'A good time was had by all' - it's a common enough saying, right?
But rarely do you get to look around in a crowd this size and see the very definition of it. Everywhere I turned, there were smiles, hugs, bubbles (Bollinger mmmm), the odd cheeky cigar and, you guessed it.... love. Freddie and Emily are best friends. They surrounded themselves with the people they care about the most and celebrated in style at his family home near Exeter. The sun shone, the guests made merry and the cameras clicked. Enjoy x
I've stood at the top of a lot of aisles. But nothing prepared me for the joy and peace I felt seeing my sister Amy walk towards her best friend Jacques. Since she was a bambino with a head full of blonde curls she has been the gentlest, most loving soul imaginable. I'm so happy she found someone she can hand her beautiful heart to, and I am honoured to now call that man family.
I'm going to go ahead and call this blog post Beauty and the Beast. It's Saturday 0303 and Devon is in the grips of a cold, white hand. As of Friday 0203, every supplier, every guest, and even the couple themselves weren't sure we would pull this off. The feeling of seeing the gorgeous Michaela walk down the aisle after everything that unfolded, will stay with me forever - as will the look on Marcus' face when he saw her.
So, Michaela is the Beauty, and their love story too. But there is another type of beauty here. The way people helped each other, and came together when things weren't easy was something special.
To the North Devon photography community, who had my back and were ready to step in at a moments notice, thank you. Sophia Veres, you are something special, Jamie Bott too.
This day, and these photos, are a reminder that even in the coldest of times - there is always light, there is always warmth and best of all - there is love.
PS: Also - there were BUMPER CARS and it was AWESOMMMMEEEE
Venue: The Old Barn & Milky Way Adventure Park (The team here give new meaning to going above and beyond)
Just a few sleeps before Christmas Day, the wonderful Emma and Jack gathered all their family and friends around them for one of the most magical weddings I have had the privilege of capturing.
Holly, Harry and Rolo - what a BEAUTIFUL evening we had. We met at the gorgeous Bantham beach and the sky put on a real show (not that Rolo noticed - there was ALL THE SEAWEED to play with, so much salt air to smell, and so many photos to bomb (the end one here is my particular favourite). These two (three) are just the loveliest, most wonderful, humans. I remember meeting them at one of my very first weddings a few years back (Hello Kirsty and Chris) and thinking 'these two - they're soooooo getting married one day!' When Holly emailed me to say that Harry had popped the questions I was high-fiving myself all day. Here are some of my faves from our beachy reunion x
I met Anna-Louise and Ivan more than a year before their big day when we headed down to the beach for an their engagement shoot - which was a good thing, and also a bad thing. Good because I got to meet two awesome human beings who made me laugh non-stop, and bad because it got me really excited for a wedding that I had to wait a year for! FINALLY, the day arrived and I beetled off to The Rosevine in Cornwall to document their day. The sky was very badly behaved but we didn't give a hoot - that gorgeous coastal house was bursting with love, laughter and GIN. I can't thank you both enough for choosing me, your family and friends were off the charts and I hope you enjoy looking at some of my faves XXX
Laura and Tom got married at the very chic Sidmouth Harbour Hotel.
These two were truly the embodiment of the phrase 'Happiest Day of our Lives'
They just had to look at each other and the smiling and laughing started. They simply couldn't contain their joy. Which, in turn, made them a joy to photograph. I loved their style too, the guys in their braces and bow ties was absolutely on point, and Laura's Pronovias dress, well, just WOW. Enjoy xx