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Lovely couple Pippa & David had a joyful spring elopement in Dartmoor back in the days when spring was simply glorious spring, and we could all go out and get wed and do all the wonderful things! I wanted to share it with you today as a reminder that normality WILL resume, and that the future can still be more beautiful than ever. Patience, my lovelies – this will pass. So let’s join the happy couple who took spring as the inspiration behind their wedding theme. The sense of joy and optimism at seeing the first green shoots of the season and splashes of yellow daffodils. Their vision was for everything to be fresh and vibrant, offset by white and earthy tones and textures. Their wedding venue Ever After – A Dartmoor Wedding took care of all the sourcing and styling, and Pippa & David’s day is just perfect. All images are captured by super lovely human and wedding photographer Clare Kinchin Photography.

With love,

Pippa & David's joyful spring elopement in Dartmoor, photo credit Clare Kinchin (1)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://www.clarekinchinphotography.co.uk/

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So today’s wedding is an absolute DREAM!!! I have fallen head over heels for our stunning couple Daisy & Alex, for the FABULOUS florals by Dartmoor Flowers and the prettiest images by lovely Clare Kinchin Photography.

Daisy & Alex's beautiful Lakeview Manor (Devon) wedding, with Clare Kinchin Photography (21)

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Daisy & Alex tied the knot at Lakeview Manor in Devon, on a beautifully sunny day in June. Their style is neutral glam, with so many beautifully elegant details, from Daisy’s breathtaking Willowby by Watters dress (from The Ivory Secret Bridal Boutique) to the mini rose gold bauble place card holders and eucalyptus sprig place settings. Oh, and don’t miss the bouncy castle photos towards the end of the post… they are just so uniquely brilliant and Daisy’s face is a picture!

Daisy & Alex's beautiful Lakeview Manor (Devon) wedding, with Clare Kinchin Photography (34)

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Wedding photographer’s website:

http://clarekinchinphotography.co.uk

How did you choose your photographer?

We had seen a lot of Clare’s pictures on social media and in wedding magazines and just loved her style!

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Hints of today’s faded beauty editorial appeared in the English Wedding Bible at the beginning of the month – call it a sneak peek. There is so much more I’ve been so excited to share with you, and the styling is right up my street, created by lovely Nikki from Knots & Kisses. Her concepts are simply stunning – her eye for wedding styling is exceptional. The stationery and cake just blow my mind! Here’s Nikki to tell you more…

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The inspiration for the shoot started with a visit to the wonderful Great Fulford and the beautiful but slightly dilapidated rooms with their bare brick and peeling plaster. It automatically evoked feelings of Great Expectations for me and Miss Havisham’s dining room. A feel of faded beauty and elegance which I thought would be a beautiful backdrop for a shoot.

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My aim was to inspire couples to realise the opportunity to set their wedding in more unusual places than your average manor house – that industrial and run down spaces could be the perfect backdrop for a wedding.

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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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In the English Wedding Book (do you have your copy? Download it for FREE!) I mentioned that the trend for woodland and boho weddings was beginning to evolve into something more. I adore a woodland wedding; I’m a country girl through and through. The idea of disappearing into nature for a romantic celebration is magic to my ears – and I stumbled across a very different little wedding venue which could appeal to other country lovers…

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The Cowshed at Freathy Farmhouse is as rustic as you can imagine; a real cowshed, and something of a tardis, albeit an insanely pretty one in today’s shoot. The outside is a simple farm building; the inside has been turned into a gorgeous, floral, cosy and welcoming space for brides and grooms.

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