Elopement at Millbrook Estate, Devon
A Heavenly Elopement in Devon
Caroline and Eddie held their elopement at Millbrook Estate
Why did you choose to elope?
“We wanted a private ceremony without the pressure of people watching,” says Caroline. “I suffer with stage fright and knew I would relax and enjoy the experience so much more if it was just the two of us. Our family were very understanding and we still had a great party with them when we returned home.”
What was it about getting married at Millbrook Estate that appealed to you?
“We were drawn to Millbrook Estate as it is such as beautiful spot and the staff were so accommodating when we made our initial enquiries.”
Tell us how the day panned out.
“We started the day with a morning walk in the surrounding countryside. We both love the outdoors and wanted to explore the local area before preparations for the ceremony. After walking we went our separate ways to get ready, and the ceremony was at 12noon in the summerhouse. The ceremony was very relaxed, heartfelt and emotional. Afterwards, we cracked open the bubbly, dug into Eddie's homemade cake, and sought out some of the loveliest spots for photos with our super-friendly photographer, Laura. By late afternoon we were ready for some chill time, so we went back to our Millbrook apartment to put our feet up for a couple of hours before our luxury private dining experience back in the summerhouse. This was amazing – we were served five gorgeous courses that Jennifer at Rustique had created based on the kinds of food we loved.”
Does one particular moment stand out to you?
“The private dining Rustique did for us! The courses were so creative, well presented and tasted divine.”
What advice would you give to other couples considering an elopement?
“I think a lot of people are concerned how their family will take it. Having a family celebration post-elopement worked well for us. It gave everyone an excuse to dress up, have fun, and celebrate with us without compromising the kind of private ceremony we wanted. Plus, it meant there were two big days to look forward to!”
Venue Millbrook Estate millbrookestate.co.uk
Photography Freeform Images Photography freeformimages.co.uk
Food Rustique rustiquefinedining.co.uk
Dress Ivy & Oak ivy-oak.com
Bouquet & buttonhole Honey Bee Floral Art honeybeefloralart.co.uk
Hair & make-up Beauty by Cathybeautybycathy.co.uk
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