Thursday, 18 November 2010

Victoria & Tom come home to get married

Saturday 9th October 2010

Victoria and Tom came all the way from Dubai where they live and work to get married at Abbotsham Church last weekend. After the service and group photographs the couple had arranged to go down to Bideford quay and have some shots taken on the Kathleen & May. They then joined the rest of their guests back at the Royal Hotel in the town for the wedding reception.

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Everyone comes together for Vicki & Alex's big day!

Saturday 26th September 2010

The sun shone once again for my second consecutive wedding of the week as Vicki and Alex married at Pilton Church surrounded by family, friends and the local Brownie and Girl Guide packs! The couple are heavily involved with the church community and after the service tea and cakes were laid on the nearby church hall so everyone could celebrate the occasion together. The bridal party and guests all walked down Pilton street to the nearby Rotary gardens for the group photographs then took the bride and groom to Saunton for some romantic shots on the beach before returning to the Royal & Fortescue Hotel in Barnstaple for the reception.

To view the entire set of images from Vicki & Alex's wedding click here

Friday, 15 October 2010

Sunset shots for Annette & Dan

Friday 24th September 2010

The autumn sunshine came out last week as local couple Annette and Dan married at Horwood Church. Some of the bride's relations travelled all the way down from Scotland for the happy occasion. After the service I took some photos of Annette and Dan around the grounds of the church and the nearby countryside before moving on to the Barnstaple Hotel for the reception. The sunny weather had provided us with a glorious sunset so we went into town and used the local landmarks as a backdrop for some more photographs. The honeymoon is being spent in New York.

To view the entire set of images from Annette & Dan's wedding click here

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Sara & Dan marry at Castle Hill

Saturday 11th September 2010

Family and friends came together to celebrate with Sara and Dan as they married at the stunning Castle Hill, Filleigh a couple of weeks ago. The sun shone as the bride arrived in a stunning carriage pulled by two magnificent black horses. The bridesmaids dresses were a lovely daffodil yellow which complimented the bride's boquet beautifully. Sara and Dan were driven around the stunning grounds in the horse and carriage and we stopped off for photographs at 'Ugly Bridge' and other picturesque areas on the way.

To view the entire set of images from Sara & Dan's wedding click here

Saturday, 28 August 2010

A 'Western' themed reception for Claire & Andrew

Saturday 31st July 2010

Brushford Church held it's first wedding in 70 years when Claire and Andrew got married a couple of weeks ago. Close family members and friends attended the service before moving onto a rather special reception which was more like a summer village fete! Approximately 300 guests came the celebration and were invited to wear 'western' style clothes. There was lots of entertainment laid on outside the marquee - a  bouncy castle, swings and games for the children and a bucking bronco for the adults. The weather was fine and everyone partied on well into the night!

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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Family fly in from South Africa for Anthea & Mark's Big Day!

Friday 30th July 2010

The weather held out last weekend as Anthea and Mark married at Heanton Church. The bride and her family who originate from South Africa were joined by other family memebers who had flown in for the special occasion. Anthea's parents live next door to the church so it was just a short walk through the garden gate to get married! After a very emotional service and group pictures outside the church I took the bride and groom the beach near Morthoe for some romantic shots on the sands. We then joined the rest of the wedding party at The Sandy Cove Hotel for some more photos in the gardens before the reception got underway. The couple are moving to Dubai in the next week or so start a new life and to continue their careers as teachers.

To view the entire set of images from Anthea & Mark's wedding click here  


Monday, 2 August 2010

The sun shines for Donna & Matt's Big Day!

Saturday 17th July 2010

The sun shone all day long for Donna and Matt as they married at Tawstock Church at the weekend. Just before the bride arrived the groom together with his best men and ushers had a quick game of football in the field beside the Church. After the service and group photos I took Donna and Matt to a lovely old wooden gate near Tawstock school for some dramatic romantic shots. A marquee had been set up on the family's land for the wedding reception and everyone was waiting outside for the couple as they arrived to join their guests for the Hog Roast Buffet. Celebrations went on well into the night and the bride and groom left for their honeymoon to Crete soon after.

To view the entire set of images from Donna & Matt's Wedding click here

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Gemma & Mark marry at Lynton

Saturday 3rd July 2010

Lynton Parish Church was the spectacular setting for Gemma & Mark's wedding at the beginning of July. The local couple were joined by family and friends for the service followed by group photographs outside the church. I then took the bride and groom to the Valley of the Rocks and used the magnificent coastline as a backdrop for some dramatic shots. The wedding reception was held in a marquee in the gardens of the nearby Staghunters Hotel in Brendon.

To view the entire set of images from Gemma & Mark's wedding click here

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Another shot makes front cover!

Regional wedding magazine Dream Weddings has published one of our phographs on the front cover of their six monthly edition for the second consecutive time. The front cover shows Tracey Gilbert in the gardens of the Northcote Manor Hotel on her wedding day in May. The previous publication featured a sunset picture of Claire Jefferies taken on Saunton Sands beach last September.

Monday, 14 June 2010

A Saunton Sands wedding for Sarah & Andy

Saturday 29th May 2010

Dorset couple Sarah and Mark were recently married at the stunning Saunton Sands Hotel. Family and friends travelled to North Devon for the civil cermony at the Hotel followed by group photographs outside despite the threat of rain. After the wedding reception I took the bride and groom down to the beach for some romantic informal shots before returning them to their guests for the evening party. Their honeymoon was spent on safari in Kenya.

To view the entire set of images from Sarah & Andy's wedding click here

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

The sun shines for Tina & Wayne's Big Day!

Saturday 22nd May 2010

The sun shone all day long as Tina and Wayne married at the Northcote manor Hotel recently. The civil cermony took place in the lovely conservatory ajoining the hotel followed by the reception in the main dining area. I took everyone outside for group photos before photographing the happy couple in and around the beautiful grounds, using the stunning views of the countryside beyond as a backdrop. Due to the very hot and sunny weather conditions the cream teas were served under the large tree in front of the hotel so that everyone could stay cool!

To view the entire set of images from Tina & Wayne's wedding click here

Friday, 4 June 2010

Lucy & Jon marry at The Fox & Hounds Hotel

Saturday 15th may 2010

The Fox & Hounds Hotel, Eggesford was the setting for the marriage of Jon and Lucy a few weeks ago. The sun shone all day as guests gathered from as far away as Derby to join the happy couple for the civil ceremony at the country hotel. The group phots were taken in the stunning gardens then I took Jon and Lucy to the nearby woods for some romantic shots in amongst the beautifully lit trees. After drinks in the garden everyone made their way back into the hotel for the wedding reception which was later followed by and evening party. The couple are taking a belated honeymoon in August.

To view the entire set of images from Lucy & Jon's wedding click here

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

A change of wedding venue for Tracey & Spencer!

Friday 7th May 2010

The Icelandic volcanic ash cloud has been causing havoc with our wedding couples again, this time with Tracey and Spencer from Weston-Super-Mare. They were due to fly to Cyprus together with a small group of family and friends to get married some weeks ago but due to fight problems they had to make drastic last minute changes. Luckily, The Northcote Manor Hotel were able to accomodate them last Friday and with just a week or so to go before the wedding they asked me to photograph the wedding for them. The weather didn't quite match up to that of Cyprus but everyone still had a wonderful time and as always there were lots of photo opportunities available in the beautiful gardens currently covered in spring flowers.