Gorgeous Devon wedding with a cycling theme and lots of ideas! Images by Martin Dabek Photography (36)
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Header image by Martin Dabek Photography at Rockbeare Manorsee more here!

Is one of your wedding venue options giving you butterflies in your stomach? One of the biggest wedding tasks is choosing the venue. It can be hard to know for sure when you are seeing the venue of your dreams, with so many beautiful options to choose from! Here are a few simple clues from The Wedding Guide – if you say YES to all of these, you will know when you have found THE venue for your wedding.

You’ve checked, and it’s definitely available!

One of the hardest parts of choosing a venue is finding one that is available for the date you have chosen for your big day. Especially for couples who are having their wedding during peak season, venue availability should be one of the top criteria on whether the venue is right for you. Don’t fall in love with a place until you know for sure it’s free on your date!

Gorgeous Devon wedding with a cycling theme and lots of ideas! Images by Martin Dabek Photography (32)
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If your husband to be is out on his bike this Sunday afternoon, then this is for YOU! If you’ve both been cycling today and you’re relaxing after an exhilarating day in the saddle, then you’re going to love this more than anything you’ve ever seen on a wedding blog. Natalie and James – who’s a keen cyclist! – had a cycling themed wedding at Rockbeare Manor in August, and incorporated some ingenious styling touches into their day. Their photographer was our wonderful friend and English Wedding member Martin Dabek Photography, who captured the day so beautifully! I love the bicycle wheels with foliage on the walls, the table plan with a shelf full of cyclists… actually I love the whole day. And can we skip straight to that cake?!! The beautiful cake was made by Yvonne at Cherry Blossom Cakes and decorated with flowers by Emma at Brompton Buds.

Gorgeous Devon wedding with a cycling theme and lots of ideas! Images by Martin Dabek Photography (40)

Wedding photographer’s website:

https://martindabek.com/

We researched wedding photographers and found Martin’s website. We arranged to meet and were really impressed with Martins work, and calm and reassuring manner.

Classic and traditional wedding styling at Rockbeare Manor with Evolve Photography (23)
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Kat and Ben are the sweetest couple – and look amazing on their day! The sunset shots are breathtaking, the little details of their day are wonderful and their venue, Devon’s Rockbeare Manor, is incredible.

Classic and traditional wedding styling at Rockbeare Manor with Evolve Photography (22)

“The first time I tried on my wedding dress was at the South West Bridal Show. I was with my mum, one of my bridesmaids and her mum and had walked around the show with nothing catching my eye until I picked out a dress which I loved for its unusual cut around the neckline. There weren’t any changing rooms at this particular stand so before I knew it, I was huddled in the corner trying this dress on. As it was the first wedding dress i’d ever tried on, I made arrangements to try on others at a later date as I wasn’t sure if our reaction to it was just because it was the first one I tried. Nothing else came close though and I soon purchased the dress.

Classic and traditional wedding styling at Rockbeare Manor with Evolve Photography (10)

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I love Rachael & Darren’s wedding – the dress code of black tie for all the guys makes it super gorgeous and I adore the venue – such a perfect fit with the elegant styling of the day! Our stunning bride and handsome groom styled the venue with lush creamy white hydrangeas and roses, candles, sequined table runners and mirrors.

Black tie glamour and plenty of sparkle for a Rockbeare Manor wedding. Image credit Memories & Milestones (7)

The overall look is fabulously done: it’s elegant and timeless, and the black tie dress code makes it look so chic and decadent – reminiscent of 1920s old Hollywood style! Colour accents are kept really simple with gold and blush styling touches perfectly complementing the glamorous look of the beautiful bride and groom.

Black tie glamour and plenty of sparkle for a Rockbeare Manor wedding. Image credit Memories & Milestones (18)

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://www.memoriesmilestones.co.uk

We met Jen and Mel at our friend’s wedding at Christmas 2015, we were blown away by their professionalism, friendly personalities and we loved how our friend’s photographs looked. By chance I was at a wedding fair with my mum in the January and Memories and Milestones has a stall, they remembered me from the wedding and had our date available, we booked on the spot.