REAL WEDDING // Bethan & Peter - Bringing Peru to Cornwall

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Bethan and Peter tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony at the leafy Boconnoc Estate in Cornwall. After choosing our hand painted collection Quartz Watercolour Wash, this awesome couple added their own personal touches with a soft shade of green and illustrated animals from the place they met - Peru. Read on as we chat to bride Bethan about their big day…

“Remember to have fun, it should be a fun experience planning your dream day.”

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Describe your wedding just in three words.
Best day ever!

Quartz Watercolour Wash Save the Date, Invitation and RSVP card  alongside illustrated map by close friend of Bethan and Peter -  Hattie

Quartz Watercolour Wash Save the Date, Invitation and RSVP card alongside illustrated map by close friend of Bethan and Peter - Hattie

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Nestled in the picture perfect Cornish countryside the Boconnoc House and Estate is steeped in history with beautiful Georgian details.

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Beautiful hand tied bouquets and floral arrangements by  The Garden Gate Flower Company

Beautiful hand tied bouquets and floral arrangements by The Garden Gate Flower Company

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Bridesmaid dresses were designed by design  Sorella Vita  and purchased from  Puure Bridal  in Lymm.

Bridesmaid dresses were designed by design Sorella Vita and purchased from Puure Bridal in Lymm.

Peter’s stylish blue suit was tailored by  Hawes and Curtis

Peter’s stylish blue suit was tailored by Hawes and Curtis

If you had to choose one highlight from the big day what would it be?
There are so many wonderful memories but definitely meeting Pete after walking down the aisle.

Wedding ceremony conducted by  Cornish Celebrants  who specialise in bespoke ceremonies.

Wedding ceremony conducted by Cornish Celebrants who specialise in bespoke ceremonies.

Do you have any tips for couples in the process of wedding planning?
Don’t get too bogged down with Fashionable  items or the current Fad, stick to classic designs and decor that you can look back on in in years to come. Also try and make it personal and include things that tell your story. Remember to have fun, it should be a fun experience planning your dream day.

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To coordinate with their invitations we created table names, menus and a table plan all featuring the signature green watercolour paint pattern.

To coordinate with their invitations we created table names, menus and a table plan all featuring the signature green watercolour paint pattern.

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As well as cake Bethan and Peter treated their guests to a tower of cheese by the Cornish Gouda Company.

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There were many personal touches in your wedding decor including the illustrations we created for your table names of animals from Peru, what is your connection?
Pete and I actually met in Peru, we were both travelling on a G adventures tour and have been inseparable since. So Peru is a very important part of our story.

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We were honoured that you chose us to create the stationery for your wedding day, what did you enjoy about working with us?
You were amazing, you produce unique, innovative and fun designs that are still beautiful and elegant. Everyone at Dearly Beloved was happy to be creative with our Peru theme and was so quick and efficient. The products were beautiful and excellent quality. We will definitely be using you again.

Bethan’s stunning lace gown is by  Pronovias  and purchased at  Kuntsford Wedding Gallery .

Bethan’s stunning lace gown is by Pronovias and purchased at Kuntsford Wedding Gallery.

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What a day! We just love the way Bethan and Peter personalised one of our collections. Get in touch to chat to us about your wedding ideas hello@dearlybeloveddesign.co.uk

SUPPLIERS
Stationery - Dearly Beloved
Venue - Boconnoc Estate
Photography - Nick Walker
Florist - The Garden Gate Flower Co
Bride’s Dress - Pronovias, Knutsford Wedding Gallery
Groom’s suit - Hawes and Curtis
Bridesmaid Dresses - Sorella Vita, Puure Bride
Celebrant - Cornish Celebrants
Catering - The Round Kitchen 
Cheese Tower - Cornish Gouda Company

Two shoots, two looks, one team...

Night and Day, Ying and Yang, Light and Dark - We joined forces with this team of creative wedding suppliers to create not one but two inspirational looks.

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Working at the same venue, the stunning Orangery at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park in coastal Cornwall, on the same day and even using the same model we styled two completely different wedding looks. The first a moody woodland look filled with deep blues, edgy make up and a little leather; the second a fresh faced bride with blush florals, mint green watercolour stationery and plenty of rose gold sequins.

