Hayley & Scott: Too Cool For School

Let me begin by saying that Hayley and Scott are just too cool for school! From a personalised leather jacket, a tractor drawn trailer, their fur-baby dressed in a waistcoat that matched the groom’s, and glamping for guests, their #PughFest had it all.

The PughFest wedding and photos captured by Sheryl of Oobaloos Photography have to be amongst the best most natural wedding photos I have ever seen.  I am blown away and you just have to go through them all to get a real feel for Hayley & Scott’s festival themed wedding and all of the elements of their day.  You can do that by going to Sheryl’s own blog on the Oobaloos website, but first let me summarise Hayley & Scott’s awesome ceremony below.

The Ceremony

Hayley & Scott’s outdoor wedding ceremony was a dream to write and deliver, and they were a treat to work with.  They met at a music festival and carried the festival theme through to their ceremony and #Pughfest.   That included haybales as guest seating and the tipi-style centrepiece that formed the backdrop for their ceremony and tying the knot.

They truly embraced the opportunity for a personal celebrant-led ceremony which started with Hayley and her bridal party arriving by tractor drawn trailer (what a start and yes I of course I had a go – there’s a video at the end of this post!) and followed with her being escorted down the aisle and accompanied by Reggie Pugh – their adorable (but mad and highly excitable) Spaniel.

When Scott and Hayley first met, he told her that he was a dolphin & seal tamer, so how could we not include this as part of their love story during their ceremony?!   It brought much laughter to all of the guests and set the scene for a relaxed and enjoyable ceremony that was sprinkled with love and of romance.

Their guests had arrived to watch them tie the knot – so they did just that.   Hayley & Scott opted for a symbolic handfasting as part of their ceremony.  Their handfasting ribbons were made in the colours of their choice and adorned with personalised charms including a fireman’s helmet, a dog, a slice of pizza, their initials and a musical note as a nod to how they had met.

By forming the figure 8 with their hands, Hayley and Scott created the symbol of infinity; their hands were bound together and tied by their nuptial knot in a declaration of unity.

Here’s to love, laughter and happily ever after.

Congratulations both – you rock!

“When imagining the ceremony originally, the whole idea terrified us. We don’t attend church, we are not usually ‘over the top’ kissy cuddly and the idea of being the centre of attention was quite daunting. We decided we wanted something different, this is where we found Justine from Just Celebrations. She offered something different and this is where it all began. The ceremony turned out to be amazing our guests were all lined up on hay bales with Scott waiting with Justine (in front of the tipi structure he had built that morning). The sun was shining and Eli and Ali played out the Lumineers Hey Ho! The feeling was unimaginable (pure happiness). Little Reggie (the spaniel) walked me down the aisle with Scott’s dad which was perfect.

Justine then told our story. She made it personal, quirky and most of all entertaining, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. We decided to do something different and actually Tie the Knot. If you have ever seen the Mel Gibson film Braveheart this is an old ritual for couples who want a visual expression of tying the knot for everyone to see, the simplicity and the vision and words spoken felt like a fairy tale and made it feel like it was all a dream.”

Hayley & Scott

The Bride & Groom

Awesome Suppliers

Photographer: Sheryl of Oobaloos Photography 

Venue: Alcott Farm Wedding and Events

Tipi: Big Chief Tipis

Flowers & Table Styling: Tuckshop Flowers

Vintage Tractor: Vintage Tractor Hire Shropshire

Lighting & Sound: Key Event Network


Day Band: Valley Road Acoustic Duo     After Dinner Saxophonist: Carlo Saxophonist         Evening & Party: Brohemian