Wedding Venue Devon
Upon the riverbank
Florals, foliage and fruits bring depth to this bridal shoot that embraces country chic
“Yeoldon House Hotel was a total inspiration for our styled shoot,” says Vicky of Do Me A Favour UK, who co-ordinated the bridal wedding shoot with the North Devon Wedding Network. “It’s an exclusive venue where they welcome and value diversity.”
Beautifully situated on the banks of Devon’s River Torridge, it boasts glorious views of the river with picturesque gardens and uniquely styled guest rooms.
“The entrance and wonderful staircase at Yeoldon are highlighted by a stunning glass window,” says Vicky, who opted to dress the stairs with foliage from the venue’s own gardens to intertwine with metallic lanterns and glass cylinder vases full with pink tones and lots of pillar candles.
As the brides descend the grand stairway, they are dressed in gowns that nod to a bohemian influence, with gentle tulle and flowing train bringing an element of drama. Five different gowns are showcased throughout the shoot, ranging from delicate spaghetti straps and illusion V-backs to all-over floral lace and sequins, complemented by golden flower tiaras and relaxed hair vines.
The brides’ make-up was inspired by the style of the hotel “being a bit vintage and country chic”, says make-up artist Michelle, with a burgundy tone for the lip to tie in with the rich colours of the flowers.
The top table, styled by Best.Day.Ever, incorporated seasonal aspects such as foliage, florals and fruits to add depth and bring the table alive, as well as drawing on the period and character of the space. Taking inspiration from blush tones with hints of rose gold and emerald green, the hotel’s light, ambience and elegant charm are shown off to full effect.
Using foliage, pink tones and metallics to complement the dark woods and antique décor, the beautiful gardens also bring a lightness and natural element through the lawn of primroses that wraps around the rear of the venue.
Co-ordinated by North Devon Wedding Network northdevonweddingnetwork.co.uk
Photography: Freeformimages Photography freeformimages.co.uk
& Julie Wicks Photography juliewicksphotography.co.uk
Venue: Yeoldon House Hotel yeoldonhouse.co.uk
Styling: Best.day.ever bestdayeverdevon.co.uk, Do Me A Favour UK domeafavouruk.co.uk & Dream Covers By Jacqueline facebook.com/DreamCoversByJacqueline
Dresses: Always & Forever devonbridal.co.uk
Jewellery & accessories: Hey Jules heyjules.co.uk
Celebrant: Nixie James-Scott unique-ceremonies.co.uk
Cake: Claire's Sweet Temptations clairessweettemptations.com
Stationery: Clare’s Wedding Creations facebook.com/claresweddingcreations & Hey Jules Wedding Stationery facebook.com/heyjulesweddingstationery
Bouquets: Petal and Posie facebook.com/petalandposie
Make-up: Michelle Stanford facebook.com/MichelleStanfordBotanicalPureSafe
& Be.you.tiful By Samantha facebook.com/Beyoutiful-By-Samantha-444773912538927
Hair: Lauren Smart
Models: Courtney May George & Kylie Holland