Kate and Joe were married at Holy Trinity Church, a beautiful country church in Drewsteignton and then back to Joe's parents house for the reception. When I say the wedding was in their garden it doesn't really conjure up the image of the massive amount of land, barns, multiple properties, etc. that actually reside there. When we arrived from the church there was a path lined with those little brown bags with tea lights in them (do they have a proper name?) with their initials cut into them. I admit I wasn't so sure my little Ka was actually going to maintain its precarious position in the very steep carpark, especially when the coach that they had hired to ferry guests backwards and forwards to their hotels got stuck up there and a tractor had to pull it down the hill! But, good old Ka (apologies for the car talk - said car recently met an untimely death and I am feeling nostalgic about it!).
There was then a beautiful spread of cream tea in the marquee (complete with homemade jams and Devonshire clotted cream) and later a hog roast style buffet (Kate is veggie so she had also taken care of us veggies!) and then into the barn, with bare wood beams and pictures of family on the walls for the dancing. It really was an idyllic setting, you could party into the night with no one hearing you and the view was incredible...!
For the ceremony Kate wore the most beautiful gold sparkly heels and then for the reception, which was rather grassy for heels, she changed to some hot pink flats with hearts - serious shoe love going on for this wedding! In fact, I was pretty much in love with all of the styling - Kate's tea length dress; beautiful flower garland and bright red lips! Not to mention the mismatched bridesmaid dresses, I'm a big fan of bridesmaids stamping their own personality on their individual outfits! Speaking of the girls - Kate's family and bridal party stayed at Coombe Hall the night before, it was a really lovely estate and after seeing it, it's definitely the way I'll go if I get married far from home - they had run of the properties and they felt like wonderful wedding houses!