Winter Wedding Inspiration at Dartington Hall

Winter berries, armfuls of foliage and a little sparkle... Today we share Christmas wedding inspiration at the beautiful Devonshire house, Dartington Hall. Based on the edge of Totnes, this atmospheric venue was the perfect setting for a winter wedding styled shoot. 

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Christmas always feels like such a beautiful time of the year but it can be one of the trickiest to style tastefully. This stationery is one of our newest designs, featuring hand drawn lettering and subtle floral and berry illustrations it's a great choice for couples planning Yuletide nuptials.

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Beautiful baking was created by duo  Two Ginger Nuts .

Beautiful baking was created by duo Two Ginger Nuts.

We are so in love with these natural British florals created by  Native Flower Farm .

We are so in love with these natural British florals created by Native Flower Farm.

Model Abbi's mermaid locks were styled by by  April Wagner .

Model Abbi's mermaid locks were styled by by April Wagner.

If sequins aren't your thing then there's nothing better than natural wood.

If sequins aren't your thing then there's nothing better than natural wood.

Sophisticated gowns from  Truly Delightful  based in Totnes.

Sophisticated gowns from Truly Delightful based in Totnes.

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If you've never tried them S'mores should be the next on your list of American traditions to taste, think marshmallows toasted over an open fire and smushed in between biscuit with a layer (or two) of chocolate - Erm, yes please! Proper Job Parties hire out their portable S'mores bar for the ultimate winter sweet treat at weddings and events.

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Get in touch to celebrate your love with our Winter wedding stationery collection - hello@dearlybeloveddesign.co.uk

Photography by UpArt Photography
Stationery by us, Dearly Beloved
Venue - Dartington Hall
Wedding cake - Two Ginger Nuts
Wedding gowns from Truly Delightful
Flowers by Native Flower Farm
Make up by Gemma Ryder
Hair stylist - April Wagner
Sequin tablecloths - Pudding Bride & The Pretty Accessory
S'mores bar - Proper Job Parties
Model - Abbi Jackson

 

A Bohemian elopement with a touch of Viking spirit...

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This elopement styled shoot was inspired by Viking seafarers and a love of all things bohemian; what is it Ewan McGregor says in Moulin Rouge... the bohemian ideals are freedom, beauty, truth, and love? Well if your wedding celebrates those biggies then you're off to a good start.

This shoot coordinated by photographer Mila Kos was photographed on the stunning Wembury Devonshire coastline and is the perfect inspiration for an outdoors boho celebration with a touch of raw Viking spirit.

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The romantic wedding dress designed by SAJA is available from Rock the Frock stockist The Wedding Hub. Such an elegant shape but with softly dropped shoulders for added drama.

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Our Flora & Fauna wedding invitation and RSVP card was edited to suit the deep reds, pinks and purples of the shoot. (If you love one of our designs but you're not sure the colour scheme would suit your day just get in touch to see if we can edit the design to coordinate with the rest of your celebration.)

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The models flame red locks were styled by All about the Bride, make up by Wave of Beauty and the wild florals created by Flowers by Amanda

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For more from the creators of this beautiful shoot head over to their sites...

SUPPLIERS:
Photography by Mila Kos Photography
Stationery by us Dearly Beloved
Dress designed by Saja - stockist Rock the Frock / The Wedding Hub
Jewellery - Silver Caillou Jewellery
Female model / Bride - Emily Joy Hackin
Male Model / Groom - Robin Alexandre
Florist - Flowers by Amanda
Venue - Wembury Beach
Hair stylist - All About the Bride
Make up by Wave of Beauty

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.

1960s Vogue inspired styled shoot // BESPOKE BRIDE GUIDE

The fabulous Harris twins from Bespoke Bride Guide invited us to share our Devonport Guildhall Collection in this 1960s Vogue inspired styled shoot!

We love this nail art inspired by  Lawrence West's Glassware   and created by the glamorous ladies at   La Beau Boutique . Photo by  Liberty Pearl

We love this nail art inspired by Lawrence West's Glassware  and created by the glamorous ladies at  La Beau Boutique. Photo by Liberty Pearl

Stunning jewels from  Drakes  alongside our stylish  invitation  design. Photo by  Liberty Pearl

Stunning jewels from Drakes alongside our stylish invitation design. Photo by Liberty Pearl

Influenced by vintage Vogue photographs and the iconic backdrop of the Devonport Guildhall, The Bespoke Bride Guide curated a look fit for any mod inspired elopement. With a pastel colour palette, circular motifs, slim silhouettes and a whole lot of fun BBG created this chic 1960s style. 

