On saturday the 29th April we made our way to Spreyton – a village close to Whiddon Down, Devon. This was to photograph the wedding of Charlottte and Mark who got married in the church situated in the middle of the village with a beautiful tree lined walk way and surrounded by wonderful Devon views. Just outside the gate way to the church there is a beautiful large oak tree that actually marks the exact spot for the centre of Devon – (I quite liked this fact!)
I (Emily) started the day by photographing Charlotte and the rest of the bridle party get ready at Marks family home near Spreyton and Amy went off to photograph the boys who got ready at Hayne. Hayne was the wedding venue they had chosen and what a wonderful place it was. We had never been there before even though it is nice and local for us. We loved finding lots of great spots for photos that we knew Charlotte and Mark would appreciate and I couldn’t be happier with the results now I have been through and sorted/edited them all.
Their ceremony was perfect and meaningful, having selected hymns that were different to the usual, my favourite being the one they ended on… We only took a couple posed and confetti photos at the church as it was a little chilly and the possibility of rain meant we needed to make sure we didn’t take too long on getting to Haine for all of the group photos that they were wanting. However we were very lucky and it actually stayed dry all day even if it was a tad nippy!
They had their wedding breakfast at Hayne’s rustic/modern barn that was lined by lights and hessian giving it a warm welcoming feel. The boys did their speeches superbly and all the guests enjoyed the stories they told.
In the late afternoon once everyone was fed and had maybe drank one too many they set about playing a football match this was northern vs southern (As Charlotte was from up North there was a lot of guests who were too!) This added some humour for everyone watching and a bit of fun for those playing.
The evening entertainment was led by a terrific band called… They were lovely guys who were also very talented too.
I write this blog as I’m waiting to start my new ‘adventure’. This week brings me starting a new job doing marketing 2/3 days a week for a company in Exeter… Good to keep me on my toes!