In which we spend a long weekend in Devon, and *almost* manage to relax and call it a holiday…

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I really and truly had the best time at Caroline’s wedding this weekend. The day itself was just beautiful (I can’t get over how stunning the flowers were!) and I swear I’ve never had so much fun dancing at a wedding before! Usually I feel too shy to dance at weddings, but not this time! In fact I think I might have overdone it, since my toes are *still* numb and yesterday something went pop in my right hip and now my right ankle’s all swollen and painful. But hey! What’s an injury or two in comparison with dancing to One Direction and Ice Ice Baby with your man and his completely hilarious-and-awesome colleagues?!

¬†Below: We were each given a personalised jar of honey as a wedding favour. I’ve already tucked into mine, having it drizzled onto porridge and compote. It’s mighty delicious! Cider-with-Rosie-Summer-wedding-2

Below: He’s so handsome, he sets my heart a-flutter. *sigh*. Cider-with-Rosie-Summer-wedding-13
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Below: Caroline’s bouquet, along with all the rest of the flowers at the wedding, were put together by Michelle (pictured above right). I think she’s crazy talented. When it’s mine and Jason’s turn to do the whole wedding thing (eeek!) you can bet that we’ll be calling on her skills! Cider-with-Rosie-Summer-wedding-5
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Below: That brownie. Oh gawd. I’m hungry. Cider-with-Rosie-Summer-wedding-9

The day after the wedding (after a night spent attempting to sleep in the world’s most uncomfortable bed) we headed into the village of Sidmouth. Whilst in the village, we found a teeny tiny shop called Forever England,¬†which sold beautiful unique, hand embroidered cushions and quilts for amazingly cheap prices. We came away with four scatter cushions, and a pair of socks. Two of the cushions are for our living room sofa, two are for the daybed in the guest bedroom, and the socks were to stop me whining about my sore feet ;)

Oh, and that bed? The mattress was so worn, I had to sleep with a pillow tucked under the left side of my body to stop me from rolling right out of bed. That’s some five star stuff! ;)

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We really noticed how much *slower* the pace of life is whilst we were in Devon, even compared with the fairly quiet area of Surrey where we live. The taxi drivers took their sweet time driving us to and from the wedding, the hotel breakfast was served at snail’s pace, the internet was all but non-existent, and noone seemed to care when we were almost an hour late checking out of our hotel room. I think if we’d had another couple of days down there, we’d have got into the swing of things. As it was, we just about got used to tractor-speed when it was time to hurry home again!

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Below: I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned here yet, but I’ve been on a kiiind of diet recently. I’ve just been trying to eat far fewer crappy carbs (I don’t know what the technical term is. White bread. Potatoes. Pasta by the bucketload. You know the stuff) and have instead been trying to feed my body a more energy and nutrient-rich diet. Naturally though, I relaxed a bit (read: completely) over this past weekend, and feasted on this gloriously beige concoction. Saving grace were those delicious, al dente vegetables. Yum. Cider-with-Rosie-Summer-wedding-11

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  • http://howdoesitfeeltobe.com Bella

    Such a beautiful post! You look gorgeous too – where is your dress from? I love it xx

    • Rosie

      Thanks lovely! My dress is from French Connection :)

  • http://pumpkinsandpuddings.blogspot.com Heather

    Those wedding flowers are beautiful, such lovely colours!
    A lovely weekend by the sea is always great to blow those cobwebs away [and also a perfect excuse to relax a little on the healthy eating front!]
    Heather x
    Pumpkins&Puddings

  • http://unorganisedchaos.com Natasha

    If that brownie wasn’t enough to make you break your diet, that pie must have been, it looks great! looks like you had a lovely time :) the flowers really are beautiful! xo

  • http://theearththroughalens.blogspot.co.nz Emma

    It looks like you had an amazing time! Those flowers really are stunning, and man, that brownie! I’m definitely hungry now :)

  • http://www.beccalouisa.com Becca Louisa

    Lovely photographs, Rosie! It looks like you had a fabulous weekend! I have been to Sidmouth and it really is a cute place. There’s a little village nearby called Budleigh Salterton and that is also very beautiful! xx

  • http://orbitingoceans.blogspot.co.uk Bekka

    The wedding looks beautiful, and it seems like you had a really nice weekend. I’ve always wanted to visit Devon, though I’m not too sure that myself and the slow pace of life would get along so well ha! x

  • http://www.justlikeheavenblog.com Kirsty

    This sounds like a wonderful little break – weddings are always so much fun! The flowers are so pretty and I love the idea of honey as a wedding favour xx

  • http://hejjuni.typepad.com juni // hej juni

    yay I love weddings!! hah and I’ve been trying to do something similar with my diet… crappy carbs are my magic food, cutting out the white bread and mac n cheese has been haaaard.

  • http://itsamadsmadsworld.blogspot.ca Madeline

    Looks like such a beautiful wedding ! Great photos. And what is a wedding without feet-numbingly good dancing !?

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  • http://mstoodygooshoes.blogspot.com Amy

    Love each and every picture! Thanks for sharing the “wedding” weekend!

  • http://atrailofsparkles.blogspot.com Liesa

    Love the photos! Seems like you had a great time :-) Also relieved on the whole ankle-toe situation (what?haha) What, indeed, is a small injury compared to dancing away at a wedding? xx

  • http://msmariadiana.com dee

    what a great idea for a wedding favour! perfect for all (not just for foodies – ha). :) love all of your photos! they’re always so gorgeous and crisp.

  • http://distractmenowplease.blogspot.com Liz

    I’m from West Somerset and you’re so right about the pace of life being loads slower…and quieter! All that food looks a-mazing xx

  • Kathleen

    Looks like you had a lovely weekend :) You take such lovely photos, I am really trying to improve my photography skills so that my photos look more like yours!

  • http://lovelaceandlauren.blogspot.co.uk/ Lauren

    The wedding looks gorgeous and you looked fab! Looks like a beautiful weekend away.

    Lauren x

  • http://www.everywordhandwritten.blogspot.co.uk Rosie W

    Such gorgeous photographs Miss :) Love the bouquet and the honey favour!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • Helen

    You looked mighty gorgeous in that dress rosie:) pretty lady xxx

  • http://www.mentallentils.co.uk Charli

    Aww looks like such a lovely weekend. My grandparents live in Sidmouth and I love it down there – especially that shop!
    Charli X

  • http://www.littleappletree.co.uk Angela

    Such a gorgeous post! The bride’s bouquet is almost exactly the same as mine. I had beargrass and some crystals, too, so this was a lovely bit of nostalgia for me. Love the honey as a wedding favour!

  • http://www.flourishstudios.co.uk Caroline

    Awww, lovely post Rosie and you’ve captured some gorgeous shots of the day :-) It’s made me go all goose-bumpy seeing everything again, especially the flowers my dad grew. It was the perfect day and I wish we could do it all again! So glad you and the guys could be there too xxx

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