Wedding at Streamcombe Farm, Devon
A Family Affair
Fee and Steve's wonderful weekend wedding at Streamcombe Farm
"After 15 years together, we had just purchased and moved into our forever home, we have two beautiful children, and it felt like we should cement our family unit and finally 'tie the knot'," explains Fee - and the couple did so in relaxed and beautifully personal style.
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"We always knew we wanted to be married outside in a very informal and natural sort of way. We visited Streamcombe Farm and fell in love with the place," she says of their easy venue choice. "It couldn't have been anywhere else. It is a simply stunning corner of the world with the most kind and inspirational hosts."
The scenic farm setting exclusively accommodated the couple and their guests for a weekend of festivities. The celebrations began on the Friday evening with a barbecue, music and games around a campfire, which established the relaxed party atmosphere that continued for the next two days.
With Fee donning a custom-made dress in her favourite shade of green and Steve opting for a tweed waistcoat and trousers, the next day, the couple and their two children, Maddie and Charlie, made their way across the grounds to the beautiful beech canopy where their guests had gathered for a very special naming ceremony for the children followed by a handfasting. "There wasn't a dry eye in the woods!" laughs Fee.
Drinks served from their friend's vintage caravan were followed by a wedding ploughman's banquet comprising meat pies, West Country cheeses and cold meats alongside an array of homemade delights including quiche, bread, salads, chutneys, relishes and scotch eggs. "For dessert we had an enormous Eton Mess and individually-filled meringues, and in the evening we feasted on a hog roast," adds Fee.
After an evening of games and dancing to live band, Crash Course for Ravers, everyone gathered for breakfast butties in the courtyard the next morning "as we reminisced over what had been a truly magical weekend in the most beautiful place, with the most important people in our lives," reflects Fee.
"Really don't stress over the small stuff," she says, keen to impart some indispensible advice. "I kept reminding myself that this was about us, coming together as a family with our closest friends and family, and it wasn't about the favours or the bunting."
Photography Brian Robinson www.brianrobinsonphotography.com
Venue and catering Streamcombe Farm www.streamcombefarm.co.uk
Dress Caroline Mirfin www.carolinemirfin.co.uk
Bridesmaid dress Monsoon www.monsoon.co.uk
Groom's outfit Walker Slater www.walkerslater.com
Flowers The Flower Lady www.the-flower-lady.co.uk
Entertainment Crash Course for Ravers 07968 388884
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