Jenny and Ben’s August wedding is instantly a favourite for me – they’re the loveliest, sweetest couple and their day just rocks my wedding bloggy WORLD!! There are some wonderful ideas I just know you’ll love – aside from the hundreds of pom poms, there’s a mobile gin factory on a VW camper van with jars of spices and copper pots to make your very own wedding gin right there on the day – genius. There are sunflowers and pinwheels in a rainbow of colours, along with fairy lights everywhere, and fabulous vintage style tea length dresses, and GLORIOUS florals – it’s just everything. Jenny looks stunning in her Brighton Belle dress. Ben’s relaxed look gets a huge YES from me: suits are not obligatory for weddings, guys! He looks fab – and more than anything, the happiness between these two is infectious. They describe their day as “a colourful rustic, vintage, craft collaboration with a gin twist!”

A gloriously creative Devon wedding at Eggbeer Farm, with images by Linus Moran Photography (2)


by Julie Smith at Changing Faces in Devon

Did you know that make-up for a summer or a winter wedding is completely different? Brides are often worried that having professional make-up for their wedding means that they might end up looking orange and over painted, but experienced make-up artists know that different lighting changes make-up dramatically and they can make sure you look amazing whatever the season.

In summer, bright overhead sun throws shadows and bleaches skin tones while in winter the  sun is low but this greyer light can also look cold. In winter warmth and depth needs to be added as flash photography will often be used on cloudy or darker days. Your make-up will need to be adjusted to suit the cooler light.

Your winter wedding foundation will need to give a good coverage but still give a natural finish: a slightly more velvet, matte texture would be more appropriate on all but the very driest of skins. Avoid foundations with lots of light reflecting properties, which can illuminate imperfections if your photographer has to use flash. Today’s excellent foundations are so good they often eliminate the need for using powder, giving a younger look to your makeup.


Emily and Daniel are one of the loveliest couples I’ve had the pleasure of featuring… and their wedding is filled with pretty touches and creative details. They married at Upton Barn in July and chose lovely Mark from Evolve Photography to photograph their day.

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I have so much to tell you I barely know where to begin… the interview which follows the photos today is superb, and this quote from Emily is spot on: “If at the end of the day you are married to your best friend then it has been a success, everything else is just details.

The details, however, look to have been a total success and then some! I adore the place settings and little favours (too cute!) and the lavender touches are just divine. Suppliers were found through recommendations and online, and Emily and Daniel found their venue through a local wedding show.

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Hello! How is your week going? It’s flying by, don’t you think? I have a little treat for you today with a really lovely bridal style shoot – with a difference! We have vintage wedding dresses, the most stunning bouquets, a wonderful flower crown and oh! a leather jacket 🙂

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Bouquet with king protea by Natasha Gawthorne, Pumpkin and Pye. Image credit Evolve Photography

If you’re marrying in Devon then you really mustn’t miss this! Huge thanks to Mark from Evolve Photography for accidentally sending me the images and then saying I could share them with you all! (Yes, I am the luckiest wedding blogger in the world!) And big hugs to lovely Natasha of Pumpkin and Pye for just being amazing – the flowers are all her work.

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I love the flower crown all the more for seeing it worn with a leather jacket… so beautiful!

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