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The first of our 2018 real weddings…

By August 27, 2018December 10th, 2018real wedding
Steph and Chris wedding

2018 weddings

The 2018 weddings are here and the photos are starting to come in!  We love getting to see the professional photos of our real weddings here at Ever After.   We wait just as impatiently as our couples for them to pop up in our inbox.

It’s a good idea to get a steer from your photographer at the end of the wedding about how long they’re likely to take to finish editing your photos.   At the beginning of the season (which for us is May) the photos may only take 6-8 weeks.   By the time you’re into the frenzy of the middle of wedding season, popular photographers who are shooting new weddings every week can get backed up with editing and it can take 3-4 months or more – I know!  You want to see them RIGHT NOW.  Me too.   But for high season weddings, you (and I) gotta be patient.

Wedding photos

The first of our real weddings came in a few weeks ago and Steph and Chris’s lovely wedding (photographed by Kate Fierek of Liberty Pearl Photo & Film Collective) is up on their real weddings page now.

Every photographer has a different editing style.  I can recognise Amber’s edits in the soft, gentle light she always brings to her wedding photos.   You can see by looking at the selection above that there’s a consistency in the lighting of the photos which tells you each photo belongs to this wedding.

Wedding flowers

Steph used local Tavistock florist Millifleur for her wedding flowers.  Cat is a young woman who recently set up her own floristry business and has already done two weddings here at the venue this year.   Steph’s wedding was the first of two in May for Cat.   We set up one of our Ever After wooden arches in the wedding barn and used our draping fabric for the ceremony.  Cat created a beautiful floral garland for the arch in Steph’s wedding colours of blues, greys and whites.

The bridal and bridesmaids bouquets toned perfectly with the silver grey of the bridesmaids dresses with the addition by Cat of some gorgeous succulents and eucalyptus leaves.  Blue and grey ribbons on the bridesmaids’ bouquets echoed the blue flowers in the arch garland.

Wedding tablescapes

Steph carried the grey/blue colour thread through into the tablescapes as you can see below.   They went for traditional round tables and chose our silver grey table linen teamed with ghost chairs for an elegant, timeless elegant feel.  Bride Steph embroidered a place name for every.single.guest.  Now that’s dedication for you – she said it took hours!  These doubled up as the wedding favours as each guest took their name hoop home with them at the end of the evening.   Of course the embroidery silks were in the wedding colours of soft blues, greys and greens – this stuff isn’t just thrown together you know!  Tiny glass jars of flowers were placed on our round mirrors and Steph used our metal heart stakes for her table names and our bark vases to add to the rustic feel.

Wedding cake

There’s usually something in every wedding that doesn’t quite go according to plan.  It doesn’t matter how much you plan and how much you think you’ve got everything under control, something will pop up that you didn’t expect.  For Steph and Chris it was their wedding cake.  Chris’s aunt kindly made it for them and it wasn’t the cake itself that caused the trouble – it was the transportation.  Chris’s parents brought the cake to the venue in the car already made up and let’s just say it wasn’t a great traveller.  But like 99.9% of the things that go wrong at weddings, no-one noticed.  Chris’s parents did a great job of sticking it back together and his aunt bought some more icing on the day (tip: icing can cover a multitude of sins).  We styled the cake table and cut some olive stems to cover up some of the rougher parts and ta da!  A lovely wedding cake and no-one was aware of the cake’s eventful journey.

Click on the photo below to go straight over to Steph and Chris’s real wedding page for more photos of their wedding:

If you’re looking for more ideas for your own wedding, pop over to our inspiration page and get pinning!