Angels & Rock stars - Alice & Jamie's Cadhay House Wedding

Its not every wedding that we have a world famous rock star of one of the worlds best bands, gate crash the party, yes gate crash; he was not invited however he was very welcome!

So we had a star but for us the biggest stars are not rock stars or football players they are people like Alice, a oncology nurse at Guys hospital, London. Having plenty of experience of the NHS we have total admiration for the  nurses and all the clinical staff who work within it.  So for us having Mat Bellamy the lead singer of Muse was cool but there was only one shining star at this wedding and that was definitely the bride! 

The day started with Warren at Cadhay House with the groom while Carmen went to the hairdressers with the bride before capturing her getting ready at home.

After a beautiful ceremony in their local Church in Gittisham it was over to Cadhay House for the rest of the day and evening. The house looked stunning and even in October the weather stayed fine through most of the day.  The wedding breakfast was in the Tea rooms which is a traditional old stone barn with a wood burner to keep things nice and cosy

It was only later as we watched the brillaint wedding band, The Lyrics did word get around that there was someone at the back who looked familiar.   We later found out that Matt had flown over from LA for the day (as you do!) to see his Dad play in the band.  Matt was great and was happy to chat and came out to meet Alice and Jamie and try some of the amazing pizza from .  After some fun with sparklers and more pizza it was time to party until the early hours as the Lyrics smashed out some great covers. 

For us this was a last minute booking and we are so glad we could capture the day for Alice,  Jamie and their family and friends.  They were totally chilled out and happy to let us do our thing and so here it is. Our take on their  their wonderful story as it happened.  Enjoy!

A musical highlights slideshow of their day can be found here















Emma & Steve's Trevenna Barn Wedding In Cornwall

When it comes to weddings they come in all shapes and sizes and one of the best parts of being a wedding photographer is exploring and capturing weddings in new places. So we were thrilled to be there with Steve and Emma not just because we totally love this couple but also because they were getting married in one of the coolest locations in Cornwall. 

We arrived early to capture the bride and groom getting ready and also had a chance to catch up with Ruth & Nev who had been kind enough to recommend us after we had  photographed their wedding at Roughmoor Farm, Somerset in 2016. You can find their festival style wedding here

A wedding in September can be a gamble with the weather but on the day the gamble paid off and the couple were able to have a outdoor wedding under the beautiful handcrafted oak and slate Arbour. 

There day was pretty perfect but we will let you decide. So here it is their story in pictures. They say a picture paints a thousand words so why say any more! 

Click Play to see Emma & Steve's Wedding Slideshow

A home wedding in Fredenbeck, Germany

Having been out to Germany last year we thought it unlikely that we would get to do it again so we were so happy to be invited out to tell Grit & Jonas's wedding story.  Although we are Devon wedding photographers, we love capturing weddings in beautiful SW England we also love to travel and shoot destination weddings.

Grit and Jonas's had planned an intimate wedding at home with a small number of family and friends but were also keen to have a first look prior to the ceremony.  The first look kinda bucks tradition but we love them and would always encourage our couples to have the wedding they want free of tradition and convention.

If you want to preserve the tradition of seeing each other for the first time as you walk down the aisle then its probably not for you, however many couples nowadays like to pick a favourite or romantic spot to see each other prior to the ceremony.  It's a way to get the nerves out of the way and to spend some time together and appreciate each other away from the the gaze of all your guests.  It's also a great opportunity to get some wedding portraits prior to the ceremony so you are free to just enjoy the party knowing everything is done. 

After a first look at Grit's sisters farm the couple seperated prior to meeting up again at the ceremony venue. From there they were whisked away by Jonas's father (a professional photographer himself, No pressure!!) in his classic T25 VW camper to Grits parents home, where all their family and friends were waiting.  The simple garden had been decorated beautifully with so many nice touches including a bar made from step ladders, wooden crates and a galvanised bin full of ice cold beers. The table was decorated to perfection and so stylish, as good as many we have seen by professionals.  We felt honoured and very lucky to once again get to visit Germany, thanks to everyone for making it such a great day and the lovely feedback we have received since.  Here it is in all its unique and unconventional glory, complete with a super cool and a very happy Mr & Mrs!  

You did a wonderful job of capturing Jonas & Grits wedding, the photo’s are beautiful and we have rarely seen such empathetic and professional wedding photographers. Thank you for spending the day with us, greetings from Hanover, Michael & Aline
— Grooms Father and professional photographer - Michael Herling