A Devon wedding in a tiny windswept church
I feel very lucky to be able to share today’s wedding with you all – the wedding took place at St Michael De Rupe Church on the top of Brentor in Devon. Not only is this tiny, windswept church one of the highest and smallest in England but it’s also very close to my heart.
My granny grew up on a farm in Brentor village that sits beneath this ancient hill. A large part of my family come from this part of Devon, I have ridden across Blackdown (the surrounding moors) throughout my childhood, and my great granny had her 90th birthday on Brentor.
So before I get carried away with my family history, this is a special place to me – so a big thank you to photographer Sarah Falugo of Green Photographic for letting me feature this wedding.
The bride Alex was brought up in Brentor and after hiking up this steep hill for the wedding ceremony, everyone headed back to her parents garden for the reception.
Sarah told me that most of the flowers in the bouquets had been grown and gathered by the Alex’s mom from her garden. Along with her sister they used ribbon to bind the bouquets just before heading off to the church. Just the kind of wedding I love!
I especially love the use of heather in the bouquet, a real reflection of the surrounding moorland. There were also lots of baskets of gorgeous dried petal confetti – if you’re looking for something similar you can find suppliers here.
How cute is this very sleepy dog – or perhaps he’s sunbathing?
What a breath-taking spot to a) get married and b) have your wedding photos taken…
And essentials for a wedding in such a beautiful and wild location – wellies!
After a long walk down…
They celebrated at Alex’s parents house with a beautiful back garden reception with their family and friends…
I know you all love details to inspire your wedding planning, and whilst this feature isn’t overflowing with them, I hope it will remind you in the stresses of organising a wedding that a celebration with family and friends is at the heart of getting married.
Images: Green Photographic
Categories: DIY + Inspiration