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Tips and Advice on how to get the best confetti photos!

One of my favourite parts of a wedding to photograph is the confetti throw. It’s an iconic wedding moment, and yet, they’re always so different! It’s the perfect way to kick off the celebrations after your ceremony!

This post covers the different types of confetti you can have, the different ways to dish out and throw it, and lots of happy pictures too.

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I recommend that you do supply your own confetti as guests don’t often bring it. Even if they do, it won’t be enough, they’ll be in uncoordinated colours, and might not even be the type allowed at your venue.

Whatever you choose, you don’t need to worry about organizing the throw, I will do that!

All I need you to do is enjoy the moment and walk just a bit slower than you normally would, which might be hard as it’s such an exciting moment, but it will give you more time to enjoy it, and more time for me to capture it.

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The most important thing about confetti is quantity! No matter what you choose, if you don’t have enough, it’s not going to be as effective. Here’s a handy little calculator that will tell you how much you need for how many guests. Get whatever that tells you, plus a bit more just to be sure!

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While packets of confetti look great, I often find they aren’t enough and can be a little fiddly to get the confetti out without losing some too. If you want things to hand out to guests, I recommend cones. They are bigger than packets and are an effective way of throwing the confetti too (just don’t let go of the cone)!

The simplest and my favourite way to give out confetti is to have it in a big basket or container. That way people can grab nice big handfuls and if there’s any left over, it’s easy for people to take more.

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Always check with your venue if you’re allowed to use confetti, most will allow biodegradable! Also check if there’s a designated area for it. Churches will often ask you to do it away from the door.

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Petals

Petals are beautiful! Size is something to consider as while the smaller petals take longer to flutter down, they can be quite difficult to get out of your hair if you’ve got an intricate do. Larger petals can give you more colour, but will fall to the ground quicker. If you have the option, go for medium sized petals, or a mixture of sizes to get the best of all worlds if you’re not worried about it getting in your hair!

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Tissue Paper

Tissue paper is probably my favourite! There are lots of colours and shapes to choose from so you can really get something that goes with your wedding. The best thing about it is it’s so light it will stay in the air for ages, giving you maximum coverage and enjoyment!

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Bubble

Bubbles great for when your venue doesn’t allow confetti. As with other types of confetti, quantity is important, so a bubble machine is a good idea! It will also stop your guests getting light headed from too much blowing. You could also have bubbles with your regular confetti for extra pizzazz!

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Ribbon

This was a new one for me, but I absolutely love how it turned out! As with the bubbles, this is a great idea if you can’t have regular confetti. All of the fun, none of the mess!

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In summary, whatever you choose, there can never be too much of it! Enjoy the moment and get some epic photos to have forever!

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I’m taking bookings for 2020 and 2021, so if you are looking for a wedding photographer in Devon or Cornwall, then please check out my portfolio or get in touch! As always, please feel free to share or leave a comment below.

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Cornwall Wedding Photography at Trevenna Barns – Caz and Joe’s Relaxed Rustic Outdoors Celebration

I’ve photographed 3 of Joe’s siblings weddings, so when I got an email with the subject ‘Another Smale Wedding… (you must be sick of us)’, I was just over the moon to be involved in another of their special days and absolutely not sick of them!

Caz and Joe really wanted a relaxed, down-to-earth wedding that was just about celebrating with the people they love and having fun! They chose Trevenna because it allowed them to enjoy the beautiful Cornish scenery for the whole weekend. They had 40 guests stay on Friday and Saturday, so they spend time together outside of the wedding too.

They tried to make choices that were true to them, which generally meant things with a slightly rustic/vintage twist, and natural/sustainable things to reduce waste and make the most of nature! Caz used original 1920s Kilner jars for table flowers, her Mum upcyled an old ladder for the table plan, they had wooden lawn games, Joe’s brothers cut down a tree for log rings, and they made the sloe gin from hand picked sloes. Even Joe’s wedding ring was an eco wooden one made from whiskey barrel oak!

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Caz got her Cymbeline Paris wedding dress from Browns of Totnes, and her veil, sash and alterations were by Nortier Shallow. The beautiful blush pink bridesmaids dresses are Haven by Wed2Be.

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Hair and make up was beautifully done by LJP Bridal!

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The ceremony was interrupted by a very brief shower of rain! Everyone started to dash inside, but as quickly as it started, it stopped. After a bit of drying off and wiping the chairs down, the ceremony resumed!

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Caz’s shoes were by Rainbow Club, bought from Facebook marketplace, and dyed to match bridesmaid dresses.

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The stunning bouquets were by Dartmoor Flowers.

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Caz’s mum decorated the ladder for the table plan and their friend did all of the signage, table plan and place names.

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Caz and Joe made the Sloe Gin favours!

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The cake was made by Joe’s amazing mum, Tracey! By this point, I’ve eaten 4 wedding cakes made by her and they are THE BEST. Joe’s sister in law, Danielle, made this lovely origami wishing tree!

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Joe’s uni friends Chris North and Ben Sweeney did an acoustic set outside for the drinks reception.

