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Real elopement wedding – Julie & Jordan, March 2022

By March 21, 2022April 3rd, 2022elopement wedding

I’m back with another real elopement wedding from last month.   This is Julie & Jordan who booked with us only 4 months before their wedding date.   As we provide pretty much everything you need in the elopement package, 4 months is plenty of time to get everything organised and ready.

They had 6 guests at their wedding and our elopement photographer was on hand to get some pre-ceremony shots.   Bride Julie got ready in the honeymoon cottage with her Mum on hand to help with her dress.

bride with long dark hair and a white satin robe putting on earrings in front of a mirror

bride's mother helping button up the bride's dress, back viewClare our elopement photographer captured some beautiful moments with Julie in the cottage before the big moment of the wedding ceremony.

bride with long dark hair and white dress & veil holding ivory and blush bouquet standing by an open window with grey curtains

Originally Julie asked our elopement florist Amanda of Flowers et al for a bouquet in burgundy and chalk colours.   She had a handy set of inspiration pics which she sent over to Amanda to give her an idea of the flower style she wanted.   Julie later re- jigged her flower colours slightly to blush and ivory.   Here they are – aren’t they super yummy…?

close up of an ivory and blush bridal bouquet held by bride in white dress with veil standing by an open window

Groom Jordan got ready in the annexe with his best men on hand for last minute words of wisdom (maybe).

groom black dog best man and father in blue suits and burgundy ties walking down a paved path with winter woodlands and stone walls in the background

Buttonhole details for Jordan with roses and pink jasmine:

close up of a groom's white rose buttonhole with pink jasmine tied with string wearing a blue suit burgundy paisley tie & matching handkerchief squareJordan and the guests took their seats for the ceremony in the wedding barn and there were definitely some tears from Jordan when Julie walked in – who could blame him, she looked stunning.  groom looking at bride with tears in his eyes as she walks into their wedding ceremony under a wooden arch draped with ivory fabric

Every bride should be looked at like Jordan looked at Julie…

groom looking at bride wearing blue suit white shirt burgundy tie and pocket square with white rose buttonhole

bride and groom facing each other side on holding hands getting married in a wedding barn with fairy lights stood under a wooden arch draped with ivory fabric

After the wedding ceremony, we popped the champagne corks and it was down to the terrace for a drinks reception with canapes prepared by our elopement caterers, Taylors of Tavistock.  The selection included smoked Cornish duck with prune & poached pear and sweet potato cake with avodado, tomato and chilli salsa.  Yum.

bride and groom looking at a tray of canapes on a wooden board held by a server

bride and groom clinking glasses with wedding guests outside in landscaped gardens in the winter

bride and groom comparing wedding rings outside with guests

Clare took Julie & Jordan off for their couple pics around the gardens and in the woods.   Julie & Jordan had booked Clare for an extra hour so they had plenty of time for all the photos they wanted of them and their guests without feeling rushed.

bride and groom touching foreheads outside by a tree trunk with greenery in the background

They ventured into the woods for some photos by the river and the bridge

bride and groom stood on the banks of a dartmoor river touching foreheads

bride and groom standing on Grenofen Bridge Dartmoor looking at each other with woods in the background

On their return, we’d set up a round table for 8 on the terrace, dressed with a silver grey table cloth, a cream voile overcloth and one of our vintage embroidered linen top cloths.   Blush pink water glasses, copper edged charger plates and a touch of burgundy with the napkins secured with mother of pearl napkin rings.  Crystal glasses, blush and rose gold tea lights, our bentwood chairs with ivory velvet seat pads and the bridal bouquet as the centrepiece finished off the table setting.

wedding tablescape with burgundy napkins wooden chairs, sofas in the backgroundThe lounging furniture next to the fire was made comfy with sheepskin rugs from The Dartmoor Shepherd and a selection of blush pink, ivory and burgundy velvet cushions.

small semi naked wedding cake decorated with roses and foliage sat on a log slice on top of a cake stand with candles and cake plates

The semi naked victoria sponge cake by Harrie at Boo To A Goose was displayed on a log slice on top of our wood and marble cake stand with a selection of blush pink, frosted and ivory tealights.   Soft taupe linen napkins with cake forks, our Spode Glen Lodge stag plates and wood cake knife were ready for cake service later, on top of another of our vintage table cloths.

Another beautiful March day for this wedding.  We couldn’t have asked for a more lovely couple for this gorge elopement.

If you’re thinking of an elopement, have you downloaded our elopement brochure yet?