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There’s something so magical about winter – and if you marry in the colder months of the year you’ll have plenty of opportunity to make your day unique. Today’s shoot uses some more unusual winter styling touches – I adore the twigs and white cotton balls – alongside traditional pine cones and plenty of sparkle! This gorgeous mini film by Baxter & Ted adds a unique flavour to winter wedding styling – I hope you love it!

Film: Baxter + Ted http://www.baxterandted.com/
Location: Ever After – A Dartmoor Wedding http://lowergrenofen.co.uk/
Photographer: Clare Kinchin http://www.clarekinchinphotography.co.uk/
Florist: Amanda Randell http://amandarandell.com/
Stylist & props: Nicola Evans http://lowergrenofen.co.uk/
Hair: Jodi Brent http://www.thehairloungetavistock.co.uk/
Make Up: Jessica Hawke http://www.aestheticsandbeauty.co.uk/
Macarons: Harrie Kivell http://www.bootoagoose.net/

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Today’s blog is full of country charm for those of you planning a winter wedding. White orchids, obligatory pine cones, adorable little white cotton balls and handcrafted table centrepieces make today’s shoot magical. The bride and groom are real: they eloped last summer but had no photographs taken of the day. The intimacy of today’s blog captures their love as well as the romance of an intimate winter wedding – and I love it.

Styled winter elopement with Claire Kinchin Photography (4)
Images are by Clare Kinchin Photography, and the shoot was submitted by lovely Nicola at Ever After – A Dartmoor Wedding
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An uber charming photo and film shoot of an intimate winter English elopement with a real life couple who returned to this private garden estate venue bordering Dartmoor National Park on the banks of a Devon river where they were married in their own elopement last summer before having a big wedding reception nearby.

Styled winter elopement with Claire Kinchin Photography (8)

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Amy has to be the prettiest bride since ever. She’s gorgeous, full of joy and happiness and has a beaming smile… which comes from being on Dan’s arm, I think! I haven’t seen a prettier wedding in ages: the combination of spring blossoms, pretty florals and such a fab couple make today’s spring outdoor wedding really, really special.

spring outdoor wedding in Devon with Evolve Photography (33)

Of course what makes a wedding blog special is the photography, and I was thrilled to read Amy and Dan’s glowing praise of my lovely photographer friend Mark at Evolve Photography in Devon. Choosing a wedding photographer is such a huge decision, and Amy and Dan told me Mark “was always friendly, calm, professional, and having now seen the photos we couldn’t have asked for more.”

spring outdoor wedding in Devon with Evolve Photography (6)

There are so many highlights to show you from today’s outdoor wedding – the floral touches make it colourful and playful in style; the portraits around Dartington Hall are fabulous. I adore the cherry blossoms and the pretty ceremony space… oh and the reception styling is wonderful too!