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Our elopement florist – some love from Amanda Randall MDPF

Amanda Randell, Master Florist is the Ever After exclusive elopement florist. Amanda creates bouquets, buttonholes, cake flowers and all other flowery requirements  for an elopement wedding. You can see some of Amanda’s recent elopement creations here in my earlier blog post. I saw on Amanda’s instagram page yesterday that she’s written a blog post this week on her website about her elopement work here at Ever After.  Amanda regularly posts yummy floral delights so she’s definitely one to follow if you love gorgeous flower pics.  She’s posted lots of fab pics of her elopement bouquets – so go on over and choose your favourite!  Go ahead and click on the photo below to read Amanda’s full post: So if you want to see more of Amanda’s elopement flowers pop over to our real elopement weddings page.  You can download our latest elopement brochure here.   If you want to check our availability for your own elopement wedding date, email me at nicola@lowergrenofen.co.uk

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Real elopement wedding – a new one up today…

The ever fab Clare Kinchin is our real elopement wedding photographer.  Clare is super fast at getting the edited photos back to us!   The final edit from last Thursday’s real elopement wedding popped into my inbox just yesterday.   I love seeing all the moments from the day captured in these shots – and this one has all the feels! Luci and Neil had their two spaniels as bridesmaids on the day.   Complete with flowers on their collars and bridal leads – adorable!   We’ve had quite a few requests for dogs at weddings recently and yes, well behaved dogs are always welcome here.   Chip (our youngest border terrier) welcomes all dogs at all times!  But we have our venue to think of so no dogs in ponds and no muddy paws in the honeymoon cottage please!  Luci had the cutest denim jacket with pink sequin heart with ‘married’ on the back.   You NEED to see that over … Continue reading

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Elopement flowers…

I’m getting excited about our Spring elopements coming up next month.  We’re fully booked for March and April which is fab!  All our elopement flowers are provided by Amanda Randell  super Master (mistress!) florist.  We are so lucky to have her as our resident elopement florist.    To go all M&S ad for a moment, this is not just any florist, this is a Chelsea Gold Medal winning florist who creates beautiful, breathtaking elopement flowers for each of our couples. Today we’re looking at the elopement flowers from some of our recent elopement weddings.    As you’ll see they’re all very different.   Amanda creates flowers just for YOUR wedding and to YOUR specification.   If you know exactly what you want, let Amanda know and she’ll create something even more beautiful.   If you think you don’t know anything about flowers, don’t worry!  Just give Amanda the vaguest idea about what you might like and she’ll put together something … Continue reading

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Elopement weddings: new dates released for October 2017…

As the saying goes, ‘due to popular demand’ and it’s true!  We are extending our autumn elopement wedding season this year by two weeks. So from today we are taking bookings for the following dates in October: Monday: 2nd October 2017 9th October 2017 Thursday: 5th October 2017 12th October 2017 You can download all the information you need for our elopement weddings including pricing by clicking here to download our brochure. We’ve got just 2 dates left for November 2017 which are Monday 20th November and Monday 27th November. If you need any further information or you would like to check on availability for a particular date for your elopement wedding, email me at nicola@lowergrenofen.co.uk

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A new real elopement up on the website…

Kay & Andrew had their winter elopement wedding here last month in December.   Amanda Randell created a bouquet to Kay’s specification with accents of red, purple and blue and a request for definitely no roses!   Kay wore a tea length nude/blush dress accessorised with dark blue shoes which Kay had decorated with red flowers.   The red was also picked up by Amanda in the bouquet ribbon. Groom Andrew was caught by Clare pacing up and down as he waited nervously for his bride. The couple then had a sweet first look on the steps of the honeymoon cottage before walking in together for their wedding ceremony in front of their 8 guests. Guests had been treated on arrival to warmed mulled wine in the wedding barn before they strolled down to the terrace for an intimate wedding ceremony in front of the fire. After champagne and canapes Kay & Andrew had laid on a gin bar, bottled … Continue reading

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Elopements are a 2017 trend…

…yep, according to the lovely Emma at Coco Wedding Venues, elopements are a continuing trend.   We can vouch for that here at Ever After, since we launched our elopements last year we have been thrilled with the enthusiasm of couples for our bespoke luxury elopement package. Emma said on her blog this week: “In 2016 I predicted the elopement would be a serious option for couples. Well I can only see the intimate wedding getting bigger for 2017. The trend for micro nuptials with maximum style is HOT and the expert in this area is Ever After in Devon. They’ve put together everything a couple might need for a luxury micro wedding including the venue, the bouquet, the photographer, the champagne and canapés and the wedding breakfast prepared by a private chef, plus overnight accommodation in their 18th Century honeymoon cottage!”   Thanks for the shout out Emma! Ours is not a ‘package’ with a standard bouquet and cake … Continue reading

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Alice & Jonathan’s elopement wedding featured today…

We’re super thrilled that the lovely Emma over on Coco Wedding Venues is featuring Alice and Jonathan’s elopement wedding which took place here at Ever After a few weeks ago in October. Read more details over on Emma’s blog: Alice & Jonathan’s Elopement at Ever After If you’d like more details about our winter elopement weddings, drop me a line at nicola@lowergrenofen.co.uk, I’d love to hear from you!  

