Well it has been a busy time here and I’m finally able to blog a little more now (I hope) while it’s slightly calmer. I promise to put lots of 2011 highlights up on here over the next few weeks and sorry if I went a little quiet on you recently. I feel that it’s a bit self-indulgent to spend time blogging loads when there are weddings to edit and albums to get out of the door. In an ideal world I’d do both – maybe this year?..
I thought I’d start with Charlotte & Jason’s wedding as it was a real highlight of the year. On days like this I really have to pinch myself that this is ‘work’. The people really make it for me, and everyone was so warm and relaxed and the day just seemed to flow. They chose one of my favourite local venues The Great Barn in the Teign Valley where one of my closest friends tied the knot a few years ago, so I always drive there with happy memories of that amazing day and it feels so welcoming and homely there. Charlotte and her bridesmaids and parents chose to get ready in Yard Cottage there so they literally had to walk across the courtyard and into the barn itself for the ceremony. I think the simplicity of this worked so well for them and meant there was time for lots of fun and laughter beforehand.
Charlotte has impeccable taste and all of the details, her dress, flowers were elegant and unfussy. She chose an Ian Stuart dress from The Bridal Rooms of Wellswood, where incidentally I bought my own wedding dress four years ago. She teamed it with a classy pair of LK Bennett heels and a beautiful headpiece and veil. The bouquets were the creation of Joanna Game and were perfect. I have got to know Joanna recently through various events and shoots and I’m a big fan of her work. A friend of Charlotte’s family crafted the flowers for the venue and they were a real work of art. Anyway, enough of the talking – I hope you enjoy the photos..
Sharryn Hinchcliffe, who I’ve worked with in the past did an amazing job on the hair and make-up front..
I love how proud Charlotte’s Dad looks when she walks into the room.
I popped outside to capture a few shots of the guys outside the barn.
Here come the girls.. How stunning?
Dartmoor Kitchen served the guests with divine looking food as ever. Check out these mini scones!
It really was a great time to photograph at The Great Barn and we were lucky enough to be there twice in two weeks for weddings, using the virginia creeper as the perfect backdrop.
Cheeses from my local vineyard here in Totnes – Sharpham!
Thanks for stopping by,