A colourful and dramatic Festival Wedding styled shoot at The Giraffe Shed

Today I am excited to share this colourful and dramatic Festival Wedding styled shoot at The Giraffe Shed.

Images were captured by Jade McGuire Photography with the collaboration of an incredibly creative team.

Festival Wedding styled shoot - Jade McGuire Photography

Jade say of the shoot…


When I first saw all the sneaky posts that Hannah was sharing of her new venue being built, and painted, I fell in love.

The Giraffe Shed is the UKs only heptagonal barn wedding venue set on a family farm in Tregynon in Central Wales.

Its part giant rustic barn with surrounding meadows to frolic; part industrial warehouse with concrete detailing; part your living room, with sofas and delicious dusky pink walls.

It’s the perfect balance of being blank canvas enough that you can put your own stamp on it, and yet characterful enough to deserve the story of your big day.


The first vibe that sprung to mind, seeing the pink wall that Hannah had decorated, was colour, and what better way to use colour than a dramatic festival wedding styled shoot.

Festivals are totally my jam and there is no better way than to create and design a shoot really putting across my dream, and It was so magically refreshing to be able to create what would be my dream wedding, in my dream location.

I love how you can really be true to who you are, you can throw away your traditions, and party… which creates the most perfect types of weddings.

This shoot truly was a bundle of fun, outrageousness with the most totally rad stunning couple from Manchester, a real life couple who are amazing fashion bloggers with a bloody awesome edge.


Now believe it or not, carefully hand selecting suppliers to be involved is always really difficult but what a dream team did we find,  with everybody working seamlessly together to bring our vision to life.

Working alongside Rachael of The Burtons we created a concept of what we hoped to achieve.

We carefully crafted a vision board, bringing together, fringing, lace, statement flowers with bold pops of colour, ribbons, pom poms, bright confetti, glitter, more glitter and little bit more, body art, dreamy lighting bringing a warmth to the edginess, fedora hats, skinny pants, and leather jackets.

We had the most stunning two piece dress from Shikoba Bride, which stand alone as a gown was truly exquisite but teamed with a bespoke hand painted festival themed leather jacket by Ophelia Rose just literally put the icing on the cake.

Cow and Cake created the most incredible watercolour-style cake with Knock Knock Penny Studio making stunning stationery to match, utilising a handwritten font that wasn’t too perfect, but not too messy either.

The colour scheme was bold and bright, totally perfect for a festival-style wedding, and was used by Bespoke Events and Styling in the tables too, with ribbons hanging off the back of the chair and a gorgeous backdrop.

Later on the fabulous Luna Glitter Bar even glittered us up (yeah i just had to be glittered too, i will never say no to that) creating the best most elaborate designs.


The whole day was beautiful, beautiful executed with total skill… it could not have looked like it did without the amazing team involved, for that I am truly grateful.

If this was a genuine wedding, hand on heart it would literally blow every single guest away…

So if you are looking for a unique, exclusive hire venue, with the most breathtaking views for your wedding in 2019, 2020 and beyond, I promise you the Giraffe Shed is what you want to put at the top of your list.,



Thank you so much to Jade and the team for sharing this amazing edgy and alternative festival wedding styled shoot.

The bright rainbow colours and glitter soften the look without losing the rebelliousness of the gritty industrial / barn setting.

What the shoot really shows is a bold fearless couple who sees happiness in beautiful technicolour, without the constrictions of the traditional and that is a glorious thing..


Shoot Vendors

Venue: The Giraffe Shed

Photography: Jade McGuire Photography

Creative Direction: Jade McGuire Photography and Rachael of The Burtons 

Dress: Shikoba Bride

Festival themed Jacket: Ophelia Rose

Styling: Bespoke Events and Styling

Cake: Cow and Cake

Stationery: Knock Knock Penny Studio

Flowers: Bizzi Lizzi Flowers

Hair: Ypdws Elinwyn Bridal Hair

Make Up: Toni Searle MUA

Newspaper: Photo Press

Lighting: Peter Lockwood

Face Glitter: Luna Glitter Bar

Models: Chloe and Christan of CJ.Carpenter /The Unidentified Rocker 


UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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