REAL WEDDING // Moya & Stuart - Sun, Sea and Star Wars in Aruba

Wedding day photography by  Demian Gibbs Photography

Wedding day photography by Demian Gibbs Photography

Moya and Stuart had not one but two celebrations for their marriage, the first was an intimate ceremony on the beach in beautiful Aruba; the second a big old knees up surrounded by friends and family by the sea in Devon.

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We created two separate invitation designs for this awesome couple, the first was a postcard for their nearest and dearest joining them in Aruba. Featuring a simple sunset illustration, we wanted to create something that felt like it could have been a note from the couple’s latest holiday, but with a hint to the styling for the (first) big day.

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Before they set off for Aruba Moya and Stuart created their own Pinterest board featuring sea and sunset colour scheme, this helped us get their designs just right. The rest of their styling was done by venue, Divi Aruba, who provided flowers, chairs and decorations for their stunning celebration.

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Bride Moya totally nailed her wedding look with this elegant lace gown from Asos, light enough for the hot weather but still 100% bridal.

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Stuart is a huge Star Wars fan and so it’s no surprise that fun touches like this cake copper were incorporated into the styling for their wedding.

Their second invitation was a sophisticated design featured hand painted lettering and illustrated sea waves.

UK wedding reception photography by  FIrst Light Photography

UK wedding reception photography by FIrst Light Photography

For their UK wedding celebration Moya and Stuart chose at the Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club on Plymouth seafront. Although a little less sunny this time round the couple still celebrated in style. Moya chose a whole new bridal look wearing a stunning Chi Chi London dress.

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How cute are these Star Wars lego terrarium centrepieces? Hand made by the groom each table featured succulents and a different scene based on their favourite characters.

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We also used their bespoke artwork to create signage for the reception including a cover for their guestbook and a wedding post box for messages from their guests.

We also used their bespoke artwork to create signage for the reception including a cover for their guestbook and a wedding post box for messages from their guests.

Stuart and his groomsmen all teamed their suits with custom made Nike iDs; each pair personalised with text special to them adding a little extra personality to their formal look.

Stuart and his groomsmen all teamed their suits with custom made Nike iDs; each pair personalised with text special to them adding a little extra personality to their formal look.

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Thanks so much to Moya and Stuart for sharing their wedding day(s) with us! If you would like to chat about how you can add the finishing touches to your destination wedding, just get in touch to talk bespoke designs - hello@dearlybeloveddesign.co.uk.

ARUBA WEDDING SUPPLIERS
Venue, flowers, cake and styling - Divi Aruba
Wedding day photography by Demian Gibbs Photography
Bride’s dress - Asos
Groom’s suit - Next
Groom’s shoes - Custom made Nike iDs

UK WEDDING SUPPLIERS
Venue - Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club
Bride’s dress - Chi Chi London
Wedding reception photography - FIrst Light Photography
Flowers - Jamelia’s Flowers

Wedding invitation photography by Miss Imagination Photography

Devon Wed Meet Up // Inspiration for creative coastal wedding celebrations

This summer we were invited to join a team of fellow Devon wedding suppliers to create a coastal inspired look for couples planning weddings by the sea - The perfect theme for our beautiful county.

Hazel Parsons, organiser of the Devon Wed Meet Up (a great event for networking with other creative suppliers) coordinated with the team over at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Venetia Norrington Photography and a whole host of other talented folks to bring together these ideas for nautical nuptials... And then we all had delicious cocktails - An amazing day, right? 

The Duke of Cornwall Hotel  has been host to luxury events for over 150 years

The Duke of Cornwall Hotel has been host to luxury events for over 150 years

Our  Nautical Collection  includes Save the Dates, invitations, RSVPs, menus and more...

Our Nautical Collection includes Save the Dates, invitations, RSVPs, menus and more...

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The hardest thing about having a wedding theme is knowing how much detail to add... You want to theme to be obvious enough that it's noticed but of course still be as elegant (it's your wedding after all). These delicate floral arrangements from The Velvet Daisy and added decorative touches from The Wedding Hub are a great example of how a wedding concept can come together with style.

The hand painted napkins by the   The Wedding Hub  hand painted were created to coordinated with  our stationery design

The hand painted napkins by the  The Wedding Hub hand painted were created to coordinated with our stationery design

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The Centrepiece Cake Co.  created this airbrushed baked wonder, which created a definite focal point in the venue space.

The Centrepiece Cake Co. created this airbrushed baked wonder, which created a definite focal point in the venue space.

