Dan & Natasha’s super quirky Devon wedding was so much fun! Filled with unique details and personal touches, including a subtle Alice in Wonderland theme thanks to the amazing venue Glazebrook House.

Where the love story began

“We met on a dating app, both where very skeptical about online dating, but we knew from the first and seconds dates that we could see a future.”

“Then for my [Natasha] 40th birthday, Dan had contacted my work and booked time off for me without me knowing, he took me away for a few days to Devon, we stayed at Glazebrook hotel in South Brent (fell in love with the venue, hence why we decided to marry there). We went for a long walk to a place called start point, it was beautiful, a perfect backdrop to get down on one knee and ask me to be his wife. The reason he choose the place was not only for the stunning views but because it was a perfect “start point” to begin our journey.”

The vision for the wedding

“Our vision was Elegance and classic, I must be one of the only brides who don’t like flowers so I filled the day with lots of candles and greenery, my wonderful mother did this for me, family is everything and I wanted the day to be intimate, which it was and much more, it was just perfect.
We chose the venue first (the wonderful Glazebrook House) and after that the wedding was planned in just under 9 months. I love planning and am lucky enough to have heyyholly at hand to help with anything that I had missed. I knew with heyyholly by my side on the day things would run smoothly which they did beautifully. We worked closely with the staff at Glazebrook, especially Chloe, who was amazing and nothing was too much for her.
We made a weekend of the celebrations and asked all our friends and family’s to stay the duration, we are Surrey based so travelling to Devon allowed us to make a weekend of it. With lots of pub lunches and walks along the beach.”

Let the wedding preparations begin

Natasha and her family got ready at the quirky Devon wedding venue Glazebook house the morning of her wedding with help from Melanie Thornton MUA. After staying there the night before in the amazing Alice in Wonderland themed rooms, everyone was relaxed morning and everyone was in high spirits. Natasha got into her beautiful and elegant wedding dress by Andrea Hawkes and her dads reaction to seeing her for the first time was super emotional! He nearly fell over in awe! “I didn’t want a veil, instead opting for a feather and lace headpiece made by Starcrossed Boutique and worked with them to get it exactly how I wanted it.”
Dan’s version of bridal preparations were to take his best man to a Turkish barbers in Exeter, Taji Barbers, for a cut throat shave. When it came to his outfit, Dan was passionate about wearing tweed. He went to Black Tie in Crowthorne and opted for a liberty print bow tie and pocket square, he wore mustard socks and ox blood shoes which added to the quirkiness of the day.

It’s time to get married!

The bridal party were ready and waiting as guests started arriving downstairs and the bar was open from the word go. The ceremony set up at Glazebrook house is beautiful. Tash couldn’t wait to walk down to greet her guests and walk down the aisle to Dan, who was nervously waiting in anticipation of his bride.

After the ceremony there was time for mingling, drinking and of course, sneaking away with the bride and groom for some “just married” couple portraits. The ceremony room was turned around ready for the wedding breakfast, and then it was time for the super emotional speeches – they even had me welling up!! But they were beautiful, personal, well thought out and creative speeches that brought together each of the couples journeys to where they are now, and touched on the amazing future they have ahead of them as husband and wife. I love wedding speeches!

After the speeches were said, food was eaten and wine was drunk, it was time for the party (and cake… don’t forget cake!). Dan & Natasha chose The Jet Fighters to play their first dance and lead the party into the night!

I loved every second of Dan & Tash’s quirky Devon wedding. The unique touches made it totally their own, they kept it fun but classy and are just the sweetest couple! It is clear to see this is a love that will last a lifetime and I’m honoured that I got to be a part of that.

I asked Dan & Natasha a couple of questions to help future couples with their planning!

What advice would you give to future couples?

“Don’t take the day too seriously as only you will know if something goes wrong. It goes so quickly so enjoy every second & make sure you take time out as a couple to reflect.”

Why did you choose me as your wedding photographer?

“We chose Harriet because of her unique eye for detail, we wanted someone who would put our guests at ease and capture the day without structure. She was so professional on the day and always smiling.
Her ability to snap away without imposing was excellent, we discussed how important it was not to be taken away from guests for to0 many photos and Harriet found the perfect balance.”

Credit to the amazing wedding suppliers:

Wedding dress: Andrea Hawkes Bridal
Bride’s headpiece: Starcrossed Boutique
Wedding planner: heyyholly