Chanson d’ Amour
Photography by Rosie Anderson
Okay so it rained, and then it rained some more. But it did not dampen the spirits of Tates and Patrick and their French themed wedding in Devon. Usually weddings are planned at least a year in advance – Tates and Patrick took five months to organize their entire wedding so it was all hands on deck but luckily they had a bit of help from friend and wedding Planner, Belinda from Rose Tint My Wedding.
They chose to get married near Eggesford, which is one of my favorite parts of Devon because its still covered in amazing old forest. They rented out the whole of Eggesford Barton House and filled it with their closest friends and family.
Tates wore an amazing Handmade gown made with French lace and complimented her look with the most beautiful antique jewelry. The bridesmaids were in mismatching navy dresses with shades of blue and white for the rustic bouquets.
After the ceremony guests headed into the marquee which was scattered with pots of lavender, lace tea lights and French wine bottles displaying the menus. Bunting was strung about the marquee and bay trees lined the walls tied with pretty organza bows. A touch of rustic countryside was added with a hay-bale outdoor seating area and jam jars holding wildflower posies.
After the rain came the sun and during a break in the meal we managed to sneak out to take some couple shots just before the sunset – heading back into the marquee red wine and cheese were in abundance and when the candles were lit and the drinks were flowing it really felt very cosy and magical. Their French themed Devon wedding was a success! They also just happened to do the best first dance I have ever seen. It was Pure joy.