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Chelsie and Jose non-traditional, 1920s styled wedding was a blast to photograph! The whole wedding took place in one stunning venue, Worden House, where they stayed for the whole weekend. This meant that both Jose and Chelsie could spend time with their siblings, parents and nieces in a close, intimate environment; something that held additional significance for Jose, whose family had traveled from Spain.
This was a wedding filled with so much laughter and happiness. Jose and Chelsie believed that the 1920s dress code would help people relax and let their hair down, which it certainly did. I also think that the joy of the day had a lot to do with this amazing couple and the personality that they and their families imparted into the day. Thank you both for continuing to make mine the best job in the world!
Chelsie’s hair was styled by Charlotte from Floc in Kingsbridge and her makeup was by Melissa Rowden. Both suited the 20’s theme perfectly and Chelsie was very pleased with the natural look.
Chelsie’s adorable nieces looked the part in their beautiful flower-girl dress from Monsoon.
The bridesmaid dressed were from Boohoo and fitted the 20s theme to a T! The wedding was made possible with support and help from their families, and a special mention should go to a very organised maid of honour; Chelsie’s sister. Sigourney took on the role of wedding planner, travel agent for the stag- and hen dos, and chef!
Jose did not understand the word “wedded” during the vows. I am sure he does by now! Chelsie also made a mistake during her vows, but as she was not speaking in her second language, has much less of an excuse! The ceremony was so full of joy and was a real pleasure to photograph.
The theme for a 1920’s wedding came about when Chelsie was dress shopping at Luna Daisy in Totnes. Janet asked to see her engagement ring, a beautiful 1920’s art-deco band (wonderfully chosen by Jose) and knew she had the perfect dress to go with it. With her beautiful dress chosen, everything else followed!
With the help of family, Chelsie did all the places names and decorations, both for this room, and the onsite barn where the evening reception took place. I love the black and gold art deco styling!
Konra’di Cakes were to thank for Chelsie’ and Jose’s masterful art-deco cake.
Worden House was a fantastic venue. I love weddings that are contained in one amazing house, where all the guests can completely relax and be themselves. This leads on to plenty of great, natural moments which I love capturing.
I loved Lisa and Brett’s wedding. They had a relaxed and fun approach to their special day, which I think always leads to the best photos of both the happy couple and their guests. Yet it was also a wedding of love and feeling, with both Lisa and Brett getting teary-eyed during the speeches. I think their 6-month-old son Ashley cried less than them!
The venue was Dartmouth Royal Naval College; a stunning building overlooking the town and waterfront with a beautiful onsite chapel for the ceremony. Dartmouth is my old home-town, so it was great shooting a wedding that contained some old faces (more about that below!) in a nostalgic, beautiful setting.
This was the first time that I met Ashley and oh, how cute is he? Lisa was pregnant with him at Jamie and Mark‘s wedding last year, so it was amazing to finally meet him, he absolutely loves the camera!
Lisa’s stunning wedding dress and shoes are from The Bridal Box and the lovely blue bridesmaids dresses are from Asos.
Lisa’s hair was beautifully styled by her friend, Tilly Rogers.
The Lisa’s dad drove her to the Naval College in his Hilman Minx, and the bridesmaids were driven in his friends cars.
These stunning bouquets were from The Flower Studio, Brixham.
The Naval College is a truly beautiful place, and so didn’t need much in the way of decorating. Lisa sourced everything from eBay and Amazon, and also made her own table plan, using Pinterest for inspiration.
Brett’s wonderful proposal to Lisa took the form of a message in the sand, so the tables were named after local beaches. I loved their idea for having scratchcards as wedding favours, a couple of guests won a few quid!
Lisa’s brother Dean was my favourite Media Studies teacher when I did my A Levels at KEVICC! It was lovely to see him and his wife Lucy, who was not only a bridesmaid but sung beautifully at the evening reception too! She performed with Aaron Standon, followed by Michael Collings and Jay Carter.
Lisa wanted a mostly plain cake with a little something, and Brett likes marvel, so they had Spider-Man on the back, inspired by Pinterest and made by Konradi Cakes.
Hannah had been robbed of catching the bouquet a few times at previous weddings, most hilariously at Jamie & Marks, but not this day and she has since become engaged!
I absolutely love my job! The more weddings I do, the more often I see familiar faces, and past and future couples. Lauren and Dan are one of my couples and were on great form as usual. They say they don’t like posing for photos but I think these are superb!
Danielle & Sam had their official wedding in Kos, and celebrated with their family & friends at a beautiful reception in Dartmouth at the Flavel Centre.
I went to the same school as Danielle, Sam and their siblings, and I photographed Sam’s brother Jacob’s wedding last year, so it was lovely to reconnect with everyone again!
