Wedding Reception Styling in Cornwall and Devon

Natural world inspired wedding shoot at Holwell Farmhouse

Natural world inspired wedding shoot at Holwell Farmhouse

Wedding styling: nature-inspired romance

Deep amongst Devon's rolling hills, Holwell Farmhouse offers the dream rural escape for a wedding inspired by the natural world

From the ewes and horses roaming its historic meadows and ponds abuzz with bees, birds and dragonflies to the wild red deer who seek refuge in the winter, Holwell Farmhouse is a dream setting for a wedding immersed in nature. Flanked by rolling Devon hills within its own 65-acre valley, the picturesque location of the Grade II listed farmhouse was the starting point for this styled shoot, which paints a charm-filled picture of a relaxed wedding in the countryside.

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“We used natural colours to draw upon the setting of Holwell Farmhouse and the surrounding countryside – lots of blues, greens, whites and wood,” explains Hazel Parsons of Out Of The Ordinary Weddings and Keeping It Vintage, who coordinated and styled the shoot. “Natural light gave a beautiful summery feel in both the kitchen and gardens.”

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The Sassi Holford gown – an ethereal vision of delicately embroidered tulle with florals in shades of amber, cornflower and evergreen – also inspired much of the styling. “We picked accents from the gown to flow through the details throughout,” says Hazel.

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Set amidst the walled garden with far-reaching views across the surrounding meadows, the tablescape offers natural, unfussy styling, where the colours of the glassware, bunches of lavender and hearty sharing platters of fruits, meats and cheeses pop against the wooden table and slate grey tableware. A semi-naked cake and colourful hand-painted stationery adds to the charm.

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Bedecked in foliage and wild florals, the cream frontage of the period farmhouse makes an idyllic setting for an outdoor ceremony, while the character-filled interiors and period features of the farmhouse make for an intimate and memorable indoor option. And we love the idea of jumping aboard a Land Rover and spending those first newly married moments taking in the valley views and blissful rural seclusion of this scenic corner of Devon.

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Venue Holwell Farmhouse
Photography Louise May Photography
Coordination Out Of The Ordinary Weddings By Hazel Parsons
Styling & décor hire Keeping It Vintage
Videography Sally Johns
Yurt Hooe’s Yurts
Flower Flowers by Wendy
Catering J&J Catering
Furniture hire Coutts Event Hire
Stationery Lucy Ewers
Cake Maria at Dreams & Wishes
Dress Sassi Holford
Groom’s outfit Little Anne-Maids
Make-up Gemma Burgess Beauty
Hair Giselle Michel-Gendre
Headwear Blushing Flamingos
Jewellery Stephanie Stevens Jewellery
Models Sasha Reed
Liam Gardner
Land Rover hire Exmoor Trim