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I first met Caroline and Dale at Em and Joe‘s wedding, which I photographed in 2015. I remembered them as a lovely, fun couple (especially on the dance-floor) so I was absolutely thrilled when I was given the opportunity to photograph their wedding.
It proved to be very true to them; great fun, with their friends and family central to the day. It began at their home with Caroline’s immediate family, bridesmaids and close friends, before driving to All Saints Church for a beautiful church service. Then we all moved to Bickley Mill for the reception. Anyone who has read my blog before may know that I love Bickley Mill, and its neutral interior really allows couples to make it their own. Caroline and Dale decorated it with amazing autumnal flowers and decorations that meant something to them, so it was not only beautiful but it was personal to them, too.
As a documentary photographer, I aim to capture emotions as well as people. It makes my job all the more enjoyable when I attend weddings where everyone is so natural and close with one another. Caroline and Dale said that they are not showy people but I think that this makes for the best photography. Their love for one another, their family and their friends was evident in so many natural moments (and I could not possibly fit them all in this post) that I would not have had them be more “showy” for the world!
Caroline’s make-up was by Polished, a recommendation from her cousin. The effect was stunning but natural; people commented on the day that she looked like the best version of herself; I’d have to agree!
Vita from Flower La Vita was the first person to make Caroline cry when she arrived with the flowers!
Caroline’s wedding dress was from The Bridal Box in Torquay. She tried one dress (hated it) tried a second and loved it! Her mum burst into tears when she saw her, so she knew that this had to be the one. The Bridesmaids’ dresses were from Janes in Torquay.
Vicki from Vanity Fayre has been Caroline’s hairdresser since she was six. Even before their engagement, she started asking Caroline about what hair she would like on her wedding day!
Flower La Vita provided Caroline’s stunning bouquet, as well as the centrepieces and buttonholes. The inspiration came from Dale’s autumn proposal to Caroline in Cockington, which must have looked beautiful! Caroline’s favourite colour is orange as well, so the result was a gorgeously warm autumnal arrangement. Caroline told me that Vita of Flower la Vita was exceptionally accommodating in creating her perfect bouquet.
The rustic place holders and table numbers were made by Dale from an old Christmas tree.
The wedding favours, traditional sugared almonds from Gibraltar, were courtesy of Favours for You.
Dale’s mum made their wonderful cake. The warm colours of the fruits went perfectly with the autumnal colour scheme.
The DJ was from Bespoke Disco, who played “It Must be Love” by Madness for Caroline and Dale’s first dance. And there was further “madness” on the dance-floor shortly afterwards!
There was some really great dancing at this one! Thank you Caroline and Dale for allowing me to share in your fantastic wedding; it really was a pleasure!
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From the moment I arrived to St Josephs Church in Newton Abbot, where Marie & Philip had their beautiful ceremony, I knew it was going to be a special day. The church was bright & beautiful, and everyone was so happy & friendly!
Marie arrived in style in the 1952 ALVIS TA21 from Torbay Wedding Car Club. She was the smiliest & most beautiful bride in her dress from Angel Face, Newton Abbot with the biggest bouquet I have ever seen. All of Marie’s beautiful flowers were made by a friend, Christine and combined Roses, Lisianthus, Gypsophila and touches of gold, perfectly complimenting the bridesmaids in their purple dresses from Debenhams.
Marie & Philip, from the day you booked me it has been so lovely to know and work with you, your happiness is contagious!
They had a cosy reception at Dainton Park Golf Club, decorated with lovely autumnal touches. The table names were all places that meant something to Marie & Philip, Brooklyn Bridge being where they got engaged! The wooden place names, which I love so much, are from VM Bespoke and the favours are bottles of homemade cassis.This amazing cake, with mini Marie & Philip, is by Crafty Cakes in Exeter and their lovely autumnal seating plan is by Swoon at the Moon.If you need wedding photography in Newton Abbot, Devon, don’t hesitate to get in touch to see if your date is available & I’d love to hear from you about your day!
I am so excited to share this beautiful pastel wedding that took place in Cornwall at the beautiful St Just in Roseland’s Church, and The Vean in Caerhays Estate. From the moment Natasha got in touch, I couldn’t wait to be their photographer, and I was excited to realise that I knew Jacobs family from school over 10 years ago!
Natasha & Jacob met at work as Veterinary Nurses and they absolutely love animals, bringing their two Dalmatian cross Collie dogs to the church and featuring them and their cat on their amazing wedding cake made by Jacobs mum!
This wedding is wonderfully inspirational with it’s rustic pastel theme and DIY touches. I hope you enjoy!
