2020 has been mad! My husband and I weren’t sure if we were going to be able to be married, venues and caterers and all sorts cancelled as well as... read more guest numbers and social distancing etc.
We had been to Millmeadows Farm before for a family member 60th birthday and had a great time walking the alpacas and having a Prosecco and cake picnic!
So, we decided to message the family 3 weeks before our wedding day, at Our Back Garden and see if they would be able to host an alpaca wedding picnic at their farm for 25 guests, and help with food from Blue Fig Deli, so we could still enjoy our wedding day while being safe outside and distanced.
Laura and Perry and the whole family were so lovely and so happy to help us have an amazing day! They decorated a large area of the farm with hay bales and blankets and rustic tables and milk troughs and buckets of ice for drinks (1st August - due to be hot), the whole place was decorated with white lanterns and country flowers and palettes made into a loungy outdoor bed/sofa and a gazebo up for the cake table and drinks table. It was so dreamy and beautiful, and of course their beautiful, friendly alpacas were there! Our flower girl had the time of her life feeding those alpacas! Everyone loved the alpacas!
Later, there was a beautiful sunset and my new husband and I stayed in the Millmeadows Shepherd hut. The hut is in a fenced off area in a stunning garden with a little pathway leading to a patio with couple chair and fire pit, picnic table and the entrance to the hut, overlooking the fields of sheep and alpacas!
We sat together watching the sunset and having a romantic dinner from Blue Fig Deli, served to us by Laura and Perry, candles lit and bubbly. The food was delicious - beautifully presented starters, mains and deserts! It was so peaceful and so beautiful and just perfect! In the hut, they had laid flower petals on the bed in a heart shape and there was more Prosecco and candles and water and it’s beautifully decorated and fresh and clean and cosy inside! We had the best sleep and when we woke up in the morning and looked out the window - there were the sheep and a food hamper! We woke up and looked out on where we enjoyed our reception the day before and it was another beautiful day and fresh air and so peaceful and beautiful!
We will be going back to the farm soon with our friends for an alpaca walk and a picnic before summer ends! We just love it!
Thank you so much!
I highly recommend OBG for family days out, all ages and couples - it just lovely!