When I was approached by a local couple, Joe and Lizzie, enquiring about hosting their wedding at the yurt camp I was a little unsure whether it would work out, as we are very much a quiet and peaceful rural retreat and do not allow loud music out of respect to our near neighbours, however the wedding model that the happy couple wanted fitted perfectly into their requirements and ours. They stayed the night before with their friends and family in a combination of our yurts, hut and their own camper vans and tents. On the actual day they had the ceremony around lunchtime conducted by a local celebrant in our special mown circle in the lake field with their own custom vows, exchanging of rings and with a beautiful candle lighting moment for absent family and ultimately leaping the broom. Eventually following some celebratory drinks the whole group went on later in the afternoon to their reception in a village hall elsewhere courtesy of Bob the Bus!. They returned later that evening for the wedding night in the yurt camp again with all their friends and family for a starry night by the camp fire. A perfect ending to the happy day - with the couple eventually going onwards to their honeymoon in the Isles of Scilly. What a special custom wedding day- something I will certainly remember for years to come. I have to confess to having shed a few tears at the romantic moments during the ceremony! Lovely!!!
Liz Jeffery - owner of Hemsford Yurt camp