Niamh and Merv found their dream wedding setting at their nearest Feather Down farm, New Barn Farm, where an outdoor humanist ceremony could be held in nature to the famed Feather Down hospitality. The care and attention of Will and Hannah of New Barn for the wedding in nature was everything that the happy couple had hoped for, and described as ‘truly amazing’ by Niamh, and working with them, “an absolute joy”.

The wedding in nature

Guests came by tractor, at least the last stretch within the farm, to the marquee with sparkling green all around. Live music suited the green field location, and there was lots of it, as well as garden games adding to the high spirits.

After a fierce shower to clear the skies, a double rainbow arching to back and front of the wedding venue added the other colours of the spectrum to blue, and even more of nature’s wonder to the ceremony.

A humanist ceremony set against the landscape

The natural surroundings informed the look making it the least gaudy you could imagine, the style of wild flowers filling glass jars much about being one with the real, natural surroundings. Handmade cones were filled with colourful confetti, and the canvas marquee was a classic in style fitting well with the continuity of the landscape, and the warmth of the Feather Down feeling of time’s passed.

The humanist ceremony of the pagan tradition of hand-fasting was greeting by the sun popping out from behind clouds as if on cue.

Feather Down’s wedding dream come true

The wedding party at a Feather Down farm lasts from Friday’s arrival of guests through Saturday morning’s receiving of breakfast hampers filled with local, organic fresh food, and a pre-wedding breakfast in the open air.

Following the ceremony at the Feather Down farm or Country Retreat, or at a nearby church, the farm can be transformed into a beautiful reception venue with a difference. After an evening of partying, everyone retires to their luxury tents, and on Sunday morning, breakfast is served in the barn.

Let Feather Down Farm Days emphasize everything you want to bring to your wedding in nature, while also being the holiday for all the guests that will be remembered always with special fondness.

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