A spring wedding set up with green and white theme

 In April we had the opportunity to collaborate with some of our wonderful recommended suppliers to create a simple but elegant spring wedding set up.  The focus was on the flowers and accessories, whilst also making the most of the striking features within our gorgeous wedding venue in Devon, and all of the natural light that the huge windows provide.

Wedding ceremony set up at Rockbeare Manor

When given the chance we'll go for classic elegance every time, which is why the colour palette that we chose for the shoot was green and white.  Not only does it exude grace and style, it's perfect for Spring weddings as there are so many pretty blooms in season to choose from. 

Top table set up at Rockbeare Manor in Exeter

 Spring wedding flowers

Beth at Ditsy Blooms was in charge of creating the gorgeous arrangements for the shoot.  Ditsy Blooms florist are based in the lovely seaside town of Budleigh Salterton, just ten miles away from Rockbeare Manor and as well as having a delightful shop they also provide wedding flowers for couples getting married in Devon.  After working with Beth and the team a number of times, and seeing their amazing creations we added them to our list of recommended suppliers, but they also work at many other wedding venues in Devon too. 

Floral arrangement at Rockbeare Manor wedding venue in Devon

  By her own admission Beth went a bit crazy with the flower order! There were so many beautiful stems in season and she wanted them to make an impact, and we're very glad she did as the result really was stunning. 

Mantlepiece flower arrangement at Rockbeare Manor 

Height was important and created a more contemporary look especially in the mantle arrangement, and the use of  white larkspur, antirrhimum and astilbe helped achieve that.  

Wedding ceremony flower arrangement

There were then scented roses (which smelt divine), spray roses, white hypericum and eucalyptus - not forgetting the distinctive blue thistles, otherwise known as eryngium. 

Chair florals at Rockbeare Manor in Exeter

Wedding Cake

The cake was provided by Claire at Claire Makes Cakes (at very short notice!) and she did an amazing job. Claire's wedding cakes are not only delicious, but she also creates among some of the most stylish wedding cakes that we've seen. Her attention to detail is second to none when she makes these bespoke handcrafted cakes at her country cottage HQ in the Devon countryside. 

We loved the delicate flowers which meandered their way from the base of the cake towards the top of this small, three tiered beauty, finished with handcrafted sugar flowers and a plush velvet ribbon.  

Wedding cake at Rockbeare Manor

Wedding styling

To compliment the green and white wedding theme for our spring wedding set up, we enlisted the help of Tracy at Keeping it Vintage who provided some really stylish tableware, décor and props.  A few carefully placed items can really help bring any wedding theme to life, giving it depth, and tying everything together.

Candle lanterns for a wedding ceremony

The stars of the show have got to be these fabulous gold geometric lanterns which we styled with some greenery to really bring them to life. They were the perfect item to frame the aisle in our wedding ceremony room (we call it the Dining Room at Rockbeare Manor) and candlelight always enhances the atmosphere. 

Wedding ceremony at Rockbeare Manor

As well as the lanterns, Keeping it Vintage provided some cut vintage brass candlesticks for the ceremony, and some glass candlesticks and silver beaded charger plates for the top table which really finished everything off nicely.

 Wedding set up at Rockbeare Manor

For a simple and cost effective way of framing the place where you say your 'I do's' these faux rose trees from Keeping it Vintage are ideal. 

Outdoor wedding ceremony set up

We also added some silver hurricane lanterns which ran either side of the aisle. All simple ideas but when combined they will really set the tone for the day and make a difference to the overall feel.

Outdoor ceremony at Rockbeare Manor

Wedding Photography

The photography for our spring wedding set up was kindly provided by Mark from Evolve Photography in Devon who we are sure you'll agree did a great job. 

Mark is based in Devon, not far from Rockbeare Manor in Exeter and has photographed many weddings at our Devon wedding venue. Mark loves capturing the natural, timeless narrative of a wedding day.

Luckily the sky was blue and the sun shining, and the colours within the Devon parkland which surrounds Rockbeare Manor were so vibrant, with many of the leaves having just emerged through.  

April is wonderful as a month to get married - in spring time the park and gardens are changing all the time, every day a new type of flower pops up. This year in the month of April we've seen tulips, buttercups and wild orchids in our spring flower meadow, cyclamen and bluebells. The wisteria is also on it's way, right on cue! 

Listed parkland at Rockbeare Manor in Devon

For more inspiration head to our spring wedding board on Pinterest which is full ideas and spring wedding photos, or, if our team can help with anything please do not hesitate to get in touch.  

We love to chat everything and anything about weddings, and so you can also reach us on 01392 797444 - we'd love to hear from you!

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