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After the shoot the Devon Wed Meet Up networking kicked off with talks from industry folk, cocktails from the clever guys at Tigermilk and a S'mores Bar (a really fun American style treat) provided by Proper Job Parties.

(Here's Abi saying something that was definitely very interesting)

(Here's Abi saying something that was definitely very interesting)

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Cocktails created by  Tigermilk at The Duke

Cocktails created by Tigermilk at The Duke

Huge thanks to Venetia Norrington Photography for capturing the day so beautifully.

REAL WEDDING // Lucy & Ben - An extra special Cypriot celebration

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Today's real wedding post is an extra special post for us as it features none other than Dearly Beloved's Ben's twin sister Lucy and her new husband... also called Ben (yes, family events are confusing). Lucy and Ben tied the knot earlier this year in a beautiful, relaxed ceremony on the Cypriot coast. Wedding day photography by Dom Moore Photography.

For their greetings card style wedding invitation they chose tandem bicycle illustration as a nod to one of their favourite past times (Ben is a triathlete) and asked us to combine this with the iconic Cypriot olive branch. 

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The wedding took place at one of the couple's favourite places on earth, a small sailing club near where the family used to live, with the ceremony outside an idyllic church by the sea.

Lucy and Ben planned small, intimate celebration with lots of special DIY touches; the ceremony was conducted by the groom's grandfather, flowers were sourced from a local florist, meters (and meters) and lace bunting was hand made from vintage lace curtains by the bride's mother and sister, we took care of the stationery (of course) and the whole wedding party was on hand to help with decorating the space.

As well as holding nearly a decade of memories for the Aslett family the sailing club was full of rustic charm, it was lovely to be there to add last minute touches like decorating the chalkboard with a welcome message for guests.

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We made so many great memories during the week we spent in Cyprus celebrating with Lucy and Ben, wishing them a lifetime of happiness together!

Date - 13th April 2017
Venue - Dhekelia Sailing Club, Cyprus
Photography - Dom Moore Photography
Bride's dress - Chi Chi London
Groom's suit - Moss Bros.
Flowers - Locally sourced
Stationery - Dearly Beloved
 

A Wanderlust Wedding design for the couple who love travel

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We are sharing a very special bespoke design today... The Groom Jeremy is actually Abi's big brother! We can't wait until the day he marries his wonderful Bride-to-be Rebecca.

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Becky and Jeremy have planned a glamorous destination wedding on the island of Rhodes and wanted personalised wedding stationery that reflected their love of travel. We wanted to give them modern a look that felt like their very own airline (if you look closely you'll see stamps that represent each country Becky and Jeremy have visited together).

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As an added touch to celebrate both families coming together we also incorporated photographs of the couple's parents on their wedding day over 30 years ago.

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We are SO excited for their wedding day this May, stay tuned for more from their big day - We've no doubt it's going to be a beautiful day filled with music, love, laughter (and some excellent dance moves!)

Photography by Freckle Photography

SNEAK PREVIEW // Wanderlust Wedding Save the Date

Happy Friday everyone! We just couldn't resist sharing a little peek at one of our latest bespoke projects. This travel inspired luggage label Save the Date is especially close to us as it was created for Abi's brother and his awesome Bride-to-be, due to marry next Spring - HURRAH!

With Ben's digital design skills we created this clean, travel inspired luggage label Save the Date to mark their luxury wedding celebration

With Ben's digital design skills we created this clean, travel inspired luggage label Save the Date to mark their luxury wedding celebration

Becky and Jeremy have a glamorous destination wedding planned on the island of Rhodes and wanted personalised wedding stationery that reflected their love of travel. They had seen a few ideas that incorporated suitcase style tags but we wanted to give them modern a look that felt like their very own airline.

It was so much fun coming up with rubber stamp style details, like the 'Come fly with us' illustration featured on the back of the design.

It was so much fun coming up with rubber stamp style details, like the 'Come fly with us' illustration featured on the back of the design.

We are SO looking forward to their big day (look out for many inevitable pics of Abi weeping in her bridesmaid dress)! The full suite is under wraps at the moment but we can't wait to share more of their 'Wanderlust' wedding stationery very soon!

Greek Island Chic - Perfect Wedding Magazine

Did you spot us in the latest Perfect Wedding Magazine? What a lovely surprise it was when fellow wedding supplier Brooklyn Bridal tagged us in a snapshot of this spread in their "Summer palettes here we come" post on Instagram...

You can see the full Dearly Beloved Nautical collection  here

You can see the full Dearly Beloved Nautical collection here