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Real elopement; Amber and Dan

Real Elopement; Amber and Dan   Last week, our elopement photographer, Clare Kinchin, wrote a blog post about our very own real elopement couple, Amber and Dan, which you can read here. This inspired me to tie-in with Clare’s post and give a 3-part breakdown of Amber and Dan’s real elopement wedding…   The outfits… I love a wedding dress (have you guessed that yet?) and I especially love a bespoke handmade one. Amber made her wedding dress (yes, really!) and this fantastic two-piece wonder was the result. And to accessorise, Amber had some super cute unicorn shoes and a sparkly silver starry headpiece… Gorgeous! And it wasn’t just Amber who was sporting the silver sparkles at this real elopement… Her daughter wore the daintiest little silver shoes and a sparkly headband to match. Plus super fabulous silver sparkly tights! (Are you starting to notice a theme here…?). And I loved her ivory dress with the super snug fluffy cardigan! So cute! Dan avoided the silver sparkles and … Continue reading

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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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Dress to express (and impress) – elopement outfits

Elopement outfits – dress to express as well as impress Elopement outfit… Where to start? The big question for any kind of event/occasion/gathering of people is ‘what should I wear?’ and that’s no exception for weddings, not even elopement weddings! For a big-120-guest-summer-wedding it’s a lot easier for you to pick your dress, am I right? It’s pretty standard, big white wedding = big white wedding dress. So where does that leave you for your Elopement wedding outfit? A non-traditional wedding surely means non-traditional attire? Wrong. The thing I love about elopement weddings is the freedom they give you! Because elopement weddings are small, intimate, personal, and (above all) a brand new concept, there is no dress code or accepted attire, and it is great. I love wedding dresses. I love the way they reflect the personality of the bride (when done right, of course). What is so great about picking your elopement outfit is that you’ve got even more freedom to express yourself and … Continue reading

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Walking in a winter wonderland; elopement wedding ideas

Elopement wedding ideas Part 3; walking in a winter wonderland   I don’t know what it is, but there is something particularly romantic about a winter wedding, wouldn’t you agree? Add that to the already existing romance of our elopement weddings and, voila, you’ve got yourself a wedding more (can you guess?) yep, romantic than when Harry met Sally… Plus, what a great theme! As we are all about the elopement weddings ideas, I just couldn’t resist showcasing this fab winter wedding! And before you say ‘but it’s summer’, I know, and it seems a tad strange writing about frosty mornings when the sun is blazing outside (okay, not blazing, but let’s at least pretend Britain knows how to summer…) but, there is still time to book a winter wedding for the end of 2017, so get your creative juices flowing and be inspired by Kay and Andrew’s wintery style. Kay wore this fabulous tea-length dress with frosted lace, adding to their December style… What a … Continue reading

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Vintage meets intimate; elopement wedding ideas Part 2

Elopement wedding ideas Part 2; vintage meets intimate at a gorgeous afternoon tea Vintage? Tick! This week’s focus is entirely vintage, and thanks to Marianne and Rob, we’ve got some fab inspirational photos for you. Before we get started, here’s something to remember… There is (unfortunately) always a time and place for compromise, but your Elopement Wedding at Ever After is definitely not one of those times or places, trust me (unless you’re the groom, in which case there will inevitably be some compromising for you…sorry!). Who doesn’t love lace? Marianne had the vintage lace sorted with her co-ordinating shoes and dress. (Couldn’t resist an image of Marianne showcasing her elegant style!) And thanks to Amanda Randell, our elopement wedding florist, Marianne’s natural bouquet emphasised the theme with the neutral colours and a mix of different foliage. Plus, it looked great on the wedding breakfast table atop the silver-grey tablecloths and white napkins… What would your elopement wedding bouquet look like? Now for … Continue reading

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Spotlight on one of our 2016 weddings…

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

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love my dress feature ever after real wedding

Love My Dress feature real glamorous outdoor wedding at Ever After  We’re thrilled to be featured on the fab wedding blog Love My Dress today. Read all about Georgia & Lee’s gorgeous day in the Love My Dress feature.   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… Here’s Georgia on why she chose us for their wedding venue: “You might ask why we made everyone travel all the way down to Devon (five hours for most of our guests), with no family anywhere near there and when we had never been before, but I found Ever After in Dartmoor through Pinterest and nothing else measured up. I fell in love with the overall feel of the venue, which came with a lot of the details already; trinket candles, jam jar vases, blankets to keep guests warm by … Continue reading

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Coco Wedding Venues 2017 wedding trend predictions…

We’re proud to feature on the directory of Coco Wedding Venues, the uber stylish wedding venue finder run by the lovely Emma, we’ve been listed with Coco since they first started 3 years ago and we’ve been featured a number of times, including just yesterday with our elopement weddings.    You can read some of the pieces here and here. In this year’s annual wedding 2017 trend report featured on her blog, Emma talks about what you might be seeing for next year’s weddings.    I am totally with Emma that the point of wedding trends is not to blindly follow fashion but of course weddings are influenced by fashions of the day.  I think it’s part of the charm of wedding photos that when you look at most of them you can tell which decade it took place.   A 1940’s wedding looks of its time as does one from the 1960’s or 70’s.   So trends and fashions … Continue reading

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Wedding trends 2015 part 5: sequins