The Twiggy look was completed with make up by  Oksana  and hair by  Gemma Clarke . Bouquet by the talented folk at  Secret Garden Flowers . Photo by  Liberty Pearl

The Twiggy look was completed with make up by Oksana and hair by Gemma Clarke. Bouquet by the talented folk at Secret Garden Flowers. Photo by Liberty Pearl

Photo by  Margo R

Photo by Margo R

Photo by  Liberty Pearl

Photo by Liberty Pearl

Photo by  Margo R

Photo by Margo R

Photo by  Liberty Pearl

Photo by Liberty Pearl

No 60s do would be complete without an original Mini, provided by  Groom2wedding  Photo by  Margo R

No 60s do would be complete without an original Mini, provided by Groom2wedding Photo by Margo R

Beehives, minis and Twiggy - style makeup - What's not to love? We're swooning over this cool inspiration for an intimate retro ceremony.

Photo by  Liberty Pearl

Photo by Liberty Pearl

Cocktail connoisseur's  Tigermilk  were on hand to provide the ultimate retro cocktails including the Classic Martini. If you are ever in Plymouth head down to their underground speakeasy bar, nestled below the Duke of Cornwall Hotel it's a great night spot, you might even see some of  Abi's illustrations  up on their walls :) (but ssh! don't tell them we told you it was there!) Photo by  Margo R

Cocktail connoisseur's Tigermilk were on hand to provide the ultimate retro cocktails including the Classic Martini. If you are ever in Plymouth head down to their underground speakeasy bar, nestled below the Duke of Cornwall Hotel it's a great night spot, you might even see some of Abi's illustrations up on their walls :) (but ssh! don't tell them we told you it was there!) Photo by Margo R

The beautiful tea dress style wedding gowns and accessories were from  Te Amo Bride . Photo by  Margo R

The beautiful tea dress style wedding gowns and accessories were from Te Amo Bride. Photo by Margo R

We're in love with  The Little Lark 's wedding cake design, a pretty yet sophisticated nod to the era. Photo by  Liberty Pearl

We're in love with The Little Lark's wedding cake design, a pretty yet sophisticated nod to the era. Photo by Liberty Pearl

Get in touch  to celebrate your wedding with our  Devonport Guildhall wedding stationery  -  hello@dearlybeloveddesign.co.uk . With designs for Save the Dates, invitations, RSVP cards, place settings, menus and table numbers this exclusive collection is perfect for couples tying the knot at this modern city venue. Photo by  Liberty Pearl

Get in touch to celebrate your wedding with our Devonport Guildhall wedding stationery - hello@dearlybeloveddesign.co.uk. With designs for Save the Dates, invitations, RSVP cards, place settings, menus and table numbers this exclusive collection is perfect for couples tying the knot at this modern city venue. Photo by Liberty Pearl

Huge thanks to all the talented folk who made this shoot come together! See more over here over on The Bespoke Bride Guide blog!

Stationery by here us at Dearly Beloved
Location - Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth, Devon, UK
Photography - Liberty Pearl Photography and Margo R Photography  
Models - Ben & Emily, contact Bespoke Bride Guide for details
Hair - Gemma Clarke
Make up - Oksana Beauty Salon
Nails - La Beau Nail Boutique
Flowers - Secret Garden Flower Company 
Cake - The Little Lark Cake Company
Decor - Stargazey Wedding Decor Hire
Vintage tablecloths - Cybel’s Vintage Hire
Bride's bridal dresses & accessories - Te Amo Bride
Bride's boho dresses-  Next  and Topshop
Groom's clothing - Pretty Green, Kenneth Cole and Pretty Little Treats
Confetti - Cornish Gardens Confetti Company
Glassware - Lawrence West
Jewellery - Drakes
Cocktails - Tigermilk Events
Car, original white Mini - Groom2wedding 

Modern Spring Time Chic styled shoot

We have joined forces with some wonderful wedding suppliers to bring you this Spring Time Chic styled shoot. Celebrating the finer details of a wedding this inspirational shoot is focused on custom wedding invitations, wild, rustic flowers and a hand painted coordinating cake. This creative collaboration is all about vibrant styling with sweet pastels and modern rose gold tones - perfect couples looking for something a little different!

