Shropshire businesses to launch woodland weddings

Two eco-friendly Shropshire businesses have teamed up to provide bespoke rural weddings for couples looking to add a more rustic feel to their big day.

To celebrate the new partnership between Branching Out and Festoon an official launch party and wedding fayre is being held on Sunday July 27 to explore the beautiful woodland venue at Dean Corner, Broseley.

Steph Brett and Julian Evans set up their business venture Branching Out at Wyldwoods last year to develop greater use of the three acre site, which also includes a Mongolian yurt, converted barn, catering facilities, toilets and paddock area for weddings, parties, events and other private functions.

They have been searching for some time for an event planner to help turn people’s wedding and party dreams into reality.

A recent serendipitous meeting with Ruth Tilley of Festoon revealed a match made in heaven.

Ms Brett said: “We are so excited to be working with Ruth. She shares the same passion for all things beautiful, rural, vintage and rustic.

“The businesses are a perfect match and we are sure those looking for something ‘a bit different’ for their celebration will be blown away with Ruth’s magical touches and our beautiful venue. Ruth and her team can make any event extra special.

“Ruth and Festoon have the ability to transform spaces and create a unique range of different looks. She is truly gifted and will be on hand to help coordinate weddings and other private functions here at Wyldwoods, so anyone can celebrate in style.”

The wedding fayre and launch party will take place between 2pm and 5pm and will be an opportunity to explore the site at Dean Corner and talk to Ms Tilley about celebration ideas.

“This will be the first time ever that we have held an event like this and it will be the official launch of Branching Out at Wyldwoods as an exciting alternative wedding and event venue,” said Ms Brett.

“We know how important and what a big decision it is to choose the right place for special celebrations and we hope everyone will come and have a look at what we have to offer.”

Ms Tilley, who previously owned a vintage clothes shop, set up Festoon two years ago.

Now specialising in foraged flowers, hand made decorations, unique event styling and decoration she believes woodland weddings will be a real hit in 2015.

“People are getting a bit bored with weddings in a barn and are looking for something a bit more unusual and quirky. For those, a rustic woodland wedding  could be the perfect solution.

“The yurt at Dean Corner is an ideal ready-made honeymoon suite, the converted stables make a perfect area for a buffet or bar and there is plenty of space to put up marquees, bell tents, tipis or large yurts.

“People can really let their imaginations run free and we will do all the hard work to make sure their dream day becomes reality.”

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