Devon brides and grooms might already know Hannah Taylor – today’s beautiful bride and fabulously creative wedding stylist. It fascinates me to see wedding industry insiders’ weddings – and Hannah really pulled out all the stops to make her wedding to Michael stand out from the crowd. It’s deliciously alternative, breathtakingly beautiful and such a fabulous example of a truly individual day. Hannah and Michael are both gorgeous – this really is a treat and I hope you’ll LOVE their wedding photos as much as I do!
“I did my own flowers which l kept to a minimum as we had a February wedding when flowers aren’t plentifull. I used lots of accessories instead on our dinning table – fabrics, cut glass bottles and candles. My bouquet was made up from silk, artificial and fresh flowers.
We mainly focused our decoration on the house dinning room and chapel as bridwell’s such a beautiful house it didn’t need much else. I love making and creating – I’m doing it most days but for other peoples weddings this time it was for us. Yes it felt extra special!. I made and provided all our decor.
My professional cake maker friend Sue from Daisy, Molly & Me made our cake. She knows me well so after sharing a pinterest board with her she come up with suggestions quick, perfect they were too!”
Wedding photographer’s website:
Being a wedding stylist I have worked with Martin on many photoshoots and have always been impressed with his creativity. Particularly his use of lighting and finding the perfect angle / view point. Martin did a fantastic job. He captured our love, feelings and happiness beautifully and very effortlessly.
We all felt relaxed in Martin’s company, he blended in unnoticed most of the time. When giving direction Martin had confidence and a clear vision on what he was aiming to capture. Our photos are timeless, beautiful images showing us happy, laughing, relaxed and most of all in love.
We burst with excitement, happiness and tears the moment Martin first shared our photos via a highlights video. Great touch with a perfect song choice to accompany it.
Contact & Bookings: Martin Dabek Photography
My top tip for other brides and grooms is not to try and do everything yourself, do work with skilled professionals. I’m used to wedding preparation but first time a bride. I managed well and stayed relaxed but it is different being the bride!
Bridwell Park, devon.
Stunning country house with roaming deer, beautiful grounds and parkland. We loved the exclusive flexibility Bridwell offered us. We were a fairly small group of 48, close family and friends only. We used Bridwells gothic style chapel for our ceremony and evening party. The house for our drinks reception and meals. We can honestly say we felt relaxed and at home from the moment we arrived. The staff were fabulous, very helpful and friendly from start to finish, nothing too much trouble.
Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?
Intimate celebration of our love shared with loved ones.
Your wedding style or theme:
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
Trusted friends all in wedding business.
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Keep numbers small and only include elements which are really important to you as a couple not tradition or what you think your meant to have.
Beloved wedding dress, no formal suiting, no bridesmaids, borrowed wedding rings, no transport hire, supplied our own food & drink.
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
The details….venue, decor, cake, photographer & band
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
I (bride) designed and made our stationery. Our entwined enchanting heart symbol was used on our invitations, place setting stationery and also as our ceremony focal prop.
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
I did, it fitted me perfectly. Really comfortable to wear and reminded me of a game of thrones type dress (a fan! )
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Catherine Deane dress, purchased preloved online
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
I designed and made my headpiece, shawl and bouquet. Headpiece was made from fabric off cuts and vintage silk flowers which l distressed further with acrylic paint. Same tulle in headpiece was in table decor. Shawl l made from a treasured piece of fabric. Bouquet was made from a mixture of silk, artificial and fresh flowers. Soft colour tones in accessories and on table softened the winter look adding a feminine touch. I (bride) did all our decor and flowers.
And what did the groom wear?
Waistcoat and trousers from next, shirt and tie from m&s which l changed all the buttons for old brown vintage ones.
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
We didn’t have any bridesmaids
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
My professional hair & make-up friend Billie Edge did my hair & make up. I made headpiece.
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
We had Black Friday for our evening entertainment. A lively cornish folk band, they had everyone dancing all night young and old. Perfect choice.
What’s the best thing about being married?
Being Mr & Mrs we love calling each other husband or wife, wearing rings and feeling proud to be one.