Matthew & Nicola – Friday 12th October 2018

A last minute break to Devon, returning to the destination of their first get away together, Nicola and Matthew were admiring the beautiful Sidmouth views when he presented her with a ring.

“My eyes lit up when we drove through the arch but as soon as I stepped into the ceremony room I said to myself “I’m getting married here”. Matthew knew this was my dream venue just looking at the excitement on my face.”

Matthew spent a lot of time researching every detail from the venue itself to the smallest of décor.

“The venue was perfect! Stunning grounds, open space, warmth by the open fire & friendly atmosphere.”

Burnt wooden place names, a bark effect wedding cake and Owls swooping down to deliver their rings; an Autumn theme ran throughout their October Wedding.

Nicola was wearing a Sophia Tolli full length fishtail gown, complemented by a matching Pearl set. For her ‘Something Old’ Nicola had her Grandmother’s wedding band stitched onto the inside of her gown.

Matthew styled a 3 piece tweed suit along with a mint coloured Dickie bow tie to match the Bridesmaids.

“I had my Dad walk me down the aisle ending with a kiss on the cheek before giving me away. At the most nerve-racking times my Dad always puts me at ease.”
The Sound Track was Build a Home by Cinematic Orchestra.

For the Welcome Drinks:
Sparkling Prosecco
Bucks Fizz

For the Wedding Breakfast:
Spicy Parsnip Soup with Pancetta Crisp
Ham Hock Terrine with homemade Piccalilli

Traditional Top side roast beef dinner with Horseradish mash
Roasted Vegetable Wellington

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee sauce

I don’t want to miss a thing by Aerosmith was played for the first dance.


Dress: Sophia Tolli
Accessories & rings: Ernest Jones.
Photographer: Brad Wakefield.
Band: The Rifftoads

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