The flowers were done by Wendy Sylvester Sliwinski a local friend from Loddiswell. She created all the button holes, bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, flower girl bouquets and flower wreaths. Wendy also filled all the wedding centrepiece jugs, milk churns and pedestals with beautiful pastel coloured flowers and wild flowers.Natasha’s half up half down curled hair style and natural make up was done by Jennifer Hill. Jennifer also did the bridesmaids hair and they all did each others make up. The bridesmaids beautiful blue dresses were from ASOS.Natasha’s beautiful wedding dress is by Benjamin Roberts, bought from Truly Delightful, a bridal boutique, Totnes, with a two tiered veil scattered with subtle diamantes. Bridal shoes were Pink Paradox London in Bon Bon ivory lace bought online from Debenhams. Natasha wore an Ernest Jones necklace with diamonds and sapphires to match her engagement ring.Their two Dalmatian x Border collies, Jasper and Marley, joined them after the ceremony for photos outside of the church, it was important that their boys were there and they both had matching pastel blue collars, leads and bow ties to continue the colour theme.Natasha hand dried all the confetti out of homegrown rose petals and these were placed into brown pastel coloured cones for the guests to throw as they left the church.Their reception took place in a marquee at The Vean, decorated with hanging lanterns in white, light blue and pale pink and pastel coloured bunting, handmade by Natasha’s mum. The table centre pieces were log rings cut by Jacob, pastel blue jugs filled with flowers, vintage teacups collected from markets, ebay and car boot sales, with homemade pastel coloured candles in each. Natasha & Jacob love the outdoors so the tables were named after local beaches, painted onto a pebble, the top table being Crantock Beach where Jacob proposed on New Years Eve 2014.They had a vintage afternoon tea style wedding breakfast with scones and jam, lemon drizzle cakes and chocolate brownies and more. In the evening there was a crepe stand, serving savoury and sweet crepes. All the catering was provided by Pencoose Pantry, a family run business.Their 3 tiered pastel pink, blue and yellow wedding cake was made by Jacob’s mum, and featured them on top, along with all their animals and two Dalmatians hiding in various places. So fantastic!DJ for the evening reception was www.johngreendynamicentertainments.co.uk who did a great job getting everyone dancing all evening. Their beautiful first dance was to “The One by Kodaline” which also features on their wedding video made by family friend Rob Amey, click here to see it!If you need a documentary wedding photographer in Cornwall, I’d be delighted to travel. Get in touch & tell me all about your wedding!
Karl and Monika became husband and wife at the stunning Blessed Sacrament Church, Exeter. They were surround by their closest family and friends as they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony. The celebrations took place at The Lord Haldon Hotel, Exeter, which was beautifully decorate by my favourite ladies at Hollyhocks Florists.
It was a pleasure to spend the day with Karl, Monika & Olivia and create these photos!
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.
Their order of services were made by Jess’s Aunty and Cousin.The lads looked smashing in their navy blue suits by Peter Posh from Angel Face, Newton Abbot. Terri-Kate Lee sang beautifully as Jess walked down the aisle, and again during the register signing.Jess 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.This amazing snowman and holly cake was made by Jess’s twin sister Rachel.The lovely room decorations were done by Jess, family and friends.The bridesmaids midnight blue dresses are by by Dessy Dresses from Brides at Waterfields, Torquay. Chocolate Tiers South West supplied their much enjoyed Chocolate Fountain.Hope 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 🙂
It was wonderful to photograph Susannah and Andrei’s wedding at Abode Exeter (who have used these photos in their brochure!) and blessing at Exeter Cathedral, surrounded by their friends and family from across the world who came to share this beautiful day with them.
Susannah walked by Andrei’s desk in Bucharest 18 months before they were introduced by friends in Barcelona and he poured a bottle of beer on her, accidentally of course. They were meant to be!
These awesome green sashes are from Cover Cupboard, Exeter.The day before Susannah and Andrei’s July wedding, the weather was awful. It rained heavily, nonstop. But when their day came it was blue skies and sunshine 🙂
Susannah arrived in this amazing 1930’s ‘Great Gatsby’ Convertible from Hollywood Limos & Classic Cars.
I’m not sure what they were laughing at, I’m just glad I caught it on camera! ^
Susannah’s beautiful bouquet was created by Trugs the Florist, Exeter. Hair design by Angela Ashley at THD Hair & Beauty and Susannah did her own makeup, which I think you’ll agree compliments her natural beauty.
Susannah wore a Maggie Sottero dress from Pirouette Bridal, Exeter.
Andrei and Susannah had a beautiful blessing in Exeter Cathedral.
I concealed lots of scaffolding on the left with things in the foreground and shallow depth of field. I love how these have come out!
Hiding the scaffolding behind this beautiful gold gate in the foreground! ^
This is my favourite group portrait ever.
Andrei with his lovely groomsmen in suits from Moss Bros.
Abode Exeter’s Clarence Room is the perfect setting for a wedding breakfast with Michael Caine catering.This lovely cake is from Marks & Spencer with flower topper from Trugs the Florist.
I loved this wedding so much I had a sample album made, check it out! A 40 paged album is now included in my wedding packages:
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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!
The gorgeous, natural makeup was done by Alexandria Bates.
Jodie Lywood did an amazing job on the all the ladies hair! We had our engagement session at Cockington too! So I took the opportunity to try something I’ve always wanted to try, special thanks to Gemma and Jason for going with the flow with me on this. I’m so happy with the result! It was a photographers dream to walk into such a beautifully decorated room!
This lovely cat turned up during the reception. Jason is a very groovy dancer.
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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)