Category Archives: English country garden wedding
Ice cream on a summer’s day. You can’t beat it. So how about ice cream on a summer wedding day? Yes please! New for our 2017 wedding season, Ever After is bringing in its very own ice cream trike. All liveried up just for us. With a lil brolly and everything. Fab! Available exclusively for hire to couples who are getting married here at Ever After, the ice cream package includes a choice of 3 ice cream flavours from the lovely people down the road at Langage Farm. Strawberries and cream flavour anyone? You don’t need to hire the ice cream trike for your wedding here but if you do, the cost of £324 (incl VAT) includes your choice of 3 Langage Farm flavours with proper waffle cones enough to serve up to 50 people. If you have more than 50 guests, there’s an additional charge of £1.20 per guest (incl VAT) for … Continue reading
Jennifer and Chris had their wedding here at Ever After last September. The lovely Nikos Fragoulis filmed the wedding and yesterday he sent me this cute wedding film snippet from the footage. Ah lovely memories of summer! Jennifer and Chris hired in these gorgeous vintage tea cups. Guests had afternoon tea on the lawn – a perfect English summer garden wedding. You can see more from Jennifer and Chris’s wedding here on their real wedding page. I’ll be back with an extended version of the wedding film from Nikos. For more information on how to have your own English garden wedding here at Ever After or a recommended supplier for your own wedding film, drop me a line at email@example.com
Our new summer wedding brochure for 2018/19 landed with a thump in my inbox this morning. I love it! We’re updated the copy and changed up ALL the wedding photos to our 2016 real weddings. It looks fresh and utterly gorgeous! We’ve put together 25 pages packed full of information and photos about how to have your own gorgeous summer outdoor wedding here at Ever After. Taking you through from your wedding ceremony to your drinks receptions to the wedding breakfast and on to an evening of music and dancing – this new summer wedding brochure has got it all covered! And what’s more, it’s digital so you don’t have to wait for the postman to deliver! We can pop it straight into your inbox… It’s got full details of our wedding styling and on the day co-ordination service plus the launch of our new full planning service – new for 2017. If you’re ready to book … Continue reading
We’re moving into June for our spotlight this week, a time in the garden where you seem to have the best of both worlds with the spring rhododendrons still in full bloom but also the start of the roses and a real sense of summer on its way. Johanna and Andy lived in Hull at the time of their booking and Tavistock definitely took on a Yorkshire flavour for the weekend of their wedding with their guests filling the local accommodation. The venue was booked 14 months before the wedding. After the booking came the lovely news that there would be an additional guest at the wedding, Johanna was pregnant and the baby would be 5 months old by the time of the wedding day. So as if Johanna didn’t have enough to do organising the wedding, she was also dealing with her pregnancy and a lively toddler, the gorgeously named Amber Lily who was going to be … Continue reading
Kate & John lived in Leicestershire but had close family ties in Devon. They were married in Tavistock church on a beautiful sunny day at the end of May 2016. Kate got ready for the wedding here at the honeymoon cottage together with her bridesmaids. Flowers were created with love by Kate’s Mum and her Mother in Law. Hair and make up for Kate were by Nicola Pettitt who came to the honeymoon cottage on the morning of the wedding. Kate had five bridesmaids, two of whom stayed over with Kate at the honeymoon cottage the night before, the others joined the next morning for hair, make up and all the general morning preparations. Our bus service brought all the wedding guests back to the venue from the church after their 3 pm church wedding service. Guests were brought to the wedding barn where a drinks station was set up with elderflower bubbly served in flutes dressed … Continue reading
A friend of mine has been staying with us over from the States this week. Tonight she was flying from Exeter airport and sent me a message to say she had bought some Wedding Magazines from the airport shop (wedding fever is not contagious here, her daughter is getting married next year!) and when she opened one of them, there we were! Your Devon & Cornwall Wedding Magazine has done a feature on wedding venues with Glorious Gardens and there’s a nice lil feature on Ever After… If you’d like to know more about how to have your wedding in our glorious garden, get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re thrilled to be featured on the fab wedding blog Love My Dress today. Anna Campbell Glamour For An Outdoor Country Wedding in Devon Read all about Georgia & Lee’s gorgeous day including why they picked a venue located far away from where they lived – thanks guys! If French bulldogs wearing a bow tie made from fabric from the bride’s gown, then this is a wedding for you. Plus you’ll get to see more of this Ann Campbell fab frock… We’ve got more photos from Georgia & Lee’s wedding here on their real weddings page. All photography: Samuel Docker
As we look forward to another fabulous summer wedding season here at Ever After in 2017, I’m looking back at a selection of our 2016 weddings, some planning highlights and some of the suppliers involved. It’s also a chance to share some photos from each of the weddings which haven’t been seen before. The first wedding of the 2016 summer season was Philippa and John who got married on the first Saturday in May. The day was planned around a church wedding, Philippa got ready in the honeymoon cottage with her two daughters as flower girls. Colours for the day were white, blush pink and gold with the men dressed in tweed and decor items of rustic accents and natural colours. Jodie of The Hair Lounge Tavistock and Jess of No 5 Aesthetics came to the venue to help Philippa get ready for her church wedding. The rain held off for Philippa leaving from the venue for the … Continue reading
Wedding Planner is the only wedding planning platform supported by John Lewis and we’re happy to be one of their 1,000 listed suppliers. We’re also thrilled to have one of our lovely weddings featured on their weddings inspiration page today. Charlotte and Luke’s wedding took place here last August and featured gorgeous flowers by Dartmoor Flowers, a fabulous beaded Jenny Packham dress, the bride and groom’s cute-as-a-button daughter as flower girl and some swoon-worthy photos in the woods. Click on the photo below to check out some of these not-seen-before pics on Wedding Planner: If you’d like a copy of our digital brochure just drop me an email at email@example.com with the date (or year) of your wedding and an estimate of your guest numbers and we can talk about your plans for your own wedding.
