It’s been so sunny but not chilly of late I can’t help but think of beautiful spots on the coast.  Back in the beginning of 2015’s non winter I was lucky enough to spend a great day at Saunton Sands Hotel.  Saunton sands is a beautiful sandy beach in north Devon.  Several miles long it’s overlooked by Saunton Sands Hotel which sits astride cliffs which run perpendicular to the beach giving it great views of the beach, the dunes behind the beach and Westward Ho! in the distance.

the view of the beach from Saunton Sands Hotel
the view of the beach from Saunton Sands Hotel

Saunton Sands Hotel is spectacular 4 star Art Deco hotel and more importantly for anyone likely to be reading this wedding venue.  The day I spent was part wedding fair, organised by the excellent Blue Fizz Events, part drinks with friends.  Thanks Matt and Tania (hoping I got the spelling right), purveyors of the most excellent non booth photo booth setup I have encountered in all my travels in wedding stuff.  Followed by a moonlit run on the beach with myself, thanks me!  No torch, the sound of the waves, beautiful sand, such a tranquil way to end the day.  Actually the wedding fair is part work part catching up with amazing and inspiring wedding peeps and friends.

Large bifold wedding invitation and place name showing Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon.
Large bifold wedding invitation and place name showing Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon.

Saunton Sands Hotel is also one of the venues I’ve illustrated.  With the art deco, the coast the sand, the cliffs, the sky, so much inspiration to draw from!

Large bifold invitation with illustration of Saunton Sands Hotel
Large bifold invitation with illustration of Saunton Sands Hotel
Place card with illustration of Saunton Sands Hotel
Place card with illustration of Saunton Sands Hotel
Wedding table plan with illustration of Saunton Sands Hotel showing beach and sunset
Wedding table plan with illustration of Saunton Sands Hotel showing beach and sunset
Saunton Sands at sunset
Saunton Sands at sunset
Saunton Sands Hotel at dusk
Saunton Sands Hotel at dusk

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Saunton Sands Hotel swimming pool
Saunton Sands Hotel swimming pool

Some of the great people who were there I and took some photos of their stand!  Obviously Matt Stockman Photography.

Matt Stockman Photography photo booth
Matt Stockman Photography photo booth
Matt Stockman Photography photo booth
Matt Stockman Photography photo booth

Charlotte Atkinson of water colour weddings fame was painting near my, she really is super talented and love it when our paths cross.

Charlotte Atkinson Watercolour Weddings
Charlotte Atkinson Watercolour Weddings
Charlotte Atkinson Watercolour Weddings
Charlotte Atkinson Watercolour Weddings

Mel from Maxi Photography was there and conducted the on the day photo shoot.

Maxi Photography minus Mel!
Maxi Photography minus Mel!

Holts jewellers were there, I thought they were new but when I went to the stand I realised it was a rebranded Coopers Couture.  They really do know their stuff and have a stunning display.

Holts luxury jewellery boutique
Holts luxury jewellery boutique
Holts luxury jewellery boutique
Holts luxury jewellery boutique

The vintage powerhouse that is Days of Grace was also in attendance.

Days of Grace
Days of Grace

Casino Select, Mandy’s great fun, was lucky enough to be by her at an event in Abode.

Casino Select
Casino Select
Vintage Chic China Hire
Vintage Chic China Hire
Lucky Sixpenth
Lucky Sixpence
The Swing Kings
The Swing Kings
Blue Fizz Events
Blue Fizz Events
Teasels Florist
Teasels Florist 

You can visit Saunton Sands Hotel website here.  At the time of writing the Saunton Sands collection hasn’t made it onto the website but pricing is identical to the Coast collection.  It actually started out as a design for this that suddenly became very very Saunton 😉