I had the honor of capturing a truly enchanting wedding ceremony at the picturesque Cockington Registry Office in Torquay, Devon. Bathed in warm sunlight, the day promised to be a delightful celebration of love and happiness. I embarked on a journey to document the beauty of this special day and create everlasting memories for the couple and their intimate gathering of 25 guests.
The drive to the Registry office can be confusing so my Second Photographer created this handy video for how to get to the car park closest to the Cockington Registry Office and Church.
With the midday sun shining brightly overhead, I knew the scene was quite harsh, so I sought out shaded areas beneath the gentle canopy of trees that you find all around the venue. The dappled light filtering through the leaves created a soft and ethereal ambiance, enhancing the romantic atmosphere that enveloped the day.
The Rose Garden was look really pretty for this May Wedding. Many Roses were in full bloom and that always adds some extra magic to the photos taken there.
Let’s take a look at some photos from the day:
The choice to use bubbles instead of traditional confetti added a whimsical touch to the celebration. After the formal photos, we all took a short stroll up to the path by the church. I lined that path with guests joyfully blowing bubbles, casting an enchanting aura around the newlyweds. The delicate bubbles reflected the vibrant colors of the surroundings, adding a touch of magic to the photographs.
After capturing the formal shots at Cockington Registry Office, we ventured to the magnificent Royal Terrace Gardens, also known as Rock Walk in Torquay. We choose to go to the top of this charming location, which provided a breathtaking setting, with the Torquay marina and Torbay serving as a stunning backdrop.
To create a captivating image that would truly encapsulate the couple’s love against this picturesque scenery, I employed a strobe light. With careful positioning and the expert use of lighting techniques, the resulting photograph showcased the couple in all their splendor, their love illuminated against the breathtaking coastal view of Torbay.
Photographing weddings is a deeply rewarding experience and I still believe it is the best job in the World. It allows me to be part of cherished moments that will be treasured for a lifetime. Through my lens, I was able to capture the laughter, tears of joy, and radiant smiles that filled the day.
The intimate nature of the wedding allowed for a genuine connection between the couple and their loved ones. It is always heartwarming to witness the bonds of family and friendship so beautifully displayed throughout the celebration.
The wedding I photographed at Cockington Registry Office in Torquay was a testament to the beauty of love and the magic that unfolds when two souls unite. The idyllic weather, the choice of bubbles, and the captivating locations all played a role in creating an extraordinary day filled with happiness and warmth.
As a wedding photographer, being able to document these cherished moments and create lasting memories is a privilege that I hold dear. It is an honor to have been part of this beautiful journey and to have the opportunity to tell their love story through the power of imagery.