Flower Crown Heaven for a Homespun Festival Wedding

Bride and groom looking loving at each other during their festival wedding

I love Festival Weddings. And Higher Hacknell Farm was the perfect location for a Festival Wedding. The farm is an organic farm located in Umberleigh, Devon, and the family home of the bride. With fields, grassland, woodland, an apple orchard and lakes it has all the elements for an amazing Festival Wedding. What is a festival wedding? A Festival Wedding is a laid back wedding that is focused around fun, food, music and flower crowns. And this wedding had all of that in spades.

Higher Hacknell Farm location of festival wedding
Wedding dress and wedding shoes ready to be worn
wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses hanging up at festival wedding

The bride wore a stunning backless chiffon dress with a lace bodice and spaghetti straps. Her shoes were a break from the traditional white, in a nude colour with diamante detailing. And keeping on-trend with the Festival theme she wore a flower crown in her hair to match her bouquet.

Bridal bouquet of garden & hedgerow flowers at festival wedding
Bridesmaids wearing flower crowns and matching PJ's at Festival wedding
Brides father relaxing and playing guitar at festival wedding

The relaxed festival theme started early. The bridal party enjoyed some bubbles as they got ready during the morning. The Father of the Bride relaxed in the sunshine playing the guitar. Tarka, the dog was enjoying all the extra attention. And there were high spirits all around in anticipation of the day ahead.

Bride getting into herdress at festival wedding
Bride stroking her dog at festival wedding
Church at Umberleigh

Heaven Scent Floral Arrangements

The ceremony took place at the local village church in Umberleigh. It looked resplendent with an abundance of beautiful floral decorations everywhere. Meadow Sweet Florist did an amazing job. Milk churns filled with gypsophila adorned the entrance to the church. Inside the church, bouquets of garden flowers hung from the end of pews. Welly boots filled with flowers sat in the church entrance. On the side was a basket of dried-petal confetti for a colourful exit as Mr and Mrs.

Entrance to umberleigh church with floral decorations
Floral decorations inside umberleigh church
bride arriving with father at umberleigh church for wedding
Bride and groom exchanging vows at Umberleigh Church
Bride and Groom in church looking at each other
Bride and groom exchanging rings at umberleigh church
bride and groom exiting church to confetti at their festival wedding

A Sunny Festival Wedding

After a beautiful heartful ceremony, it was back to the farm. The Bride and Groom arrived for the start of their festival wedding by horse and cart. Blowing in the breeze were colourful flags. And little bell tents had been erected for guest glamping. Whilst the drinks and canapes flowed. And the sun shone brightly. There was welly wanging and croquet to entertain everyone.

Bell tents and flags at festival wedding
Welcome signage for festival wedding
Bride and groom arriving at festival wedding by horse and cart
guests enjoying welly wanging and croquet at festival wedding
Bridesmaids with flower crowns and bouquets at festival wedding
Groomsmen at festival wedding
Bride and groom together by lake at festival wedding
bride and groom holding each other at festival wedding
Bride and groom having piggyback at festival wedding
Bride and groom looking tenderly at each other at festival wedding
Bride and groom about to kiss at festival wedding
The barn at higher hacknell set out for wedding breakfast

An old rustic barn on the farm had been spruced up. It was a shadow of its former self; cleaned out, painted and decorated. Inside were rustic wooden tables and chairs. Decorated with vases of garden flowers and lit candles. Tables names were photo frames of cherished pets. Shot glasses were personalised as favours.

the table settings at the festival wedding
The floral decorations, menu and favours at festival wedding
father of the bride making speech at festival wedding
the groom making his speech at festival wedding
the bestman making speech at festival wedding
bride and groom laughing together during speeches of festival wedding

Evening Festivities

After Dartmoor Kitchen had served a sumptuous feast. It was time to cut the cake. Cakeadoodledoo had made a beautiful sponge and buttercream cake. Beautiful fresh pink flowers decorated it. And looked and smelt amazing. Cutting the cake there was almost an accident.

bride and groom cutting cake which is about to fall over at festival wedding
Bride and grooms first dance
guests on the dancefloor dancing
lady serving bbg for guests at festival wedding

After the first dance guests got down on the dance floor to throw a few shapes to the music by Gentlemen of the Road. And sat around eating organic farm sausages and burgers as the sunset over the farm.

guests relaxing during the evening on hay bales at festival wedding

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