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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

 

 

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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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