Category Archives: wedding fashion

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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Thrilled to be up on Love My Dress today…

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  

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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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