September has been kicked off this year with the beautiful wedding of Susan and Guy.
Their cherished family and friends had a lovely welcome with breakfast hampers in their apartments, a helpful order of the weekend and these lovely door notes on all the bedroom doors, giving a hint of the design of the day to come…
On Saturday morning, the sun was shining over Pickwell, as the house came alive to the buzz of preparing for a wedding...
Even the local wildlife came out to join in the magic of the day unfolding.
One of our recommended hair dressers, Charlotte from Tangles, arrived bright and early to create elegant hair designs for Susan and her bridesmaids.
I also had the pleasure to meet Emma White, a gorgeous girl based in London who came to do all the girls make up. Her relaxed nature added so naturally to the excited atmosphere of the morning's preparations.
Louise of Flowers By Louise created simple but gorgeous bouquets, and filled the house with delicate and elegant flower arrangements, like this simple garland which ran up the staircase bringing aspects of the house and grounds together.
Being a local couple (Susan more recently) they chose to have their ceremony at St Brannock’s Church in Braunton, and what better way to get there than in true style provided by “Parker” and his stunning classic car…
After the ceremony guests were welcomed back to a champagne and canapé reception on the terrace whilst enjoying the serene sounds of Deja Blue a lovely jazz duo. This is Becky. Becky, as well as being gorgeous, has been a brilliant right hand woman for many of our weddings here.
This gave us a great opportunity to open a bar on the terrace to allow guests to fully enjoy the Italian garden with pimms, wine or nice cold beer in hand!
Susan chose teal and butterflies as her choice of theme and she worked so hard to produce some really stunning details for the day
This engraved cake knife set was a lovely touch to the day and what a fabulous memory to keep!
The chair covers and sashes provided by Ella’sEvents gave an elegant look to the ballroom and added instant colour
I love these delicate name cards at each place and a gift of a butterfly cookie cutter for each lady were lovely creative details that helped make the day so personal
This great cake was made by Sue at The Devon Cake Box and included Guy in his kilt and their little dog Mia!
A brilliant speech by Ali the best man brought the room together with tears of laughter and set the tone for the rest of the night to come!
The guests were truly spoilt with delights such as Smoked Salmon, Guinea Fowl and Lemon Posset,
and then relaxed onto the terrace to enjoy the sunset, whilst being served tea and coffee.
Susan and Guy found the talented Claire Lau to provide the photography for the day and she had the joy of accompanying them down to Putsborough Beach to grab these stunning shots.
They also managed to sneak through our woods at sunset to create these romantic memories.
The evening kicked off with the very talented Oggle Band who got the whole ballroom skipping, clapping and laughing with brilliant ceilidh dancing (a lovely nod to the Scottish roots of Guy’s family)
The whole weekend was a delight to be part of and really emphasised what a privilege it is to be involved in such a special and intimate occasion
Thank you to all the family and friends of Susan and Guy who welcomed me into the celebrations just as much as I welcomed them into Pickwell! … Can we do it all again next week?!
Thank you also to Susan and Guy for honouring us with hosting your incredible weekend, and best wishes for all that married life has in store for you!