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Sam+Lorian // Hunger Hill yurts Wedding

Hunger Hill Yurts Wedding Photographer

I met Sam and Lorian while photographing a couple of their friends getting hitched a few years ago. It was a lovely “do it yourself” wedding in the middle of a field in Devon. It was one of the most chilled out weddings I’d ever been to. So when Sam and Lorian contacted me describing a similar style, I jumped at the chance to photograph it. And it was my first time heading down to Exeter to be their wedding photographer.

I arrived the day before to pitch a tent and I was presented with the most beautiful field of stripy tents, yurts and a bar made from old pallets. There was a buzz of busy bees helping as their friends and family all pitched in to set things up. The venue is called Hunger Hills near Exeter in Devon. It’s owned by a friend of theirs and they used to spend time up there as teenagers. Hunger Hill yurts is usually used as a yoga retreat or just holiday accommodation. I couldn’t believe it when they said they’d only ever had one wedding there before, it’s a beautiful venue.

I met Sam and the bridesmaids on the morning of the wedding at The Lamb Inn in a little village called Sanford.  They were having their hair done by another Lucy, who I then met a week later at another wedding down in Devon. The sun was streaming in through the window with all the lovely dresses hanging on the curtain rail. The bride had given the bridesmaids a colour palette but allowed them all to pick their own dress. They all looked lovely.

The wedding itself was at Exeter Town hall, which provided nice pockets of light streaming through its high windows. The groom had some trouble getting through his bits through the emotion that seemed to catch him off guard. Everyone then headed to a big double decker bus to head back to the lovely field of yurts. The rest of the day was filled with hula hoops and juggling, an awesome live band and sparklers to see the cake cutting. Thankfully the weather played ball and we got a perfect British summers day.

It was definitely a memorable one! I hope you enjoy looking through their lovely day.





Whatever your plans are, I’d love to hear from you!

I’m based in Oxford, but if you’re celebrating somewhere else, and you want me to come and capture your big day, I’ll be there!

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