Wedding photography that tells the story of your day http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:59:43 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.4 Crediton Wedding Photographer http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/crediton-wedding-photographer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=crediton-wedding-photographer http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/crediton-wedding-photographer/#comments Fri, 25 May 2012 15:41:08 +0000 http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/?p=2247 Rachel & Tom’s Devon Wedding

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Another beautiful farm wedding for me this weekend. Rachel & Tom chose to hold their wedding at Crediton Church in front of 100 close friends and family. They couldn’t have wished for a better day! Clear blue skies blessed the day, which was just as well, as their reception was taking place in a marquee at the family’s farm in Sandford, Devon.

On arrival at the farm to photograph Rachel’s preparations I couldn’t help but notice the huge Bride & Groom sculptures created from hay bales (picture below), there was no mistaking that a wedding was taking place here today! Rachel was very calm and enjoying the preparations with her bridesmaids. Her dress was a stunning Sophia Toli creation from Rosetti Brides!

Onwards to the church where Tom had already arrived with his best man and ushers. We managed to find a little bit of shade to get a few portraits before the ceremony. Soon it was time for everyone to take their seats and await the arrival of the bride. Rachel arrived in a stunning carriage pulled by two white horses from Ben Ford. Rachel was being given away by her brother as sadly her father passed away 7 years ago. This was a very special ceremony because the vicar was Tom’s big brother and I’m sure that it was a huge honour for him as well as being a bit nerve-racking.

After the ceremony we headed back to the farm for the reception. A stunning setting in the Devon countryside, perfect for a wedding! Rachel and Tom are now enjoying a well deserved honeymoon in South Africa after spending a few days in Dubai.

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Cripps Barn Wedding Photographer http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/cripps-barn-wedding-photographer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cripps-barn-wedding-photographer http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/cripps-barn-wedding-photographer/#comments Sun, 22 Apr 2012 17:20:45 +0000 http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/?p=2228 Laura & Tim’s Gloucestershire Wedding

Cripps Barn Wedding Photographer

Laura and Tim got married at the beautiful and tranquil setting of Cripps Barn near Cirencester in Gloucestershire in April. We were very fortunate not to have rain on the day despite it being the month of ‘April Showers’, it was pretty chilly though!

Laura got ready with her bridesmaids at the nearby New Inn at Coln St Aldwyns. All seemed very relaxed when I arrived with champagne flowing and steady hands applying makeup.

I joined Tim at Cripps Barn shortly before the ceremony where we managed to get a few nice photographs of him and his groomsmen before Laura arrived for the ceremony. Due to the weather the ceremony was held inside the barn rather than outside in the gardens as originally planned – it really was a delightful setting for a wedding. The barn was lit beautifully and had a very warm and cosy feel to it, adding to the atmosphere of a romantic wedding – and it was!

After the ceremony the guests mingled on the lawn and terrace, drank champagne, ate a few canapés, we even managed to get all the photos done before being called in for the wedding breakfast. Highlights of the wedding breakfast have to be the most amazing cuts of Lamb and the to die for brownies – seriously, they were amazing. Laura and Tim danced away the evening into the small hours with their friends and family as well as enjoy some time around the bonfire in front of the barn.

Here are a just a few photographs from Laura & Tim’s day…

 

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Wedding Photographer Essex http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/wedding-photographer-essex/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=wedding-photographer-essex http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/wedding-photographer-essex/#comments Mon, 02 Apr 2012 16:40:45 +0000 http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/?p=2200 James and Lucy’s Essex Wedding

Saturday 17th March saw us traveling to Essex for the wedding of Lucy and James. Just over 100 friends and family gathered in Rochford for the ceremony and reception of the couple. James is the head vet of the RSPCA’s companion animal department and Lucy is a vet working for the PDSA. They met when they were studying to become vets at University in Bristol.

Lucy got ready at the reception venue and shared pink champagne with friends and family. Her striking ivory silk and lace dress was from Dress By Design in Gloucester and her shoes, unusually were royal blue by Ted Baker.