DARK

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Our  Quartz Watercolour collection  is available in any colour

Our Quartz Watercolour collection is available in any colour

Dress: Amy by Milamira from  Rock the Frock  stockist  The Wedding Hub

Dress: Amy by Milamira from Rock the Frock stockist The Wedding Hub

Here's what photographer Agata had to say about how the shoot came together... "It's really important to me as a photographer to reflect my couple's personality on their wedding day; couples spend months (sometimes years!) planning their celebration and so I feel like it's my job to ensure they not only have beautiful memories but that when they look back at their photos they see an essence of their own personal style in their wedding photographs. We're all passionate about taking couple's vision and creating the perfect big day for them and so we wanted to show how just how versatile we are as creative professionals; the two shoots are literally inspired by opposites - Night and Day, Ying and Yang, Light and Dark"

Flowers snd stunning tablescape by  The Secret Garden Flowers

Flowers snd stunning tablescape by The Secret Garden Flowers

New to our Quartz Watercolour collection is this menu design.

New to our Quartz Watercolour collection is this menu design.

Transforming this collection with a deep midnight blue wash really changes up the look of the collection

Transforming this collection with a deep midnight blue wash really changes up the look of the collection

This copper creation was baked by  The Little Lark Cake Company

This copper creation was baked by The Little Lark Cake Company

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For the darker look we wanted to speak to brides who break the mould and who might not feel represented in the softer looks they see in wedding magazines. We actually used the same stationery collection (Quartz Watercolour) in both looks but chose a strong midnight blue for the edgier bride. We can imagine brides who are a little more alternative rocking their favourite boots under their wedding dress – still feeling like themselves, but the best version of themselves on their big day.

April Wagner styled the models hair into this awesome faux mohawk

April Wagner styled the models hair into this awesome faux mohawk

LIGHT

For the Light shoot we were inspired by the traditional English garden at Mount Edgcumbe, we imagined a couple who loved Spring time and fresh dewy colours, what was beautiful on the day was to see how the Light concept was reflected in the soft feminine style of the boho dress from The Wedding Hub, and the rose gold sequins really added a modern punch to the overall look.

Sequin tablecloths and chair decorations from  The Pretty Accessory  added the finishing touch to the tablescape

Sequin tablecloths and chair decorations from The Pretty Accessory added the finishing touch to the tablescape

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Delicate dewy make up by  Gem Ryder MUA

Delicate dewy make up by Gem Ryder MUA

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Love any of these looks? Contact the suppliers below for more information on what we can do for your wedding celebration

Photography - UpArt Photography
Stationery - Dearly Beloved
Make up artist - Gem Ryder MUA
Hair stylist - April Wagner from Wags Hair and Beauty
Florist - The Secret Garden Flowers
Cake - Little Lark Cakes
Light wedding dress - Bouret Boho Dress from Rock the Frock stockist The Wedding Hub
Dark wedding dress - Amy by Milamira from Rock the Frock stockist The Wedding Hub
Sequin tablecloths - The Pretty Accessory
Venue - The Orangery at Mount Edgcumbe

COLOUR

A celebration of COLOUR.

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Let's talk about big white weddings... While they are absolutely stunning, they just aren't for everyone. There are so many engaged couples out there who struggle to plan their wedding because they just don't see themselves in the pages of the big magazines. It's easy to get overwhelmed with nerves about how to style their big day because some traditions just don't suit them; your wedding can and should be a reflection of everything you love (how often do you get to throw the party of a lifetime and celebrate your love for each other?) Make it all about you!

These  Frock The HIghstreet  jumpsuits are a stunning choice for an alternative wedding outfit. 

These Frock The HIghstreet jumpsuits are a stunning choice for an alternative wedding outfit. 

For this mini styled shoot by Margo R Photography she was influenced by a couple of different things; Solange's iconic wedding bicycle and afro hairstyle and bold, vibrant colours and geometric shapes. 

Check out our Pinterest board: COLOUR for more inspiration for modern couples... Relaxed yet glamorous, contemporary yet elegant, vibrant and above all else FUN. 

Margo featured our  Eastern Glamour wedding stationery  and flowers by  Clare Kilgour  for extra kicks of colour.

Margo featured our Eastern Glamour wedding stationery and flowers by Clare Kilgour for extra kicks of colour.

Your wedding celebration really can be everything you want to be. 

