 8th photo was.
He also brought my sister’s Polaroid camera and we got a photo of us engaged for the frame. Since then we have been lucky enough to have a baby girl and named her Florence.
We have been going to festivals for some time and I always told Jordan it’s where I’m my happiest and I wanted everyone to feel that way for one day…. Relaxed, enjoying live music, and free. So we based the whole wedding on our own festival! Two stages, 4 bands, and street food.
Fortunately, we had family and friends that helped make our day possible, close friends borrowed a campervan and drove Alice to the wedding… Alice’s aunty made enough bunting for Glastonbury! Alice’s dad made boxes for the flowers which we grew and planted ourselves.
Hannah Alice’s sister is very crafty and helped make LOADS of decorations. We had guests bring baked treats for a dessert table. With the marquee, bands, venue all in was around £12,000.
Nortonbury Farm, Letchworth. A garden which is a complete blank canvas for you to design your own wedding.
I fell in love with my dress, Adara gawn Rue De Seine. I travelled to Birmingham to try it on and knew I needed those sleeves!! Jordan’s jacket and trousers were from DKNY in the sale but he really loved his accessories from Etsy.
The Ceremony & Music
Our ceremony was conducted by Alice’s grandad Tom, who’s a baptism minister and is a wonderful public speaker. We stood in the giant arch Alice’s sister had decorated. Alice walked down the aisle to “Wildflowers – Miley Cyrus” and we walked together down the aisle to “I’m a believer – The Monkees“.
Your Photographer & Filmmaker
Our photographer was AD photography. Alex and Danie, who we knew would be perfect for the day with their relaxed style and capturing all the colour!
Our videographer was Andreas Nicodemou and Blu Hardy who captured the day perfectly and we love watching back our wedding video.
The Styling & Decor
We wanted as much colour as possible, and we remembered all the different styles of bunting from festivals we had been to and made as much as possible!
We got people to write well wishes at our engagement party the year before on heart-shaped paper and hung these hearts up on our wedding day. We had a “family tree” with all the married couples on their wedding day hanging from the tree.We had a “hippy Mick” area in memory of Jordan’s dad.
I had a large bunch of wild colourful flowers. We had stage signs and a festival map! Our confetti was made from recycled toilet rolls and filled with dry flowers. We hired giant festival flags from Event Flag Hire. My sister Hannah was constantly making things, from the bar sign to hang on the bar my dad made, to the ceremony program.
We haven’t had a honeymoon yet as baby Florence arrived!
The whole day was very memorable but the best men’s speech ended in all four of them singing which won’t be forgotten by anyone!
Advice For Other Couples
Do what YOU want to do and what makes you happy, whether that be a smaller wedding, a church wedding, whatever you feel comfortable. Be true to yourself without following a trend or tradition that doesn’t suit you!
Alice and Jordan, I can’t thank you enough for sharing your magical Nortonbury Farm wedding story with us.
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