The Haymeadow in Somerset is a perfect wedding venue for couples who are keen to spend their day in a beautifully rustic and rural location. It is essentially a blank canvas, aside from the lovely marquee, wild flower meadow, fire pits and onsite glamping tents! Set in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this wedding venue cannot fail to make you feel at one with nature.
RAF girls Robyn and Emma wanted a fairly quiet affair; celebrating their love for one another with their nearest and dearest was their main focus (rightly so!) and everything else just fell wonderfully into place! Well, almost everything…Unfortunately this Saturday must’ve been the only day in August that succumbed to torrential downpours and blustery winds! However the ladies and their guests shook off the rain and threw themselves into the day’s events with huge smiles and enthusiasm.
Robyn and Emma chose a traditional afternoon tea as their main wedding breakfast meal, complete with very cute personalised tea bags for each guest.
Farmhouse Cheddar and Home-made Chutney (v)
Somerset Brie and Cranberry Jelly (v)
Wiltshire Ham, Mustard Mayonnaise and Leaves
Home-smoked Turkey and Redcurrant Jelly
Mini Herby Sausage Rolls
Tiny Croque Monsieur Squares
Mini Courgette and Cherry Tomato Quiche Fingers (v)
Fresh Plain and Fruit Scones with local Clotted Cream and Home Made Seasonal Berry Jam
Mini Carrot Cakes with Spiced Frosting
Luscious Lemon and Thyme Drizzle Cake
In the evening, everyone really let their hair down and danced on until the early hours, despite the chilly winds blowing outside the marquee. With the wet weather plan in action, our evening BBQ was moved inside, much to the excitement of the new hungry evening guests.
Caramelised Onion, Somerset Cheddar and Local Beef Burgers
Citrus-Marinated Blackened Chicken Drumsticks and Thighs
Griddled Halloumi Skewers with Chargrilled Courgette and Mango Chunks (v)
Fresh Baby Leaf and Seasonal Garden Veggie Salad
Classic Greek Salad with Feta Cheese, Black Olives and Red Onions
Italian Pasta Salad with Sun-Blush Tomatoes, Roasted Peppers and a Red Pesto Sauce