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The Shuffles Band kept the dance floor buzzing!

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On the Monday, Caz and Joe had a church blessing at St Petrox Church, Dartmouth, with food and drinks afterwards at The Royal Castle Hotel. They reused all the flowers from Saturday which still looked beautiful! Joe’s mother Tracey surprised everyone in the church by singing the most beautiful solo. There was not a dry eye in the church.

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Thank you Caz and Joe for having me as your photographer!

I’m taking bookings for 2020 and 2021, so if you are looking for a wedding photographer in Devon or Cornwall, then please check out my portfolio or get in touch! As always, please feel free to share or leave a comment below.

Holly xx

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Devon Wedding Photography – Best of 2019

In 2019, I lived the worst moments of my life. Yet despite that, it was also the best year of my life so far. There’s nothing like nearly dying to make you appreciate how beautiful life can be, to make the most of it and to live and love wholeheartedly.

I think I speak for all wedding photographers when I say our worst nightmare is being unable to photograph our weddings. I lived that nightmare. In mid April 2019, following a 2 week illness, I found myself in intensive care needing major surgery and all I could think about was my upcoming weddings. But the photographer community is amazing! I never had to fear my couples would go without – thank you to the photographers who took on the weddings I couldn’t shoot, even though I was heartbroken that I couldn’t shoot them, and I knew my couples were in good hands! And thank you to my wonderful couples who were nothing but understanding and supportive!

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After 3 weeks in hospital, I was released, being told it would take about a year to get back to how I was. Getting back to work was my biggest motivator to rebuild my strength, and 5 weeks later, I was back shooting! At the end of my first wedding back, I got a round of applause and it truly was the best feeling in the world, although I pretty much ran out of the venue with red cheeks!

So here are some of my favourite photos from 2019 – I’m truly grateful I got experience all these moments with you!

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Thank you for an amazing 2019 everyone!

I’m taking bookings for 2020 and 2021, so if you are looking for a wedding photographer in Devon or Cornwall, then please check out my portfolio or get in touch! As always, please feel free to share or leave a comment below.

Holly xx

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Exeter Wedding Photography at Rockbeare Manor – Laura and Dan’s Beautiful Devon Summer Wedding

Laura and Dan got married at my favourite venue, Rockbeare Manor, which helped inspire the style of their wedding! With so many ideas and weddings on Pinterest and Instagram, choosing a theme or style for a wedding is quite daunting. After lots of research and deliberation on colour schemes, dresses and flowers they decided actually, let’s just keep it simple, pick a stunning venue and pray for a beautiful sunny day – and they were lucky!

Being such a beautiful manor house in a glorious countryside setting with lots of classic period features, they tried to keep true to this feel with their styling. They wanted their day to feel relaxed with some understated glamour, so opted for lots of greens, whites and neutral tones teamed with a touch of gold and natural woods to create a modern rustic vibe.

It was an absolute joy to capture all the beautiful memories they made this day!

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The lads looked very dapper in their suits from M&S!

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Laura’s beautiful wedding dress was a Maggie Sottero from Pirouette, Exeter and her shoes were from Dune.

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Nicola Redman did Laura’s flawless make up and her bridesmaid Charlotte did all their lovely hair.

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Perfect for their sunny summer wedding, Harvey Causley provided musical entertainment during the drinks reception and they had garden games from Keeping It Vintage.

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For their 8 tables, they used photos from each of the 8 years they’ve been together! Their gorgeous flower center pieces were from Darling Buds, who’s flowers also cascaded down their elegant naked cake by The Cake Lady.

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With help from friends, they created lots of signage, a doughnut wall and their own photo booth, customising a large wooden frame that hung on a beautiful copper arch with foliage from Darling Buds.

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The amazing Ellie at Darling Buds created their beautiful bouquets and the bridesmaids wore Chi Chi London.

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Mammoth kept the dance floor buzzing in the evening!

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Thank you Laura and Dan for choosing me as your photographer for your gorgeous wedding!

If you are looking for a wedding photographer in Devon or Cornwall, then please check out my portfolio or get in touch! As always, please feel free to share or leave a comment below.

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Canonteign Falls Exeter Wedding Photography – Eleanore and Ryan’s Colourful, Fun Day

Canonteign Falls is a venue I’ve wanted to shoot at for years, so I was absolutely delighted when El and Ryan booked me for their wedding here! They wanted a relaxed, chilled out day surrounded by nature and their loved ones. Their styling was beautifully eclectic with all the different colours, bottles, greenery and cars. Their families and friends put so much effort into decorating the barn and helping with a long list of DIY tasks – it really made it feel personal. Everyone traveled for the wedding, making a long weekend of it. It was a day of good food, good music, booze, and awesome cars! A day even better than they imagined!

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I loved El’s dress, it went perfectly with their venue choice and vibe of the day. It was an ex-sample Farah by Watters, but was much too big originally. El loved the leaf details and the fun floaty tulle, so it was masterfully alterred by Tailoress design. The gorgeous blue bridesmaids dresses are Minnie by DZage, bought from ‘Not another boring bridesmaids dress‘.

