Things we love about this wedding in Devon: The bride's daisy applique veil, the idyllic garden setting and the cat who was *rocking* the groom's hat...Okay, on a serious note, from the thatched roof to the blossom trees this ceremony was just stunning, all captured to perfection by Recommended photographer Joshua Gooding. As they were only allowed 13 guests, Alice and Robin set up a livestream so that all their loved ones could all watch the outdoor ceremony to the sound of Devonshire birdsong. It doesn't get much more picturesque than this folks. So settle in and scroll through for a slice of rural English wedding heaven...

Garden party wedding in Devon with applique veil and Charlie Brear wedding dress.

The pandemic made our day unique! We wanted to make it special and memorable despite the circumstances. We really only had two weeks after the government's announcement to plan anything. We couldn't have all out family and friends there which was so gutting for us. But we still wanted to make it special and symbolic. So we live-streamed the ceremony which made us feel connected to everyone. They all felt part of the day which was super important to us!

Alice & Robin


Alice and Robin had a Christian blessing ceremony for their garden wedding complete with a lovely bible reading from Corinthians. Their waterproof bluetooth speaker also did a stellar job of accompanying Alice down the aisle (or up the stone garden steps) with Prickly Pear by Portico quartet. In typically English fashion, the weather was the best of both worlds with the beaming sun coming out as she walked up the aisle to the backdrop of a dramatic storm cloud. But we have to say, it only made this small ceremony feel even more magical. (And made for some great photos of her applique veil...).


Alice looked an absolute vision in her intricate applique veil and Charlie Brear wedding dress. The daisy detailing paired perfectly with the natural surroundings of the ceremony, and she also did a magnificent job on her own hair and makeup. We also love the splash of colour from her mixed bridal bouquet! But we couldn't bring up style without mentioning the other stand out accessory of the day. Of course, we're talking about Robin's suave black hat. From the local cat to the bride, it was worn by many and appreciated by all. Grooms, it's time to take some notes.

Alice & Robin have shown us how beautiful a small wedding can truly be. And how we should all be inviting at least one cat.

The whole day felt a bit like a DIY project! We had to be really hands on as it was so last minute. From running around the venue, setting up chairs for the ceremony, putting up tables for the cake & bubbles, tying ribbons to chairs to doing my own hair & makeup. Our family and friends were incredible. The chapel length applique veil was my favourite part of the outfit, so beautiful!


If this has inspired you to start planning your own outdoor wedding, we've got all the ideas you could possibly need. Or if you're now thinking an applique veil is an absolute must-have (or you just want to look at some more gorgeous creations) then have a look through our Recommended accessory suppliers for a whole world of inspiration!

Helena Milsom

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Photographer: Joshua Gooding | Venue: Hayne Devon | Flowers: Millia Herniman | Wedding Dress: Charlie Brear | Applique Veil: Ann-Marie Faulkner | Wedding Ring: Marina Mura Jewellery | Groom's Suit: Twister Tailor (Shelby & Sons) | Groom's Hat: ASOS | Groom's Braces & Tie: Moaning Minnie | Groom's Socks: Zara | Bride's Shoes: & Other Stories | Honeymoon : The Chapel Tiny House - Airbnb

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