Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes are so pretty & perfect for spring or summer. Fluffy, moist cupcake topped with strawberry frosting made from fresh berries!


Creative Writing Competion – Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival 2017

Here’s your chance to win up to £1,000 in our first ever creative writing competition! Open to anyone aged 7 or over. Submit a poem or short story on the theme of ‘Being There’. Competition kindly sponsored by Audify. Find out more here…

Farms For City Children Fundraising Event

We’re not just about weddings here at The Great Barn Devon. We also have the pleasure of hosting some wonderful events for incredible charities, like the recent Ultimate Spring Party for Farms For City Children, founded by author Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare.


Nick Hedges Documentary Photographer

Nick Hedges Photography has documented social affairs in the UK for over 50 years


Top 2017 web design trends [infographic] – Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice

7 Web Design Trends You Can’t Ignore in 2017 What do some of the top web designers have up their sleeves for 2017? In an industry that thrives on innovatio. Marketing topic(s):Website design. Advice by Robert Allen.


Innovative Event Marketing Ideas

What makes for good event marketing? It should be fresh and eye catching, expressing the sense of fun you will have at the event. It shouldn’t cost a lot. And remember that simple can be beautiful!

Any event in today’s digital world has a lot of possible touch-points, so where do you start? What should you skip? Below are some Dos and Don’ts from event marketing professionals. We’ve split their knowledge into three sections:

• Pre-Event Marketing: Planning and Posting
• During Your Event: Your Marketing is Your Message
• Post-Event Marketing: Remember and Recycle

Breaking down your campaign into these three basic categories will help you capitalise on your marketing efforts, and avoid some huge and potentially costly mistakes.


How to Market Your Event Online During & After The Event

Be Social During the Event. Your smartphone is your best friend during an event. Take pictures, tweet quotes, live stream impromptu interviews between sessions, and interact with your attendees who will all be doing the same. Encourage attendees to be social at the event by providing Twitter and Instagram handles for all vendors and speakers on a cheat sheet or in your event app. Follow your hashtag and like, retweet, or share user-generated content to increase buzz. Attendees will keep posting if they get a lot of engagement on their posts.


How to Leverage Your Network To Market Your Event Online

Promote Your Speakers. Your speakers are a huge part of your event, and their names and stories will sell tickets. Interview them on your podcast, allow them to guest post on the site, or create a round-up post featuring all of your speakers’ opinions on a topic. For example, have each speaker submit the title of the book he or she would recommend to people in your industry with a quote about why it’s the best. Then compile the recommendations into a post entitled # [Event Industry] Books You Have to Read or [Event Name] Reading List. Be sure to link to your speakers’ websites and/or social media. Your speakers get exposure; your readers get pumped; you get sales. Win-Win-Win!!!


How to Use Social Media to Market Your Event Online

Target More than Just Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook and Twitter are great assets for your online marketing plan, but they aren’t the only players in the game anymore. Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat and live streaming sites like Periscope and Blab provide active communities with less competition. Optimising your content so that it can be shared across multiple social media networks means you’ll reach more people. In addition to making sure your content translates well across mediums, tailor your approach to each site’s strengths in order to maximise your return.


Folding Chairs Inspiration Board

We’ve had a little rummage through our favourite bridal blogs and below are just some of the ways you can style your wedding or party, with one of the season’s current trends – the folding chair.