It’s such an amazing opportunity to photograph a wedding at Dartmouth Naval College and with both Ivana & Owain being in the Navy it was even more special for the both of them. Other than the uniforms there were many details and parts of the day that brought the sea and their Naval background into their wedding.
Ivana started her day with just a small group at Little Combe Cottage in Dittisham, Devon, it’s such a lovely, peaceful and beautiful location to start your wedding day. Ivana and her bridesmaids had a really relaxing time of preparations with some last minute flower headpieces being made before they got ready. This made for some great wedding photographs that really reflect the fun relaxed atmosphere.
After the bridal preparations we made our way to Dartmouth Naval College. It is always an experience photographing at the Naval College, there aren’t any other Devon venues I have photographed weddings in that you get stopped at the gate by someone in uniform and asked to prove your identity. But once in you find the most amazing Chapel for a wedding ceremony. Ivana & Owain’s ceremony was really special with them having written their own nautical themed vows.
Once we had finished at the Naval College Ivana, Owain and I took some time away from the guests to get some beautiful wedding portraits up by Dartmouth Castle. Having some time away from the guests is not just about taking some photos, it’s also about letting the couple have a few moments to themselves after they have just got married.
Ivana & Owain’s special day would not have been the same without some time spent on the water so after we had finished with our photos they hopped on board The Picnic Boat to have a bite to eat and sail up the estuary.
Their cruise on the estuary finished with them mooring up at The Royal Dart Yacht Club greeted by their guests.
This was such an amazing and beautiful day filled with laughter and happiness. It was such a pleasure to be a part of it and to witness such a special wedding here in Dartmouth, Devon.
Vendors and Venues;
Little Coombe Cottage - www.littlecoombecottage.co.uk
The Picnic Boat - www.thepicnicboat.com
The Royal Dart Yacht Club - www.royaldart.co.uk