A Stunning Outdoor Wedding at De Deugdzonde, Belgium

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We are delighted to be sharing the pictures of Bas and Lars’ spectacular wedding at De Deugdzonde in Belgium, captured by the very talented David Walters Photography. Bas and Lars had a wonderful outdoor wedding ceremony (then a thunderstorm hit!), with a fabulous reception under a sperry tent.

Grooms Bas and Lars laughing at their wedding

The couple, along with their wedding planner, created the prettiest wedding styling, with an abundance of bright coloured flowers, ribbons and personalised details. We love the personalised wedding favours – bags filled with little treats, including a hangover kit!

Every picture of Bas and Lars shows the love they have for each other. David Walters did any amazing job capturing the special moments and emotion of the day.

“Bas(tiaan) and I (Lars) met in the dog park in Brussels. He is Belgian and I am German, and we both had spent some years abroad before we both moved – independently – to Brussels (Bas grew up in Gent).

“It was love at first sight for the both of us, as well as our dogs. I brought two vizslas into the family and Bas his Spanish greyhound. A whirlwind romance turned serious very quickly, and we soon moved into a terraced house in the Brussels suburbs. We have never looked back.”

An Amazing Day in the Flemish Countryside

“Our wedding last summer was an amazing day, seeing all our friends from the different places we had lived. Even a giant thunderstorm that blew over most of the dinner tables did not deter us.

“Our wedding took place at De Deugdzonde, a converted farm that now serves as a B&B in the middle of the Flemish countryside.

De Deugdzonde, Belgium

Horse grazing in field at De Deugdzonde

De Deugdzonde sign

“We made our own favours. Our friends who are graphic designers put a quick B&L logo together, which we printed onto bags, which were filled with handmade soap, a hangover kit, and personalised M&Ms.

Wedding gift bags

Personalised wedding M and Ms

Bar of handmade soap

Wedding hangover kit

Tree with streamers

Wedding ceremony bench seating

Piaggio Ape

Vase of colourful flowers

Outdoor wedding dining area at Deugdzonde

Long rows of wedding breakfast tables

“Another friend works for one of the biggest flower importers in Belgium, and he helped us by ordering, delivering, and arranging all the flowers. I think we had over 2,500 flowers to display.”

Bright wedding table flowers

Wedding gift bags on chairs

Close-Up of table flowers

Groom tying bow tie in mirror

Groom watching video on how to tie a bow tie

Groom looking for help with bow tie

Grooms tying each others bow ties

Groom concentrating as he ties bow tie

Grooms kiss

Ring on groom's finger

Helping groom put on jacket

Groom in grey suit Groom in blue suit

Grooms smiling together

Pouring champagne at wedding

Carrying glasses of Champagne

Groom welcoming wedding guest

Groom with hand on pregnant woman's bump

Coffee van arriving at wedding

Honky Tonk Coffee van

Young child with toy dog at wedding

Not a Dry Eye in the House

“Lieke, our celebrant, was very special. She gave a wonderful ceremony, telling our story and there was not a dry eye in the house. It was about celebrating ‘us’, and we can’t stress enough what an amazing job she did.

Celebrant starting wedding ceremony

Celebrant talking to pageboy

Young child carrying toy dog down aisle

Wedding guests

Grooms laughing during wedding ceremony

Large white buttonhole

Man giving wedding reading

Tear on wedding guest's cheek

Grooms laughing and wiping away tears

Groom patting partner on back

Groom hugging friend

Storm clouds gathering over grooms at wedding

Groom looking up as it starts to rain

Rain covers being put over wedding ceremony seating

“Seeing that we had to organize a 180 guest wedding, with an open bar, in the Belgian countryside, our wedding planner, Julie, was our angel. She did an amazing job throughout.”

Wedding guests indoors

Boys looking over balcony at wedding

Woman addressing wedding guests

Embarrassed groom

Woman holding up Big Love sign during wedding speech

Grooms listening to wedding speech

Photos from Every Angle

“Our photographer, David, could not have done a better job. We didn’t hear him or see him (for most of the day) and yet there were photos from every angle during every phase. Everyone was very impressed when they saw the photos online, and we could not be happier with David and his work. Amazing!

Groom with hand on partner's back

Sun coming out after rain at wedding

Celebrant resuming wedding ceremony after rain

Wedding guests laughing

Woman speaking at wedding

Groom's listening to woman speaking at wedding

Groom thanking friend for speaking at wedding

Man doing wedding reading

Grooms' reaction to wedding reading

Wedding vows

Grooms exchanging wedding rings

Grooms with boys

Woman giving wedding toast

Wedding guests raising glasses for toast

Grooms face to face in field

“Looking back at our wedding we are both still excited how everything came together. Despite the stress beforehand, we’d do it all over again!”