The weather was forecast for heavy rain but fortunately the rain held off for the ceremony at St Andrews Church, a 1200 year old church in Ashingdon near Rochford. It was a lovely ceremony including Holy Communion and both James and Lucy looked relaxed and very happy. There were no bridesmaids at the wedding but they had a very fetching Page Boy who looked very dapper in his bow-tie, waistcoat and red Converse All Stars!

The couple had organised a champagne reception at the Village Hall then it was onwards to The Lawns, a lovely country house near Rochford where the reception was held. The wedding breakfast was served in the beautiful Orangery complete with clever table decorations made from Marmite jars! The food was unusually all vegetarian but was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Here are a few moments captured from their special day…

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Somerset Wedding Photographer http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/somerset-wedding-photographer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=somerset-wedding-photographer http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/somerset-wedding-photographer/#comments Mon, 15 Aug 2011 15:07:23 +0000 http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/?p=2089 Heather & Justin’s Somerset Wedding

Somerset Wedding Photographer

If ever there was a quintessential English wedding – this had to be it!

The scene was set in the tiny hamlet of aptly named Lovington, Somerset where on one side of the road was the grooms parents farm, on the opposite side the beautiful little church where the ceremony would be held, and behind it the couples new home where the reception would take place.

I only met Heather at the farm a month before on a very wet day and it was little more than a building site/work in progress. You needed to use your imagination to see how this was soon to be a setting for a wedding! The couples many friends and family really worked hard to finish the farm house and prepare the grounds for the reception. It was quite clear to see that the brides mother had spent many days away from the family home in Surrey preparing the gardens – just lovely!

Anyway on with what was to be a fun filled day with much amusement, especially from the groom who apparently hated having his photo taken but seemed to posing for the camera at every opportunity with a little jig from Austin Powers and flying across 5 bar gates!

The dresses were all made by the brides sister and were just gorgeous! I noticed that Heather had prepared a pair of wedding wellies alongside her shoes just in case of the inclement weather that threatened but managed to stay away, they’ll no doubt be used for mucking out the pigs!

I don’t think I have ever seen quite so many flowers outside and inside the church. The vicar today was not too keen on photo’s but allowed me to stand up front to photograph the brides arrival. I took a chance during the hymns to get a few sneaky photos because the vicar (and groom) were singing so loudly, I figured no one would hear my cameras – I was right!

After the ceremony the guests all headed over to the reception to be entertained and enjoy some refreshments and delicious canapes. We slipped off and went a few fields away to the spot where Justin proposed to Heather and got some really nice portraits of them spending a few moments alone. After the portraits we headed back to the reception, pausing briefly for Justin to do one of his poses and trademark leap across a gate.

The reception was in full flow with guests enjoying the warm, sunny afternoon. When the time came the couple were piped into the huge marquee to enjoy a feast of local produce, but not before the speeches and cake cutting.

Here are a few photographs from the day…

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Wedding Photography in Somerset

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Stoodleigh Court Wedding Photos http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/stoodleigh-court-wedding-photos/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=stoodleigh-court-wedding-photos http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/stoodleigh-court-wedding-photos/#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:15:57 +0000 http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/?p=2076 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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Woolacombe Bay Photo Session http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/woolacombe-bay-photo-session/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=woolacombe-bay-photo-session http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/woolacombe-bay-photo-session/#comments Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:53:14 +0000 http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/?p=2072 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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Bickleigh Castle http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/bickleigh-castle/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bickleigh-castle http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/bickleigh-castle/#comments Tue, 05 Jul 2011 14:54:34 +0000 http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/?p=1517 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

 

 

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Devon Wedding Photographers http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/devon-wedding-photographers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=devon-wedding-photographers http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/devon-wedding-photographers/#comments Fri, 24 Jun 2011 16:35:18 +0000 http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/?p=1502 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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Halswell House Weddings http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/halswell-house-weddings/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=halswell-house-weddings http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/halswell-house-weddings/#comments Wed, 08 Jun 2011 10:02:17 +0000 http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/?p=1404 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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Wedding Photographers Exeter http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/wedding-photographers-exeter/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=wedding-photographers-exeter http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/wedding-photographers-exeter/#comments Fri, 03 Jun 2011 16:35:01 +0000 http://www.kudosphotography.co.uk/?p=1371 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…

 

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