Mid September 2020 and weddings are restricted by the number of guests in line with the government guidelines in combat against the coronavirus. With the good old British fighting spirit Marion and Tim, did not let the global pandemic hinder their plans. A change of venue and wedding date, and a shrunken guest list allowed close family and friends to attend their wedding celebration. At the time international travel was still prohibited, which meant some important guests were unable to make it. Though the silver lining was the parents of a university friend offered the use of the grounds at Lukesland House. This Victorian, Gothic style country house sits amongst 24 acres within the Dartmoor National Park, on the edge of the Devon village of Ivybridge and is a popular destination for those with horticultural interests. Organised trips deliver coach loads of visitors to admire its wonderful range of spring and autumn flowering shrubs and specimen trees, some dating from Victorian times. Today however is was to witness the marriage of Marion and Tim, a little garden ceremony was set up, and drinks served by the swimming pool. With such little numbers and a ‘can-do’ attitude there was no need for professional caterers, though this did mean volunteered guests had to sporadically dash into the kitchen to check dinner was not burning. The wedding breakfast was served in the country house within the on-site tea room, which was the perfect size to space out the attendees. Later in the day there was time to explore the gardens, which is complete with a little boating pond. An alfresco first dance took place amongst the trees before the bride and groom decided the swimming pool was too enticing and jumped in dress and all.
“Thank you so much for these photos – they’re amazing! We are really grateful for the brilliant job you did.”
Marion & Tim