Grooms in field

Outdoor wedding breakfast at De Deugdzonde

Groom wedding speech

Wedding guests raising glasses for speech toast

Drawing on floor at wedding

String of light bulbs on canopy

Children using wedding photo booth

Glitter ball seen through window

Groom first dance

Wedding guests dancing

Moon over De Deugdzonde wedding party

Images © David Walters Photography

Venue: De Deugdzonde, Belgium

Wedding Planner: Julie of Hooray Events

Celebrant: Lieke Biesemans of Story by Mabel

Suits: Hugo Boss

Photo Booth: De Flitspaal

Favours: Homemade

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Luxury Silver and Grey Winter Wedding Styling

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The elegance of a beautiful crisp winter wedding, with a neutral palette of white, silver, grey and sparkle, oozes sophistication. That’s exactly what this silver and grey winter wedding styling portrays. The team behind this shoot, styled by Liberty Pearl Photography, has created such a visual delight.

Bride in boots sitting on chair

Deer Park, a beautiful 18th Century Georgian mansion with 80 acres of glorious grounds, was utilised inside and out to bring this spectacular shoot to life.

We adore the white, silver and grey colour palette, which is sublimely expressed with the wedding cake and dessert table. The wedding cake was inspired by the beautiful agate and geode themed wedding stationery, and the cake and dessert table also featured marble macaroons – marble is a big trend for weddings this season.

With geode crystals, hints of rustic silver, lush green florals and wedding dresses to knock ’em dead, this styling really hits the spot for inspirational winter wedding ideas.

Thank you to Michelle Cordner Photography for capturing these wedding styling ideas for us to share.

“Liberty Pearl Photography styled this luxury winter wonderland shoot, which featured geode crystals, a hint of rustic silver, grey, and an abundance of green florals.

“Elegant geode and agate wedding stationery used the white, silver and grey wedding colour scheme beautifully.”

Silver and grey winter wedding stationery

Grey writing on wedding invitation

Deer Park County House Hotel

Groom sitting on steps at Deer Park

Bride standing by window

Bride looking down in front of window

Bride holding bouquet sitting down

Bride with bouquet looking at camera

Bride and groom in front of large letters

Bride and groom

Emmy London bridal shoes

Small bridal bouquet

Natural Hair and Make-Up

“We wanted the hair and make-up to look natural and very beautiful. Katie looked great with a touch of smoky eyed glamour, and Abigail fashioned a more natural pared-down look. Abigail’s hair-up style made a feature of her bridal headband, and Katie’s hair was styled with a trendy festival-style loose plait.”

Bride and groom in garden of Deer Park

Bride and groom kissing

Bride walking across garden of Deer Park

Bride standing under tree

Bride holding bouquet under her chin

Bride wearing open back wedding dress

Bride seen through tree branches

Bride loking up

Bride sitting on steps of Deer Park

Geode Wedding Cake

“I couldn’t wait to see the design for the geode wedding cake come to life. Inspired by the beautiful agate and geode themed bridal stationery, our cake and dessert table also featured marble macaroons. They tied in with the silver and grey winter wedding styling using earthy, natural rock elements. The beautiful geode crystals which decorated the table complemented the stationery and cake designs.”

Wedding cake and dessert table

Cupcakes and macaroons with grey detail

Grey geode wedding cake

Bride wearing winter shrug

Bride holding out skirt on wedding dress

Muted Silver Sequin Dress

“We used stunning, contemporary bridal gowns from Ellis Bridals’ 2017 collection, and a muted silver sequin dress from Phase Eight to inspire brides who want something different. Our groom wore an understated, modern grey slim fit suit.”

Bride and groom sitting on tree swing

Bride and groom under tree

Bride wearing silver sequin wedding dress Back of bride's silver sequin wedding dress

Small wedding table outside

Wedding menu


Bride sitting at table

The Snow Queen

“The inspiration for the cone-shaped bouquet came from the thought of something the Snow Queen in the Narnia series would hold. The flower crown and bouquet with hydrangea celebrated the colours and wildness of the English autumn.

“To inject some fun we hired beautiful velvet chairs, a giant silver picture frame and a snow machine.”

