November Wedding at Torre Abbey in Torquay


On a cool but dry November day, I photographed the wedding of a lovely couple at Torre Abbey in Torquay … Keep scrolling to see everything!

Wedding Preparations

We started the day with some preparation shoots of the bride, Vicki, at her parents’ home -getting ready, sorting out hair and make-up, and unpacking the flowers:

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A beautiful floral hairpiece for the bride:

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The flower girl’s bouquet:

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The groom’s buttonhole:

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Torre Abbey

I then moved across to the atmospheric and intimate undercrofts at Torre Abbey where the groom, Neil, was waiting and the guests starting to arrive.

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The groom checks that one of his two best men Рhis sons Рhas the wedding rings safe:

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The groom checks if the bride is running late on his grandfather’s antique fob watch, which has been restored specially for the day:

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The bride arrives with her father

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Torre Abbey undercroft sets the scene for intimate and romantic wedding ceremonies:

‘Husband and wife’ – and then the traditional first kiss:

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Signing the register:

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After the ceremony, Torre Abbey staff serve afternoon tea to the couple and their guests:

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And then, the beautiful moment where the groom surprises his bride by having her beloved horse, Chilli, brought to meet her:

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A vintage coach is the ideal way for the couple and their guests to travel on to their evening reception:

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The house and gardens at Torre Abbey made a perfect scene for some portrait pictures of the newlywed couple:

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Stokeinteignhead Village Hall

The couple, their friends and their families had put a huge effort into transforming a village hall into a beautiful wedding venue:

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The simple ‘home-made’ centrepieces were incredibly effective.

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Can you spot the little pine cone couple on top of the cake?

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Enjoying the fantastic evening meal

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Cutting the cake

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Dancing the night away

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