Chagford Church and Marquee Wedding Photographer – Rowena and Tomos’ Relaxed, DIY, Ceilidh Dance Celebration

Rowena and Tomos wanted a wedding that was local, fuss free and DIY. They wanted everyone to feel involved and come together to do something fun.

They had a beautiful, musical ceremony at Chagford Church, followed by a marquee at home, a hog roast and a Yorkshire pudding canapé, which was all Rowena had ever planned for her perfect wedding.

The theme was always going to be something rustic – Tomos is from the Brecon Beacons and Rowena is from Dartmoor, so they wanted to stay true to their country roots!

An amazing Ceilidh dance bought everyone together in the evening!

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Rowena gave the bridesmaids free rein to pick a blue dress that they felt comfortable in. They were from Jenny Yoo, Hayley Paige and Wed2Be.
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Brigitte Fisher styled Rowena’s hair beautifully, and Rowena did her own makeup following a lesson with Bobbi Brown.
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For flowers Rowena found the first thing she liked with blue shades on Pinterest and sent some ideas to Alice at Amy’s Flowers who sorted the rest and came up with amazing ideas.
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During their Chagford Church service there were beautiful music performances from Tomos’ sister who played the harp, and Rowena’s sisters who did a duet.
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They got their confetti from Adamapple.
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For the wedding dress, Rowena went bespoke with Blake Ida Bridal who do amazing pieces at fantastic prices. She couldn’t find a dress on the peg that she completely liked for a reasonable price. She combined ideas from the dresses she’d tried, and Carrie helped her come up with the rest! They created something Rowena could dance and eat in!
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They hired the marquee from Devon Marquees.
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Rowena’s Dad cut the wood for the middle of the tables, and made the bar. Her Mum made all the bunting and jars for the tables. Rowena did a calligraphy course to do the place and table names, with flowers her and her mum had pressed. The table names they chose were mostly the names of walks on Dartmoor and in the Brecon Beacons that they and their families liked to do. The day before, friends and family came round to help arrange the marquee using whatever they could find, they hadn’t really planned it.
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They used beers local to both Devon and Wales. They did a wine tasting with Tomos’ family to pick the wedding wines which was super fun. Tomos’ grandma made the elderflower drink herself.
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Miranda Barlow, a family friend stepped in and made their cake as Rowena had forgotten about it!
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Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band provided the evenings entertainment and it was amazing!
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Thank you Rowena and Tomos for having me as your photographer!

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