I’m just getting the last of the summer weddings up on the real weddings page of the website. Today’s is a goodie! It’s Lauren and Paul photographed by the lovely Clare Kinchin (who incidentally is also our exclusive elopement photographer so if you want to see even more of Clare’s work here, pop over to our real elopements page) Lauren and Paul live locally in Plymouth and wanted to reflect Paul’s Scottish heritage and his job as a submariner. Lauren had a dream dress in mind and together they made an uber stylish pair. You can see a gorgeous hand-picked selection of Lauren and Paul’s photos here on their real weddings page but I thought I would take the opportunity to share more of their photos with you as they’re so gorgeous and I know our readers love to see our real weddings photos. Clare always take fab getting ready photos, getting all the details of … Continue reading
I thought we’d take a look at some of the predicted 2017 wedding trends that are being talked about right now. I mentioned Coco Wedding Venues 2017 wedding trend report which you can see over on their website and we’re getting a lot of reports and predictions in our inbox now about what’s coming up. I look at the trends, of course I do, I’m in the wedding business. I’m also interested in trends and fashion generally, I like to keep up with new things. But with interior and fashion trends, if I don’t like the look of it or I don’t think it will suit me or my home, I pass over it, no biggie. It’s the same with wedding trends, there are some I just don’t get so I don’t adopt them. Last year a number of trends mentioned tropical colours and flowers, I didn’t see how that would fit with the venue and … Continue reading
Sam Docker is one of the best wedding photographers around. We love his work so we’re especially thrilled to feature in his round up of his fave shots from 2016. He’s picked out these from Georgia and Lee’s gorgeous real wedding here back in August last year… This one of bride Georgia at the wedding barn. I know, proper hair envy right?! Then there’s this one of Georgia and Lee with their superstar French bulldog Louie with his bow tie made from a piece of Georgia’s dress fabric – so stylish, so French. Louie stole the show a number of times. Then there’s Lee during his groomsmen’s speech, the moment he realises his ‘friends’ have been in his house, filming without his knowledge… Georgia and Lee on the dance floor. Sam called this, ‘one of my favourite dance floors of 2016’ – oh yes… And finally this one, under the tree on the lawn with the festoon … Continue reading
Yesterday I received the mini film which Ben from Foster Filming put together for Hannah & Kevin who got married here back in July 2016. Couples who book their wedding film with Ben get a longer version of the film, this is just a taster. Hannah & Kevin created and brought along all their own signage plus Kevin made the rustic arch you see in the wedding barn which was dressed with foliage and flowers for the ceremony backdrop. Kevin and Hannah very kindly donated the arch for use by others – we have such lovely wedding couples here! Hannah & Kevin had the most amazing foliage chandeliers in the wedding marquee which along with the foliage hoops, table centrepieces and fabulous bridal and bridesmaids’ bouquets were all put together by Dartmoor Flowers. You’ll notice the foliage hoops behind the top table in the wedding marquee for the wedding breakfast. The Ever After team moved those down … Continue reading
Vicki & Jon were our last wedding of the season and what a great wedding to end a wonderful summer! Following a super emotional wedding ceremony in the barn, Vicki & Jon had a reception on the lawns and the rain held off until all the guests were dining in the wedding marquee. The biblical rain didn’t stop the boys heading to the riverwalk for a whiskey & cigar shot by the fire globe, albeit under brollies! Vicki has been kind enough to share her experience of the planning year, her memories of the day and she has some tips for couples planning their own wedding. So here is what she has to say… How did you find us? Jon and I had been searching for venues in our local area (Buckinghamshire) and didn’t find anything that jumped out at either of us! We weren’t being overly pro-active with the searching process, after visiting a few and feeling quite … Continue reading
I love this part of the year when I get to see so many photos of our real weddings from the season. I haven’t even had chance to create Vicki & Jon’s real wedding page yet so this is a sneek peak at the photos of this lovely wedding held here in September 2016. Take a look at photographer Lucy Turnbull’s blog with the full set of photos. Vicky and Jon – an Ever After wedding Vicki has sent me a great write up of her thoughts about venue booking which I’ll post next week so do come back for that including Vicki’s advice from the other side to couples who are planning their wedding.