Cone-shaped bridal bouquet

Bride leaning back in chair

Bride hugging groom under his jacket

Bride and groom sitting at wedding table under tree

Bride on balcony of Deer Park tree house

Bride holding out hand as snow falls

Bride in shrug in snow

Bride holding out skirt of dress in snow

Images © Michelle Cordner Photography

Styling: Liberty Pearl Photography

Shoot Location: Deer Park Hotel, Devon

Wedding Dresses: White – Ellis Bridals, Silver – Phase Eight

Bridal Shoes: Emmy London

Hair Accessories: The Lucky Sixpence

Groomswear: Jonathan Hawkes, Exeter

Make-Up: Genevieve Satha Makeup

Hair: Devon Wedding Hair

Stationery: Hip Hip Hooray

Wedding Cake: Edible Essence

Flowers: Bloom and Flourish

Props: The Prop Factory

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Wandering Wings – The Ultimate Festival-Folk Pop Wedding Band

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When you plan your wedding you want everything to be perfect. The perfect dress, the perfect venue and the perfect wedding band… Hopefully you’ve got your dress and venue sorted, and as for your perfect wedding band, well… we’d like you to meet Wandering Wings.

Wandering Wings are a talented ensemble of five acoustic musicians, who perform an extensive repertoire of songs in a feel-good folky style. The band features lead singer Danny on keys, Sam singing backing vocals and playing the double bass, acoustic guitar from Dion, Max on the sax and James on the drums.

Wandering Wings line-up

They are extremely experienced, having performed all over Europe and on UK stages, as well as appearing on national TV and radio. Some of their most memorable performances have been at venues such as Wembley Stadium and The Cavern Club! With musical degrees from prestigious universities, the band members have vast musical knowledge, which they use to perform to the highest standards.

Not Your Average Wedding Band

Popularising the folk-pop genre, artists such as Mumford and Sons, Avicii and Passenger have transformed the music industry. Wandering Wings took inspiration from these artists to form the ultimate festival-folk pop wedding band. With their stylish, rustic image, incredible talent and authentic instruments, they are the complete festival wedding band package. If you’re in love with the pop-folk hits of today, Wandering Wings are the wedding band for you.

Wandering Wings heads in picture frames

A Repertoire Full of Feel-Good Hits

Wandering Wings’ repertoire consists of pop, rock, soul and disco songs, performed in their signature, folk-infused acoustic style. With decades’ worth of hits to play, their music suits all audiences, no matter their age. Everyone is generously catered for with anthems from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Queen, Stevie Wonder, Green Day, Oasis, Maroon 5, Adele, Mumford & Sons and many more.

A Five-Piece Band Offering an Optional Acoustic Duo Set

As a five-piece band, Wandering Wings’ standard line-up features keys, double bass, guitar, sax and drums. Additionally, they offer an acoustic duo set filled with tender vocals that harmonise beautifully with acoustic guitar.

Ideal to accompany the bride down the aisle with a heart-warming ballad, the Wandering Wings acoustic two-piece pull on everyone’s heart strings. Alternatively, the duo can perform at your champagne reception, serenading your guests as they relax in the ambience of chatter and laughter.

A Night to Remember

Wandering Wings provide a fully amplified performance to get the party started at your evening reception . Once they arrive they are soon setting up their equipment and doing any necessary sound checks and final alterations. They provide their own, high quality sound and lighting equipment to deliver a breathtaking performance.

Wandering Wings promo shot

Before your big day, Wandering Wings will communicate with you to ensure you pick the perfect songs from their repertoire for your wedding. Performing an expertly crafted set list, they will fill your dance floor with smiling friends and family! Between sets, they provide a manned DJ service, meaning a non-stop party and the opportunity to request your favourite songs.

Wandering Wings Roaming Set

One of the most exciting features of Wandering Wings is their roaming set. This is where the band (free from wires) wander through your wedding guests whilst performing. The acoustic set creates an unforgettable feeling at your afternoon reception and gets your guests involved in the performance.

This can be tailored to special guests too, with the opportunity for the band to serenade a specific guest with their favourite song. This is a popular addition to Wandering Wings’ performance, setting them apart from other festival and folk style bands.

Wandering Wings singer

Suitable for All Venues

Many wedding venues have restrictions on the volume of a live band, and some even have sound limiters. Band then have their power cut if they exceed the specified decibel limit for a certain length of time. Often, bands cannot perform to their full potential without exceeding the limit. This is where Wandering Wings come in. With the option of an acoustic, non-amplified set, they can work with the strictest sound limitations and still deliver an astounding performance.

Contact Entertainment Nation to hire Wandering Wings to give a magical performance at your wedding.

Sponsored post by Alice of Entertainment Nation

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