Cwtch the Bride

feature Ruth & Barry's wedding

at fforest quayside

Photography by Clive Nolan

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The Venue

"We wanted our reception in a tipi, but didn’t fancy dragging our guests through a potentially muddy field or asking them to camp in tents. The quayside at Cardigan fit the bill perfectly, stunning setting, lots of local accommodation for all budgets, great food and the freedom to do what we wanted with the venue. It was just perfect!"

"The fforest quayside is such a special place and it was clear our guests were enjoying themselves, and could see why we’d dragged them from all ends of the UK to Mid Wales!"

The Reception

"As we walked through the quiet little passageway into the Fforest quayside courtyard, we were hit by barbecue smoke, sunshine and an almighty roar of cheering from our guests, the drinks were flowing and the atmosphere was just unbelievable it stopped us in our tracks it was electric, we couldn’t believe our luck with the weather!"

 

Green Union

feature Natasha & Matt's wedding

at fforest farm

Photography by Peach & Jo

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Huge thanks to Natasha and Matt for letting me feature their beautiful dreamy wedding weekend at the amazing Fforest - one of the most incredible venues we’ve had the honour of featuring on Green Union. 

The Venue

"The whole weekend was spent at Fforest, surrounded by the most beautiful countryside with our friends and family - everyone, including our lovely photographers, stayed in amazing yurts, bell tents and geodesic domes."

"We wanted a temporary village of all our friends and family with a relaxed sense of community."

"fforest is rooted deep in the countryside and provides local seasonal foods. Even our flowers were grown in Wales and hand picked by us two days before the wedding from Flower Hive."

The Food

"To kick off we had canapés with champagne, then afternoon tea followed by a lamb spit roast in the evening and wedding cake, later we had kebabs at 11pm for the hungry. All the food was locally sourced and beautifully cooked by the team at Fforest."

 

Tim Bishop

features Gemma & Adam's wedding

at fforest coastal

Photography by Tim Bishop

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Adam and Gemma’s wedding was last year at the very quaint fforest, Manorafan, a wedding venue that I absolutely loved!

It’s something that I’ve discovered going to a lot of weddings is that if the wedding guests have to stay over for the wedding there always seems to be a bit of a holiday atmosphere, everyone is more likely to socialise and have maybe one or more drinks than they would usually... 

 

Rock my Wedding

feature Allison & Ricky's wedding

at fforest farm

Photography by Claudia Rose Carter

 

Love my Dress

feature fforest farm

Piece by Tamryn Lawrence

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We’re thrilled to welcome fforest (and their ace new website!) to Love My Dress today and I know that you’re going to fall in love with this spectacular venue. Not only that, but there’s an amazing photography offer for 2017 couples plus a fabulous opportunity for you to wow the fforest team with your wedding creativity. If your submission is chosen, you’ll be able to call all of the fforest Farm events spaces your own for your wedding weekend for free…

A bit about fforest...

fforest is owned, managed and adored by James and Sian who left London careers and moved to Wales in 2004 looking for a lovelier, wilder life. fforest opened to guests in 2007 and hosted the first of many weddings in 2008.

“When the first couple asked if they could have their wedding with us, we said no,” says James. “We just weren’t set up for it – we didn’t have tablecloths for a start! But we gave in and it was great. Making it happen was memorable and rewarding for everyone involved and the couple chose us because we weren’t a formula.”

“We’ve developed fforest a lot since then,” continues Sian. “We always keep in mind what we learned from that first couple – for every guest and for every couple, the celebration should be unique and truly memorable. We’ve also now got tablecloths if you want them!”

fforest Farm is 500 acres of pure bliss where the hills meet the river and the sea in a pristine location just upstream of the small market town of Cardigan in West Wales. fforest Farm is like a little village with a Georgian farmhouse, farmyard barns, the lodge, shelters, fire pits, cottages, unique wilderness accommodation and a tiny stone pub. If you win the competition we’re launching today, all this will be yours. But, more of that later...

Special Offers

To continue the anniversary celebration, fforest have put together an amazing photography offer for couples booking a 2017 wedding. They’ve invited some of their favourite wedding photographers – Aga Tomaszek, Marshal Gray, Debs Ivelja, Tim Bishop, Igor Demba and the legendary Laura Babb – to photograph fforest weddings without any cost to you! 

But, I’ve saved the best til last…

fforest want the first wedding in their new cedar barn to be mind-blowingly brilliant so if you’ve got a super original proposal for an outstanding wedding, read on because you can win your wedding venue…

 

Coco Wedding Venues

feature fforest ffarm

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The Setting

The 200 acres of fforest farm are part of an area of unspoilt natural beauty, wrapped in woods, wildlife and wonder. The farm is flanked on one side by the Teifi Marshes nature reserve and on the other, Cilgerran gorge, through which the magnificent river Teifi flows down to the local town of Cardigan and the Irish sea beyond.

The Vibe

fforest Farm is the perfect location for a relaxed, informal, weekend-long celebration with family and friends. It’s yours for the weekend with its choice of event spaces from giant hat tipis, dining and party barns, garden pavilion, private tiny stone pub, large communal firepit and secret woodland sauna.

The farmyard is the perfect spot for an intimate winter wedding of up to 40 guests, or can combine with the cedar barn for up to 250. From April to October fforest host larger weddings for up to 250, offering a flexible combination of celebration spaces. Choose between outdoor festival or indoor hygge. fforest work with you to accommodate larger informal weddings of 250+ taking full advantage of all the spaces available to you, adding a bespoke tented festival village to house the additional guests.

 

Clive Nolan

features Christina & Jeffrey's wedding

at fforest coastal

Photography by Clive Nolan

 

Rock n Roll Bride

feature Maria & Chris's wedding

at fforest farm

Photography by Rosie Parsons

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A campsite in Wales played host to Maria & Chris’ fabulous wedding. With the help of their friends & family the couple pulled a lot of the wedding together themselves. 

The relaxed wedding didn’t really have a specific ‘theme’, the couple just wanted to pull together all the things they loved for their day:

“We have always loved retro, vintage and homemade – long before it became fashionable again! So our inspiration was really always around us – homemade items created by friends and family and secondhand items that had a second lease of life (we left the vintage china at Fforest Farm to be reused at other peoples weddings!) Our inspiration was also the wonderful Fforest Farm and the countryside surrounding it.”

 
10 years of fforest