Handmade In Devon

Our venue search was very simple; Pickwell Manor was only the second venue we viewed and it was exactly what we wanted. We loved the fact that up to 50 guests could stay for the entire weekend, which was perfect for the long, relaxing wedding we envisaged. My dress was by Claire Pettibone, a designer I completely fell in love with when visiting Blackburn Bridal Couture in Greenwich. Emmy Shoes and vintage accessories set it off perfectly. We’re both big lovers of food and wine and were really lucky that Pickwell Manor’s caterers worked with us to create a bespoke menu combining our favourite ingredients. Antipasti sharing boards were followed by rose veal saltimbocca, with individual pavlovas for dessert. As our cake we had a locally-source cheese tower which went down really well at the end of the night! To make our day really personal we handmade much of the decor. Family members helped to design and screen print our invitations, and my cousin Ruby created the most gorgeous peg-doll bride and groom as a gift for guests and to sit on our cake. As favours Matt dedicated hours in the kitchen to making mini pots of jam, marmalade and piccalilli. They looked fabulous on the tables along with photo collages from favourite holidays, vintage rose bowls overflowing with amnesia roses and place settings made from champagne corks we’d collected over the years. In the evening we were lucky enough to have The Funky Buddha band play, starting with our first dance of ‘Never Forget You’ by The Noisettes. A signing photo from our engagement shoot and polaroid camera booth with fancy dress props kept our guests entertained.

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  • Reminds me of the paintings by Jack Vettriano. Wishes of a peaceful and long wedding, José

    • José Carrilho
    • 01 July 2012
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