2017 has been an incredible year of weddings and I have loved every moment of documenting them. This year I have photographed some stunning Devon weddings and weddings across Cornwall, Dorset, as well as further afield.
Ashton & Stephen’s Bickley Mill wedding was a brilliant day, despite it being a wet summer’s day that didn’t dampen any spirits and I had a great time documenting this a stunning wedding. I started the day with Ashton, her sister and her mum at Bickley Mill…
Alice & Joe’s Brunel Manor wedding was a truly special and unique day. I started the day at St Mary Magdalene church in Torquay where I met Joe and the boys preparing for the ceremony. Joe and Alice are a super relaxed couple but Joe was definitely nervous that morning at the church.
Naomi and Jordan’s Torquay wedding was an awesome day, with such a fun couple and a wonderfully celebratory mood, it was hard not to get swept away in it all. The day started with the bridal preparations at their new house, where Naomi and the girls where getting ready.
“Say Yes to the Dress.” “I Found the Gown.” and “Something Borrowed, Something New.” – These are just a few of the many TV shows based solely around brides finding their “Dream Dress” and I have to admit once engaged I did binge watch quite a few! Then came the time to actually enter the shops myself! But where do you start and how do you know what you’re looking for? Well, granted I’ve only shopped for one wedding dress in my life but I do remain happy with my choice
So you’re engaged and the wedding planning has begun! It’s a job to know where to start but there are some big decisions to make before looking at the finer details of the day. My advice? Start with working out what’s most important to you and your spouse-to-be; some aspects will override others and this will help you to lay the foundations of what your wedding will look like.
Bridal preparations can be such an emotional time. A time shared between you, your bridesmaids and any others present during the preparations. It’s a time to share nerves, excitement, memories and hopes for the day and the future. Having a photographer there enables the laughter, tears and hugs to be captured. It means you and your bridal party are free to put down the phones (apart from the odd obligatory selfie of course!) and focus on each other and your preparations for the rest of the day.
Jack & Minami’s Lynmouth wedding was particularly unique as they had already got married that week in Japan. Their wedding party flew from Japan to England to have a second English wedding in Lynmouth, North Devon, to celebrate with more of their family and friends.
I met Jack at the hotel with his groomsmen and father where they were getting ready; despite getting married earlier that week in Japan,