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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 🙂
As a Torquay Wedding Photographer, I was at the Imperial Hotel‘s wedding fayre in September and had an impromptu photoshoot with Hannah Taylor and her gorgeous luxury gold venue styling. We got published on Wed Magazines blog!
Hannah used rich reds and decadent golds to create a warm and elegant colour scheme. Finished off with a gorgeously decorated cake, vibrant bouquets and delicate details such as on-trend patterned textiles and beautifully designed stationery.
With thanks to Hannah Taylor Wedding Stylist for her beautiful styling. Daisy Molly and Me for providing the lovely cake. The Bridal Box for lending us their model and dress! I heartily recommend these wonderful wedding suppliers, so if you’re planning your wedding need your dress, venue styling or cake, contact these lovely ladies.
I couldn’t resist taking some photos of Daisy Molly and Me‘s wonderful table set up, so much attention to detail. Aren’t her cakes absolutely delightful?
Some kind words from Em & Joe who’s wedding I photographed at The Imperial in June 2015:
“Holly is an absolutely fabulous photographer, who blended into our wedding day perfectly. She captured numerous stunning candid moments from our day, which is exactly what we wanted, along with beautiful formal images. We would recommend her wholeheartedly (and have) to anyone who will listen. She is just an incredible and a passionate artist, who can bring light and colour which is invisible to the rest of us. Plus she can makes everyone stunning!
Her images are so fresh, beautiful, bright and colourful on her website. Every wedding party looks stunning, and you think “We want to look that beautiful too, damnit!” but of course, you worry – as everyone does – that she won’t be able to do it for you… Then you meet her, and her quiet confidence communicates “Trust me, I can” and you do… and she does!”
This wedding was SO MUCH FUN.
The photos reflect what a wonderful and entertaining wedding day Charlotte and Tim created. They capture how close and important their family and friends are. It was a joy to see and document.
I also had the pleasure of creating a beautiful album for them too, with a gorgeous pink cover to match!
I adore the reactions from Charlottes brother and partner when they see her for the first time.
Charlottes beautiful wedding dress, the bridesmaids dresses and suits were from the amazing Serenity, a bridal boutique in Newton Abbot.
The Imperial Hotel supplied the gorgeous pink chair covers and flowers.
Their daughter and flower girl was so excited to go down the aisle that she ran in!
Torbay Displays provided the wonderful decorations which lit up the room.
This amazing cake decorated with roses was made by Charlotte’s Aunty!
Charlotte and Tim had A Wizard Called Ozz go round during the wedding breakfast to entertain their friends and family. It was so much fun to capture everyones reactions!
But the entertainment didn’t end with a magician. There was also The Best Singing Waiters! They burst into song and bought the room alive with napkin waving, dancing and antics.
Local band Harbour played an amazing set.
Thank you for taking your time to look, I hope you enjoyed it!
If you’re looking for a documentary wedding photographer in Torbay, Devon, I’d love to hear from you, get in touch here.
The second ever email I received from Em was filled with pictures about their dream wedding; Em’s dress and shoes, the suits, the venue, flowers, table decorations and a bit about them. I just knew I had to be their photographer!
We hit it off over a hot drink when they visited from Bedford and as well as meeting them, I met Em’s lovely parents too, who have a gallery in Cockington Village and who, on the day, were wonderful and kind, and sent me home with a box of their fudge <3
Em and Joe’s love and happiness just radiate from these photos, I’m so proud to have been their photographer.Em’s beautiful Pronovias dress, which she amazingly found on eBay for a slice of the £2200 price tag, hangs with her Vivienne Westwood Ladydragon shoes and gypsophila bouquet by Alison Potts. The emerald green bridesmaids dresses are John Lewis on awesome hangers made by Em’s sister and bridesmaid, Becci.
Hair and make up was provided by the lovely ladies at Neveah Nails and Beauty in Torquay.
I love this photo of Em’s parents, the way Derek looks at Lyn.And Em’s lovely grandparents, Jenny and Charlie.
Hold My Hand – Jess Glynn played as they walked down the aisle.
Em surprised Joe and his Dad, Dennis, with You’ll Never Walk Alone – Robson and Jerome as they signed the register!
Claire’s Cakes, Babbacombe, created this masterpiece of a cake with handmade sequins. I was also kindly provided with a gluten free cupcake with matching decor, thoughtful and delicious!
The wooden hearts were signed by everyone and slotted in the frame made by Apex Laser Craft, Torquay. An awesome take on the traditional guestbook.
I sat on the best table ever with these hilarious folk!
I couldn’t decide between colour, showing off the beautiful skylight, or the drama of the black and white, so here’s both!
Before the wedding, I came to the Imperial to scout out locations and sent Em a picture of this wall titled ‘I like this wall’. I’m so pleased we used it for some photos!
Doesn’t Em have the most beautiful eyes?!
Lyn and Dereks amazing fudge from The Old Granary, Cockington Gallery.Em and Joe danced their first dance to The One – Kodaline. Music and lights provided by the fab DJ Pepps Entertainment.
Em and Dereks father-daughter dance to My Girl – The Temptations was so fun and heartwarming!
For the reception, Em rocked a beautiful Vera Wang dress, with a lace added by Seams Perfect, Torquay.
You know it’s going to be a good one when the DJ plays the Macarena.And then The Time Warp!
I hope you enjoyed! If you’re looking for a wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you.