a rustic handmade wedding in Devon | uk wedding blog

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Morning and a merry Monday to you! Today’s wedding of Becca and Jonny comes to you from a rather rainy Devon. These images prove that it doesn’t really matter if it rains on your wedding day as it actually makes for some fun photo moments. The beautiful surroundings of the coast, plus a stunning bride and groom more than make up for a few rainy hours. As if by magic by the end of the day there are some gorgeous stormy landscape pictures.

photography | Luna Weddings

Annie Fowler

Dress was by Lilian West, shoes from Next. The accessories were a necklace from my bridesmaid and diamond earrings from my lovely husband. Veil was second hand from ebay. 

Hair by Jo Jones and make up by Kat – both local to Barnstaple

Groom’s outfit/accessories/shoes
Next suits, braces and bow tie from Debenhams

Groomsmen’s outfits/accessories
Next for suits and ties

Hand made by us – brown cardboard, brown string and real lavender

Illfracombe Catholic Church – Our Lady Star of the Sea

Sandy Cove Hotel, Coombe Martin, Devon

Devon Wedding Photographers, Luna Weddings – totally awesome, couldn’t recommend them enough. Anna and Mike took incredible, informal photos which really captured the day without intruding on it at all. They travel all over the country for work so make sure to have a look at their site.

Dresses from Asos, shoes and accessories were their own choices.

Family recipe fruit cake by Sue (Jonny’s mum) – it is incredible.

The weekend was packed full of amazing memorable moments. We rented Sandy Cove hotel exclusively for the whole weekend meaning we had three days with our friends and family.

There was plenty of emotion and joy on display at the church when we said our vows and smiles and laughter at brilliant speeches from the father of the bride, Joe, and best man Lewis – who was so good he was told he should be given his own tv programme.

But our favourite moment was standing back and looking onto the packed dance floor thinking ‘wow I can’t believe all these people are here for us’


Sandy Cove Hotel provided everything.

Canapés – 

Baked courgette, mozzarella, sunblush tomato and pesto rolls 

Salmon and cream cheese blinis 

Duck breast spring onion and plum sauce

Parma ham and Dijon mustard mini croissant

Starter –  Chicken Liver and brandy parfait & Veg option – Beetroot and Feta salad 

Main course options –  Pancetta wrapped pork  & Veg options – Roasted sweet potato and sage risotto 
Desert – Chocolate fudge brownie  
Evening food –  Mexican feast

Band – The Thrill Kicks – London-based band who had the whole marquee dancing.

Mini moon in Italy

Full Moon to The Maldives – we are going in March

Do it in chucks, get the big things booked early and then just enjoy the rest. If you can you can save pennies by making as much as you can but be prepared for it taking longer than you think. Also stamps cost a fortune!!!