‘I love these photos, they’re fantastic and your blog post is lovely too. We will promote you to others wherever and whenever we can! Thank you for being there with us on the day, you were great, esp. in the room in the morning getting ready, I found that all very relaxing, surprisingly!’
At the time of writing this blog post, most of the country was experiencing tobogganing weather but a couple of weeks earlier I shot Eleanor and Ben’s wedding near Honiton in Devon under glorious sunshine and blue skies. It was my second wedding of the weekend and I have to say it was a hell of a way to kick off my 2018 weddings season; it may have been a little chilly but it felt like Spring had come early.
The particular location in question was the beautiful Deer Park Country House Hotel which nestles nicely in the Devon countryside, but only a couple a miles away from town. As I’m a car nut I won’t bore you with too much detail the gorgeous collection of classic cars (two of which were proudly flanking the main entrance), but suffice to say they were the perfect addition to such a fantastic wedding on such a stunning day.
Ben and Eleanor both prepared for the big day ahead in the hotel and the ‘Old Squash Courts’ respectively. Once guests had arrived and had taken their seats in The Orangery, Eleanor and the Bridal party headed over to the main house for the ceremony. It was very special too with friends and family taking part in readings and music which all made it feel very personal. Once the ceremony was complete, the guests all headed outside in preparation for absolutely covering the couple with confetti…it has to be one of the longest confetti walks I’ve seen in a long time.
Having been treated to a glass or two of bubbly and some rather sumptuous canapes during the reception, the couple and their guests headed back to the Orangery for the Wedding Breakfast which I was most fortunate to sample when having a few minutes to go through my pictures. Seriously, it was exceptional!
The party obviously came in with a bang after the speeches and it was quite something to photograph. No shyness around the dance floor at this wedding; everyone got properly stuck and had a hell of a time.
Congratulations once again to Eleanor and Ben, it was a very special day!