Alice & Jonathan’s Elopement at Ever After

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Images by Clare Kinchin Photography.

You may have spotted in our 2017 Wedding Trend Report that we are currently crushing on the elopement. Well, the beautifully intimate wedding of Alice & Jonathan has only confirmed our love for the small wedding.

This gorgeous couple chose Ever After in Devon and this particular venue have everything in place to make your elopement planning super simple. Nicola, owner of Ever After, has carefully thought of everything a couple might need for a luxury micro wedding. For a single inclusive price you’ve got the venue, the bouquet, the photographer, the champagne and canapés and the wedding breakfast prepared by a private chef, plus overnight accommodation in their 18th Century honeymoon cottage. Everything is organised for you and in perfect detail.

So come on, let’s run away with Alice & Jonathan…

Notes from the Venue & the Bride

Nicola:

I’m so thrilled to be sharing the elopement wedding of Alice & Jonathan. The couple married here back in October and their day was simple yet utterly beautiful.

The Bride’s Stepmother owns a bridal shop, Pure Couture Bridal Boutique in Beaconsfield, and it’s here Alice found her dress. An Essense of Australia gown (Pearl Mikado worn without the jewelled belt) it suited her so perfectly. The dress has a jaw dropping train and POCKETS!

Alice teamed her dress with a cute little shrug to keep off any autumn chill and a pretty bouquet by Amanda Randell. The couple’s gorgeous little son Jack was adorable as you can see from the photos.

Alice & Jonathan got married in front of the fire on the glass covered terrace, had a drinks reception in the wedding barn during which they had a few photos with Clare Kinchin our photographer in the gardens and along the river walk. The wedding party then returned to the terrace for a wedding breakfast in front of the fire, prepared by our private chef. After the wedding breakfast we brought in comfy sofas for everyone to enjoy an evening in front of a roaring fire with tea, coffee and wedding cake.

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Emma & Seb’s World Inspired Tents Wedding

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Images by Karen Massey Photography.

Wondering if a woodland wedding is for you…? Would it be a magical fairytale, a rustic shindig or more barefoot bohemian…? Well how about a blend of all three!

This is the vibe of Emma & Seb’s big day set within their very own woods. Taking inspiration from their natural surroundings their wedding is filled to the brim with décor ideas and love. They also had a little bit of help from the fab folks at World Inspired Tents and their awesome tipis.

Shall we…?

Notes from the Bride

Emma:

We own the woods, every day we’re wandering the woods, it’s our life!

Being so close to the woodland has made our appreciation and respect for the natural beauty strengthen. The beautiful wildlife which lives in the 80 acre ancient woodland is where we got our inspiration to have our big day here, so it made sense to keep the woodland /rustic theme to our wedding.

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Faye & James’ Elmore Court Wedding

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Images by Tony Hart Photo.

We have such a lovely wedding to share with you this morning and it’s a rather special write-up because it’s told through the eyes of the photographer, in this case Tony Hart.

Faye & James chose the truly unique Elmore Court as the backdrop for their day and, in my humble opinion, it’s one of the best wedding venues around!

Come and see why…

Notes from the Photographer

Tony Hart:

Faye is a stage and screen actor and James works as a television producer and comedy writer. Needless to say they both have extremely compelling personalities and were simply wonderful to photograph. Add to this their friends and family who are equally engaging and full of joie de vivre and a more exciting wedding congregation it’d be hard to find.

The story of how Faye & James got together is simply incredible. They were at school together, and, on the last day, in keeping with tradition, everyone wrote on everyone else’s shirts. Most was simple stuff, name plus a kiss, a few key dates, ‘stay in touch’, etc etc. Faye on the other hand, perhaps harbouring a soft spot for our handsome groom, (or possibly just having a giggle) wrote ‘Miss u hubby, C U on our wedding night!’. It’s worth pointing out at this juncture that, while Faye & James were friends, there was nothing overtly amorous between them at all. Fast forward 7 odd years, and James bumps into Faye at that noted romantic location, the bus stop. After this chance and unexpected meeting, one thing led to another, a date led to another and then another and eventually on the 27th March 2016 the school shirt prophecy was fulfilled! After nearly a decade of shooting weddings this has to be the most astonishingly awesome ‘how we met’ story I’ve encountered. So good! Needless to say the famous school shirt took pride of place as part of Faye & James’ day; it was the background for their table plan.

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Chris & Allan’s The Lodge on Loch Goil Wedding

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Images by Fotogenic of Scotland

The Lodge on Loch Goil is an amazing 5 star exclusive use venue on the shores of a sea loch in the Scottish Highlands. Sitting peacefully in the natural beauty of its backdrop, the breath-taking views are incredible and it’s this location that stole the hearts of Chris & Allan.

It was a black tie affair for this super stylish couple and it only seems fitting they chose Scotland’s most stylish hotel.

Come and take a wee peek…

Notes from the Groom

Allan:

I grew up in Clydebank and Chris grew up on a farm in Dumfries and Galloway. We both live in Bearsden together now and work in Glasgow as lawyers. I have a daughter (Emma) who is 14 and lives very close to us in Bearsden. Both Chris and I really love life; we both enjoy our careers and use our holidays very well. We are very compatible when it comes to our mutual love of travel!

We both work at the same firm, but strangely rather than meeting through work (we worked in different offices back then), we met at a club after a work event by accident. We clicked immediately.

When it came to the wedding venue, we saw many different places, big and small. The Lodge on Loch Goil was in fact the last venue we visited but we both fell in love with it immediately. We could picture our wedding there and knew it would be special for our guests as well. Also – we had been thinking about our ideal date for the wedding (not that we were inflexible on the date), and none of the other venues were able to accommodate our ideal date, but The Lodge only had that one date remaining. It was like it was meant to be!

Magical is a good description of The Lodge. The setting is very tranquil, and extremely beautiful. There is a high quality to the venue and their service, but it comes with a level of flexibility and adaptability that means you can still maintain a very personal theme to your wedding. The ability to stay for the whole weekend with your main wedding party, and have time to catch-up and relax with them makes all the difference. Likewise, the exclusive use aspect means that you feel you have a beautiful house to welcome your guests into for the day itself – by which time it feels a bit like home! Very comfortable, relaxing, but with a high quality execution that we loved. Perfect for us.

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Jackie & Colin’s Morden Hall Wedding

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Images by www.weddingsbynicolaandglen.com

I have total wedding envy…

The simple colour palette, the glittering shoes and silky mermaid gown, the stunning stationery and of course the sophisticated surroundings of Morden Hall.

Come and join Jackie & Colin for their beautiful big day, perfectly captured by www.weddingsbynicolaandglen.com.

Notes from the Bride

Jackie:

I found my dream dress at Pronovias at their flagship store in London. The dress is called Celmira, and it’s from their Atelier range. Celmira is a satin, mermaid-style gown with subtle lace appliqués on the sides of the skirt and embellished with gemstone embroidery on the train. It wasn’t the easiest dress to get into, and relied on streams of double-sided tape and bit of wizardry from my maid-of-honour to keep it in place, but once it was on it felt like a dream!

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