Sam and Stephen regularly frequent Larmer Tree Gardens, but they’re more used to turning up with their tents rather than dressed in their finest. You see, they’re avid music fans and Larmer Tree is well-known for its music festivals (in fact, in good timing this weekend it’s playing host to the End of the Road Festival).
How amazing then they were able to find a wedding venue so perfectly suited to them. When they return for future festivals they’ll be able to relive their wedding day over again. Oh, and it’s also just a very pretty place to get married.
Things kicked off for us just before the ceremony where we met up with Stephen, the groom and all the guests outside the Pavilion. Sporting a smashing new hair do and the best suit and bow tie combo we’ve ever seen, there was some time for everyone to settle their nerves with a cheeky swig of Jagermeister from the emergency hip flask before Sam arrived and everyone was ushered in.
Sam looked beautiful in her Temperley lace dress, Vivienne Westwood shoes (she had another pair of Westwood jelly flats for later in the day – what a lucky girl!), polished off with a very pretty, gold Alex Monroe necklace. Sam’s Dad possibly stole the show on the shoe-front though, with his zazzy Converse trainers. Best Father of the Bride shoes, ever!
Time to get wed…
And then it was on to the garden near the Singing Theatre to carry on with the party.
Sam and Stephen’s Wedding at Larmer Tree Gardens continues in Part Two…