Wedding at Huntstile Organic Farm, Devon
Time of my Life
Niamh and Conor's '80s-themed wedding at Huntstile Organic Farm
Niamh and Conor first clapped eyes on each other in their Irish hometown when they met via a mutual friend. Almost a decade later, the couple were holidaying in Rhodes when Conor dropped to one knee in an empty cobbled street. “Idyllic!” swoons Niamh of the romantic, sun-spilled moment.
Huntstile Organic Farm was the second venue they visited, and it was love at first sight. “We knew straight away we wanted it,” says Niamh. “All the staff were friendly, experienced, accommodating, genuine people, and the food is homemade/organic. And they handmade our pizza wedding cake!”
Their eclectic weekend of celebrations was styled on a particularly fond decade for what Niamh and Conor dubbed their ‘1980s Wedfest’. “Each table featured a different ‘80s movie and we had an amazing ‘80s band in the evening,” Niamh explains.
They meticulously planned, styled and executed every detail while individually sourcing the decor. “Our wedding favours were donations to the mental health charity Mind, with sunflower seeds for our guests to take home. I made the bunting and Order of the Day pallet and we purchased ‘80s movie-themed props for the tables,” says Niamh, who also selected a huge neon love sign as their stylistic centrepiece.
Describing their extended weekend as “relaxed, boho, non-traditional and retro”, the pre-celebrations began with a trip to the beach with their photographer before a hilltop stone circle ceremony, to which guests were transported via a tractor trailer.
Having legally tied the knot in London two days prior (and received tattoos for wedding rings), the stone circle ceremony was presided over by Niamh’s brother and Conor’s best friend and was followed by a lip-smacking feast all homemade by the farm.
A relaxed hog roast banquet buffet was rounded off with “amazing desserts that we still talk about!” of berry crumble and sticky toffee pudding, while the evening’s offerings comprised fish & chips with Wexford rissoles along with Niamh and Conor’s “dream come true – a fantastic pizza wedding cake made in their own pizza oven!”
Live band Pop Gun provided the perfect soundtrack as guests partied the night away and chilled out around the bonfire. “My best moment was dancing to ‘80s power ballads surrounded by friends and family from far and wide,” reveals Niamh.
Looking back at her wedding weekend spectacular, she has just one piece of advice for others in the midst of planning their own ‘wedfest’. “When the day comes, it will fly by so try and savour every minute!” she proclaims.
Photography Freckle Photography frecklephotography.co.uk
Venue Huntstile Organic Farm huntstileorganicfarm.co.uk
Dress BHLDN bhldn.com
Flowers Pretty Wild itsallprettywild.com
Stationery Wedfest wedfest.co
Project Pretty notonthehighstreet.com/projectpretty
Love sign Neon Signs Shop custom-neon-sign.co.uk
Entertainment Pop Gun freakmusic.co.uk
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