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!
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:
A beautiful floral hairpiece for the bride:
The flower girl’s bouquet:
The groom’s buttonhole:
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.
The groom checks that one of his two best men – his sons – has the wedding rings safe:
The groom checks if the bride is running late on his grandfather’s antique fob watch, which has been restored specially for the day:
The bride arrives with her father
Torre Abbey undercroft sets the scene for intimate and romantic wedding ceremonies:
‘Husband and wife’ – and then the traditional first kiss:
Signing the register:
After the ceremony, Torre Abbey staff serve afternoon tea to the couple and their guests:
And then, the beautiful moment where the groom surprises his bride by having her beloved horse, Chilli, brought to meet her:
A vintage coach is the ideal way for the couple and their guests to travel on to their evening reception:
The house and gardens at Torre Abbey made a perfect scene for some portrait pictures of the newlywed couple:
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:
The simple ‘home-made’ centrepieces were incredibly effective.
Can you spot the little pine cone couple on top of the cake?
Enjoying the fantastic evening meal
Cutting the cake
Dancing the night away