Many wedding venues prescribe a pretty strict list of dos and don’t, often with a shortlist of authorised suppliers. On the other end of the spectrum, you have venues that say ‘Do your thing’. So, in the spirit of all things DIY, check out Hugo & Ranjana’s Somerset wedding photography at Sparkford Hall.
Hugo & Jana are pretty big personalities so there was no shortage of creative ideas but just as importantly they had the resolve and support to pull it all together. Sparkford Hall is nestled away in the heart of Somerset and can be hired for sole use, including enough bedrooms to house most of the wedding party on site. Southwest Marquees brought in the dining marquee, fitting it neatly onto the side of the main house.
With the religious ceremony in India and the formal marriage done, Sparkford was all about having a great day with family and mates. Colours, dancing and a fusion of cultures created the perfect celebration.
The morning began with all hands on deck – Mum & Aunt arranging flowers, the cake and decorations together while the groomsmen did the heavy lifting. Dark clouds threatened to dampen the outdoor ceremony but this couple kept their cool and proceeded with plan A. (Hugo & Jana met at Glastonbury after all!) Their bravery was rewarded and the weather turned bright and sunny as the guests encircled the house for champagne and keg beer.
After the meal and speeches, the party was just beginning. Guests helped themselves to a fine spread in the homely kitchen and gathered around the smoke pits with freshly painted glittering faces. Later, everybody lined up with sparklers for their cake cutting by moonlight.
Because they were located out in the middle of nowhere, the neighbours weren’t a factor and the ‘night club’ downstairs presented extra floorspace for dancing. With music being such an important part of Hugo & Jana’s history, The Roustabouts did not disappoint on the turn tables and their theatrical attire fitting perfectly into proceedings.