Believe it or not, on quite a few occasions now I have been asked to stay on after the wedding and join in the party with the guests, I have never planned to do it, until this wedding. The people were fun and friendly, and was told there was place to rest my weary head somewhere, and not looking forward to the two hour drive home, I did.
The wedding was at Mount Folly Farm, Bigbury, one of my favourite corners of the country, South Hams. Gemma and Simon were the couple, a lovely pair from up London way, but Gemma’s mum lived in Modbury, just up the road as the crow flies.
Anyway, so that’s the background, now to the wedding! Gemma and Simon were both getting ready at an amazing property just above Mount Folly Farm, it really was spectacular, with the views, decor and styling, it was a real pleasure to work from in the morning.
We drove into Modbury for the important bit, the marriage at the church within the village, where something very uncanny happened, groom Simon, during the vows, was asked to repeat his name, but by some strange act of God quoted his wife Gemma’s name instead, definitely one way to break the tension in a church. I’m guessing subconsciously this was the tipping point in my mind if asked to stay over, as I needed a beer with the groom that evening after witnessing this.
The view from Mount Folly Farm itself was just breathtaking, overlooking the wonderful Bantham beach and Bigbury Bay, another of my favourites, where you can see the iconic Burgh Island. Gemma and Simon’s walk into the reception party was a definite top draw entrance, with the sea twinkling and sparkling in the mid day summer sun, awesome!
Great speeches, great venue and great company, a full on party evening in the night followed the first dance, lots of arms in the air and rugs cut.
Thanks for taking the time to look, really appreciated!