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Charlotte & Jerome’s Devon country house wedding: exquisitely vintage

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‘Exquisitely Vintage, quintessentially English, understated elegance’ …
Charlotte & Jerome’s wedding was set in a beautiful Devon country house, with planning, marquee hire and styling by Blue Fizz.

We spoke to Tracy Edwards from Blue Fizz – and of course the happy couple themselves – to find out how this beautiful country house wedding came together.

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When Charlotte and Jerome first contacted us at Blue Fizz Events, I was both thrilled and excited at the prospect of assisting them with their wedding plans,” – Tracy

“The vision both Charlotte and her fiancé  Jerome had created, was one of sheer romance: understated elegance, exquisitely vintage, with touches of Tuscan and Westcountry sentiment – and all set in the quintessentially English backdrop of historic Pynes House near Exeter.

“As Charlotte and Jerome live in New York, it was important for them to have reliable and informed support, advice and recommendations throughout the planning process , which we were able to provide.

“It was such a privilege to have been part of their special day and we wish them both a lifetime of happiness together.

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I hand wrote individual place names on shells from a beach on Tresco where we were engaged a year before” – Charlotte

Ceremony: Holy Trinity Church, Drewsteignton

“It was very important to me to get married in my home county, where I grew up and where my father still lives.

“My grandparents lived just outside Drewsteignton for over 30 years and so we wanted to incorporate Dartmoor into our wedding.  We chose Holy Trinity, which is very important to our family.  It’s where my parents were married, where I was christened, and where many of my family are buried.  It’s a beautiful English country church, and created a wonderful intimate setting for our service.”

 

 

Reception Venue: Pynes House, Exeter

“I knew Pynes House growing up as it’s only a mile from where I lived.

“I used to always look out for it when I came home on the train to Exeter, and we were very excited to hear that it had become a wedding venue. Pynes House is an impressive country house with stunning guest bedrooms, and a beautiful, large garden complete with a marquee lawn which was exactly what we were looking for.”

 

 

Marquee: Blue Fizz Tent

“Once we’d finalised our guest list, we knew that the wedding breakfast and dancing would need to be held in a marquee.

“We wanted a vintage marquee that was different to the traditional wedding marquee, and after a lot of searching we found the Blue Fizz tent! It was in keeping with the style and grandeur of Pynes House, and looked beautiful in the garden.

” Tracy and her team worked with us to establish the interior style which included banquet style tables, chivari chairs, linens, dance floor and festoon lights.

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Theme and Décor: Classic Elegance

“We wanted our theme to represent all parts of our lives together, and as we met in Siena, Italy we decided to name our tables after the different ‘contradas’ (districts of the city).

“Gold pineapples – historically a symbol of welcome, friendship and hospitality – were printed on our stationary, which worked well with the stone pineapple statues dotted around the gardens and inside Pynes House.

“We wanted to incorporate the colour gold throughout the day, and found gold vintage candlesticks from Helène Millot, and paired them with lovely rose champagne flutes.

 

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“For our flowers, we chose very simple white & green for the tables, but added a touch of light pink for the bridal party. Flowers by Sophie Millington knew exactly how to achieve the perfect understated elegant look we were after. We also added tall birch trees in the marquee to add some height.

 

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“I hand wrote individual place names on shells from a beach on Tresco where we were engaged a year before. The Isles of Scilly are a very special place for my family and I’ve been going every summer since I was a child. All the shells were picked by my nieces and nephews the day after we were engaged, so I just had to include them in our special day.”

 

About Blue Fizz

”We could not have been happier with Blue Fizz. Living in the US made organising our wedding more complicated, but Tracy made it so much easier with excellent communication and a willingness to provide all options and solutions. We used the beautiful Blue Fizz marquee and were so happy with the result.

“Blue Fizz were incredibly helpful during setup, and even came back that evening to change the configuration of the marquee slightly to make sure it was exactly what we wanted.

“We would recommend Blue Fizz time and again to any couples planning their wedding in the South West!

“Thank you so much, and we hope to work with you again at future family events. ”

Tracy and the Blue Fizz Team would like to thank Charlotte and Jerome for sharing these exquisite images from their wedding celebration. Brides and Grooms ……we hope you have enjoyed this beautiful blog and are feeling totally inspired! xx

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