“Dear Richard

Where do I even start?! Thank you for everything!! Thank you for capturing all the best moments of our day so wonderfully (& even some of the worst :D!). Thank you for all your advice in the lead up, thank for for all the amazing photos from the day before (so much fun!) & thank you for keeping me calm on the day – you are truly the best photographer anyone could ask for!

Lots of love Jess & Rob xxx”


Hidden away in the Devonshire countryside, a short drive from Tavistock and Dartmoor, is a little gem of a venue called Ever After. It’s a venue built with love by it’s owners Nicola & Steve for their own wedding back in 2005.

I’d arrived in Devon in the middle of a heatwave. Just the day before I’d met up with Jess & Rob onsite. We’d taken a few moments out from their preparations for a short engagement shoot in the forest surrounding the venue the highlight of which was cooling off in ice cold river.

Whilst friends put the finishing touches to the beautiful styling, Jess and her bridesmaids got ready in the on-site bridal suite. A few hours later, and a few degrees warmer, guests assembled and white umbrellas that were brought to keep guests dry were being opened to protect from the summer heat. Then Jess joined Rob under the barn roof for an emotional and laughter filled ceremony where they took both their surnames and combined them into something new and original.

The afternoon consisted of lavender confetti bombs, personalised gin cocktails, giant deckchairs and lawn games before speeches and some top-quality food took the wedding into the evening.

At this point the whisky bar opened filled with Ever After’s beautiful furniture. The sound of country and western music filled the valley. Fire pits and sparklers were lit, marshmallows were melted, songs were sung, dance floors were jumped on and guests energy levels were topped up with enough scotch eggs, sausage rolls and a giant cheese board to fed a small army.

Such a brilliant couple of days made all the better by the brilliant hospitality of Nicola and the team.




Richard Murgatroyd is a Wimbledon-based London, UK and destination wedding photographer bringing a natural, documentary approach to telling the story of your special day. You can see a wider selection of Richard’s wedding portfolio here.

Ever After Devon Wedding Photography Lower Grenofen by London Wedding Photographer Richard Murgatroyd


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