Where the love story began:
“We met through online dating site, OK Cupid, although our meeting felt more like a reunion of long lost soulmates than a first date!
He proposed on Dartmoor, one of our favourite places to go hiking. Dartmoor is dotted with lots of Tors, high granite rocks, and Stuart researched the most romantic Tor to take me to. So we walked across bog, scrub and rocks and stopped at Hart Tor where he proposed with a glass of fizz, with moorland cows as our witnesses!”
The fun festival wedding begins…
Flash mob choirs & wedding processions
I now pronounce you husband and wife…
Let the party begin…
Questions for the newlyweds:
What were your favourite details from the day?
“Wow what a difficult question, so many to choose from! I loved the little posies we made for the whole wedding party which then formed part of the decorations in the Guildhall where we had our ceremony, and again in the table decorations for the wedding feast. The gin bar handmade for us from old Glastonbury crates with illuminated metal letters was amazing filled with our personal gin collection including a gin we made ourselves for the occasion.
Our chosen quotation running through the theme of the wedding: Unity is an Eternal Wonder. The beautiful oversized silk festival flags that completed the scene outside our dance yurt. The delicious ‘cake collective’ created by family and friends. The crazy hats and accessories that got everyone up on the dance floor. The incredibly talented musicians who filled our day and night with music, ending the evening with songs around the campfire. And many many more……”
What was your biggest takeaway from the day?
“Without doubt, the wedding procession with our family and friends from the Royal Seven Stars in Totnes, up the high street to the Guildhall, accompanied by an awesome flashmob choir who surprised our guests and took our breath away. The wonderful reaction from shoppers and passers by completed the unique and special event, a memory which we will never forget and was captured perfectly in the photographs.”
Bee & Stuart’s advice for future couples planning a wedding:
“Have a clear vision for your wedding and define what it means for you as a couple. That makes it much easier to stay focussed and not get distracted by all the millions of other possible ideas and choices out there. It also helps achieve a huge amount in a short time – our wedding was arranged in 3 months during which time we also moved house, but we don’t feel we compromised on any of our dreams, even down to the smallest detail.
We didn’t want anyone to feel they had to buy a new outfit for the wedding so the dress code given on the invites was either something vintage, charity shop or from guests’ own wardrobe, but more importantly, something joyful that they loved to wear. This worked really well and we loved our colourful wedding gang!”
Why did you choose me as your photographer?
“We choose Harriet as our photographer because of her natural talent for capturing the true atmosphere and highlights of the day without being intrusive. She has an eye for beautiful informal shots but with super attention to detail. She listened to what we wanted from our photography and delivered perfectly, with smiles and enthusiasm along the way that put everyone at ease. Thank you Harriet for a wonderful album of memories that we will treasure forever”
The amazing supplier squad:
Venue: Sandwell Manor
Catering: The Plot Catering
Dress: Days of Grace Vintage, Budleigh Salterton
Flowers: Lynn Archibald
Rings: Hannah Bedford
Choir: Glorious Chorus Choir
Singer/songwriter: Richard James
Band: The Kaizens
Yurt: Fairlove Yurts