What Made Our Day Unique
As I'm from Canada and Greg is originally from the Forest of Dean we wanted to find a venue that was in the country and somewhere my family hadn't visited before, so they could make the most of their time in the UK. Some of the Canadian traditions were a bit different to over here so that was a lot of compromising! We just wanted a very relaxed day and I think we achieved it, we had quite a quick ceremony and then just wanted everyone from near and far to have a great party.
Brickhouse VineyardTucked away in the Devon hills is the stunning Brickhouse Vineyard, the perfect private wedding venue for you and your guests to relax and enjoy the countryside. Along with Mimosa Photography, Mel and Greg made full use of the idyllic setting with lots of couples portraits amongst the vines. They decorated their stretch tent reception with DIY decor and fairy lights. And Mel looked so at ease strolling around the venue in a pastel blue skirt and white lace top.
Inspiration & Styling
Greg's only ask was that there be craft beer and mine that there was live music and great candid photography. That kept the vibe very casual, we embraced our natural surroundings, in the beautiful vineyard and roundhouse, and used only flowers that were in season, plants for our table numbers (like Pretty fly for cacti) and beer bottles and cans as centrepieces on the tables. We just wanted to have fun and we really just wanted our guests to have fun!
The speeches were my favourite part of the entire day. The amount of love and outpouring of emotion in them was something we will cherish forever. We had amazing speeches from the Father of the Bride, the Maid and Matron of Honour, the Best Man and Greg. There was so much laughter and so many happy tears!!
Brides - if you're planning on saying a few words on your wedding day, it's worth listening to our How To Write A Brides Speech Podcast episode beforehand. It's packed with advice from Becky and Charlotte about their own speeches and how to gain confidence so you can deliver the most amazing speech to your loved ones.