Luke and Dean's Tunnels Beaches Wedding, Devon

We were looking forward to this wedding for some time. Not only we were excited about photographing our first same sex marriage, not only was it at one of the best venues in Devon but having met Luke and Dean a few months before we knew that these two midlands lad were going to have one hell of a colourful, fun wedding.

We had met the guys at Croyde a few months before and after a lunch in one of our favourite pubs “The Thatch” we had taken our dogs for a walk along Croyde beach on a very misty Sunday in February. We had a great afternoon with them and got on like a house on fire so we were both excited to see them again at the wedding.

Tunnels Beaches is a old victorian bathing area in Ilfracombe, Devon and although now a very popular wedding venue it is still open to the public as a bathing area. A network of hand-carved tunnels lead through the rock face and out to several sheltered beaches and tidal bathing pools. The access tunnels were dug way back in 1823, and they have become a famous feature of the town.

The weather was hot and sunny all day and the perfect weather for a venue such as this. As the party rocked on on one side of the cliff face, further down the tunnel families bathed in the tidal rock pools as the temperature soared into the high 20’s!

The only day to end such a perfect day was with a perfect sunset and as the sun dipped down below the horizon, the evening party was just getting started as the couple, friends and family celebrated into the night.

It was a joy of a wedding to be part of and a venue that was totally different to anything we had done before. Although we have now left Devon for a life in Chester we will no doubt be back and hopefully next time we will get a chance to take a dip in the bathing Pools.

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

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 www.hiddenpizza.co.uk .  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