Earlier in the month I was invited to be part of the Muddifords Court launch party as it opened its doors to the public as a venue for exclusive use weddings, accomodation, conferences and events.  Becky had organised lots of local suppliers to showcase their work to the public, media, brides and grooms, and local businesses.  The atmosphere there is amazing and very unique.  As soon as you arrive it feels calm and I think the serene backdrop of the lake adds to this, as does the friendly welcome that you receive from Nicky & Pip the owners.

The launch day was also held on one of the first days of Spring so lots of people came out of the woodwork which was fantastic and on a personal note it really didn’t feel like ‘work’.  I got to hang out in the World Inspired Tents tipis again and boy is it one of my favourite places to be!  When I wasn’t in the tipis I was out taking some photos of the event and indulging a little along the way (ok, there might have been a rhubarb and custard ice cream at 9:50 in the morning).  For pure photographic reasons of course!   Coming from someone who can’t normally stomach breakfast until 10am, it was a personal best.

I won’t begin to list ALL of the suppliers who took part, but will instead try and give you an overall idea of the day.


Below is one of Kate Walker’s stunning dresses, from one of my favourite bridal boutiques in the area (Honiton).  I also loved reading the quotes on the walls in the Cider Barn, they added to the relaxed vibe of the venue.

Flowers and Interiors By Design showcased some stunning floral displays and were really lovely to chat to as well.

Andy from Your Big Event hanging out in the Nip Inn (fab bar area at Muddifords).  If you need a DJ then Andy is the man to contact..

Emma, otherwise known as The Wedding Reporter came along and I couldn’t resist taking a couple of shots of her writing with the lake in the background as it looks like such an idyllic spot.  For any of you who haven’t come across Emma’s work, in her words she’s ‘a freelance writer going to the frontline of weddings in order to create bespoke reports for the couple to keep as a literary legacy of their big day.’  Her reports are truly amazing and fully transport the reader to the wedding day.

Handmade jewellery, tiaras and hair accessories from The Crystal’d Lily:

Bish Bosh Becca showcased the most stunning jewellery – I’m just glad I left me debit card back in the tipi..

The Little Wedding Helper decorated the Cider Barn with the most vivid Spring colours.

Living The Cream – the most divine vintage ice cream tricycle complete with gramophone..

I’m a big fan this beetle from VW Celebrations – why not be driven in true vintage style on your wedding day? 

Julie was there from Aphrodite Cakes, tempting people with her delicious mini cake samples.

Ok, I’m a big fan of sweets so needless to say I fell in love with Cloud 9’s candy table.  Thanks Sam for making my kids very happy when I got home that evening!

Rebecca & Brendan from WED Magazine joined us for a while (below right pictured with Ed from World Inspired Tents).  All brides (and grooms)-to-be need WED Magazine in their lives. Enough said.

South West Vintage China and Mrs Gill’s Country Cakes looked absolutely stunning in the tipis and we had real laugh – such wonderful people.

What a fantastic day and evening it was!  Thanks for looking and be sure to check out Muddifords Court, it’s such a beautiful and unique venue.