Fairy lit tipis, a rustic tractor and a bridal party in wellies - this home farm wedding is about as wholesome as it gets! From the wild explosion of florals arranged by their family and friends to cardboard cut outs of the guests who couldn't make it, this wedding truly brought all Ed & Lucy's loved ones together. Their reception took place under the canopy of an impressive tipi from Recommended supplier World Inspired Tents, and it was all caught on camera by Recommended photographer Joshua Gooding. But the real joy of this wedding lies in the tangible happiness. From the happy couple to the cat, everyone was beaming with joy. Well, maybe cats only look happy on the inside... but Ed & Lucy were certainly absolutely thrilled! And we definitely spied a happy tear or two from a few guests...
Home farm wedding in Devon with tipi, fairy lights and Elbeth Gillis wedding dress.
It was Summer Solstice and the first day since covid times that weddings could have over 30 guests. It was epic! As many guests were not able to attend due to travel restrictions, we made cardboard cut outs to ensure they were still in photos. The ceremony and speeches were all streamed on Zoom. Very 2021.
Let's talk florals... because this home farm wedding was absolutely bursting with them! Even the tractor was getting into the swing of it with it's own wild daisy pots and artfully placed ivy. The blooms were garden grown from Lucy's mum and the local ladies from the village, with a few wholesale bunches to supplement. The vision for the day was recreating hedgerow flowers, and the riot of colour really brought this wedding reception to life. The florals in the tipi created a magical atmosphere with the fairy lights, rustic tables and drapery. Finally, just when we thought we'd seen everything weddings have to offer, Ed and Lucy whip out the tomato plant lucky dip for wedding favours!
Lucy's dress brief was simple. Must be suitable for walking down the aisle at church, and also walking through a field at the home farm wedding reception... Well, the Elbeth Gillis gown with low back, button detailing and train was stunning. And the switch from four-inch heels to hunter wellies for the reception solved any church to field transition issues (whilst also bringing a whole new player to the game of bridal footwear). The bridesmaids looked gorgeous in forest green dresses, and Ed cut a classically stylish figure in his three piece groom's suit with white rose buttonhole. All in all, we're betting the farm has never seen style this good...
Don't let anything stop you from wearing your dream wedding outfit. Wellies, umbrellas and bridal jackets can be the killer wedding accessory you never knew you needed!
My favourite moment from the day was the first dance. It was pretty incredible and Ed lifted me clean off the floor and spun me around. I literally flew!
So, this was the crossover we never knew we needed. Classic style meets home farm wedding, and boy are we glad Ed and Lucy did it. If the magical tipi reception is inspiring you, then this DIY garden wedding reception complete with dogs and horse box bar is a must-see! Unfortunately we don't have a list of lovely local ladies from the village to help you with your florals, but we do have some incredible Recommended florists that can make your day bloomin' marvellous!