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I am so excited to share this gorgeous wedding! The Great Barn Devon is a venue I’ve longed to be a wedding photographer at, and it was amazing! Absolutely stunning buildings and grounds, and the owner John made everything run so smoothly and lit the reception to perfection.
The day was filled with laughter, great food, live music, and gin! The favours were gin, the table plan and table names were gin bottles, and there were more gin bottles hanging from the ceiling. I’m sure you can tell, Victoria and Adam love a bit of gin, and I love it when couples add personal touches like these! (I also love gin)
Orders of Service, invites, table numbers and place names were from Oyster and Pearl Design.
Victoria’s stunning dress is by Caroline Castigliano, shoes by Emmy and gorgeous subtle green bridesmaids dresses from Pirouette, Exeter. The blue and white flowers were by Sarah Pepper. Victoria thought the pop of the cobalt blue hydrangeas would work well in the church and barn. They also looked lovely with the green bridesmaids dresses, the foliage in the bouquet bringing it all together. Victoria’s hair and make up were beautifully done by Nicola Pettitt.
Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll led the wedding party from the church and played during the drinks reception. They were amazing to hear and photographing the whole wedding party walk/dance from the church to the barn was so different and a lot of fun!
Sarah Pepper also provided the confetti. They had rose petals with herbs, it smelt gorgeous when they walked through into the walled garden.
As gin lovers, Victoria and Adam chose this as their decoration theme, and everyone was roped into collecting bottles. Adam’s wonderful step dad Alan brilliantly put together this table plan. He also made the Church and V&A signs, and the corks to hold up with menus – little touches Victoria wanted to incorporate into the day that he made happen.
This lovely, delicious cake was by Claire Makes Cakes. Victoria and Adam wanted something quite simple that also went with the colour theme. Claire was great at translating their ideas into a design, and the whole lot got eaten on the day!
The band Chelsea Swagger were amazing! They kept Adams 89 year old Gran on the dance floor until the end of the night!
I have so much love for this wedding! Sarah and Nick wanted a very relaxed, friendly and informal vibe to their wedding weekend and they absolutely nailed it. They wanted to get married in Devon as it’s here they’ve built their life together, and with most of their family and friends travelling to be there, they chose Huntsham Court, a country house that could sleep most of their guests, and knowing how quickly the day does, they booked it for 2 days to extend the celebrations.
At Huntsham Court, they could do whatever they wanted, and in bring all their own suppliers, making everything very personal to them. They first met whilst on a charity bike ride around Zanzibar in 2013 so this was the theme for their table plan, menu cards and invites which were designed by a friend, and they had home made touches for the decorations.
This was such a wonderful wedding to be a part of, everyone had an amazing time together and it’s documenting days like these that make me so grateful that this is my job!
Sarah’s hair was by Sarah Bainborough and her makeup by friend and MUA Sarah Vigor.Sarah & her bridesmaids shoes were from Debenhams, and for the evening, Sarah switched to a sparkly pair of Converse. The lovely navy bridesmaids dresses were from Amazon and Sarah got her beautiful dress from Prudence Gowns, Exeter.Harbottle & Jonas performed for the ceremony and drinks reception.Nick’s suit was from Next, the ties from M&S and waistcoats Dobell.All the beautiful flowers were by Earth Gallery Flowers.For the place names, they picked bay leaves and camellia leaves from their garden at home and Nicks mum wrote the names on with a white marker. They draped the gold candelabras in Ivy which they also brought from home. Around the room were gold word balloons from ebay. Sarah bought freestanding wooden table numbers and sprayed them gold and also made the blue bunting in the bar at a WI meeting.Their cheese cake was from West Country Cheese, and Sarah’s dad make the stand from a tree in the woods at home. Nick’s mum made jars of chutney and Sarah made jars of plum jam (from their tree at home) and put a jar of each in welcome packs in all the bedrooms.Blue Lion Band performed for their evening reception.I’m not sure what I was expecting when Nick asked me to photograph ‘fire ear’, but it was exactly as it sounded!The catering and food van was by Fego Food Co. who did an amazing job!
Jamie & Mark got married last July at the beautiful Deer Park Country House Hotel. Despite the drizzle, they had their ceremony outside at the lovely little summerhouse. Once the rain cleared up it was gloriously sunny, and most of the day was enjoyed in the stunning grounds at Deer Park, with the wedding breakfast in the newly build orangery.
There were lots of lovely homemade touches with Jamie’s mum making the bunting and arranging the flowers from Peamore Flora, and Marks aunty making all the cakes. The wedding breakfast had a coffee theme inspired by Mark’s business; the seating plan with coffee beans and coffee names was put together by Jamie’s dad and sister, and the flowers on the table were in cafetieres.
This was such a fun and relaxed wedding to photograph, thanks again Jamie & Mark for having me as your photographer!
The lovely ladies at Changing Faces did Jamie’s hair and makeup and her stunning wedding dress is from Prudence Gowns. The bridesmaids navy blue dresses were from ASOS and the mens suits from Next.I’ll be photographing this lovely couples wedding in June! I can’t wait!^^The excellent Chris Thomas performed after the wedding breakfast while everyone chilled outside.Evening food was fresh pizza straight out of the pizza oven! I tried an apple, cinnamon and clotted cream one which was delicious and I’ve since made it at home!Dirty Strings performed for Jamie & Marks first dance and through the evening reception.If you need documentary wedding photography in Exeter, I’d love to hear from you & chat about your day!
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’m so lucky to work in the wedding industry alongside talented suppliers and beautiful venues.
This styled wedding photoshoot took place at Rockbeare Manor, Exeter. A country house built in 1760, which has recently been transformed into a beautiful, contemporary venue, without losing it’s past charm. From the moment I saw it online, I knew I needed to photograph here, and I was not disappointed. It’s charming, light and stylish – a perfect wedding venue.
This shoot was featured in a Devon Wedding Magazine, check it out:
Hannah Taylor – Wedding Stylist took theatrical inspiration from Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – Alice in Wonderland with a touch of Vintage Afternoon Tea & Garden Party to create a traditional period country style to compliment the manor, with an eccentric touch for a truly unique and memorable wedding.
Her decoration features homegrown garden flowers, vintage tablecloths, lace, vases & crockery with eccentric hand made hat’s finished in old period papers to add to the theatrical look.
This amazing cake is by Daisy, Molly and Me. I am always blown away by her creations!
I hope you enjoyed looking and got some inspiration for your wedding, I can highly recommend every supplier involved!
If you’re getting married and looking for beautiful documentary photography, I would love to hear from you, get in touch, dates for next year are booking up fast!
Thanks for looking, Holly x
Recently ABode Exeter held a wedding open day showcasing their preferred suppliers, myself included! There was a fashion show by Pirouette Bridal, Exeter and I couldn’t resist photographing all those beautiful dresses from designers LouLou, Maggie Sottero, Sottero and Midgley and Yolancris.
The models beautiful hair was done by db.comb and the stunning bouquets were provided by Trugs the Florist, Exeter, who I worked with earlier this year for Susannah and Andrei’s wedding at Abode Exeter.
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:
Get in touch if you’d like to book me for your wedding day!