When you are invited to photograph a couples wedding day, you are often invited into their very personal surroundings, to bear witness to some of their most intimate moments and to observe the dynamic of their family, and friendships which have grown and flourished, often over years. You are invited to see into someone's heart. For these reasons it is and always will be a true privilege to be asked to capture the precious moments which unfold on a wedding day.
I was invited to Amy & Steve's home during the morning of the wedding where the bridal party prepared. Fun and games, tears and laughter were shared amongst the group, although the overriding emotion seemed to be excitement! Once hair and make-up were complete and Amy had dressed into a tremendous gown, herself and the bridal party made their way to Lupton House mansion in Brixham, where the groom and guests awaited.
Wedding vows were exchanged in the sanctuary, beneath twinkling lights and an illumination of candles, and ran as smoothly as you ever could hope.
The venue had been thoughtfully decorated with details of green Celtic cheque and with white globe lanterns. In the theme of, ‘Devon Rocks and Stones’, numerous stones which had been made personal to the bride, groom and their wedding day, had also been painted and hidden around the venue for guests to find,(I loved the one of Amy & Steve in a heart shaped hot air balloon).
A Steelasophical Caribbean Steel Pan drum DJ duo played whilst guests enjoyed drinks in the gardens, including Hanburys Amber Ale (to add to their accolades, this is a new venture for the Hanbury family! The ale went down a storm) before speeches, which were held in the main dining room.
We did experience a sprinkling of showers throughout, but I can only say that this seemed to make for a fun atmosphere, and gave me the opportunity to capture some unique images which would not have been possible without the rain. The skies did however clear just after the speeches had been held, in time for guests to release the colourful confetti cannons over the happy couple. I’ve never seen so much colourful confetti on a wedding day and I am so pleased we got to do this!
I departed shortly after Amy & Steve shared their first dance, which was accompanied by live music from the band ‘Mammoth’, and left everybody to party the night away!
Amy & Steve, thank you for choosing me as your wedding photographer. I wish you every happiness for your future together as a family.