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Kate & Paddy, May 2017

bride and groom by waterfall garden

photography: iconik

flowers: simply flowers

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Kate and Paddy got married at Walkhampton church before joining us at ever after for the rest of their relaxed country-chic wedding day in may.

guests were brought to the venue after the church ceremony on our free bus service and were welcomed with a choice of prosecco, larger, beer, gin & tonic, and soft drinks, in the wedding barn whilst they waited for the bride and groom to arrive.

Kate wore a stunning silk-satin wedding dress with a small train, perfect for the terrain at Ever After. They hand-made their table plan; a 3D birdcage! Which looked great displayed in the gardens.

Guests moved onto the lawns for the drinks reception where they were also served with a selection of canapes, including; tiny thai fish cakes, parmesan and red onion croutes, chicken satay, and grilled Chorizo.

For the wedding breakfast, guests had a sharing platter of cold meats, or roasted vulscombe salad to start, followed by a main course of either Chicken and Leek pie, roasted rump of devon beef, or light croustarde of wood mushrooms, leeks and artichoke. For dessert they had the super popular trio of passion fruit tart, tiny chocolate pot & rose scented eton mess.

speeches followed took place between  main course and dessert, after which guests headed to the terrace for tea and coffee.

They had a ‘cheese cake’ as their wedding cake, with cupcakes which were also served in the evening. Kate & Paddy had a charity bar for the evening drinks, run by staff from Macmillian in remembrance of Paddy’s late father. This was a first for the Macmillan team, and hopefully something we will see here again. Their bar included; wine, fizz, port, beer, G & T, vodka & coke, orange juice and apple juice. They also had our whiskey and cigar pop-up lounge which we set up in the marquee for them as the weather wasn’t on their side. Guests loved it, and Paddy being a naval man enjoyed the ship we stuck to the decorative map on the wall! For their entertainment they had DJ Stewart Macleod, who played until guests departed at 12.30am.