Emily and James were married on a glorious day in June at one of my favourite Devon wedding venues; Dunwell Farm. The couple are my extended family. Emily is my sister's sister-in-law – and the seriously loved up couple are expecting their first child this October. It was a wonderfully relaxed day, full of fun and blessed with incredible weather.
Along with guests, I pitched my tent on the farm’s campsite the night before the big day, all set for my favourite kind of wedding: one that’s gloriously green, filled with sunshine, fun, family and friends down on the farm.
Ring bearer Jayden took charge on the megaphone, making sure everyone was ready for Emily's arrival in an army Jeep belonging to her father's friend. Emily’s sister-in-law (my sister) and niece lead the bridal party down the hill. Past the lambs they went, overlooking panoramic views of Dartmoor arriving at the most beautiful ceremony in the transformed sheep-barn.
Emily glowed throughout the ceremony – her hand gently resting on her baby bump. Through a shower of confetti the newly-weds lead their guests to the top field to continue the celebrations. Children played in the field and everyone sat at beautifully decorated tables with hand-grown cacti – wedding favours grown by James's mum herself.
The food was the best, all the favourites: pasties, a hog roast and even fish and chips!! Following a series of incredibly emotional speeches, tears were dried, heels kicked off and the partying began.
A work of art itself, the wedding cake was created by friend Verity Jane (The Cake-Up Artist) but the real 'icing on the cake' was seeing James's epic moves on the dance floor to the rhythms of The Swing Kings! Bringing some serious groves, soon the whole wedding party joined in, but I’d like to give a special shout-out to Harry! Hay-fever and swollen eyes aside, he was the life and soul of the party.
Congratulations Emily and James! I loved every minute. Lots and lots of love and I can't wait to meet baby Booker soon.xx
Venue: Dunwell Farm
Dress: Amy Heather Bridal Wear
Head piece: Hey Jules
Marque and Hog Roast: Hire Class
Cake: Verity Jane - The Cake-Up Artist
Fish and Chips: Kingfisher
Band: The Swing Kings