Michelle & Matthew’s wedding at Bickleigh Castle in Devon
I arrived at Bickleigh Castle to glorious sunshine, it really did look very pretty!
This was going to be a very intimate wedding with just 35 guests made up of family and close friends. It was also going to be a very relaxed day as both Michelle & Matthew just wanted to have lots of fun without all of the normal pomp and ceremony that makes a typical wedding, we were in for a treat with all that they had laid on!
The ceremony took place upstairs in the Great Hall which is a beautiful room with light flooding in from both sides. The floral decorations were stunning with fresh summer colours and candles lining the aisle. Once the civil ceremony was completed everyone headed over to the 6th Century Chapel (the oldest in Devon) for a religious blessing. This is a very special place, very old, quite dark, small and makes for a very intimate ceremony.
After the blessing the guests were led by Michelle & Matt back to the castle where they were met by a Court Jester who was busy juggling various items to the delight of the guests. The guests were also treated to a ice cream tricycle which had the most delicious ice cream, and in so many flavours. I think Matt tried at least one of every ice cream because I saw him frequently popping back for more! Later in the afternoon, the Court Jester, better known as Elfic entertained the wedding party with a spectacular and very funny show. During the afternoon a lovely cream tea was also served – no shortage of treats at this wedding!
Here are a few from the day…
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