May 2021 was filled with challenges for weddings, with limited numbers, regulations, and rules about how many walls a marquee could have, but that didn’t stop Abby & Si.
Held at Abbotsbury Subtropical Garden, they had planned to have the ceremony outside. However, the weather had different ideas, but this is why you surround yourself with amazing people. Their guests and celebrant, the amazing Ellie from Wildflowers Ceremonies, managed to move everything inside and rearrange the entire marquee into a beautiful intimate space.
They had opted for a Hand Fasting, calling each of the corners. If you have ever met Ellie, you know that the circle for the ceremony was filled with beautiful touches. This dish for the rings had been made by Abby’s mum, and the candle was the one I had sent them (yes, I squeaked when I saw it!).
Even though the ceremony had been moved indoors, it was filled with smiles, laughs, and the happiest of tears.
And being inside didn’t stop us from the confetti photo!
The sun shone out after the ceremony, so we quickly head out to the gardens for some cheeky group photos.
I kidnapped Abby & Si to explore the gardens, and take a few photos away from the crowd.
We managed to beat the rain and returned to the marquee in time for an incredible vegan buffet by Kara’s Vegan Supper Club, the Kentucky Fried Cauliflower was insane! Followed by a vegan and gluten-free wedding cake by Sweet Fox Cakery (I now get all my cakes there, that good!), and some of the funniest speeches I had heard in a long time.
Yes there were regulations to follow, and yes the weather was interesting, but that didn’t stop the day from being one, that even months on, just brings the biggest smile to your face.
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