Their love of music brought them together, so what more perfect way to celebrate their wedding than with a Woodstock-inspired celebration. Complete with VIP badges, festival survival kit favors, and even a silent disco, Abi and Dan committed to their theme and threw a party their guests will always remember. Steve Gerrard masterfully photographed the day, capturing the essence of the celebration: colorful and impossibly cool.
Abi and Dan
East Bridgford Hill, Nottingham, England
We went for a festival themed wedding as we’re both massively in to music. It was important to us that the day was relaxed, fun and basically represented what we’re about. The boys wore relaxed, slim fitting suits that complimented the brighter blue suit that Dan had specifically tailored. I wore a couture dress made in England and also had the bridesmaids dresses made – they were grey with a simple lace band and then they wore electric blue shoes to add a flash of colour. We had lots of colourful ribbons decorating the chairs and the outdoor area and had a company create an Alice in Wonderland inspired ‘Rabbit Hole’ where we had a silent disco at night. All the finishing touches were really important to us and we put a lot of thought and effort in to everything and were very lucky to have some amazing friends and family to help.
One of our favourite moments was being sat at the top table watching all our guests chatting, laughing, eating, drinking and generally having a good time. You’re never going to get all the people you love and care for together again like that and it was really special. However, the silent disco was pretty amazing – Dan‘s 90 year old grandad was even joining in. It brought the whole party together at night and there are some really funny photos from that part.
The Couple Recommends:
Steve Gerrard was unbelievable – we had an engagement shoot with him so we could get to know how he works. He really captured the wedding and is so much fun. We now count him as a good friend.
Karen from Darby & Joan was also phenomenal – she was my sanity and helped us no end to run through ideas and work out practicalities. Truly wonderful to work with and all round lovely.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Steve Gerrard
Venue – East Bridgford Hill
Event Styling – Darby & Joan
Floral Design – Forget Me Notts
Catering – Saucy Pig BBQ
Cake – G Morgan & Sons
Makeup Artist – Cristina Lazzarotto Makeup
Hair Styling – H20 Hair & Beauty
Wedding Dress – Timeless Couture
Bridal Accessories – Onyx Goldsmiths
Groom’s Apparel – King & Allen
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Slaters
Rings – Onyx Goldsmiths
Congrats to Abi and Dan on your big day and thanks to Steve Gerrard for sharing these exceptional images with Junebug! For more musically inspired weddings, check out Jennifer and Guillaume’s music festival wedding in France and Nadia and Collin’s Tie-The-Knot Tour themed wedding in British Columbia.