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.