Lucy & Jack | Boho Charm at Hayne, Devon

Samantha Kelsie Hayne Devon Elena Popa Photography celebrant ceremony

Lucy and Jack celebrated their marriage in an outdoor ceremony at
Hayne, Devon
on Saturday 7th September, 2019.

Samantha Kelsie Hayne Devon Elena Popa Photography celebrant ceremony

“When he looked into her eyes, he learned the most important part of the language that all the world spoke – the language that everyone on earth was capable of understanding in their heart.

 

It was love.”

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Is there anything at all more romantic than the gorgeous, dusky hues of the end of summer sunlight glistening on full, blushing roses; warmed to perfection by the delicious golden glow that comes with the transition into autumn…?

No.

Which is exactly why it is the PERFECT time of year to celebrate a glorious country garden wedding!

Lucy and Jack knew exactly what they were doing… clever pair.

Samantha Kelsie Hayne Devon Elena Popa Photography celebrant ceremony

“Something older than humanity, more ancient than the desert…”

Samantha Kelsie Hayne Devon Elena Popa Photography celebrant ceremonySamantha Kelsie Hayne Devon Elena Popa Photography celebrant ceremony

Their bohemian inspired end-of-summer wedding was simply gorgeous.

Hayne’s rustic countryside  cottage canvas transformed itself into a carefully considered tale of colour coordination; blending together nature’s end-of-season palette with a perfect array of ornate carpets, each laid out over dew-soaked grasses, and over-sized dream catchers swaying lazily in the breeze that rustled through the trees.

It was romance at its best!

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“What the boy felt at that moment was that he was in the presence of the only woman in his life, and that, with no need for words, she recognised the same thing.”

Samantha Kelsie Hayne Devon Elena Popa Photography celebrant ceremony Samantha Kelsie Hayne Devon Elena Popa Photography celebrant ceremony

Lucy and Jack were a complete and utter joy to work with.

An honest tale of ‘boy meets girl, girl falls in love, boy does too… and they all live happily ever after.’

From the moment they met, they knew they were destined to be together. Their story was simply delightful to share with everyone who had travelled down to Devon just to join them.

Samantha Kelsie Hayne Devon Elena Popa Photography celebrant ceremony

“Because when you know the language, it’s easy to understand that someone in the world awaits you, whether it’s in the middle of the desert or some great city. And when two such people encounter each other, the past and the future become unimportant.”

Samantha Kelsie Hayne Devon Elena Popa Photography celebrant ceremony Samantha Kelsie Hayne Devon Elena Popa Photography celebrant ceremony

We shared readings from The Alchemist and an adaptation of Hind’s Feet on High Places, before symbolising their union in a hand fasting ritual, followed by Lucy and Jack’s own personally written wedding vows, and a traditional exchanging of wedding rings too.

Samantha Kelsie Hayne Devon Elena Popa Photography celebrant ceremony Samantha Kelsie Hayne Devon Elena Popa Photography celebrant ceremony

“There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only.

 

It is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in the world. Without such love, one’s dreams would have no meaning.”

Samantha Kelsie Hayne Devon Elena Popa Photography celebrant ceremony

I was absolutely honoured to not only officiate Lucy and Jack’s ceremony, but to also remain with them throughout the remainder of the day as their wedding host and MC.

We had an absolute blast, from start to finish… I really do work with the most wonderful couples and can’t thank them enough for including me in their day!

Congratulations Lucy & Jack!

Samantha Kelsie Hayne Devon Elena Popa Photography celebrant ceremony

“Dearest Samantha, We just wanted to say thank you for making our day so unbelievably amazing. The ceremony was just more perfect than I’d dreamed and the day ran like clockwork. You were such a delight and such a hit with all our family & friends!”

Samantha Kelsie Hayne Devon Elena Popa Photography celebrant ceremony

Venue: Hayne, Devon
Photography: Elena Popa 
Lucy and Jack combined Samantha’s Celebrant Wedding Ceremony service with MC Host package.

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Kate and Mark | Boho Wedding Blessing

Now I know I shouldn’t be biased… but I think Kate and Mark’s Boho Wedding was possibly one of my most favourite weddings of 2016.

I know… I shouldn’t say it…. but it’s true.

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Kate and Mark truly charmed the socks off me last September. They really were just the most gorgeous pair of people to get to know…

The ceremony took place in Silverstone, Northamptonshire, on a glorious Saturday afternoon at the end of summer. Kate arrived with Father of the Bride, Andy, on the back of a truck and wearing the most fabulous 70s-inspired lace wedding dress, with a big blousy bouquet and the most glorious flower crown to match. She looked a bohomemian bridal dream!

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A lot of happy tears were wiped from under people’s eyes as Kate and her bridesmaids entered to A Whiter Shade of Pale… it was impossible not to be moved in that moment, espcially as the two hugest smiles erupted from the bride and groom when they met at the end!

Once everyone was settled, we got going talking a little about Kate and Mark’s relationship to date, and giggled over the story behind their first meeting. Then, we shared with everyone the true telling of their mutual love for a good life, with good music… and great food.

After introductions were made, everyone was asked to stand once again. It was time to sing the hymn…

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Except it wasn’t any ordinary hymn… It was a McFly song instead! And it was appropriately accompanied by the strumming sounds of an acoustic guitar being played perfectly by one of Mark’s good friends. Everybody got stuck in singing-a-long to the lyrics!

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“It’s all about you,
It’s all about you, baby…
It’s all about you,
It’s all about you…
Yesterday you asked me something I thought you knew
So I told you with a smile its all about you
Then you whispered in my ear and you told me too
Said you made my life worthwhile its all about you
And I would answer all your wishes
If you asked me to
But if you deny me one of your kisses
Don’t know what I’d do
So hold me close and say three words like you used to do
Dancing on the kitchen tiles
It’s all about you…”

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After our hymn, we moved on to the more formal part of the proceedings. Kate and Mark had chosen to include a traditional, though personally written, set of matching wedding vows, which they repeated line by line after me. This was followed by a further declaration of their promises to one another in marriage, and they exchanged their wedding rings before holding hands for a short blessing.

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After the ceremony, everybody clapped and cheered and we all headed outside to brave what had come to be quite a breezy day to throw armfuls and armfuls of confetti and petals over the happy couple. It really was very beautiful, despite the breeze, and there was lots of laughter too…

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I was so honoured to play such a special part in this gorgeous couple’s day. I’ll never forget Kate’s big smile – it carried on beaming throughout every second of the service, even despite the tears and emotion – and it continued to beam bright long after the ceremony as well!

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Thank you Kate and Mark for being so blooming boho-beautiful! It really was ‘all about you’ right the way to the end! x

(Images by Tom Halliday Photography)