REAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography

1st June 2020


It's only natural that I would find all the weddings I feature on GREEN UNION to be beautiful - I wouldn't be featuring them otherwise! I do have an instinctive draw to a bohemian styled celebration, but the images I'm most drawn to are those that really make you believe that you can actually feel the emotions of the day.

REAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane PhotographySo, the boho wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, perfectly captured by Noemi of Thyme Lane Photography, is absolutely a dream come true for me. You can see and feel just how epic their wedding day was, and I for one really wish I'd been there!

Let's start from the beginning, and enjoy this visual journey through their day...

The Bridal Preparations

REAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - bridal prepREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Jessica M MakeupREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Kate Fletcher HairVictoria's hair was styled in boho waves and a plait by Kate Fletcher, into which she placed a golden handmade hair vine by UK-based Eden B Studio, and gold plait rings by REGALROSE, while Jessica M enhanced her natural beauty with a subtle makeup look.

The Dress

REAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Heritage Bride wedding dressREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Woodrose from Willowby by WattersVictoria's show-stopping wedding dress was the gorgeous 'Woodrose' by Willowby from Heritage Brides. She completed her outfit with shoes from ASOS (which could be readily worn many times over) and a beaded bracelet by Leju London (handcrafted by Colombian artisans).

The Bridal Party

REAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Wild Rosamund bouquetsREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - The Sailaway Dress CompanyVictoria's six bridesmaids wore coordinating dresses from The Sailaway Dress Company, each one in the same handkerchief style but in a different colourway. This fantastic socially-responsible brand works loyally with a handful of independent family tailors across India to create unique dresses from offcuts of fabric, reducing the effects of fast fashion one dress at a time; founder Holly visits them every year, upholding fair wages and comfortable working conditions. Her bridesmaids were gifted bracelets by UK-based Gaamaa Jewellery.

Wild Rosamund created eye-catching bouquets for the bridal party, picking up on all the colours of the bridesmaids' dresses (and what nature failed to provide, a little spray works wonders!). This floral design studio prioritises seasonal British blooms and foliage, as isn't adverse to a good bit of local foraging, too!

The Groom and His Groomsmen

REAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Master Debonair suitREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - groomsmenREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Wild Rosamund buttonholeMatthew stood out in his tweed three-piece suit from Master Debonair, coordinating with his six groomsmen with matching bow ties, pocket squares and statement buttonholes.

The Venue

REAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Horsley Hale FarmREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Magical Events TipiREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography Horsley Hale Farm is a fantastic blank-canvas venue, with beautiful, varied scenery, and the option to camp for a taste of the festival experience! Victoria and Matt hired a tipi and tent from Magical Events Ltd, and plenty of props, decor and lawn games from Dolly’s Vintage Tea Party.

The Ceremony

REAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - lakeside ceremonyREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Charlotte Willis DesignsREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - wedding guestsREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - ceremonyREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - arrival of the brideREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - celebrantREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - marriage ceremonyREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - wedding ringsREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - confettiCharlotte Willis Designs provided their Order of the Day cards to keep their two and four-legged guests on track! Victoria and Matthew chose the lakeside location for their outdoor wedding ceremony. In true boho style, they had a rug-strewn aisle, with a macrame and dreamcatcher backdrop on a hexagonal wooden frame. The ceremony was followed by a truly impressive confetti throwing!

The Afternoon Portrait Session

REAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - portraitREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - portraitsREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - smoke bombsTaking a few moment's for themselves as newlyweds, Noemi was able to capture some lovely, joy-filled portraits.

The Afternoon's Entertainment

REAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - lawn gamesREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - guestsREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - guest entertainmentREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - garden gamesWhile the bride and groom were off having their portraits taken, their guests settled down to afternoon drinks, and lawn games kept all ages entertained.

The Tipi

REAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Dolly's Vintage Tea PartyREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Wild Rosamund table centrepiecesREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Wild Rosamund floral installationREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - table flowersREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - wedding favoursThe wedding breakfast was hosted in the tipi. The wooden trestle tables were laid with washable tableware and beautifully accented with small, varied floral arrangements, complementing the statement piece suspended over the top table.

A festival essential is a wristband, which doubled perfectly as wedding favours!

The Catering

REAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Little PiggyREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - cateringREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - wedding cateringREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - the Rural Coffee ProjectREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - coffeeREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - The Cocktail Car CompanyREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - drinksREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - cocktailsREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Pizza Mondo and Jack's GelatoFestival-style weddings aren't complete without buffet-style catering and mobile food and drink vendors - for this they chose Little Piggy Catering; 'Grace' the converted horse trailer from The Rural Coffee Project (using personalised, biodegradable cups); Jack's Gelato tricycle (providing small-batch, locally made ice creams featuring organic and fairtrade ingredients); Pizza Mondo (using fresh, local and artisanal ingredients, biodegradable packaging and plates, recycled napkins and compressed wood chip for the oven); and The Cocktail Car Company (using proper glassware as well as locally-sourced and fresh ingredients for their syrups, purees and juices).

The Evening

REAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - eveningREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - glitter stationAnother festival essential is glitter (biodegradable, of course)! Outdoor weddings in the UK come with chillier nights, so the blankets were a considerate touch.

More Portraits

REAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - lakeside portraitREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - bride and groomREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - sunset portraitsREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - woodland dancing portraitREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - woodland portraitSunset shots are irresistible, and Horsley Hale Farm affords some beautiful locations to capture one. The festoon-lit woodland walkway is another great spot for some evening shots!

The Cake

REAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - wedding cakeREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - cakeREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - cutting the cakeThree separate tiers of cake (also a great way to make sure guests with different dietary needs are catered for easily) were all decorated with dried flowers and some with edible flowers, too. 

More sweet treats were provided by Epic Brownies UK.

The Dancing

REAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - the first danceREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Los LadsREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - Los LadsREAL WEDDING - The Boho Festival Wedding of Victoria and Matthew at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Captured by Thyme Lane Photography - dancingThe evening continued with dancing and live music courtesy of Los Lads.

Everything about these photos makes me smile! And the videography by Hushabye Films is just as awesome!


I hope you enjoyed reliving Victoria and Matthew's wedding; my thanks to them, Noemi and all the vendors involved in creating such a spectacular day!

The key points from their wedding to inspire conscious wedding days are:

  • Choosing a venue already dedicated to being eco-friendly.
  • Engaging as many local and responsible suppliers as possible.
  • Purchasing from vendors with existing conscious credentials.
  • Hiring over buying.

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Credits

Photography: Thyme Lane Photography

Videography: Hushabye Films

Tipis: Magical Events Ltd

Props, Decor and Lawn Games: Dolly’s Vintage Tea Party

Bride’s Dress: Woodrose by Willowby by Watters from Heritage Brides

Bride’s Shoes: ASOS

Bride's Hair Accessories: The Daisy Circlet from Eden B Studio and Gold Plait Rings from Regal Rose

Bride’s Jewellery: Bracelet by LeJu London

Bride’s Hair: Kate Fletcher of Flashkate

Bride’s Makeup: Jessica M Makeup Artistry

Groom’s Suit: Master Debonair

Bridesmaids' Dresses: The Sailaway Dress Company

Bridesmaids' Accessories: Bracelets from Gaamaa Jewellery via Not On The High Street

Flowers: Wild Rosamund

Band: Los Lads

Order Of Service: Charlotte Willis Designs

Catering: Little Piggy Catering

Coffee Van: Rural Coffee Project

Ice Cream: Jacks Gelato

Pizza: Pizza Mondo

Brownies: Epic Brownies UK

Cocktail Van: The Cocktail Car


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