Wedding Cake by  Edible Essence . Photo by  UpArt Photography

Wedding Cake by Edible Essence. Photo by UpArt Photography

Bouquet created by  Native Flower Farm . Photo by  Grace Elizabeth Photography

Bouquet created by Native Flower Farm. Photo by Grace Elizabeth Photography

“This inspirational styled shoot was a great opportunity to bring together talented Devon wedding suppliers that share our ethos for creative, personalised celebrations” Ben, Dearly Beloved

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Spring Table Decor, Menu by  Dearly Beloved . Photo by  Grace Elizabeth Photography

Spring Table Decor, Menu by Dearly Beloved. Photo by Grace Elizabeth Photography

On the steps of  Devonport Guildhall ... Left to right: Grace from  Grace Elizabeth Photography , Lou from  Devonport Guildhall , Abi from  Dearly Beloved , Jennifer from  Edible Essence , Agata from  UpArt Photography  and Kelly from  Native Flower Farm

On the steps of Devonport Guildhall... Left to right: Grace from Grace Elizabeth Photography, Lou from Devonport Guildhall, Abi from Dearly Beloved, Jennifer from Edible Essence, Agata from UpArt Photography and Kelly from Native Flower Farm

We used the quirky wedding stationery suite we designed for Devonport Guildhall featuring a custom illustration of the historic architecture and colourful florals as a starting point for the shoot. Abi had a wonderful day working collaboratively with the amazing ladies from Edible Essence Cake Art, Native Flower Farm, Grace Elizabeth Photography and UpArt Photography to create contemporary, fun styling!

Save the Date for Devonport Guildhall . Photo by Grace Elizabeth Photography

Save the Date for Devonport Guildhall. Photo by Grace Elizabeth Photography

Table plan ladder by  Dearly Beloved . Photo by  Grace Elizabeth Photography

Table plan ladder by Dearly Beloved. Photo by Grace Elizabeth Photography

Couples tying the knot at this historic, city venue can choose this contemporary stationery collection for their own celebration and even customise the design to match their wedding colour scheme. Contact us for more info!

Dearly Beloved 's Abi in action. Photo by  Grace Elizabeth Photography

Native Flower Farm always uses truly seasonal flowers from their own farm and other local growers in all of their work, all year round. 

"...we knew we needed bright but delicate flowers to highlight and meld all the elements of the scheme into one big beautiful whole. Inspired by what we saw in our fields and the classic flower shapes of Dearly Beloved Guildhall designs, we created a bridal bouquet and table-scape of bright pops and fresh greens in a riotous garden-gathered style with a delicate nod to the elegance of the Regency setting of the Guildhall with our favourite trailing ribbon styling." Kelly, Native Flower Farm

Jenny from  Edible Essence  hand painting the cake's sugarcraft detail. Photo by  Grace Elizabeth Photography

Jenny from Edible Essence hand painting the cake's sugarcraft detail. Photo by Grace Elizabeth Photography

This luxurious cake was created by award winning couture cake designer Edible Essence. Taking inspiration from the the invitation's floral wreath, Jenny from Edible Essence, hand painted this contemporary cake with sugarcraft detail. 

We emulated the illustrated  illustrations  featured on the suite in real life florals. Photo by  Grace Elizabeth Photography

We emulated the illustrated illustrations featured on the suite in real life florals. Photo by Grace Elizabeth Photography

We are swooning at this BEAUTIFUL film of the day, created by Mitch Guy over at Grace Elizabeth Photography!

We were lucky enough to have not one but two photographers capturing products AND behind the scenes images of the suppliers in action. Huge thanks to talented photographer Grace Elizabeth Photography who brought her genuine, story-teller style to the shoot. And also to the lovely Agata from UpArt Photography for her fun photography, passionate approach, friendly direction.

Grace and Mitch - The team at  Grace Elizabeth Photography

Grace and Mitch - The team at Grace Elizabeth Photography

Agata from  UpArt Photography

Read more about the shoot in this awesome feature over at Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

Stationery - Dearly Beloved
Cake - Edible Essence
Flowers - Native Flower Farm
Photography & videography - Grace Elizabeth Photography
Photography - UpArt Photography 
Venue - Devonport Guildhall