Before the reception we met up at Blackpool Sands for portraits in the glow of the evening sun. They arrived in this lovely wedding car, owned by Sam’s father.
Danielle did her own makeup, and hers & her bridesmaids beautiful hair was by Hayley at Inspire.
Her beautiful wedding dress was from Browns of Totnes. Having a tight budget, the sample dresses were a massive help.
Danielle bought the bridesmaids dresses from ASOS. They were in the sale at such a good price that she bought them before asking the girls to be her ‘maids!
The men looked dapper in their suits from Next, going for just a waistcoat to keep cool for the ceremony in Kos.
The beautiful bouquets and buttonholes were by Sam’s talented mum Tracey who was also a massive help throughout the planning!
They loved having their reception at the Flavel, it had a great atmosphere and the staff were very helpful! The Cava for the welcome drink was from LIDL and all buffet food from Iceland.
Their cake was by Danielle’s sister Liana (Perrins Kitchen). The topper was a tribute to Sam’s obsession with Transformers! They had 3 different flavours – chocolate fudge, lemon and Victoria sponge and they all tasted amazing!
The balloons were by another of Danielle’s sisters, Kim (Kimberley’s Kreations) who spent hours in the morning getting the venue ready and they were so pleased with how they turned out! The balloon arch and the love hoops were amazing!
Danielle decorated the sweetie jars and got the sweets from bookers! All the jars and hessian bottles were made Danielle and Sam! Sam spray painted big coffee jars and his Brother Jacob arranged flowers in them from Lidl!
Danielle added some little hearts and mini envelopes to a scrap book for their guest book and got some little photos printed and hung them with little pegs across a mini hamper for their card box!
This awesome DJ set up is DJ Services Cornwall who is also a friend of Sams from work.
“We highly recommend Holly as a photographer! You barely know she’s there but she still manages to catch the most amazing natural shots! Shes so easy to work with and the quality of the photos are fabulous! We received our USB stick in a gorgeous box which had stunning attention to detail! We are so happy with everything she has done!”
I’m so excited to share with you Rachel & Lisa’s wedding on Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth. A stunning beach wedding with Bird of Paradise flowers, homemade decorations, steel pan music, hawaiian shirts, limbo and more.
I met Rachel & Lisa about 3 weeks before their wedding. Having been let down by their original photographer, I was absolutely thrilled to step in and photograph this amazing couple and their 2 part wedding, and they sure know how to plan an amazing day which you’re about to see!
It poured with rain the previous day which was their official ceremony at Cockington Court. We were all wishing for great weather and we were not disappointed! It was so warm and sunny, perfect for their Caribbean theme!
I enjoyed every minute of this day, and the portraits we did on the beach are some of my favourites from 2016. Thank you Rachel & Lisa for having me photograph your amazing Blackpool Sands Wedding!
The lovely sparkly blue bridesmaid dresses are from Debenhams and Rachels shoes are from Seasalt in Dartmouth.
Their gorgeous hair was done by friend, Rachael Milner. All these amazing decorations were self made, and the arch was made by a friend, Sarah Brooks. The order of service was made by Rachel’s brother Ian, who also conducted the ceremony.Rachel & Lisa had Steel Strum play for the ceremony and drinks reception.For favours they had a personalised stick of rocks from The Rock Company, custom bottle openers and they made the awesome place names (I still have mine on my shelf!)This beautiful seaside themed Cake was made by Rachel’s mum and sister in law, Lucy.The evenings music was provided by DJ Northey, and the dance floor was buzzing!
It was great to return to Dartmouth for Carmen and Andy’s beautiful winter wedding. It was the most glorious December day, with warm sunshine and frost underfoot which made for the most gorgeous photos.Carmen was awesome and hung her beautiful dress on a tree at the top of an icy slope…Everything went better than expected!The amazing Jodie Lywood, who I’ve been luck enough to work with before at this wedding, did Carmen’s beautiful plaited updo.The flawless make up was done by Melissa at Touch of Beauty.These moments!I get to work with the coolest couples!If you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Devon, get in touch!
Ali and Richards wedding at St Petrox Church Dartmouth, was the first wedding I ever professionally photographed. I love looking back and seeing where it all began, these are still some of my favourite photos!
The love and happiness captured in these photos is why I love being a wedding photographer. To be able to preserve these special moments for all of time is truly special.
There was a constant worry that rain would descend, but when we left St Petrox Church after the ceremony, the sun was glorious. This portrait of Ali is one of my all time favourite wedding photos.
I have since had the joy of photographing their baby daughters portrait, twice. Isn’t she beautiful?
“Holly took our Wedding photos in September 2011 and we couldn’t have been happier with the quality and her professional approach. Holly has since taken pictures of our children and I simply loved them!!”
– Ali and Rich, Dartmouth (Wedding & Child Portrait Photography Session)