Julia and Matthew’s wedding at Ash Barton in Devon took place on one of those scorching days we have experienced this year. Earlier on the day, namely 14th July 2018 I had trundled down the M5 into the South-West of England to this idyllic spot in the Devonshire countryside. Ash Barton Manor house played perfect host for the wedding day preparations, large enough for both parties to get ready separately. Late on the barn was to accommodate everyone for the wedding breakfast and evening dancing, but before that, there was to be an outdoor ceremony in the grounds of the estate. Wild flowers were placed in jam jars and bales of straw, covered in blankets, lined the little pond on site. A large oak tree provided welcome shade for the waiting groom and guests as the bride and her party made their way through the garden. Needlessly to say, it was all very picturesque. The drinks reception took place mainly in the walled garden, where soaring temperatures made the shady spots much sought after locations. After a few cooling drinks and afternoon tea it was time for the formal seating of the reception. Fairy lights strung through the ceiling beams of the barn afforded a serene atmosphere as the congregated friends and family enjoyed the festivities of the day, with speeches and dancing. Before I made my way home to South Wales, their was time for a parting photograph as the evening sun had bathed the Ash Barton Estate in its warm glow.
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