On Saturday Amy and I headed to Widecombe-in-the-moor to photograph the wedding of Jessica Bowden and Russell Steer.
Amy started off at The House of Marbles to have breakfast with the the groomsmen and then spent the morning photographing them getting prepared for the day.
I went to Jess’ family home and photographed all the goings on there. Jess and her 3 bridesmaids looked absolutely amazing. The bridesmaids wore navy blue dresses with lace detail and Jess wore a white lace dress that was fitted in at the waist and finished with a embellished belt in dusty lilac. She also borrowed her sisters cathedral vail that was the same length as her train.
They got married at Illsington Church, which is just down from Hay Tor. I was greeted at the church by two very sweet page boys, dressed in the same suits as the men. They all wore navy blue tails, with navy blue waistcoats that had been hand made by Jess’ granny and all personalised with different fabric for the back, all different to the suit their profession.
After their ceremony I took some photos of them at Rippon Tor, which is where Russell proposed. This was an amazing backdrop and one that clearly means a lot to them. We then carried on to Jess’ farm to join all the guests at the reception. The reception was held in a marquee that overlooked Dartmoor and wow what a setting for a wedding.
We took the group photos and then got the drone out for some photos too! The drone was a really fun aspect to have for the day, it was private land so we were able to fly it and get the wedding antics below with Dartmoor behind.
In-between their meal and the evening celebrations we were able to catch the last of the evening sun to take some photos with these beautiful letters made by a guest, what novel photos they were to capture!
I wish Jess and Russ all the best and hope they have an amazing honeymoon!