feature Zoe & Darren's wedding
at fforest farm
Photography by Emma Case
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Not so long ago, Fforest became a wedding venue – we've already featured several beautiful weddings that have taken place there. Today's wedding happened in Fforest too, and it warms my heart to see these beautiful images, taken by my friend and colleague, the delectable Emma Case. Zoe and Darren's wedding took place on 5th of May this year and bride Zoe tells us how they ended up tieing the knot in this most beautiful of outdoor natural backdrops…
"We spent a great deal of time searching for something different, specifically somewhere that we could bring our friends and family together for a whole weekend and offer them, and us, the chance to really relax and spend time with each other."
"We visited Fforest on a cold dark January day and we instantly fell in love. It’s a truly unique and special place, situated next to a wildlife reserve with views over sprawling countryside. It offered ‘glamping’ in the form of spacious Domes, Tipi’s and other types of tented accommodation, all with wood burning fires and with their own kitchens as well as luxurious converted pig barns for our mature guests. It has its own ‘Bwthyn’ which is an old stone pub, a huge high-hat Tipi for the bands, entertainment and humanist ceremony, a warm wooden lodge and a barn for the reception at the heart of the camp. Blissful, amazing, brilliant and a whole lot of other superlatives don’t do justice to this place."
"As neither of us are particularly religious people, we decided against a church ceremony and opted for a humanist ceremony under the high-hat tipi. Of course to make things legal we also needed a formal civil ceremony which we were able to have with just our parents and grandparents in the tiny Bwthyn on-site – which was perfect in every way and gave us a chance to see each other with our families in a very private moment before the entrance into the tipi for ceremony number two!"
"Fforest provided simple vintage table cloths, bunting and candelabras for the tables as well as vintage china and wildflowers picked from the Fforest grounds on the morning of the wedding."
"Fforest have on-site catering- they also have their own vegetable garden and hand pick most of their ingredients. The meats (such as the hog-roast) were all sourced locally and were so fresh. The food looked and tasted out of this world!"
"There are so many parts of the day which are special for their own reasons. Marrying the person you love is always going to be a big one but the small things like sitting around a fire in the evening watching friends who’ve never met chatting away, seeing the kids in their element running around the fields, sharing laughter and tears with family and just generally sucking in the atmosphere."