Love on the farm

A relaxed, laid-back affair with whimsical touches at Huntstile Farm in Somerset proved the perfect setting for Sarah and Marcus' big day celebrations.

Marcus admits he wanted the element of surprise when he chose the moment to propose to Sarah. Avoiding asking the question while they were away on several trips, he finally chose a breakfast-time going down on one knee with a piece of heart-shaped toast! Getting the answer he'd hoped for, they set about making plans.

Sarah has helped arrange many weddings for other people as she works for a catering company. “I had a love/hate relationship when organising our wedding, as when it's your own you feel the pressure to please everyone,” says Sarah.

They opted for the rustic charm of Huntstile Organic Farm, in the heart of Somerset. Their friends got married there previously and they'd loved it for its relaxed vibe and homely feel.

“Dinah, our florist placed hydrangeas in the archway for the ceremony. I've always loved the pompom effect of them and they looked simple yet effective on the day,” recalls Sarah. Here she shares more of the special touches that went into their big day.

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Sarah Dedman, 30, married Marcus Gauntlett, 34, at Taunton Register Office on 9th August, 2014 followed by a ceremony and reception on 23rd August, 2014 at Huntstile Organic Farm.


Love on the farm: Image 2aMy two best friends, Becky and Louisa were bridesmaids. We chose Twobirds blush pink dresses, as they are so versatile, especially as Louisa was pregnant.

Love on the farm: Image 2 On the tables we had logs with hydrangea centrepieces on rustic wooden tables with splashes of pretty colour, and metallic candles.


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I'm quite shapely and wanted to show my curves. Christine and Donna at Sassi Holford's Taunton were amazing and so friendly and helpful. I felt very special when visiting them for fittings. Bluebell was the one for me and I matched the dress with a Hermione Harbutt headdress.


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All you need is love


Sarah Dedman and Marcus Gauntleet's contact book

Bride's accessories
Hermione Harbutt

Bride's and bridesmaids' dresses
Sassi Holford

Bride's hair
By Annabella

Bride's make-up
Buff Urban Day Spa

Cheese cake


Dinah Taylor Floral Design

Mother-of-the-bride outfit
Mother-of-the-bride outfit

Martins Kikulis

Huntstile Organic Farm

Venue styling
Something Borrowed Weddings

Chestnut Productions