Kezia & Peter’s Walton Castle wedding, with Snapdragon Photography

Published by Claire Gould on

Today’s wedding ticks every box for me: a stunning couple who have been super generous with their supplier recommendations, glorious florals, thoughtful styling touches and amazing images. Kezia & Peter’s wedding was out of this world! All photos by our lovely friend Kayleigh, Devon wedding photographer at Snapdragon Photography.

Wedding photographer’s website

Kayleigh Lee, Snapdragon Photography (

Wedding photographer review

Kayleigh’s timeless and natural photography style partnered with her friendly, professional approach immediately stood out to us when we discussed our wedding photography. Typically our photos involve us standing side by side with an awkward smile; yet with Kayleigh it’s different. We felt completely relaxed and enjoyed every moment with her. Kayleigh has an incredible talent for capturing all the little details without you realising she was even there. As a result, our photos are a beautiful reflection of our day which we will treasure for decades to come. We loved having Kayleigh as part of our day and have no hesitation in recommending Snapdragon Photography to future couples!

Tell us anything you did differently – we love hearing about NEW traditions (or none at all!)

Kezia walked down the aisle with her mother and father. Words reflecting the joining of two families were used in place of the presenting/handing over the woman to be married. Our wedding readings included “Planet Caravan” by Black Sabbath. Our recessional song for walking back up the aisle was Bang a Gong by Marc Bolan and T. Rex.

We spent the day after our wedding in our swimwear, enjoying the pool at Walton Castle with our close family and friends. It was a glorious day so we made the most of the sunshine and our beautiful venue. And we used a QR code for guests to share behind the scene clips and wedding messages

Your best moment or memory

Seeing each other for the first time, at our wedding ceremony. A surprise a cappella performance from the groom’s family who sang “You’re just too good to be true”. Sitting in the bar together at the end of the night (and everyone had left), nibbling on Gouda cheese and giggling about the day’s events.

Venue name + review

Ceremony: Allsaints’ Church Wraxall Reception: Walton Castle Clevedon

Tell us a little about your outfits – both of you!

Dress: A bespoke Love Story Bride dress from Perfect Day Bride, Bath ( Beautifully altered by Sew Studio ( Connie from Sew Studio totally understood my vision and created detachable, billowing sleeves. This allowed me to create two different wedding day looks. Suit Clifton Suits, Bristol ( A tailor made suit reflected the exact requirements of the Groom. The team were dedicated in their alterations, ensuring it fitted perfectly. It also had all of the Groom’s little details such as including the bride and groom’s initials on the inside jacket.

Florist name + review

Megan Lily Floral Design ( Meg blew us away with our incredible wedding flowers; transforming our vague ideas into reality with exquisite attention to detail. I will never forget seeing and smelling the bridal flowers for the first time, they were simply beautiful.

Cake maker name + review

The Mother of the Bride made meringues which our caterer, The Hogfather (, used to create a tower for us to cut. This was then transformed into Eton Mess for our guests to enjoy.

Stationery maker’s name + review

The stationery illustrations were created by the Groom’s cousin. Menus and place names were hand written by the Bride. The seating plan was created by the Bride.

Any crafty projects or homemade styling touches?

Photos from our favourite beaches were used for the table names. The Bride grew and dried lavender for the place settings and included dried rose petals from the garden within the confetti. The Father of the Bride grew herbs for the table decorations and made the table photograph stands from shells and pebbles. Our record player and vinyls filled the bar with our favourite tunes.

First dance song? Playlist recommendations?

We kicked off a Ceilidh – Bowreed ( were fantastic, they got everyone dancing and filled the tent with laughter and cheers, even my 86 year old gran got involved!

Wedding planner name + review

The bride plus help from family and friends – I think we smashed it!

Hair + makeup name + review

Evie Smith ( Evie was a pleasure to spend the morning with and nailed my brief completely; creating a natural, effortless look which held in from morning until the early hours.

Other Walton Castle wedding supplier recommendations from Kezia & Peter

Oleg Zaremskyi ( created a lovely, fun atmosphere in the tent during cocktails.

Prickly Pear Stretch Tents provided us with much needed shelter from the Great British summer rain. They were really supportive throughout the planning process, providing different options and ideas. They also liaised with the venue to ensure everything ran smoothly. They were extremely professional during the setup and take down operation, creating us a beautiful indoor but outdoor setting within the beautiful castle walls which we enjoyed all weekend. (

Virginias Vintage Hire provided the furniture for the event. During the planning process they shared ideas and alternatives to help us create an ‘english garden party’ vibe.

Danny Conetta ( provided us with an evening fire show. The weather forecast was not at all favourable for Danny’s performance however he worked tirelessly in the days leading up to the event to create and agree an alternative performance with the venue to enable his show to continue. He provided non stop entertainment for the entire show – it was captivating! I cannot emphasise enough how lucky we were to have such supportive, creative and flexible suppliers.


Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

1 Comment

Sylvain Bouzat · February 11, 2024 at 2:07 pm

Claasic and timeless wedding. In love with the tones and colo palette.

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