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Yesterday I brought you a stunning backyard English wedding and today I am bringing you another one! Oh how I spoil you! Today it is the turn of Saz and Tom who held their wedding ceremony and reception in the field behind Saz’s family home. It held a special place in her heart as she spent much of her childhood playing in the field with her family! The day was full of summer magic, colour, love and a big festival vibe. Totally Boho and totally relaxed, like any festival wedding would be. They filled their day with lots of DIY, handmade projects, which gave the day an even more personal feel, lots of fun games and the most amazing big red bus bar! Which really took the festival theme up a notch. What a wonderful day had by all! Big thanks to Moon Gazey Hare for the fab photos.
Saz and Tom were married on 23rd July 2022 at Saz’s family’s back yard in Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire. ‘This is where Saz grew up. Saz’s family home backs on to the field we had the ceremony and party in, so naturally, Saz and her family are very connected to the space and it holds a tonne of special memories. We always wanted for the wedding to be personal and intimate, inviting our closest pals to meet our most favourite people in a space that felt fuss free and natural. Saz grew up chasing her siblings around the field and even helped her Dad plant the gorgeous orchard. Guests arrived and drank in the orchard and by the Beer Bus, then moved to the ‘Big tree’ where the ceremony was. We had blankets (crocheted by family) covering hay bales and got married underneath a big disco ball hanging from the tree. Our best mate from Australia was our celebrant and our great pals from ‘Holiday’ sang two songs at the ceremony. We had 120ish guests and it took a nice slow 2 years to plan.’
How they met
We met in London the summer of 2013, so a glorious 10 years. We met on Tinder ten weeks before Saz was moving to Australia, we had the most fun together that summer that we couldn’t give up on such magic, so we moved to Australia together.
Tom proposed on the cliffs of St Agnes on a walk with our dog, Neville.
Where did you splurge and where did you save?
Splurged on the marquee and booze, saved on things like decorations and flowers as we wanted to do as much ourselves to make sure the day felt relaxed and ‘us’.
How did you choose your photographer?
We did a lot of research and then shortlisted a bunch of amazing photographers. Lucy was perfect from the get-go, super friendly but also very laid back and totally understood our plan. We’re not into having fussy photos taken of us and don’t feel hugely comfortable posing for shots, so Lucy was incredibly understanding of our needs and captured absolute natural MAGIC and joy from the day. Every time we look back at the photos we smile from ear to ear, she has a talent to capture a real atmosphere and we’ll cherish these forever.
Rue De Seine dress, Jeffery Campbell shoes and Etsy bought dry flowers for my hair. Engagement and wedding rings – Mirri Damer, Cornish jewellery designer.
The suit and bridesmaids
Cripes no idea on Tom’s suit and don’t think he knows either…! Bridesmaids were all told to wear something colourful and fun, that very importantly, they felt comfortable in.
Theme or colour scheme
Bright, sassy, summer, RAINBOW
Our gorgeous families grew home grown sweet peas, we also topped these up with locally bought flowers. Our family helped arrange all the flowers in old booze bottles for the day.
A big crepe rainbow that hung above everyone’s heads/the dancefloor. Colourful booze bottles with flowers, fairy lights, disco balls, Mexican Milagros….
Gorgeous nibbles and salads from Divine On The Green and Pizza from Crust Lust. We also had a Beer Bus courtesy of the incredible Bus Top Bar.
A big smelly tower of cheeses, it was epic!
Our Australian friends are in a band called Holiday, they performed at the ceremony. We had our friends DJ, including the exceptional party starter KC Leigh. We also had an incredible local DJ called Mel from Urban Central Sounds.
Who supplied the stationery?
Our dear friend Harry Haynes.
Advice to other couples
Make every single part of the day as personal to you as possible.
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