Jodie and Josh, the inventive forces behind the modern catering firm Pickle Shack, selected eleventh November 2023 because the day to change their vows, on the very stunning Pynes Home – an unique use nation home marriage ceremony venue in close to Exeter in Devon within the South West of England.

This elegant nation home was the right backdrop for this glorious marriage ceremony that was a real reflection of the couple’s values – a day that was stuffed with native and sustainable selections and full of heaps of heat and happiness.

Jodie was beautiful in her Suzanne Neville robe, nailing a chic however easy vibe and her maids wore burned orange clothes from Ghost that mirrored the colors of the late Autumn flowers and foliage.

I actually appreciated the provider appreciation Jodie so generously shares in her phrases beneath – I like that in addition to their floral designer, she offers a shout to the flower farmer who lovingly grew all the attractive blooms, and the unimaginable vitality and sense of confidence and feminine empowerment that her hair and make-up artist offered her.

I hope you like this marriage ceremony, photographed fantastically by Emma of Freckle {Photograph}, as a lot as I do.

Bride with red wavy hair (marcel waves) wearing a Suzanne Neville dress, carrying an Autumn wedding bouquet & standing in the doorway of Pynes House in Devon being held and kissed by her groom.

Venue & Location

Very proudly, Pickle Shack is Pynes Home’s catering associate, so we’ve had the pleasure of travelling Pynes Home’s iconic driveway tons of of instances. To at the present time, it nonetheless offers me goosebumps.

Provided that we’d opted for a November marriage ceremony, it was essential that our venue had stunning and versatile inside house – which after all Pynes Home has in abundance. Pynes Home additionally provides twelve magnificent bedrooms, which meant we have been capable of prolong our marriage ceremony day to a marriage weekend, surrounded by our closest family and friends. Realizing the property and the group so properly was an added bonus, as we felt so comfy and at residence.

We have been sorted by the sensational Phoebe, of Elisabeth Shell Occasions, who coordinated our day with essentially the most mesmerising subtly and effectivity. I’ve labored alongside Phoebe at many, many weddings so I knew that she is the best-of-the-best, however experiencing Phoebe’s extraordinary skills first-hand, as a bride, was one of many greatest honours of my marriage ceremony day. 

Phoebe had full management of our marriage ceremony day, but all the things felt totally natural. Phoebe was current each time I felt on the cusp of nervousness, and kindly guided any members of our bridal get together who wanted a bit of further route.

Pynes House, country house wedding venue, near Exeter.
Ornamental deer standing within the grounds of Pynes House wedding venue, near Exeter, UK.

Bridal Magnificence

Ellie, The Up Do Woman, created my Hollywood Wave of desires. I like the timelessness of a Hollywood Wave, and Ellie fully embraced my infatuation. Ellie was one of many very first suppliers I booked as I’ve seen Ellie’s beautiful work earlier than on our mutual brides. Ellie’s brides at all times look unimaginable, and their hair is simply as good come the night once they’re bouncing across the dancefloor.

Sophie Might Fawkes was our implausible make-up artist. I first got here throughout Sophie’s work in October 2022 at a marriage we have been catering. Our stunning bride was nonetheless immaculate come midnight, so I enquired who her make-up artist was and voila – one other provider booked.

Sophie and Ellie should be counseled for his or her formidable confidence-building expertise. They each contributed a lot vitality, positivity, and female-empowerment to the room that morning. I felt 1,000,000 {dollars} strolling down the aisle and I’m eternally grateful to Ellie and Sophie for this. I had been so nervous about this a part of the day, however I needn’t have, as all my nerves disappeared after spending the morning with my good hype-crew.

Modern bride with long wavy hair. Marcel waves, carrying an elegant Autumn wedding bouquet.
Happy smiling bride & bridesmaids. Bride wears Suzanne Neville dress and has long wavy auburn hair. Bridesmaids wear burned orange dresses by Ghost Fashion. The flower girls wear gold slip on shows with tulle bows and dresses from Next. Pynes House wedding.

Our central focus when planning our marriage ceremony was that we needed it to be stress-free for everybody; ourselves, our friends, and our suppliers. The concept of anybody committing time, vitality, or cash that they’d slightly not made us really feel uneasy, so we made a aware effort to maintain issues low-key and accessible wherever doable. For us, this at all times took precedence over aesthetics. We have been additionally aware of the environmental impression of our marriage ceremony. We locally-sourced wherever doable, and embraced pre-loved objects.

