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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.