Devon Wedding Photography – Bickley Mill Inn, Shabby Chic Wedding – Amber and Arron

I knew that I would love photographing Amber and Arron from the first moment I met them. They were such a lovely happy couple and their wedding certainly reflected their personalities. It was also a testament to their planning, as they did it all from Bristol by email or by seeing numerous suppliers in a single trip south. They had a bit of trouble deciding on a venue, until they visited the Bickley Mill Inn, which they fell in love with.

I also love The Bickley Mill; it’s not only a beautiful venue but its neutral colour scheme also makes it very versatile, allowing couples to make the space their own. Amber and Arron wanted a shabby-chic wedding but, the quality of the venue and the floral arrangements were so good that, to quote Amber, it ended up “more chic than shabby”!

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Amber’s hair was by Andrew Hill Salon in Newton Abbot.

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Amber’s Wedding Dress was from A Class Brides in Bristol. They added straps to an initially strap-less dress to ensure that Amber had the perfect one! The lovely pastel-coloured bridesmaid dresses were from Do You Believe Bridal in Newport and her shoes were from Paradox London.

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Amber’s make-up was by Harriet Lucille Beauty.

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This is the moment when I informed the bridesmaids that, whilst they were clearly panicking that they could not zip Amber’s dress all the way to the top, it actually already was…

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The wedding cars were provided by Roaring 30s. Ever since she was a little girl, Amber had always wanted a vintage wedding car. So when she booked Bickley Mill for their wedding, she decided to stay elsewhere the night before, purely so she could have her dream wedding car!

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The ties and pocket squares were provided by Swagger and Swoon. They sent Amber and Arron numerous colour samples to ensure a perfect match with the bridesmaids’ dresses.

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Amber told me that she was struggling to decide on a bouquet so she left Hollyhocks with just some pictures and ideas… The result is spectacular! Amber loved her bouquet so much it is currently in the process of being preserved by ‘the flower preservation studio’.

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Credit must go to Hollyhocks once again; their flowers and arrangements were absolutely beautiful.

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Their lovely wedding favours were from I Should Coco in St. Ives.

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Amber and Arron’s cake was a real family effort; Amber’s aunt made the top fruit cake, her mum made the cupcakes, Amber iced them and her nan helped put it all together!

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They managed to keep Dylan and Mo from Bravo Singing Waiters a surprise from everyone so the response and atmosphere were amazing!

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Thank you for reading my blog! If you would like to leave a comment, please free to do so below. And if you are looking for a wedding photographer in Devon, please feel free to get in touch. Finally, a big thank you to Amber and Arron for allowing me to photograph their fabulous wedding!

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