Devon woodland cherish the dress photoshoot

Back in September, Sarah from The Woodland Shelter in Devon decided to host a ‘cherish the dress’ (or ‘trash the dress’ depending on your inclination!) photoshoot in the woodlands around their ceremony venue.  She invited a couple of real brides to come and wear their wedding dresses again and have some photographs taken by a local photographer.

The Woodland Shelter wedding venue Devon

The Woodland Shelter is a registered wedding venue situated deep within woods in North Devon and is perfect for couples wanting a woodland ceremony, something a little different, an intimate gathering, and one that is a little greener.  The ‘cherish the dress’ photoshoot gives you a glimpse at the beautiful woodland available for wedding photos – including a gentle river.

Woodland cherish the dress photoshoot

If you would like more information about having your wedding ceremony at The Woodland Shelter take a look at their profile page, or if you’re interested in going their for a ‘cherish the dress’ or ‘trash the dress’ (how could you!) photoshoot do drop Sarah an email at

Has anyone done a ‘cherish the dress’ or ‘trash the dress’ photoshoot?  Would love to hear from you – where you went, what did you do to your dress (did you wreck it??), was it fun, and would you recommend it to other newly married girls?

Images: Photoscene


Sarah on 6. February, 2012

Nice pictures! I’m wondering about taking my dress on our honeymoon and getting some photos in the pretty places we go to, including a gothic tower in snowdonia… has anyone else done this sort of thing? Or maybe the honeymoon should be a time to completely forget about wedding-related things!

CharlieB on 6. February, 2012

Hi Sarah, thanks for your message – I shall ask this on my Facebook page as well and see if anyone else has done something similar. I think I’m completely torn on whether I would recommend doing it – I think that you don’t realise how much you need the restful time on your honeymoon, but like you said its also a fun opportunity to take some fun pictures in your wedding dress and wear it a bit more. However, we went on a very quiet private honeymoon in the Lake District, I took my wedding dress and I must admit to wearing it one evening and getting my husband to take a few pictures of me in it – it was such a beautiful location and quite romantic to wear out wedding clothes again 🙂

There’s also a couple who are travelling round the world getting married everywhere they go and she had some underwater pics taken in her dress (here’s the link):

Would love to hear what you decide in the end! xXx

charlotte on 8. May, 2012

you guys are so pretty

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