The Oak Barn, Devon: Emer and Adam's wedding

Emer and Adam celebrated in style at The Oak Barn, Hittisleigh, in Devon.  Headwear was compulsory, with guests wearing a fantastic variety of decoration, including antlers, a party hat, a sombrero and a fez.  It was a wonderful, fun-filled day, and I loved the big white balloons decorating the venue, inside and out.  Emer wore a stunning vintage Pierre Cardin dress, along with a range of different headwear throughout the day.  I think my favourite part was when Adam and Emer donned their crowns during the meal!  The Oak Barn was the perfect setting for the relaxed celebrations, with everyone enjoying the sunshine through the beautiful gardens, paper lanterns hanging from the oak tree and a bell tent for the children to use.  I loved photographing this gorgeous day - here is a little preview of the images:

Lovely suppliers involved in this wedding:

Venue: The Oak Barn
Emer's dress: vintage Pierre Cardin from WilliamVintage, London
Adam's suit: Paul Smith
Make up: Eve Ashby
Hairstyling: Jodie Lynwood
Cake: Anna Chalcraft
Venue styling: Jemma Lessware
Catering: Franckly Delicious

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Cadhay Manor wedding: Charlene & Tim

Charlene and Tim's gorgeous wedding took place at Lympstone Church and Cadhay Manor in Devon, and it was an utterly stunning day to photograph!  Cadhay has the most beautiful gardens, as well as a really incredible old Elizabethan manor house - the perfect location for the celebrations.  Despite the showers threatening and the ominous forecast, we actually ended up having a gorgeous sunny day and it was a real pleasure to share it with Charlene and Tim, and their guests.  Here is a little preview of their images:

Mapperton Gardens, Dorset: Paula & Tim's midsummer wedding

Bride and groom watching sunset

Midsummer's Day is a really romantic date for a wedding, and this year it was about as perfect as it could be, with glorious sunshine all day long and the most spectacular sunset.  Paula and Tim chose to get married at Mapperton Gardens, the beautiful home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich.  The gardens are set in a rolling Dorset valley, and made the most stunning venue for Paula and Tim's outdoor ceremony and reception.  They arrived together in the back of a (beautifully decorated!) jeep, with their lovely lurcher, Freddie, then strolled across the gardens to lead their guests to the ceremony.  I think one of the highlights of my year will be the point where all the guests were given song sheets and asked to do an unaccompanied rendition of Dean Martin's 'That's Amore'!  It was wonderful!

Then, with live music from Stompin' Dave bouncing cheerfully through the gardens, everyone was served drinks and canap├ęs next to the Orangerie.  Guest enjoyed exploring the beautiful gardens, sitting down on blankets to listen to the music and just joining in and having a good old boogie!  Everyone then moved up to the lovely Sawmill Cafe for a relaxed and delicious meal, more outdoor stomping and dancing, and the most beautiful pink sunset across the Dorset fields.  A magical midsummer's day indeed!

Flowers at Mapperton Gardens
Outdoor ceremony at Mapperton Gardens
Bride and groom during wedding ceremony
Guests throwing confetti
Bride and groom walking through grass

Tithe Barn Symondsbury wedding: Katy & Steven get married in Dorset

On Saturday, Steven and Katy were the second couple to get married in the newly renovated Tithe Barn, at Symondsbury in Dorset.  The barn looked wonderful - I absolutely loved the flowers, from The Real Cut Flower Garden, all in beautiful shades of blue and white.  Katy had spent a lot of hours carefully cross-stitching the table names (bands they had watched together) - there could not have been a more perfect way to display these, I loved it!  It was a fabulous day to be a part of, especially as the expected rain held off and never quite reached us.  Katy and Steven are such a great couple and I really enjoyed photographing their wedding day!  Here is a quick preview of the day:

Bride having her make-up done
Groom and best man writing their speeches in the pub on the wedding day
Bride leaving Crepe Farmhouse at Symondsbury before her wedding
Tithe Barn at Symondsbury in the sunshine
Bunting outside the Tithe Barn in the sunshine
Flowers by The Real Cut Flower Garden, Bridport
Cross stitched table names at the Tithe Barn
Wedding cheese cake from The Fridge, Dorchester
Wedding ceremony at the Tithe Barn, Dorset
Bride and groom walk down the aisle at the Tithe Barn, Dorset
Bride and groom at wedding in Dorset
Bride and Groom posing in costume Photo Booth
Wedding speeches in Tithe Barn
Wedding speeches at the Tithe Barn, Dorset
Bride and groom at the Tithe Barn, Symondsbury
Children playing with balloons at the Tithe Barn
Guests playing outside at the Tithe Barn, Dorset
Bride and groom dancing at the Tithe Barn, Dorset
Bride and groom at the Tithe Barn, Symondsbury

Lovely suppliers involved in this wedding:

Katy's dress by Charlie Brear
Katy's shoes by Rachel Simpson
Steven's suit from Harris and Zei
Flowers by Charlie at The Real Cut Flower Garden
Cheese cake from The Fridge
Catering by Sausage & Pear
Hog Roast from Dorset Porkers
Hairdressing by Sharon from Hair by David
Make up by Faye from The Shed, Symondsbury

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