Sarah & Jonathan’s Marquee Wedding in Devon
A really chilled out wedding (I keep getting these ) for a Devon Wedding Photographers today in sunny Payhembury and Ottery St Mary.
I started the day at Sarah’s parents house where Sarah and her bridesmaids were busy getting themselves ready for the wedding ceremony. The reception was also taking place here later in the day and a huge marquee had been erected in the beautiful gardens.
The ceremony took place at Payhembury Church, which happens to be the same church that Sarah’s parents got married in too – a very special ceremony in front of 65 close friends and family. I’ve been fortunate to do a few weddings for this group of friends and knew to expect some antics when Sarah & Jonathan left the church. As expected there was a Guard of Honour (well sort of) but not of swords, more like old car parts and exhaust pipes hanging off poles (Sarah & Jonathan are both in the motor trade)!!
After the formal photographs and a little trip into the pub for a pint, we headed back to the farm for the reception. While the guests enjoyed the hospitality laid on, we went across the fields to a favourite spot of the couple to get some portrait photographs. Back at the reception the party was in full swing, everything looked amazing. About 300 metres of bunting had been hand made, loads of sweet peas carefully reared in the months leading upto the wedding, even the cake was a real collaboration, made by Sarah & Jonathan and decorated by Sheila & Lauren.
The guests were treated to a fabulous buffet wedding breakfast – it really was very good! Later in the day more guests arrived swelling the numbers to 150. A cream tea was served with vintage cups and saucers that had been collected from charity shops across the West Country. During the evening there was a pig roast which was home reared at Jonathan’s parents farm. Dancing took place well into the small hours on the huge dance floor and I’m pretty sure everyone had a great time!
Here are a few from the day:
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