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Sarah & Jonathan’s Marquee Wedding in Devon

A really chilled out wedding (I keep getting these :-)) for a Devon Wedding Photographers today in sunny Payhembury and Ottery St Mary.

I started the day at Sarah’s parents house where Sarah and her bridesmaids were busy getting themselves ready for the wedding ceremony. The reception was also taking place here later in the day and a huge marquee had been erected in the beautiful gardens.

The ceremony took place at Payhembury Church, which happens to be the same church that Sarah’s parents got married in too – a very special ceremony in front of 65 close friends and family. I’ve been fortunate to do a few weddings for this group of friends and knew to expect some antics when Sarah & Jonathan left the church. As expected there was a Guard of Honour (well sort of) but not of swords, more like old car parts and exhaust pipes hanging off poles (Sarah & Jonathan are both in the motor trade)!!

After the formal photographs and a little trip into the pub for a pint, we headed back to the farm for the reception. While the guests enjoyed the hospitality laid on, we went across the fields to a favourite spot of the couple to get some portrait photographs. Back at the reception the party was in full swing, everything looked amazing. About 300 metres of bunting had been hand made, loads of sweet peas carefully reared in the months leading upto the wedding, even the cake was a real collaboration, made by Sarah & Jonathan and decorated by Sheila & Lauren.

The guests were treated to a fabulous buffet wedding breakfast – it really was very good! Later in the day more guests arrived swelling the numbers to 150. A cream tea was served with vintage cups and saucers that had been collected from charity shops across the West Country. During the evening there was a pig roast which was home reared at Jonathan’s parents farm. Dancing took place well into the small hours on the huge dance floor and I’m pretty sure everyone had a great time!

Here are a few from the day:

 

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Victoria & Chris at Halswell House Weddings

Another fabulous wedding for me at Halswell House! Not that I’m complaining, because it is always a pleasure to be there and such a great venue to hold a wedding. Unusually for me, this wedding took place on a Tuesday which was a refreshing change. The fact that it wasn’t a Saturday somehow made the day feel more relaxed and chilled out, although I have a feeling that is more to do with Victoria & Chris’s planning!

A beautiful sunny (but breezy) day welcomed Victoria & Chris’s guests to Somerset – a fine day for a wedding! The girls were getting ready in the Reed Room which is a lovely room with loads of light streaming in, perfect for the bridal preps. Victoria looked stunning in her Justin Alexander wedding gown!

The ceremony took place in the beautiful Blue Ballroom, which is a magnificent room to hold a wedding. From a photographers point of view, it’s also a great place to photograph the wedding as the natural light streams in through 3 huge windows – oh, and the local registrars are very relaxed about photography!

After the ceremony Victoria and Chris led their guests outside for drinks and canape’s – it was quite windy, but the sunshine made it feel very summery. We completed all of the photographs in plenty of time allowing the guests to relax and enjoy the afternoon. The guests were called to the dining room all set out in its splendour. Victoria chose a very summery theme for the reception, with lovely colourful summer flowers and table decorations, it really did look (and smell) wonderful!

Victoria & Chris are on Honeymoon in Italy and plan to visit Rome, Florence and Lake Maggiore. I hope they save some time for relaxation!

Here are a few photographs from the day…

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Samantha & Daniel – Blessed Sacrament, Exeter & Marquee

Wedding Photographers Exeter – I arrived to find a very efficient production line of hair and make-up artist busily preparing Sam and her bridal party for the wedding. The wedding ceremony itself took place at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Heavitree, Exeter. I’d driven past here on this busy road many times before and had never even realised it was there!

The church was lovely and light inside and we had a very accommodating Father who was more than happy for photography of the ceremony. Daniel arrived with his entourage of groomsman we managed to get a few photos before they had to take their places.  Sam arrived and looked fabulous, unfortunately as she did, so did the rain!

After the ceremony we quickly headed off to Daniel’s parents home where the reception was taking place in a marquee high above Exeter with stunning views. The rain sadly followed us, so we decided to do all the formal photographs later in the hope that it would clear up – it did! I don’t think they were too bothered really, Daniel wasn’t that keen on photo’s and I noticed several kegs of ale and a well stocked bar that needed attending to. The couple and their guests were treated to a superb reception catered by a family friend, the desserts were to die for!

After the reception and speeches we headed down to the gardens for photographs, the rain just about held off and I managed to get some lovely portraits of Sam & Daniel. We returned to the marquee for the first dance, thereafter the guests were entertained until the small hours by a live band.

Here are a few from the day…

 

If you were a guest at the wedding and would like to see the complete gallery with all the photographs, they are available by clicking ‘Client Galleries’ at the top of this screen. You will need to use the passcode given to you by the couple.

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