Apparently 2023 is the year of shooting at what will now be considered some of my favourite local venues! The list is growing and each one is unique and spectacular in it’s own way. Imagine my absolute delight when I met with Fazana and Jason on zoom and they told me all about their plans at River Cottage HQ.  Firstly they are such a remarkable couple with the loveliest of friends, all so kind and caring. Not only was I consistently checked on by the staff (who were all superb) that I’d had a drink or eaten but all of Fazana and Jason’s guests too. The sun had graced us with it’s presence, the crickets were chirping, pigs oinking and the food was utterly divine. Never have I ever had the urge to lick a plate until yesterday (reader, I did not lick the plate). The food was such a huge part for them, so where better to get married than the Kitchen Garden of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s farm.

Fazana surprised guests as she entered the garden in a white saree. Having seen a photo as a child of her mother wearing one she knew that’s what she wanted the day she got married. It was a beautiful moment watching her mum, fold, pleat and tuck Fazana into her bridal outfit. I loved that both her parents walked her down the aisle to Jason.

After a lovely ceremony the platters of food ensued whilst guests and family played some good old fashioned lawn games from welly wanging to throwing cabbages à la coconut shy style. As the wedding entered the barn for speeches and food, the Head Chef Connor delivered a fantastic narrative of what was on the menu, how it was, grown, prepped and cooked ready for their plates (leaving everyone eagerly awaiting starters and possibly dribbling a little!).

To top off what was already a marvel of food and love, Jason stepped up to play in his band to kick off the dance floor… of which Fazana was leading the way.

Warning: This preview may be a little photo heavy!!

Bride’s Sarhi https://www.instagram.com/varietysilkhouse/
Florist https://www.instagram.com/meadowsweetfloristry/
Band https://www.facebook.com/applesacoustics
Hair & Make-up https://www.instagram.com/kingandbentleymakeup/
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