I love a wedding where there a little pieces of significance and this wedding at The Great Barn in Exeter, has lots of these. Even down to the date.
One October day, Chris took Hannah out for a lovely day at Milk Beach in Australia, where they lived. It was a beautiful sunny day. Sydney Harbour Bridge could be seen in the distance. And they had a lovely time together, taking photographs, laughing and chatting. With the beach to themselves, they spread out their towels to enjoy the views, when suddenly from in his bag Chris pulled out a little box with a beautiful ring and surprised Hannah by asking her to marry him. The answer was an immediate ‘yes’
Being both from Devon is was important to them that they get married in Devon with all their family and friends and so they planned their wedding for the UK, although a lot of themes in the wedding related to their Australia connection. From the bespoke Surf board that Hannah’s Dad, Richard had made for all the guests to sign, to all the table layouts, that were names of Australian beaches, as well as eucalyptus leaves in the bouquets and floral displays which were expertly and beautiful done by The Flower Shack at Darts Farm. They even had some good old fashioned Ozzy sunshine on the day.
And so a year to the day from Chris’s proposal, Hannah walked down the aisle in a stunning dress from Pirouette in Exeter, by Australian designer Maggie Sottero at the quaint village church of Holy Trinity in Woodbury, where they both said ‘I do’. Then it was off to while away the late autumn sunshine into the evening with great food, fun speeches and some funky dance moves.
If you’re planning a laid back elegant, country wedding like this at The Great Barn, or anywhere else, then get in touch. We should chat.