We’ve been pioneering the styling of wedding boats on our lake for years; it’s the kind of wedding inspo that really makes your wedding stand out from the crowd in terms of creativity, beauty and straight up wow factor.

To achieve your dream boat outdoor wedding style, you can just use a few ferns from our woods and a bridal bouquet stuck in the bow, or little bunches of flowers specially tied around the outside.

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That’s a simple look, charming, natural – not too much time and energy needed.

Or how about your own private duck race, towing bride & groom styley rubber ducks behind you?

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But if you’re going all out and decide to have one of our recommended stylists or wedding florists they’ll probably need loads of flowers to create the look of your dreams, and that may mean late Spring or Summer is the best time for your wedding.  That’s when most flowers are at their best and totally perfect for creating that garlanded with flowers drift away on the lake look …

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 If you don’t want to use flowers at all then you can still have a great wedding boat decorated with bunting, balloons or just our lovely rugs and hand made just married sign on the stern!

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Of course to have a bridal boat you have to have water to float it on…and we’ve got a hidden freshwater lake in the heart of our valley that is the jewel in our wedding crown.

When your guests are finishing their drinks and canapes in a woodland clearing straight after your wedding ceremony, you can head down to the lake with your wedding photographer, your videographer (if you’ve decided you want a film made of your day – and why not?) and your newly official partner – to get those pictures of a lifetime.

This is where the boat comes in – and blows other wedding transport right out of the water (😊)

Forget vintage cars and wedding tuk-tuks or a horse and carriage – a beautiful wedding boat waiting to carry you across the water is something else entirely.

You’ll be able to have a few precious moments alone together (and the day is supposed to be about the 2 of you after all!) and during an intense wedding day timetable you’ll find looking back that these are likely to be some of the most stand out moments of the whole day.

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You can take turns to row each other – or just drift on the lake surface – while a member of the venue staff rows your photographer and videographer in a second boat capturing romantic reportage of a kiss, a hug, a dropped oar…Sometimes the photographer even gets their own flowery boat - from a wedding the day before...

behind the scenes photographers at the lake photoshoot

After about half an hour you can wander through the woods to re-join your guests in the main marquee – knowing you’ve got amazing pictures salted away that no one else has seen yet – sneak peeks still to come.

We love our bridal boats & have a specially made sign complete with flowers in pink and blue which lets everybody know that these are wedding day pictures and this couple are Just Married!

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Credits:

Photography - appleBimages  Salt & Sea Photography  White Stag Wedding Photography  Gosel Tom-Baird   

Wedding Stylists & Florists - Woodland Atelier  George Mackay  The Garden Gate Flower Co.  Anna's Flower Barn   Bruallen   

Video - Woodland Atelier

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