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elopement wedding breakdown; why elope?

elopement wedding breakdown; why elope?   So we’ve covered the elopement wedding styling, ideas and inspiration, the elopement wedding outfits, and the elopement wedding cake, but we’ve not actually covered why you might want to elope. To keep things simple, I’ve broken it down into 4 simple reasons. Undecided about whether you want to elope or not? Well, you’re in the right place!   Counting those pennies Justifying spending huge amounts of money on a wedding can be difficult, am I right? There’s always something else the money could go towards. Would you rather buy that perfect house, or have a big elaborate wedding? It’s kind of a no-brainer for most. But instead of just not getting married, you could have an elopement wedding! And any money you do spend on your intimate elopement wedding you can spend on the things you really want to spend it on, like shoes! perhaps your elopement wedding dress…? Or maybe just the food and drink?! One groom once said to … Continue reading

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Pop up lounges – it’s a thing…

As I sent the skinny to all our booked couples yesterday on our new pop up lounges, I can give the lounges a big shout out here. The lovely S and I lay under a palm tree in February, we were musing about what we could bring our couples that would get them leaping out their chairs with excitement.  After a while we suddenly came up with the idea of pop up lounges.  Of course!   They’re a great add on that you can choose if you want to or not if you don’t.   They’re a fab way to surprise your guests when they’ve already wined and dined in style throughout your day. Soooo, there are two different lounges, you can hire them together or separately.   The whiskey & cigar lounge comes with all the furnishings to create an old style club feel.  So a vintage leather chesterfield, leather and aluminium club chairs, persian rug, art deco drinks … Continue reading

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Our new ideas for adding edible flowers to your wedding reception drinks & cocktails

A few weeks ago I teamed up with mixologist Catherine Cheek of Christopher Piper Wines Limited and Jan, the owner of Maddocks Organics edible flower farm, to put together some ideas and inspiration we could pass on to our couples for their wedding reception drinks and cocktails using edible flowers from Jan’s farm. Catherine with her background in botanicals and her years of experience as a mixologist came up with a great range of drinks and cocktails which looked amazing and tasted even better!  Jan supplied all the flowers and I had the tough job of official taster!  I wanted to focus on boutique suppliers in the West Country who hand-craft their products using natural ingredients and traditional methods.   We set out to showcase West Country talent and design a list to inspire our couples to reflect Dartmoor, Devon and the English countryside generally.  Catherine did a great job with that brief and selected small batch spirits and unusual … Continue reading

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