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The Super Colourful, Eco-Friendly Wedding of Elena & Simon…

Relaxed, Outdoor Wedding in Devon…

Today we have a fabulously colourful, homemade wedding at a horse rescue centre in the South Devon Countryside. Photographed by one of our fantastic suppliers, Emma Stoner Weddings, Elena and Simon’s day was personal, vibrant, relaxed and environmentally friendly!

Elena & Simon…

Super colourful, eco-friendly wedding at Ash Farm Rescue Centre nr Dartmouth, Devon. Photos by Emma Stoner Photography.

Tell us how you met and got engaged…

We met in Australia, Simon was living in Bondi with some mutual friends. Simon then moved to work at a cattle ranch in central Queensland, Elena went to visit him for a couple of weeks and stayed for 5 months. We’ve been travelling and living together ever since.

We got engaged at home, just the two of us, where Simon presented an engagement ring made from an opal mined in Queensland Australia, the place our story began.

Super colourful, eco-friendly wedding at Ash Farm Rescue Centre nr Dartmouth, Devon. Photos by Emma Stoner Photography.

What were your main hopes for the day…

For everyone to enjoy themselves with delicious food and drinks.  We were inspired to have a wedding that used as many local businesses and resources as possible. We were keen to have a wedding that had a small environmental impact and wanted to use small businesses and charities as much as possible, rather than huge corporations. We used all biodegradable plates, cutlery and cups producing just two bags of ladfill waste for the entire day and evening.

Originally we used wedding magazines to inspire

Meet The Supplier… Dearly Beloved

Contemporary Stationery & Crafted Products…

Today we have a further chat with lovely Abigail and Ben, the creative duo behind Dearly Beloved. Based in Devon, Abigail and Ben have both previously worked in Illustration, helping them to create beautiful, contemporary stationery and paper goods for your wedding day… Come say hello and check out their work…

Abigail & Ben…

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Tell us a bit about your business…

Dearly Beloved consists of creative couple Abigail McKenzie and Ben Aslett; specialising in contemporary occasion stationery and beautifully crafted products, we are a design duo with a love of great stationery.

We work together from our Devon based home studio creating everything from invitations and RSVPs to personalised favours helping modern couples tie the knot in style.

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What made you start up the business…

We both come from an illustration background; Abi had been doing the occasional wedding invitation as part of her freelance practice previously and loved it! We really enjoy working with other couples to make the vision for their wedding day happen.

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What makes you Unique…

We offer a truly bespoke wedding design service alongside our stylish contemporary collections; every one of our illustrations starts with a hand drawn sketch. We pride ourselves on being able to offer that personal touch, send us your favourite song lyrics or the detail of your bridesmaid’s dresses and

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