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English countryside camp wedding: Melissa + Rob

January 17, 2013
rose garden invitation

Melissa + Rob’s ‘field day wedding’ is nothing short of gorgeous and probably the most kid friendly wedding we’ve seen to date. They had yurts full of toys and games set up for all 38 children attending to play in, while the adults got to enjoy the reception in a large Raj tent with hand block printing. Guests glamped, camped and ended the night around a campfire singing songs into the early hours. Almost sounds too fun to be a wedding, doesn’t it? We’re glad Clean Plate Pictures was there to capture all the details.

‘Eden’ by Jenny Packham wedding dress gold and diamond wedding rings Monsoon white sparkle heels Duchess peonies in ivory with a trim of herbs

For her bridal bouquet, Melissa chose simple seasonal Duchess Peonies in ivory with a trim of herbs.

sheer button up dress back and platinum blonde curls delicate flowers of ivory and pink romantic English countryside prairie wedding portraits covered tree portrait romantic English countryside wedding groom's grey suit and ascot sheer and light ivory bridesmaid dresses St Mary’s Wolborough Church, Newton Abbot, Devon romantic church wedding English countryside church wedding celebratory rose petal confetti rose petal confetti paper tags and key escort cards tag and vintage key escort cards metal key accents and cork place card holders cards box and map accents colorful bunting and family photos

From the start I knew I would make everything by hand, and I searched high and low for the decorations from antique shops the world over, to my own personal collection of treasures, ebay, charity shops and the generosity of friends.

streamer wrapped poles celebrity table cards and pastel florals delicate floral centerpieces of pink and ivory and rustic vases hummingbird designed menu cards garden-style table number and pink hydrangeas kids play tent kids play tent English countryside wedding "welcome" bunting sign "let love rule" paper sign ice cream truck desserts earthy wedding cake "let love rule" paper sign

Our first dance was amazing. We hadn’t rehearsed and we picked a very difficult song to dance to (‘Go or Go Ahead’ by Rufus Wainwright). Rob tied a long ribbon around my waist and we circled each other pulling on the ribbon to pull each into the centre. It felt like something really magical had just happened and the love and support we had from our guests, was just phenomenal.

outdoor reception bonfire

Many congrats to Melissa + Rob!

Photographer: Erica Beckman of Clean Plate Pictures / Florist: Blue Geranium, Totnes / Bridal boutique: The Pantilles Bride / Cheese cake: The Cheese Shed / Glamping bell tents: Honeybells / Brides manor house: Stickwick Farm / Brides head piece: Whichgoose / Church: St Mary’s Wolborough Church, Newton Abbot, Devon / Reception: Burnicombe Farm / Bride’s dress: ‘Eden’ by Jenny Packham / Shoes: Monsoon / Veil: vintage / Earrings: Monsoon / Groom’s suit: Ted Baker / Bridesmaids dresses: Monsoon