I’ve was lucky enough to visit the magical Fforest towards the end of last year, as I’m organising a big event there in April next year.
Pete and I stayed in one of the beautiful domes and while we were there, Fforest were holding a wedding open day for some of the couples who are getting married there this year.
That meant we had the chance to see the communal areas set up as they would be for a wedding and to experience the way Fforest look after big groups. We also had a chance to chat to some of the couples who are tying the knot there and to hear all about their plans for their weddings.
Rustic, camping weddings are a bit special to me, as that’s what Pete and I did for ours. Having a whole load of your friends and family staying with you and spending the day having a BBQ, drinking locally produced ale, having a celebrant led service in the open air, chatting around the camp fire and dancing into the night are all pretty much my perfect wedding and as much as I loved my own wedding venue, if I’d have known about Fforest it would have been a serious contender.
As James and Sian, Fforest’s owners, say on their website: Fforest is the result of a dream and it certainly does feel magical. Guests can stay on site in glamping accommodation with wood burners and solar powered lighting and wake up in the morning to brew a cup of tea in their camp kitchen.
As for the wedding they have a barn that seats 110, a giant kata tipi that holds many more and they are happy to be as flexible as you need to tailor your day so that it’s 100% personal to you. And the surrounding countryside is just beautiful for your wedding photography portraits and group shots.
In fact if you want to be a little more adventurous Mwnt beach is just up the road and the stunning cliffs and scenery would make an amazing backdrop for some creative wedding pictures.
I can’t wait to be back at Fforest in April for the wedding photography workshop I’m running but I’d absolutely love to photograph a wedding there so if you’re planning a Fforest wedding do get in touch.