I am LOVING Sam and Liam’s Yurtcamp Devon wedding… it’s got that smiley-happy, loved up vibe about it…and that venue!! All captured beautifully by the fab Memories & Milestones…
Liam had met with Sam’s mum and dad during September 2015 and asked for their blessing to ask Sam to marry him, with the intention of asking the following New Year’s Eve. He also had to ask for Sam’s granny’s ring which Liam knew Sam wanted as her engagement ring – but didn’t know which ring it was (and Sam’s mum and dad couldn’t remember either)! Liam couldn’t wait until New Year and booked a trip to Bath in October half term, 2015. Liam proposed to Sam at the edge of the weir in Bath, following an afternoon at the roof-top spa and a stay at the newly opened 5-star Gainsborough Bath Spa.
Where it all happened
Liam and Sam wanted to marry somewhere locally, and after searching online for venues visited Yurtcamp Devon in January 2016. It was seen on a cold, grey Saturday morning with bare branches on the trees and the barn empty – but could see how beautiful it would be and loved the idea that all of the guests could be in one place, and could stay overnight together too.
What they wore
The dress was by Cymbeline UK. Shoes were by ammiejoyce on Etsy with gold bows from Charlotte Mills. Hair was decorated with gypsophilia and nails were in pastel colours, representing the bridesmaids and Maid of Honour, groom’s suit and both mums. Make up was the bride’s own by Mac. Sam’s engagement ring was her maternal granny’s and her wedding ring was her paternal granny’s eternity ring.
Tailor-made, bespoke vintage-inspired, blue-grey, tweed suit made by Martin’s, an ex-Saville Row tailor in Paignton, Devon. Braces from The Real McCoy, pale blue shirt from Next, brown, tweed bow tie (to match the best man’s) from EBay.
Lots of bunting, fairy lights, candles and hanging decorations in the barn, tipi and outside the bar. The table decorations were vintage milk bottle holders, filled with light-up bottles, decorated jam jars, Love Heart favours, pastel-coloured pinwheels, rustic place settings and beautiful flowers in jam jars in keeping with Sam’s bouquet. The pagoda and barn were decorated with a giant willow heart, giant LOVE letters made by Liam’s dad, pom poms, handpicked signs, blackboards and photos of Liam and Sam from their younger years (prepared by respective parents). Liam’s dad also made games for the children, including giant jenga and limbo.
Bouquets for the bride and Maid of Honour, jam jar posies for the tables and a filled flower box for the top table and in the pagoda during the ceremony: hydrangeas, roses, scabious, nigella, viburnum and delphinium. Buttonholes mirrored the above, along with lavender, wheat and thistle in keeping with the rustic theme. Flowers by Holly at Hollyhocks Florist.
Kindly made by Nigel and Paula Jones, Sam’s parents’ good friends and neighbours. Made by Nigel – three layers, one chocolate, one carrot cake and one lemon drizzle – beautifully decorated in rustic, pastel flowers by Paula. The cake topper featured a wooden silhouette of a bride and groom – with a cat on the foot of the veil (a nod to Sam and Liam’s cat Rocco).
Jen Larkin and Mel Cornish from ‘Memories and Milestones Photography’ – both friends and ex-colleagues of Sam (and Sam taught their boys at school)!
Liam’s friend George, aka DJ Brando Walker, kick-started the evening followed by local, acoustic duo New Daze. The Fab Beatles then played a hits-filled set and the music went on into the early hours with a silent disco – with a playlist created by Sam, one by Liam and a party playlist – with glo-paint and glow-in-the-dark glasses.
A mini-moon to Guernsey with other mini-moons and festivals planned for the summer and the coming months, including Boardmasters, Lockdown Festival, Rome, Paris and Amsterdam.
M Welsh Catering Service
Memories and Milestones Photography
Laura Hawker, Laura [email protected]
The Fab Beatles
Silent Disco King Ltd