Bride with her father entering the ceremony room at Pynes House in Devon. She carries an Autumn wedding bouquet and wears long wavy hair and a Suzanne Neville wedding dress.

The Ceremony

Josh’s sister, Aquara, is an exceptionally proficient musician, so when she supplied to play our ceremony music, we bit her hand off. Aquara indulged us, and our friends, with classical harp all through the ceremony.

The best way the harp echoed up the staircase earlier than I walked down the aisle was magical. 

We wrote our vows collectively and browse them to one another. Our vows centered round our youngsters and our respect for nature. Our niece learn an extract from Dolly Alderton’s ‘Every little thing I do know About Love’ as a part of our ceremony. This studying resonated with us because it celebrates the quieter points of affection, which could be simply overshadowed by the grandeur of a marriage.

“Love is a quiet, reassuring, stress-free, pottering, pedantic, harmonious hum of a factor; one thing you may simply neglect is there, though its palms are outstretched beneath you in case you fall.”

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Bride and groom exiting their wedding ceremony to a shower of confetti at Pynes House in Devon. The bride wears Suzanne Neville and has long red wavy hair - she holds her bouquet up in the sky in celebration. Her groom wears a dark three piece suit.


Josh and I met Emma, of Freckle Images, at a cliff-top marquee marriage ceremony that we catered in 2016. 

It was a stormy day but Emma’s vitality and enthusiasm, together with the radiant connection that she had shaped with the blissful couple, made the entire day technicolour. It didn’t matter one-jot that it was raining outdoors, because the enjoyable and vitality that Emma captured contained in the marquee that day was way more memorable.

Emma’s pictures is sincere, pure, and vibrant. The enjoyment that Emma’s images evoke was an ideal match to doc our busy little household in all its unkempt glory.

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Romantic golden hour shot of a bride and groom standing by an ornamental pond in the grounds of Pynes House in Devon.

How They Met

Josh and I met at college, as youngsters. Our twenties have been stuffed with travelling and constructing our enterprise, after which in 2019, Josh proposed throughout a shock weekend away to Paris. 

Very similar to our leisurely method to getting engaged, it was then an extra 4 years earlier than our marriage ceremony. In that point, we welcomed our two attractive youngsters to the world.

Josh and his Groomsmen wore three-piece black fits from Moss Bros, which they selected collectively throughout a enjoyable time out in Cardiff. The great Chris, within the Exeter retailer, then helped Josh and my Dad with closing fittings and alterations.

I wasn’t ready for the way a lot pleasure the flowers would carry me, so, on reflection, my solely remorse from our marriage ceremony day is that we didn’t allocate extra finances for flowers.

Autumn wedding reception table decor at Pynes House in Devon. Burned orange napkins and tall orange taper candles with Autumn flowers as the table centrepieces.
Tall orange taper candles and Autumn wedding flowers.

We had over twenty infants and younger youngsters in attendance at our marriage ceremony, which is precisely how we needed it, however it was additionally essential to us that their mother and father have been capable of chill out and benefit from the get together. So, we employed the companies of ‘Gilly’s Serving to Arms’, who have been phenomenal. Gilly and her group saved the children entertained, blissful and engaged all afternoon and night. 

Gilly's Helping Hands - wedding childcare service. Gilly plays with the children by creating large bubbles.

Night & Dancing

The almighty Mammoth Band stuffed the dance flooring all night time lengthy. Their superb medleys went down notably properly, and the dance-off was considered one of my very favorite moments.

Phrases of Wedded Knowledge

Belief your suppliers and lean on them everytime you’re feeling overwhelmed. 

Ever since becoming a member of the marriage business virtually ten years in the past, I knew it was a really particular place to be, however now, having skilled being a bride, my pleasure for this business is off the charts. Each single considered one of your suppliers’ cares – like, actually cares – so search their recommendation and experience at each step.

Secondly, don’t draw back from off-peak months, particularly if you happen to’re working to a finances. November provides essentially the most stunning color palettes and the climate remains to be comparatively delicate. 

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Founding father of Love My Costume. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire together with her husband and enterprise associate Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves pictures, meditation, strolling, being outside and star gazing. She is fierce on the subject of championing expertise inside the marriage ceremony business and when she’s not engaged on Love My Costume, she helps her husband Philip within the operating of the household’s sustainable flower farm and floral design enterprise, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she grew to become a broadcast creator.

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