Christmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography || Jess and Max

I first met Jess at The Devon Wedding Show. She exuded enthusiasm and excitement when we spoke and looked through the albums on my table – Jess is the kind of person who lights up a room! A few months later, after I assumed they’d found another photographer, I was thrilled to get an email from her wanting to meet up.

They had reservations about wedding photography as they were both camera shy and didn’t think they photographed well – nonsense. I think my response was “you’re a ridiculously good looking couple”.

But that’s not important anyway! On your wedding day, you glow with a happiness which will always be beautiful behold and document. And as a documentary photographer, I assured them that they would barely notice me throughout the day.

A what a day it was! They had a wonderful ceremony in Cockington Church and reception at The Imperial Hotel, Torbay. All was cosy and christmassy and joyful!

Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - Cockington church with christmas tree, homemade order of serviceTheir order of services were made by Jess’s Aunty and Cousin.Cockington Church Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - Groom and bestmen at altar wearing Angel Face, Newton Abbot suitsThe lads looked smashing in their navy blue suits by Peter Posh from Angel Face, Newton Abbot.  Christmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - Bride arriving in South West Limo Hire CarChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - Windswept bride in Maggie Sottero from Brides at WaterfieldsChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - Bride walked down the aisle by dad and step dad in cockingtonChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - Bride walking down the aisle in Cockington ChurchChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - Groom smiling at bride as she meets him at altarChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - Black and white cockington church weddingChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - sister and maid of honour removing veilChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - christmas tree at altar during ceremony cockington churchChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - Terri-Kate Lee wedding singer in Cockington ChurchTerri-Kate Lee sang beautifully as Jess walked down the aisle, and again during the register signing.Christmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - Cockington Church wedding ceremonyChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - bride smiling and laughing during hymnChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - groom looking at bride during ceremonyChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - bride and groom singing hymnChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - candid natural guest photos smiling and laughingChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - bride and groom grinning during ceremony, natural and candidChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - couple exchaning rings during ceremonyChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - prayer and blessing during ceremonyChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - stunning black and white first kissChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - epic first kiss during ceremony at cockington churchChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - guests singing during ceremony at cockington churchChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - bride and groom hugging during ceremony in cockington churchChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - bride and groom at cockington church altarChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - bride and groom lighting a candle black and whiteChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - Terri-Kate Lee wedding singer in cockington churchChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - just married couple walking down aisle happyChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - happy bride and groom walking down aisleChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - candid bride and groom with guestsChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - guests happy and laughing natural photosChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - flower girl reflected in mirrorChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - candid capture of guests at receptionChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - piano player at receptionChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - funny groom, best men and usher group photosChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - bride with dad and step dad group photo funnyChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - bride and groom laughing during group photosChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - candid natural child photos at receptionChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - candid guest photos at receptionChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - stunning black and white bridemaids huggingChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - beautiful bridal portraits bouquet Rosebuds FloristJess wore Emma by Maggie Sottero in Ivory from Brides at Waterfields, Torquay, and had a beautiful rose and ivy bouquet from Rosebuds Florist, Torquay, who also provided the flowers for the bridesmaids bouquets created by Jess’s Aunty.Christmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - natural photojournalistic photos of guests at receptionChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - bride and groom portraits in front of christmas treeChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - super cute bride and groom couple portraits by christmas treeChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - adorable couple portraitsChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - fun couple portraits, bokeh lightsChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - couple cutting cake and photo montageChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - snowman cake toppers on christmas wedding cake with hollyThis amazing snowman and holly cake was made by Jess’s twin sister Rachel.Christmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - christmas wedding breakfast room decorationsThe lovely room decorations were done by Jess, family and friends.Christmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - memorial to passed family membersChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - wedding breakfast table favours cadbury roses56 Christmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - wedding breakfast christmas room decorationsChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - couple cutting cake and photo montage57 Christmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - receiving line bride and groom candid photos of greetings59 Christmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - black and white intimate natural photos60 Christmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - photojournalistic reception documentary of guests having funChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - candid couple photosChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - montage of guests enjoying reception, natural photojounalismChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - father of the groom and best man laughingChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - little boy laughing and smiling at receptionChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - best men with nephew at receptionChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - photojounalistic capture of guests at receptionChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - father of the bride speech and laughterChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - guests reacting to speechesChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - best men speechesChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - groom clapping best menChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - best men cheering during their speechChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - laughter at speechesChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - best men giving good speechChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - speech reactions from top table bride and groomChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - hugs and smiles during speechesChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - applause at speechChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - raising a glass at receptionChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - hugs after speechesChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - hotel christmas decorations, baubles, chandeliersChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - funny photos with nan, natural, relaxed photojournalismChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - guest accidentally smashed glassChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - bridemaid chasing flower girl, candid, natural, fun photosThe bridesmaids midnight blue dresses are by by Dessy Dresses from Brides at Waterfields, Torquay.  Christmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - guests enjoying reception, photojournalistic captureChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - black and white bride walking with flower girl in mirrorChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - off camera flash bride and groom couple portraitChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - couple portrait by christmas tree off camera flashChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - off camera flash first danceChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - off camera flash dancingChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - bride and groom first dance with off camera flashChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - black and white first dance lace dress detailsChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - confetti cannon while dancing at receptionChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - cute couple on dancefloor at receptionChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - guest dancing, natural, candid, fun, relaxed photosChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - South West Chocolate Fountain HireChocolate Tiers South West supplied their much enjoyed Chocolate Fountain.Christmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - little girl at South West Chocolate Fountain HireChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - groom and groomsmen dancing at receptionChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - guests dancefloor montage, fun, natural, relaxed photosChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - best men hugging on dancefloor at receptionChristmas Imperial Hotel Torquay Wedding Photography Documentary Style - dancefloor candidsHope you enjoyed viewing this beautiful wedding, leave a comment below to let me know!

If you’re looking for a documentary wedding photographer in Torbay, I’d love to hear from you 🙂

Holly x

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