Two weeks back, I had a treat of a weekend in Devon, right on the edge of Dartmoor for Nicola and Scott’s wedding. I don’t usually photograph weddings so far from Bristol, but I photographed Nicola’s Sister Hannah’s wedding a few years back in Exeter, so it was a pleasure to be asked back for Nicola’s wedding and also lovely to see the family again. I don’t know the area very well but driving down on Friday night it struck me how pretty it is and how very English with the rolling hills and hayfields.
First stop was the barn where Nicola and Hannah and the other bridesmaids Fay and Sarah were getting ready with Nicola’s Mum Caroline. Everyone was pretty relaxed so I just wandered around catching the lovely girly time – one of my favourite parts of the day. I loved Nicola’s veil – full length veils really set off a dress like that and also look very romantic as you’re walking along. I then headed over to the church to meet up with Scott, Best man Jason and Ushers Rob and Martin. The church was in a quiet spot down a country lane and sun was shining so it was a pretty idyllic setting. As guests were arriving and chatting to Scott and the boys, there was a string quartet to entertain everyone and to add to the atmosphere. I had a free reign photography wise during the service which was really nice and meant I could look out for lots of little moments while Nicola and Scott were saying their vows and move around a bit as well to get some different angles. Some couples are very easy to photograph because they can’t stop looking at each other and Nicola and Scott were definitely like that!
Afterwards, we spent a while in the churchyard while Nicola and Scott greeted their guests and then they were completely covered in confetti for their drive to the reception. I have been sitting here this morning trying to fit the whole day into one blog post and there are so many nice images I just can’t do it! So, here are my favourite images up until we left the church. Watch this space for part 2, the reception and some amazing location shots in a hayfield next week!