Big Balloons and Sunflowers for an Outdoor Ceremony

Goli & Marek, September 2015

“we fell in love with the beautiful grounds and also the possibility of exclusive hire to make a whole weekend of it”

Goli and Marek enjoyed a whole weekend of celebrations surrounded by friends and family who have travelled far and wide to share their wedding celebrations.


Bride’s name and occupation: Goli Haidari, Doctor

Groom’s name and occupation: Marek Witko, Property Management

Length of engagement: 11 months

Wedding date: 5th September 2015

What were your wedding colours/theme? Sunflower yellow and royal blue

We chose our venue because… we fell in love with the beautiful grounds and also the possibility of exclusive hire to make a whole weekend of it

I chose my dress because… I loved the lace especially the back, and it felt so comfortable compared to other dresses I tried on

What food did you choose for your Wedding Breakfast? The Devon Feast by Dartmoor kitchen- sticky slow roasted lamb with roast beetroot, broccoli and baked new potatoes. It was absolutely amazing and we received so many comments on the food. Also, because it was sharing platters it created a really great banquet/feast type atmosphere in the marquee.

What food did you choose for your Evening Buffet? Cheese with crackers and grapes, and our wedding cake

What was your favourite part of the wedding? The civil ceremony under the Pavilion which was decorated with sunflowers

What is your top tip for other brides or grooms? Make a weekend of it- it goes so fast and don’t be afraid to go with bright colours!


Photographer: Andy Green. Harrera images. We absolutely love our wedding photos. Andy is so talented and his photos are a bit different to your average wedding photographer. If you are looking for something a little more abstract then you won’t be disappointed.

Dress: Melanie by Maggie Sottero (from Reflections Bridal Shop, Chiswick, London)

Shoes: They were ordered online from Etsy. I had blue shoes with white lace.

Suits: Hired from Austin Reed

Flowers: Phillip Corps did a fantastic job. We loved the bouquets and buttonholes. He also wove sunflowers into the canopy which looked beautiful for the ceremony.

Caterer: Dartmoor kitchen

Music: DJ Nigel from Stylish Entertainment. He also supplied brilliant lights which transferred a very traditional looking room to a very cool dancefloor!

Cake: Made by our friends

Make-up: Family

Hair: Charlene from Maiya’s hair salon. She was wonderful both in the trial and on the day and also did our bridemaids hair.

Stationery: Friends

Any others: Hatch Marquees, Big Pan Parties for our pre-wedding party (such a lovely team)


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