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alice & tom july 2017 couple

photography: nick walker

flowers: odds & buds

cake: whites cake house

Alice and Tom tied the knot at a local Catholic church in Yelverton, before joining us for the rest of their celebrations. Guests began to arrive from the church at around 3.30pm, and gathered in the wedding barn with arrival drinks of either elderflower fizz or pimms. Alice and Tom followed shortly afterwards in a very snazzy Aston Martin(!) and were greeted by their guests. Alice and Tom then guided their guests down onto the terrace where we served a selection of canapés including; parmesan and red onion croutes, blue cheese and sesame biscuits, chicken satay, and mini sausage & wholegrain mustard mash.

Alice and Tom had a colour scheme of red and ivory, with Alice in a stunning fitted ivory silk-satin dress and her bridesmaids in a vibrant crimson of a similar shape. The bouquets were made by Odds and Buds in Tavistock and were predominately ivory roses with a traditional theme to them.

Their wedding breakfast took place at 5.30pm and consisted of a starter of roasted goats cheese, beetroot and hazelnut salad followed by a main course of either a fillet of beef, ox cheek and clotted cream mash with a red wine jus, or wild mushroom stroganoff and sticky rice. For dessert they had rose scented eton mess, before prosecco was poured ready for toasts & speeches.

They styled their wedding breakfast with silver-grey tablecloths and ghost chairs, and their centrepieces were clear buckets of ice to hold the magnum of prosecco for each table, topped with flower heads to give it a pop of colour. It was an innovative design and something we hadn’t seen before at Ever After.

Guests moved out to the terrace for tea and coffee at 8pm and cut their cake at 9pm. Their cake was organised last minute due to an original cake malfunction and was supplied by Whites cake house in Tavistock. They had a pop of luck as their cake ended up being a wonderful creation that completely fitted in with their red and ivory theme and tied the styling of the day together. Their evening entertainment was DJ Paul Barrington and the dance floor was occupied for most of the night.