Great post on the lovely Sam Docker’s blog yesterday. Click on the picture below for the full story and all the fab pics from Georgia and Lee’s gorgeous wedding here in August, including the following lovely review from Sam which we’re thrilled to receive: “The Ever After venue in Lower Grenofen really was a hidden gem, one of those where you question your sat nav, are you being led on a merry dance down a country lane with a dead end?! But fear not, at the end of that country lane was the most incredible setting for a gathering, there were no worries about disturbing the neighbours here, because there are none!! The grounds were stunning, the rooms next level, the space and flow of the day was perfect and the food was amazing, there can’t have been a single guest who was disappointed, it had it all. Georgia and Lee must still be beaming with their choice of venue and … Continue reading
…well it feels like that anyway! We’ve waited patiently for some of our wedding films to finish their final edit and now two have come along in a week! Last week I shared Johanna and Andy’s new film by Baxter and Ted. If you missed that, have a look at it here. This week it’s a film from our other go-to wedding film people, Cupcake Videos. Carole and Craig’s wedding took place here at Ever After in August this year. They had a beautiful day with family and friends and plenty of kilts! Highlights include Craig the groom playing the guitar and singing a song just for his bride in front of all their guests and the go-pro camera on the canapes board! Enjoy… I’ll be looking at some of the things to consider if you’re thinking of having a film of your wedding so do check back here to get all the gen…
I was talking to a wedding photographer recently and she was saying how important it is for a couple to make time for some couple portraits on their wedding day. It got me thinking… I hear from couples in the run up to their wedding day about how they don’t want to abandon their guests during the drinks reception by having couple photos. I thought the same myself when the lovely S and I got married here back in 2012. Trouble is, we don’t have any couple shots! And although I’m not a great one for having photos of myself around the house, it would be kinda nice to have some of the lovely S and I in our wedding finery. So much so that I’m thinking of an anniversary shoot for the two of us one day here at the venue, but I digress… Back to the subject in hand, ‘abandoning’ your guests for … Continue reading
The lovely team of real life couple Caroline and Chris who are Baxter + Ted film makers were engaged by groom Andy as a wedding gift for his bride Johanna – I know, how romantic is that?! Take a few minutes to watch this 4.5 min film which beautifully captures the family wedding Johanna and Andy hosted here back in June this year. Johanna + Andy | Wedding Film in Devon from Baxter and Ted Films on Vimeo. And if you didn’t guess that bride Johanna gave birth to little Jack 6 months previously, you’re not alone! She does not look to me like a woman who got no sleep the night before the wedding due to a teething baby… Click here and here for more mini wedding films at Ever After by Baxter + Ted. Click here to go to Baxter + Ted’s website and ask them about filming your wedding here.
If you’re looking to get married in 2017, we currently have a few Saturday dates left for next year. We’re fully booked every Saturday next season from the beginning of May until 22 July – that’s our only Saturday left next July. We also have only one Saturday left in August 2017 which is 5th August. We have a couple of Saturdays left in September. We still have some mid-week dates (Wednesdays only) for each month next season so that’s May through to September and don’t forget our 30% discount for a mid-week wedding. If you want to get married here next year – get in touch! You can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and get yourself one of our last remaining dates.