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Elopement menu food shoot…

Some of you may already have seen some of our pics on Instagram from the elopement food photo shoot we did a few weeks ago with our private chef Harrie from Boo To  A Goose. Guy Harrop (my go-to person for food shoots, he’s the best) came back to the venue this time for another first, shooting our elopement wedding menu. Harrie is our exclusive chef for our elopement weddings (more details here if you are interested in an elopement) and she has designed 3 menus just for us for autumn, winter and spring. In the pic above you can see a some of Harrie’s starters of (bottom left) seared scallops with pea puree and chorizo butter; (top right) seared prawn with shaved fennel salad, avocado cream, ruby grapefruit and sweet potato crisp while bottom right is artichoke and parmesan pannacotta, pickled girolles, brown sherry jelly and grain mustard – I mean YUM! Next up we have a selection of main … Continue reading

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Real winter elopement wedding – mini film by Baxter and Ted…

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 nicola@lowergrenofen.co.uk with any questions and to check availability for your winter elopement wedding.  

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A real winter elopement wedding here at Ever After…

  Back in April I featured the real winter elopement wedding here of Marianne and Dan.  Click here to read more details about their romantic, intimate wedding day.  Our lovely winter elopement photographer Clare Kinchin has put a lot more of Marianne and Dan’s photos up on her website – yey!   Click here to see more pics from this impossibly romantic elopement wedding. Email me at nicola@lowergrenofen.co.uk about how to hold your winter elopement wedding here and have exclusive use of our beautiful woodland venue.

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Winter elopement photo shoots up on the website…

I got on a roll putting up the photos from the Magnolia Rouge shoot this morning so thought I would get on and do the winter elopement shoots we did here last year with our elopement photographer Clare Kinchin, our elopement florist Amanda Randell and our preferred elopement hair and make up duo, Jodie and Chloe from The Hair Lounge Tavistock and Jess from Visage Aesthetics. The lovely Kayleigh and Ben were our local, real life models who had got married in real life a few months earlier.   They’re just so lovely together, it was like being at a real wedding! I wanted to do a shoot here in December because I wanted to give couples a realistic view of what the garden looks like here in the winter.   There are no leaves on the trees and nothing is in flower but the venue still has its own natural beauty as you can see from the photos. We … Continue reading

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Another of our 2016 real elopements…

Mari and Dan travelled all the way from Australia for their elopement wedding here in March 2016.   They were travelling round Europe when Dan said, ‘hey why don’t we get married?’ – so they did! Mari wore a gorgeous pale grey chiffon and silver sequin dress with a cute white feather stole for warmth.   She wanted a red and black wedding bouquet with matching buttonhole for Dan who looked splendid in his 3 piece suit hired locally in Tavistock. Mari wanted a 1940’s vintage curled style for her hair and a smoky eye for her make up.  Chloe from The Hair Lounge Tavistock and Jess from Visage Aesthetic both came to the venue on the morning of the wedding to do Mari’s hair and make up. After the humanist wedding ceremony performed by Denise and Nicola of Cornish Celebrants, Mari and Dan took their glasses of champagne and had a photo session in the venue grounds and on … Continue reading

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First look at Melanie and Tim’s Ever After March elopement wedding…

Melanie and Tim had a teeny elopement wedding here last month and I just had to share these first pics with you by our elopement photographer Clare Kinchin Melanie is going to do a full blog post for us about all the details of her wedding shortly and share many more photos but these were too good not to share: Check back to see Melanie’s post soon including full deets on Tim’s swoon-worthy teal tweed suit from….ebay! The people behind this gorgeous wedding were the usual Ever After dream team: Photographer:  Clare Kinchin Flowers:  Amanda Randell Hair:  Chloe from The Hair Lounge Tavistock Make up:   Jess from Visage Aesthetic Chef: Harrie from Boo To A Goose In the meantime if you’d like to book your elopement wedding with us, get in touch with me, Nicola at nicola@lowergrenofen.co.uk    

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Check out our photo and film shoot on Coco Wedding Venues today…

Love the feature today over on Coco Wedding Venues on the photo and film shoot we did here last month to showcase our winter elopement weddings. Emma of Coco Weddings has written a lovely piece on her blog today: Kayleigh & Ben’s Elopement at Ever After, Devon and you can click below to watch the mini film by Baxter and Ted over on youtube: If you want more details about our winter elopement weddings: take a look at our elopement page here on our website download our elopement brochure here email me at nicola@lowergrenofen.co.uk or phone me on 0844 5000 501 Enjoy!      

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Have you seen our new elopement brochure?

Up on the website today our brand new 2016 winter elopement wedding brochure. You can Click Here to download a copy. With new photographs from our photo shoot here last month and a great team: Clare Kinchin – still photography Baxter & Ted – film Amanda Randell – flowers Jodie from Tavistock Hair Lounge – hair Jess from Visage Aesthetics – make up Harrie from Boo To A Goose – macarons Kayliegh & Ben – our real life couple the brochure will tell you pretty much everything you need to know about how to have an elopement here at Ever After. So if you’re looking for laid back luxe for an elopement wedding in Autumn, Winter or Spring – get in touch! 

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Winter elopement photo shoot at Ever After

Yesterday we had a dream team on site for a winter elopement photo shoot.   Clare Kinchin was our photographer, Clare is the dedicated elopement photographer here at Ever After.  Amanda Randell was the flower lady, if you’ve seen Amanda’s work, you’ll know it’s always spectacular.   Jodi and her team from Hair Lounge Tavistock were our hair stylists and Jess and her team from Visage aesthetics and beauty Tavistock were the MUA.   Caroline and Chris from Baxter and Ted were new members and filmed the day. We had real life couple Kayliegh and Ben as our bride and groom models.  Kayliegh and Ben got married locally in the area in June and Kayliegh was thrilled to have the chance to wear her gorgeous frock again and Ben seemed pretty pleased to see his ‘bride’ again! Kayliegh was a trooper for the outdoor shots matched only by Chris the filmmaker in bare feet by the river – we always … Continue reading

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