Mari and Justin lucked out on their weather which allowed their outdoor ceremony to go ahead without unwanted autumn drizzle. The ceremony was beautifully crafted by them both, with a celebrant guiding them through a meaningful and spiritual ritual. It can be really nice when the legal part is taken care of before the day so that the couple is free to include whatever they want in their ceremony. Mari has a very gentle and generous spirit and was always taking care of everyone, and Justin manages to be both witty and mischievous at the same time as having deep emotions that he wasn't afraid to share. All of this shone through during the vows.
It was a wonderfully laid back day aided by the setting of Whirlow Hall Farm. It's such a great space that you can really put your own touches on. The daytime atmosphere was accompanied by great live music by a band Mari had seen busking in Sheffield city centre and had hired on the spot. They held guests captive and allowed a couple of emotional guest turns too.
In the evening face mats provided much hilarity as guests were transformed into gurning hairy versions of themselves, and table top games kept all entertained as the hog roast was served.
It was a great day to be a part of ,.. congratulations to you both and thanks for letting me be a part of it.
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