A Coombe Trenchard English Garden Party


Images by McKenzie Brown.

Coombe Trenchard, cradled within Dartmoor’s epic landscapes, is a tranquil venue with Art Nouveau charm and stunning features. There’s a stream, sweeping lawns, an Italian terrace where marquees can be sighted with views from the Italian columns across to Brent Tor and now, a newly refurbished snug.

We love this venue and we also love the ladies at Blue Fizz Events who were the masterminds behind the styling for this piece. Whilst we’re in the midst of Christmas, fairylights and mulled wine why not take a refreshing step into Spring with this garden inspired styled shoot captured by McKenzie Brown.

Notes from Blue Fizz


The focus of this shoot is on the beautifully refurbished coach house at Coome Trenchard which offers a bar area, dance floor and snug area complete with sofas, easy chairs and an entrance area with fire pits on either side. This venue is versatile and breathtaking and our theme too inspiration from its gardens which are open to the public during the week. I wanted a focus on the flora and green-on-green that an English country garden brings with a nod to the modern for our forward thinking couples!

I imagined an informal yet decadent banquet on the lawn with rustic furniture, delicate vintage crockery and vintage champagne saucers all supplied by Combe Trenchard, complete with edible floating flowers from The Flower Mill in the champagne! I created handmade napkins from a vintage fabric and used blades of greenery as the napkin rings alongside some of our Blue Fizz Events hire items, our abundance of flowers and greenery were supplied by The Flower Mill who brought together the show stopping displays, head piece and a riot of fresh colours throughout.

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Creative Diversity at Garthmyl Hall


Images by Rocksalt Photography.

Garthmyl Hall is a recently opened wedding venue nestled in the Welsh countryside. Indeed, you might have already spotted our stunning Home Tour of this venue courtesy of our lovely friend Jade Osborne. Well, today we’re taking you back inside this eclectic country house with two creative styled shoots by For the Love of Weddings.

Wedding Planner Krysta uncovers the diversity of this beautiful, undiscovered venue.

Creative Diversity at Garthmyl Hall


This elegant venue boasts ten bespoke en-suite bedrooms, a grand dining room, a Gentlemen’s bar, a luxurious living room, a striking dining room – each complete with gilt ceilings and atmospheric mirrors. The concept for the shoot was ambitious; “go big or go home” was our motto as we showcased the venue’s potential to be both striking and exquisite, with two extremely contrasting styles. The Vintage Glam look in the ballroom was soft, feminine and completely timeless. Whilst we experimented with Bohemian Luxe in the summer house, gardens and dining room, and not to forget the incredible en-suite.

Couture bridal designer, Claire Mischevani, showcased some of her new collection in the shoot. Featuring embellished details, delicate lace embroidery and dreamy trains, the flowing gowns suited Garthmyl Hall seamlessly. Photographed against a dramatic red background of one of the venue’s bedrooms and in the grand majestic ballroom, this shoot really does capture the romance of the venue. The look was completed with feminine shoes from Rachel Simpson that added a subtle touch of must-have sparkle.

Be won over by the sumptuous chemise sets from Daisy Sheldon Embroidery – featuring silk satin flowers and hand-beading – perfect for any honeymoon. Glitzy Secrets provided the stunning bridal accessories, displaying dazzling hairpieces that simply ooze glamour, whilst still achieving a traditional element for the Vintage Glam look. Whilst the florist for this shoot, Pheasant Botanica, created a show-stopping floral crown made out of pheasant feathers and exotic blooms for the Bohemian Luxe twist.

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Fiesta Fever with World Inspired Tents!


Images by Sarah Lauren Photography.

Injecting some heat into this Monday, we have a colourful styled shoot treat from an incredible team of wedding suppliers! This fun, bright and Fiesta-inspired creation centres around the magnificent tipi spaces provided by World Inspired Tents.

Over to Jodie to explain a little more about the styling…

Notes from World Inspired Tents


Twice a year we pitch four tipis for our spring and autumn Open Weekends, where brides and grooms come and see the tipis in all their glory. We are helped by brilliant stylists, florists and makers of all sorts of wedding-y loveliness, who make sure everything is looking its best.

The styling theme of each Open Weekend is developed through idea sharing between stylists and our events team (who spend most of their working days talking to our brides and grooms). We look for ideas that reflect current trends and work well with the tipis’ natural beauty.

Once the tipis are dressed to perfection, we take the opportunity to make the most of the hard work and get some lovely images, the latest of which are these bright beauties!

When we were sharing ideas for this shoot, the ongoing popularity of ‘festival style’ informal weddings among our customers was discussed, as was the power of bright colours in the tipis. We wanted a look that packed a punch, and the idea of the Fiesta theme felt like a good evolution of the ever-popular festival styling. The wonderful Kirsten of The Little Wedding Helper and Nat from Meadowsweet Vintage shared the tipi styling, brought ideas together and coordinated suppliers.

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Dali Inspired Jewellery Shoot at Swanton Morley


Images by Tori Hancock.

Emily Richardson Jewellery is a luxury British brand creating unique modern design with an effortless sense of style… This coupled with the fact that her latest campaign was shot at one of our beautiful wedding venues meant I of course had to share!

So sit back and be inspired by both Emily’s beautiful creations and the gardens at Swanton Morley in Norfolk, it’ll have you bathing in Spring sunshine!

Notes about Emily Richardson Jewellery

Emily Richardson:

Emily draws her inspiration from dramatic icons, fantastical film and literature, theatre and the arts.

Emily has a passion for creating timeless sophisticated treasures. She likes simplicity fused with ultimate attention to unique details. She endeavours to blend creative expression with versatile wearable design, evoking a personal connection with the jewellery’s beauty as well as its narrative.

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A Classic Affair Styled Shoot at Pynes House

Last month I found myself surrounded by the grandeur of Pynes House, working alongside some of the finest wedding suppliers I’ve ever met. Fact.

Continuing the mission to create beautiful wedding inspiration based on the six Coco Style Categories at our stunning collection of wedding venues, ‘A Classic Affair’ was our next editorial piece.

Needless to say, Pynes House was divine and absolutely the perfect backdrop for this classic wedding style. Opulent yet contemporary, comfortable yet luxurious, grand yet homely – this wedding venue is perfection. Oh and folks, the Bridal Suite (my bedroom for two nights!) is really rather special.

devon-wedding-venue-wedding-inspiration-styled-shoot-sneak-peek-logos-4So down to the nitty gritty details of the shoot; once again I joined forces with Katrina Otter Weddings to pull together our master plan – We had bold gowns, traditional florals contrasted against wild ferns, acres of tulle and a stag that may or may not have been adorned with a floral garland (not a real stag silly!)

A Sneak Peek… 

Probably the most exciting part of this whole shoot was our decision to film it. So, drumroll please, here’s a little sneak peek into our time at Pynes House courtesy of the utterly fab Storybox Films.

Pynes House ‘A Classic Affair’ – Sneak Peek from Storybox Films.

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