REAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon

1st July 2020


REAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, DevonThis laidback wedding is full of inspiration for sustainable and budget-friendly wedding days!

The Venue

REAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - venueREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - venueREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - venueEast Soar Manor is located on National Trust farmland, perched on the headland above Salcombe in one of the most breathtaking parts of South Devon. 

Jack remarks:

"The venue held a lot of meaning for us (what with Laura being local) and we tried to keep suppliers local where possible. We did a lot of the planning and setup ourselves, and chose a venue that gives back to the local community through the money they make from wedding ceremonies - all profit goes to their school outreach projects for children with learning difficulties."

The Groom

REAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - the groomREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - the groomJack got ready in the Swallows Nest on site, which was later used as a whisky bar for guests to chill out in.

The Bride

REAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - the bridal prepREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - the dressREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - the dress detailsREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - the shoesREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - the bridal bouquetREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - floral hair garlandREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - the brideLaura, her sisters and her bridesmaid did their own makeup and hair in the cottage on site. Her second-hand wedding dress was bought directly from its former owner via Preloved, and in her auburn hair, she wore a delicate flower crown.

The Outdoor Ceremony

REAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - hand painted signsREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - naked tipi ceremonyREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - acoustic musicREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - bridesmaidsREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - arrival of the brideREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - ceremonyREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - bridesmaidsREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - candle lighting ritualREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - first kissREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - confettiThe wedding ceremony was set up on the field overlooking the sea; the couple said their vows in front of a naked tipi decorated with flowers and flowing drapery. The celebrant-led ceremony included a candle-lighting ritual in which all of their immediate family were involved.

The Portraits

REAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - portraitREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - groomsmen and bridesmaidsREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - portraitsCarla of The Unbridled remarks:

"These sessions also allow you both to step back, take stock of what has just happened and actually be close and together for a moment before returning to celebrate with your friends and family."

The Prosecco Cream Tea

REAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - Prosecco cream teaREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - traditional gamesREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - coconut shyAfter the ceremony, their guests were treated to prosecco cream teas (provided by family friends, with vegan options, too!), and some good old-fashioned entertainment!

The Wedding Breakfast

REAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - the wedding breakfastREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - handmade signageREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - place settingsREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - receptionREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - sharing plattersREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - magician entertainmentThe reception was held in the main barn, which was decorated with fairy lights and bunting. The food was presented on sharing platters, and between courses, a magician entertained young and old alike!

The Cake

REAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - wedding cakeREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - cutting the cakeREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - cakeAlso made by a family friend, the semi-naked, four-tiered cake was decorated with sugar paste flowers.

The Dancing

REAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - first danceREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - live bandREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - dancingREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon - musiciansREAL WEDDING - Laura and Jack's Bohemian Wedding, Captured by The Unbridled at East Soar Farm, Devon


My thanks to Laura and Jack for sharing their beautiful wedding day with GREEN UNION!

The key points from their wedding are:

  • Choose a venue that is already invested in sustainable practices.
  • Get ready on site to reduce transportation emissions and costs.
  • Choose a venue with onsite accommodation/camping to further reduce transportation emissions and costs.
  • Create DIY signage using upcycled materials.
  • Use acoustic musicians for the ceremony.
  • Choose a wedding dress that has been down the aisle before!
  • Choose bridal shoes and groom's attire that you will both wear again.
  • Encourage guests to reuse and compost.
  • Utilise the talents of friends and family to contribute to the day (decor, cake making etc.).

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Credits

Venue: East Soar Farm

Photographer: The Unbridled

Dress: Claire Pettibone, purchased from Still White

Bridesmaids Dresses: Samsoe & Samsoe

Groom's Attire: Trousers and waistcoat from Ted Baker; shirt from Next; bow tie from Belfast Bow Companyshoes... old!

Celebrant: Kim Murray, Free Range Ceremonies

Flowers: Twig of Salcome

Caterer: Milkshed Catering

Magician: Harris Magic

Band: The High Notes
 


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