Our Wedding Day

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V E N U E  &  D E C O R

The one and only place we visited when choosing our wedding venue… Rockbeare Manor is stunning and almost instantly we knew it was where we wanted our wedding to be. We kept to a few traditions but the main thing was that the wedding reflected us – if something wasn’t ‘us’ then we changed it so it was! We wanted our day to have a relaxed and fun feel. We totally believe that ‘less is more’ and didn’t want to overdo it with the decoration; I love the simple elegance of the Manor so we kept it all fairly minimal. It is quite easy to get caught up in the planning of a wedding and forget that, as cheesy as it sounds, the day is a celebration of love! Then everything else is a bonus ♥

Spring is my favourite season and I had sort of imagined our wedding day to be a beautiful spring day with soft colours, greenery and sunshine to fill the rooms – we completely lucked out because this is pretty much what we got! I feel so lucky and still can’t believe that this was our day…

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H A I R

Laura Elisabeth (Instagram – @lauraelisabethmua)

 

‘Simple, elegant and a little bit messy’

…is how I described the look I was going for! I didn’t have anything specific in mind but I liked the look of some hair up and some hair down, plaits, loose curls and a little bit of gypsophila as a finishing touch. I wanted it to work with my dress and the elegant feel of it but didn’t want to go for a typical bridal hairstyle. It was the perfect balance of simple and sophisticated with a little bit of messiness! 

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M A K E  U P

I decided to do my own make up on our wedding day. I didn’t want anything too different to what I’d normally do and I still wanted to ‘look like me’. I started to try out new make up (foundations, concealers, eyeshadows, etc) in the year running up to the wedding and I knew exactly what I was going to use on the day. I think, on your wedding day especially, it’s important to wear what you feel comfortable wearing and to stick with what you know looks good and lasts well. I really enjoy doing make up anyway so the time spent doing it on the day with my best friends and bridesmaids by my side is one of my favourite memories!

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C A K E  

Sweet Escake (Instagram – @sweetescake_devon)

“That is not our cake?!” – were my exact words when I first laid eyes on it! I couldn’t believe that Beccy had managed to recreate the Pinterest cake I showed her, but even better. I love the rustic look of a ‘naked cake’ and the strawberries and flowers were the perfect finishing touch. She also catered for gluten-free with little cupcakes – so cute! The cake very quickly became one of my favourite parts of the day. I’ve never had cake that tasted as amazing as it looks and I’m so glad that I finally got to experience this on our wedding day 🙂

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F L O W E R S

Peamore Flora (www.peamoreflora.co.uk)

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I sometimes found it difficult to make decisions around the ‘look’ we were going for in the early stages of planning because I didn’t have a specific vision in my head. People would often ask what our colour scheme was and, to be honest, I never really had one! After meeting with Grace at Peamore Flora and showing her some photos for inspiration, I felt confident that she knew what to do. When I saw the finished bouquets I realised she had managed to create EXACTLY what I wanted – beautiful, soft-coloured spring flowers with gorgeous greenery! We also chose lots of foliage and spring wildflowers to put in clear jars along the centre of the main table and around the venue to tie it all together.

P H O T O G R A P H E R

(Instagram – @helencourtphotography)

Our Wedding Day was beautifully photographed by Helen Court. Most of the time we hardly noticed Helen taking photos on the day and we are so pleased with the way they turned out. She really captured the feeling of how chilled and happy everyone was on the day, with a mixture of natural and posed shots. Here are a few of my favourites from the day…

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let  love  s p a r k l e …


We truly had the most amazing day and are so grateful to everyone that helped to make it so special.

SP x

Our Pre-Wedding Photoshoot

Saturday 12th August 2017
Woodbury Common, Devon

If I’m completely honest, when I first heard that ‘pre-wedding photoshoots’ were a thing part of me cringed at the thought of staged PDAs and awkwardness as people watch on! Despite this, we did think the photoshoot would be a good practise for the real thing — we both dislike the thought of us being the centre of attention… but I guess our wedding day has to be the one exception!

We planned to meet our photographer, Helen, at a place we would ordinarily go for a walk, so it made it a bit more ‘real’. She made us feel comfortable really quickly (apart from the few shots where we were sat on prickles!) — I think you’re always critical of yourself, but many of the photos are lovely and we are so happy with how the shoot went. We did initially say that we prefer more natural shots over staged ones, but Helen got a really good balance of both. She also had to put up with our slightly immature sense of humour at times!

The photoshoot has given us some great memories and we definitely feel a lot more prepared for our wedding day. I’m pretty sure Mart thinks he is a professional model now though… he puts me to shame! Lol! Anyway, enjoy the show 😉

SP x

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Photos by Helen Court Photography

New Beginnings.

S p r i n g — my favourite time of the year!

I am SO looking forward to blue skies, greenery, beautiful flowers, long walks and the feeling of warm sunshine on my face 🙂 Lighter evenings also mean the day doesn’t end as quickly, so spontaneous trips to the seaside after work become the regular thing to do – I absolutely love it! I really do believe that the sun (and weather in general) can have such an impact on your mood.

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I must admit I have been feeling a little overwhelmed recently (can you ever just be ‘whelmed’?!) There are some very exciting things happening at the moment which does make me think that negative thoughts are completely silly! That can often be the worst part – failing to understand why I am feeling this way when I have so much to look forward to. I do sometimes struggle to remember that those moments will pass and emotions are only temporary. I cant help it if I’m highly strung… haha!!

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We’re currently waiting for our new home to be built and I am so keen for it to be ready so we can move house! I’m very much looking forward to the design and décor part and doing lots of shopping for homeware. YASSS 🙂

I’ve also been keeping busy with wedding planning and last month it was my turn to pop the question(s)! I asked three very special ladies to be my bridesmaids and thankfully they all accepted. I will be so happy to have them by my side when I become Mrs. T… only 381 days to go!!

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SP x