A California Vineyard Inspired Shoot in Devon

Written by Caitlin Hoare
Napa Valley vibes in the Devonshire countryside… what’s not to love?

Ok, I’ll admit it, I’ve got a serious soft spot for Brickhouse Vineyard. The enchanting gardens, the rustic features and of course the grapevines. This Devonshire delight provided the perfect backdrop for today’s ‘California vineyard wedding’ inspiration piece. In fact, the gallery made me fall in love with Brickhouse just that little bit more, (readers, I didn’t think it was possible, but there we have it!).

Keep scrolling for some serious destination wedding inspo, all achievable right here on UK soil. Including beautiful backdrops, elegant tablescape styling and some gorgeous real couple chemistry…

Notes from the Photographer

Jennifer says…

For the setting we chose to illustrate that you could achieve the dream “California Vineyard wedding” and the sense of escapism without having to travel abroad and the picturesque and luxurious Brickhouse Vineyard set in the rolling Devonshire hills, on the outskirts of Exeter was the perfect setting.

We wanted to portray the relaxed laid back boho feel associated with California, combined with the luxury and high-end feel associated with the Napa Valley wine country and show that Devon can give you all of that and so much more.

The overall theme and style of the shoot was a luxuriously relaxed vineyard destination shoot, set in the rolling hills of the Devonshire countryside. The color palette was soft sage greens, whites and delicate pinks with an accent of burgundy to reference the grapes of the vineyard.

The bride wore a beautiful slinky Sottero & Midgley dress from Pirouette, with boatneck collar, button and diamante detailing on the sleeves and back of the dress, and a beautiful train. She wore beautiful green Harriet Wilde shoes for a bit of a twist on the traditional white, to pick up the greens of the vineyard. Her hair and makeup were by Chloe Bond and consisted of a fresh and natural dewy complexion with a more sultry look for the eyes. Her hair was worn in a relaxed and soft updo with a gold hair comb. To complement her the groom wore a black tux.

The look was relaxed, elegant and romantic. With the colour scheme led by the location, with green foliage, soft whites and a dash of rich burgundy. The table setting, created by Leanna at The Silk Studio, was a wooden trestle table styled with a white silk table runner and a gold urn centerpiece brimming with lush soft creams, greens and a smattering of burgundy. It was combined with crystal glassware, rattan chargers, white plates, gold cutlery and sage green napkins. To go with the relaxed Californian vineyard feel, the cake was a simple but elegant, consisting of three white iced tiers, decorated with sugar craft flowers by Claire Arscott Cake Design.

Flourish and Grace created the soft and whimsical florals of the centrepiece which followed through into the floral arch of the ceremony area for that high-end, luxury statement look. Whilst Holly-Bee Flowers created the bride’s bouquet and groom’s buttonhole.

Ultimately the shoot is inspiration for those that would like a destination-style wedding, but may not have the budget, or guests that are able to travel that far. Its inspiration to show that you can have the feel of a far-flung destination wedding, with local venues and a little imagination. You can pick and choose which parts you go far – whether that’s all out luxe or just pick and choose your favourite elements.


Venue Brickhouse Vineyard

Photographer Jennifer Jane Photography

Stylist The Silk Studio

Florist (Ceremony + Table) Flourish and Grace

Florist (Bouquet + Buttonhole) Holly-Bee Flowers

Bridal Boutique Pirouette

Bridal Designer Sottero & Midgley

Shoes Harriet Wilde

Stationery Lynda Loves

Menswear Next

Cake Claire Arscott Cake Design

Hair + Makeup Chloe Bond MUA

Napkins Lighthouse Interiors

Models Olivia & Thomas Wood

Hire Items Virginias Vintage Hire

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