Floristry - Clare Elizabeth Kilgour Floristry & Jewellery Design
Stationery - Dearly Beloved
Photography - Margo R Photography

Sunset elegance at The Duke

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It's lovely to see our Flora and Fauna Collection featured in this sunset shoot. As part of their inspirational evening for engaged couples The Duke of Cornwall Hotel (with the help from some awesome Devon based wedding suppliers) created this soft yet luxurious wedding look. We edited our Flora and Fauna collection to coordinate with the navy and peach colour scheme; we're loving how elegant it looks in a toned down palette, especially next to the pretty sweet treats hand made by Cut Me Off A Slice.

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Thanks so much to The Duke for featuring our Flora and Fauna wedding collection in their Mini Collection styled shoot and to UpArt Photography for the lovely snaps. See more from the shoot over on this week's Wed Magazine Bridal Buzz.

Venue - The Duke of Cornwall Hotel 
Photographer - UpArt Photography 
Stationery created by us, Dearly Beloved
Cake and favours - Cut Me Off A Slice 
Venue Styling - Come2gether Weddings
Bride's Dress - Rock The Frock @ The Wedding Hub 
Hair Stylist - Fox House Retreat 
Make-up Artist - Maisie Brookes 
Lighting - Imattination 
Models - Mark and Philippa Bowden

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

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

Making your wedding personal

Photograph by  Freckle Photography

Photograph by Freckle Photography

HOORAY you're getting married! BUT now you have to plan the darn wedding!

It can seem like an impossible task, our advice is... Your wedding is a celebration of your the beginning of your lives together - So do it your way! 

We loved working with this couple to create their  NYC edgy, colourful collection .   Photograph by  Weddingbytwo

We loved working with this couple to create their NYC edgy, colourful collection. Photograph by Weddingbytwo

Your invitations set the tone for your wedding day; they are the first snippet of the wedding you get to share with your loved ones. There are so many options, how do you decide? Ignore the norm and stay true to you! What do you like? What are your interests? Favourite colours, films, places?

Classic 1950s  Order of Ceremony programme. Photograph by  Sarah Lauren Photography

Classic 1950s Order of Ceremony programme. Photograph by Sarah Lauren Photography

This couple came to us with ideas inspired by their parents, favourite film and the Groom's Malaysian heritage.

Images from the couple that inspired the collection

Images from the couple that inspired the collection

The Bride's mother on her wedding day

The Bride's mother on her wedding day

Their  Classic 1950s bespoke collection  included everything from illustrated compact mirrors for favours to the menus, all featuring painted herb inspired foliage and clean classic typography. 

Their Classic 1950s bespoke collection included everything from illustrated compact mirrors for favours to the menus, all featuring painted herb inspired foliage and clean classic typography. 

The happy couple on their big day!  See more here on Sarah Lauren's blog

The happy couple on their big day! See more here on Sarah Lauren's blog

Use your wedding to celebrate yourselves! Choose your best friend to give you away... Ditch the cake and eat wedding donuts! We're here to help!

Pantone 2016 // Rose Quartz & Serenity

Pantone Colours of 2016, Rose Quartz & Serenity

Pantone Colours of 2016, Rose Quartz & Serenity

The Pantone colours for this year create such a cool wedding colour palette; check out our inspiration for a simple, modern celebration - perfect for a cool, low key wedding day! Who says pink is just for Princesses?  These beautiful images come from some of our favourite sources from The Grand Budapest Hotel to We The People's candy floss locks, for image credits see the full collection on our Pinterest board

Modern Blooms in Perfect Wedding Magazine

"Beautiful wild flowers, whimsical table settings, the prettiest sweet treats and dresses that embrace 2016's 3D floral trend. Want. It. All!"

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Flora & Fauna Wedding Invitation, photograph by  Alexa Loy

Flora & Fauna Wedding Invitation, photograph by Alexa Loy

For the second month in a row we have been featured in Perfect Wedding Magazine! This time our Flora and Fauna stationery from the Mr & Mrs Unique styled shoot is on the pages of the January issue. What a great start to 2016!

We collaborated with awesome Erica from alternative wedding blog Mr & Mrs Unique on this Flora and Fauna styled shoot last summer. Every time we look back at the shoot we remember the hard work, beautiful styling and creative direction from MMU; see more here!