As we draw to the end of our fabulous 2016 wedding season, what a whirlwind we’ve had with some amazing weddings and gorgeous couples sharing their day with family and friends. We’re nearly fully booked now for 2017 with the first available Saturday (as of today) being 22 July and only one date left for August. We’re looking to 2018 dates now and they’re proving just as popular with only one Saturday left in May 2018. We do have some Wednesday dates left for most months next year (and of course they come with a yummy 30% discount on our weekend hire charges) so if you’re looking to get married next year and a mid-week date might suit you, do get in touch. You can reach me by email on email@example.com
The lovely Jo of Enchanted Brides was Laura and Luke’s wedding photographer when they got married in a church service at nearby Buckland Monachorum at the weekend followed by a wedding reception here at Ever After. We’ve got an early sneek peak of some of Jo’s shots of the day – before Laura and Luke have even left on their honeymoon! Now that’s quick service for you… Laura’s gorgeous flowers, including church floral arrangements which were brought back to the venue for re-use (make those flowers work for their living!) and marquee decor were created by Deborah of Dartmoor Flowers and incorporated Laura’s wish for lush, wild, trailing arrangements of native summer flowers in nudes and pale blues with occasional pops of red which echoed the groom’s and groomsmen’s attire. The flowers looked amazing and the boys rocked those pale blue summer suits – there’ll definitely be more pics of those to follow. Guests enjoyed a sunny drinks … Continue reading
I love the weeks in the season when all the official wedding photos start rolling in, it’s a chance to re-live the wedding and see all those moments I missed in person – it’s one of my favourite bits of running this business! Johanna and Andy got married here in a mid-week wedding at the beginning of June. These shots of the moments leading up to the wedding ceremony in the barn are some of my favourites, Johanna coming out of the honeymoon cottage with her father before entering the barn, Andy looking nervous as he waits for his bride to arrive, Johanna’s billowing veil as she walks down the path, the look of love on Andy’s face as he looks at his bride – all perfectly captured by David of David Stubbs Photography. Johanna and Andy had a wooden arch as the ceremony back drop beautifully decorated by florist Deborah of Dartmoor Flowers with roses and peonies in peach, … Continue reading
The super nice team of Anna and Mike who are Luna Weddings photographed Beth & Luke’s midsummer night’s dream wedding here last July – actually a year ago this week (where did that time go?!). You can see more of Beth & Luke’s wedding photos here on our real weddings page. With dreamy flowers by Dartmoor Flowers, bridal plaited hair woven with flowers, photos on the river walk and a home made cake dripping with real roses, this was a quintessentially Devon garden wedding – just what Beth and Luke had talked about when they first came to see us. Anna and Mike have showcased the wedding on their blog so do click here to pop over and read a lovely write up of the venue (thanks guys!) and take a look at some unseen photos. If you’d like to ask about holding your wedding here at Ever After, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, I’d love to hear all about … Continue reading
Cady & Sam asked for our recommendations for a photographer, florist and cake maker for their Devon wedding here at Ever After and they booked some of our fave wedding suppliers. We’ve known Emma of Freckle Photography since we first opened back in 2013 – we did our first ever photo shoot here with Emma and she is now so super popular for weddings, if you want to book Emma, you’d better get in early! Deborah of Dartmoor Flowers has a hand-picked, garden style that works beautifully with the venue as you can see from this gorgeous pic of Cady’s wedding bouquet with the most perfect peonies and heavenly scented roses. Jenny of Edible Essence is a cake supremo – her naked cake for Cady & Sam’s wedding was a wonder! Deborah provided the flowers for the cake and I dressed the cake table with silver grey linen, tea lights, lanterns and more flowers – the perfect backdrop for a … Continue reading
Thrilled to see this lovely mini film of Mel & Tim’s real winter elopement wedding here in March this year. Shot in their signature combination of super 8 and digital, this little film beautifully captures all the love and happiness between Mel and Tim so evident on the day. Devon Wedding Film on Dartmoor – Mel + Tim’s Elopement Wedding from Baxter and Ted Films on Vimeo. Love it! If you’d like more information on our winter elopement weddings, click here to go to our winter elopement page. Download our latest elopement wedding brochure and elopement menus or email me at email@example.com with any questions and to check availability for your winter elopement wedding.
The photos are in from Vince of Devon based Yeti Photography of Phillipa and John’s wedding here in May. I’m hoping to persuade Phillipa to give us her thoughts on the wedding planning process and the big day itself but in the meantime I wanted to share some of the highlights from the photos. Phillipa and John got married in Lewdown church. Phillipa and her bridesmaids got ready in the honeymoon cottage on the morning of the wedding and were driven to the church from the venue. After the church service the guests gathered in the field for a clay pigeon shoot with picnic hampers which included game pie and other game related canapes. Because no alcohol is allowed when shooting guests were served ginger beer, cloudy lemonade and elderflower presse, perfectly fitting the English outdoor setting. The weather didn’t exactly co-operate during the shoot but that didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s spirits. Phillipa decorated bottles and … Continue reading
Great news for us, all our Saturdays for May and June 2017 have now been booked! The first 3 Saturdays in July have also been booked so we’ve actually now only got a few Saturday dates left for next year. We still have some Wednesday dates available for each month from May to September next year so if a mid-week date might suit you, do get in touch for a copy of our digital brochure. If you’d like more information about how to hold your wedding at Ever After, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact form on our contacts page and I’ll send you a copy of our 2017/18 brochure.
I got a text this morning from someone who’d seen this piece about us in today’s Wedding supplement of the Western Morning News. Very happy to be featured and have such lovely things said about us – thanks guys! If you’d like to talk to us about how to hold your wedding here at Ever After or you’ve already decided we offer what you’re looking for and you’d like to make an appointment to view, email me at email@example.com