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Denise & Ian’s wedding at Stoodleigh Court

Stoodleigh Court Wedding Photos

A nice small wedding of 45 close friends and family today at Stoodleigh Court, and a short one too! Ian & Dee both live in Berkshire but Ian’s parents live locally, so the venue was a natural choice for them. I arrived just before the ceremony at 4pm which is a unusually late start for me, the groom and his best men were all ready, we had a few minutes to spare so slipped away to get some photos.

The Great Hall looked beautiful in the late afternoon sun, although all eye’s were on Denise as she made her entrance in a stunning Maggie Sottero gown. The couple were very relaxed during the ceremony and seemed to be having lots of fun. I understand that Dee had to remove one of the vows that Ian had written for her, which was to climb one mountain every year! Mind you, I think Ian got off lighter as he managed to get the vow removed where he was expected to take Salsa lessons – result!

Soon enough the formal proceedings were completed and we all went out into the gardens for some family photo’s which had to be completed quickly due to the late start time and schedule – who said wedding photographers make you stand around for hours doing group photos! After the family photographs we went off on our own to get some nice, relaxed photographs in the grounds of Stoodleigh Court.

The couple treated their gusts to a lovely wedding breakfast all washed down with a glass or two of wine. I photographed the speeches before leaving allowing the guests to enjoy the rest of they’re evening dancing to the resident disco. Ian & Dee are spending their honeymoon in Lisbon & Sintra (canoeing if Ian has anything to do with it!).

Here are a few from the day…

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Jo & Dan at Woolacombe Bay in Devon

We had been trying to organise this photo session at Woolacombe Bay for a while, but due to inclement weather had to postpone. Luckily we picked a beautiful Sunday morning and arrived nice and early at 8am. The sea was already quite busy with surfers but the tourists were still safely tucked up in bed allowing us to have the beach pretty much to ourselves. Jo & Dan had their first date at Woolacombe beach, so this is a special place for them.

We started off by paddling in the sea and just getting some natural photographs of the two of them together – the water was surprisingly warm! We wandered down past the brightly coloured beach huts to the sand dunes for a few romantic photos before Jo & Dan ran down a dune at high speed without tripping once.

I’ll be photographing Jo & Dan’s wedding in September at Castle Hill near Barnstaple – cant wait! Here are a few pictures from the session.

 

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Michelle & Matthew’s wedding at Bickleigh Castle in Devon

I arrived at Bickleigh Castle to glorious sunshine, it really did look very pretty!

This was going to be a very intimate wedding with just 35 guests made up of family and close friends. It was also going to be a very relaxed day as both Michelle & Matthew just wanted to have lots of fun without all of the normal pomp and ceremony that makes a typical wedding, we were in for a treat with all that they had laid on!

The ceremony took place upstairs in the Great Hall which is a beautiful room with light flooding in from both sides. The floral decorations were stunning with fresh summer colours and candles lining the aisle. Once the civil ceremony was completed everyone headed over to the 6th Century Chapel (the oldest in Devon) for a religious blessing. This is a very special place, very old, quite dark, small and makes for a very intimate ceremony.

After the blessing the guests were led by Michelle & Matt  back to the castle where they were met by a Court Jester who was busy juggling various items to the delight of the guests. The guests were also treated to a ice cream tricycle which had the most delicious ice cream, and in so many flavours. I think Matt tried at least one of every ice cream because I saw him frequently popping back for more! Later in the afternoon, the Court Jester, better known as Elfic entertained the wedding party with a spectacular and very funny show. During the afternoon a lovely cream tea was also served – no shortage of treats at this wedding!

Here are a few from the day…

Bickleigh Castle Wedding Photographer

 

Bickleigh Castle Wedding Photographers

 

 

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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