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Their hair and make up was done by the amazing Liz Parkins.

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The men looked dapper in their Ben Sherman suits!

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These gorgeous bright and colourful bouquets were done by In Bloom. All the flowers are grown sustainably in a field near Exeter. They bought big buckets of flowers and El’s dad arranged them into bottles for the reception. El tied the necklace her grandma wore on her wedding day round her bouquet.

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El and Ryan wanted to get married outside by water and they fell in love with Canonteign Falls! They had their ceremony in the pagoda on the lake, which felt really intimate even with 80 people. They loved the blank canvas of the barn so they could put our own stamp on it.

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All the decorations were homemade. They made the signs and apple crates out of old palettes, collected fancy bottles over 6 months with family and friends, and the greenery was from the Canonteign estate. The table names were painted on pages from an old atlas and the table plan was a DIY map of places they had traveled to – El is studying for a PhD in Geography, so maps were a must have. They had a few old family photos in frames and bridesmaid Emma made a big photo frame with loads of photos of El and Rye when they were at school where they all met. The lights are from Party Lights and tables and colourful chairs from The Prop Factory.

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They wanted a chilled out BBQ, but something a bit fancier and tastier than a burger. They found Dan’s American Kitchen “OMG that man does some good pulled pork”. They also loved the ‘feast style’ serving yourself thing. Dan’s an ex-pastry chef so made their favourite desert, profiteroles, including gluten free ones for El.

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Rye’s a mechanic and loves old american cars, it was the one thing he wanted on the wedding day, so they got the 1971 Corvette Stingray from Thunder Road. El’s always been a bit hippyish and thought the orange camper was very her. They had them as our cake toppers to symbolise each of them!

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Their delicious cake was by Mad Cakes. El put a silver decoration on from her grandparents’ wedding cake on as they couldn’t make the journey to the wedding and they cut the cake with her great-grans cake knife as she passed away last year.

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For music, they had Ben from Those Amazing DJ’s. Their requirements were no YMCA. They had an awesome first dance to  ‘You’re in Love with a Psycho’ and the final song of the night was ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’.

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Thank you El and Ryan for choosing me as your photographer for your amazing wedding; it was incredible!

If you are looking for a wedding photographer in Devon or Cornwall, then please check out my portfolio or get in touch! As always, please feel free to share or leave a comment below.

Holly xx

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North Devon Wedding Photography at The Milky Way – DIY Film Themed Decorations and Dodgems!

This was my last full-day wedding of 2018. I had been eagerly looking forward to Abbie and Brock’s wedding since I received their first email telling me about their plans! Most notably, they told me that there would be dodgems, and they also intended to do their first dance on the track. It sounded amazing and I couldn’t wait to get photos of the dance and guests having fun in the cars!

The day was even better than I had hoped. The dodgems were indeed fantastic but there were so many personal touches to the day that made Abbie and Brock’s wedding extra special. The decorations, table plan, lighting, flowers, cake and photo-booth were all painstakingly made and provided by Abbie, Brock, their family and their friends. This wedding was very true to them, with so many touches and decorations celebrating their mutual love of films, and it meant that the whole day felt very personal to this amazing couple.

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Abbie’s hair was styled by Rebecca Wannell, who also did her makeup.

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Abbie was the first person to buy her design of dress by Stella York , which meant that they named the dress “Abbie” after her! She bought it from Love Bridal in Crystal Palace.

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Brock’s mum Amanda provided the flowers for their wedding. She picked them from her own garden but she also makes and provided her own felt flowers for the buttonholes! These were put together by Amanda, with the help of Abbie and her bridesmaids.

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Abbie’s dad gave her away at the bottom of the aisle so she and Brock could walk down together, to music from Lord of the Rings!

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Abbie and Brock chose a humanist ceremony for their wedding and it was officiated by celebrant Angie of One Love Ceremonies. Angie helped to make the ceremony incredibly unique to them, full of humour, love and… drams of whiskey!

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In non-church ceremonies, I always miss the singing! I was delighted that Abbie and Brock included singing in their ceremony by having everyone sing songs by The Monkees and The Beach Boys, accompanied by their friend on guitar. It was awesome!

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The bridesmaids’ dresses were bought from Mix Bridal, which allowed for different sizes and designs to fit the wintry colour scheme.

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The Moon photobooth was designed and made by Brock, his Dad, and a groomsmen!

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These decorations are just brilliant and they are a testament to the creativity behind this amazing wedding.

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The cakes were a collaborative effort by friends and family. The fruit cake was made by Abbie’s mum Julie, the gluten-free elderflower and lemon drizzle cake was made by Brock’s mum and the carrot cake by their friend Hattie. They also had a ‘cheese’ cake from The Bath Soft Cheese Company!

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Brock’s sister Amoria was responsible for the choreography for his and Abbie’s first dance. She had to teach them to dance first though – and they started learning months beforehand! The song choice was very easy though and again spoke of their love of films; “You’ve got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story.

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