 Love My Dress, Sarah Dawson of Perfect Wedding, The Cake Blog and The Knot are all talking about sequins as a wedding trend for 2015. Sequins are a great way of adding a touch of glamour and sparkle to any wedding and you can use as much or as little as you like according to your own taste. Adding sequins to your bridesmaids dresses is an easy way of bringing in the sequins and will certainly let your bridesmaids stand out on the day. I particularly loved the bridesmaids in the mix and match skirts and sequin tops above, they bring in two trends in one, metallics AND sequins. You can also use sequins in other aspects of your wedding decor, table cloths or table runners are a way of bringing the sparkle to your table settings.   And of course there’s the bridal frock to scatter with sequins.   With designers such as Jenny Packham and Temperley Bridal having sequins as part … Continue reading

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Wedding trends 2015 – part 4: Colours

In our continuing look at the predicted wedding trends of 2015 (you can read part 1, part 2 and part 3 here), today we’re looking at trending colours. When it comes to picking colours for your wedding, start with what you love.   If there’s a colour you’ve always favoured, use it whether it’s in vogue or not, it’s your wedding and you should use the colours you feel good in and comfortable with. Looking at trends can help bring a bit of extra style and freshness to your day, you could use the trend colour as an accent rather than a main colour if you prefer. Quite a few spotters are talking about metallics and in particular copper when it comes to 2015 wedding trends.  Using silver and gold accents is a great way to add a touch of luxe to your wedding look and has been used in all kinds of ways from dress embellishments to table decorations … Continue reading

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2015 Wedding Trends – part 2

In my last post I looked at the point of wedding trends.   One benefit of wedding trend chatter is it can provide a focus when you’re feeling overwhelmed by so much PRETTY STUFF and you want to have it all but then what would that look like..? I’m not talking about wedding themes although they can be great fun if you have something personal to you as a couple.  I’m talking about trying to nail down the overall look and feel of the day, the style.   Because style isn’t just there for it’s own sake, it creates an atmosphere, it affects the mood of your guests, it’s the thing that makes guests say, ‘oh it just fitted you perfectly as a couple’ – that’s what you’re looking for when you’re seeking out your wedding style. So in trawling through all the various ideas and trends, you’re looking for what speaks to YOU, what do you love and why … Continue reading

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Wedding trends part 1- love them or hate them?

It’s the start of a New Year so there is a lot of advice coming through about what the 2015 wedding trends are. I love reading them – some stuff I love, some stuff well, not so much.  But what about wedding trends – what’s the point of them and does it make you a fashion victim if you follow them? I find blogs and articles about future trends inspiring, it shows me things I may not have considered before, things I would never have dreamed of, maybe even challenges some prejudices I might be holding.   It reminds me that each wedding can be different and can be a surprise and delight for guests as they come together to celebrate this special day for the couple. Some people can be dismissive of trends and fashions for weddings but for hundreds of years weddings have followed fashion.   If you look at most wedding photos, you can usually take a … Continue reading

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Our Eco-Luxe shoot featured on Coco Wedding Venues…

A lovely reminder of our Spring Eco-Luxe shoot captured by the lovely Emma of Freckle Photography featured this week by another lovely Emma, this time of Coco Wedding Venues. With beautiful English grown flowers supplied and arranged by the talented Claire of The Flower Field, THE most fab updo by the great team at The Hair Lounge Tavistock, gorgeous make up by Bridgette from Wedding Hair and MakeUp, delicious cakes by Marianne of Dazzlicious Cakes with Katharine Hannah and her younger sister as models and Tally our neighbour’s horse managed beautifully on the day by her young owner Leonie. Click on the link to find out how we used recycled props and even dresses to help lower our impact on the environment…. Eco-Luxe Styled Shoot      

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41 great reasons to follow us on Pinterest…

I love Pinterest… Aside from the danger of losing hours (days!) to scrolling through so many gorgeous wedding ideas, it’s a fantastic tool for couples planning their wedding. This is true whether you have a clear idea of exactly what you want and need pics to convey those ideas to suppliers or whether you feel you’re floundering around in a tulle fuzz of whether you should really have a theme, do you need a wedding colour, what about traditions and sinking under so many ‘should haves’. I have 41 wedding related boards on Pinterest (I just surprised myself with that one!) and (as of this minute) 5,688 pins. I told you I loved Pinterest… With autumn now truly announcing its arrival, I thought I’d take a look at one of my favourite boards, The Wedding Dress with Cardis Despite our unpredictable weather you still don’t see many brides wearing a cardi but as you can see from this board, they … Continue reading

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Another fab photo shoot at Ever After – A Dartmoor Wedding

You may have seen photos from our last photo shoot here in May. This week a super talented team of West Country wedding professionals pooled their talents to transform our venue into a sparkly, twinkly, super glam space for a wedding. We had the lovely Elle from Inspire Hire  who brought along her ghost chairs and her white bubble furniture and lots of gorgeous accessories which added a cool, contemporary look.  Elle pulled everything together and it was her vision and her incredibly hard work that made it all happen. Ghost chairs and bubble furniture from Inspire Hire The award winning photographer Emma Solley was the mistress of photography. It’s amazing to watch Emma work, she is so focused AND so lovely – a winning combination and couples who have her photographing their wedding are very lucky. Photographer: Emma Solley. Courtesy of Wed Magazine We had a gorgeous selection of dresses from the incredibly talented couture wedding dress designer  Sarah Treble based in Exeter. Photographer: Sarah Gawler. Dress: Sarah … Continue reading

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