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bride and groom penny and pete august 2017

Photography: Ben Selway

Flowers: Dartmoor Flowers

Guests arrived at 2pm for Penny & Pete’s romantic wedding, and their ceremony took place at 3pm.

Pete is Jewish, and wanted to incorporate some of his religion into their ceremony, so instead of having a legal ceremony they hired a wedding celebrant which meant they could have more free-rein. Pete and his brother’s put up a chuppah outside the wedding barn the night before the wedding which was then part of their ceremony, and luckily the weather was beautiful so guests could sit outside. They also wrote their own vows, sang hymns, and broke the glass to symbolise their marriage.

Guests were then guided to the lawns and served with either prosecco or bottled beers for their drinks reception. They had a lovely selection of canapés, including; crispy fried duck, chicken satay, mini sausage and wholegrain mustard mash, tiny cottage pie fritters, marinated baby mozzarella and vine tomato, parmesan and red onion croutes, and tiny thai fish cakes

A very talented bridesmaid wrote the day’s order of events on our salvaged door, and Deborah from Dartmoor Flowers created Penny & Pete’s innovative table plan: a piece of hanging foliage representing a table with name tags attached, which was then hung from the acer tree on the lawn. Deborah also provided the cake flowers, centrepiece flowers, buttonholes, and bridal flowers (including Penny’s stunning wrist corsage which she wore throughout the day).

Guests were seated at 5pm for the wedding breakfast of either a chicken burger, a brisket burger, or a bean patty, served with sharing sides including; grilled sweet peppers with gaucamole, skinny fries, sweet potato fries, halloumi bites, onion rings, mixed leaf salad, and heritage tomato, mozzarella & basil salad. For dessert they indulged in a choice of eton mess, chocolate brownie, or summer fruit salad. Speeches followed dessert, before guests were guided to the lawns for tea and coffee.

Taylor’s of Tavistock provided their evening bar which was open from 7.30pm. The first dance was announced at 8.30pm, and Disco Wed provided the music for the evening. An evening buffet of sausage rolls, scotch eggs, and cheese and biscuits was served at 9.30pm, and guests departed at 12.30am.

Want to see more of this wedding?  Check out this gorgeous film by Cupcake Videos: