Groom Prep At Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon

Groom prep isn’t something that happens all that often but you miss an important part of the day that the bride and everyone else would never see.

I went along to the Dartington Hall in Totnes and take photos of the Groom prep. The sky was clear but it was warm, very warm, the hottest day of the year so far. The Groom and Groomsmen did well to keep cool. The shade was our best friend.

There is so much banter, laughter and nerves. It was an honour to capture Andy and his Groomsmen as they prepared for the wedding!

If you’d like to photograph your wedding please see my wedding photographer page.

Another Wedding in Exeter, Devon…

Kevin and Shirley are two lovely, wonderful people and it was an absolute pleasure to be their wedding photographer yesterday.

The venue was the Gipsy Hill Hotel in Exeter. We arrived at 1pm (the ceremony was at 3.30pm). The great thing about the hotel is that it has plenty of parking and it is right outside the building. This makes wedding photographers very happy 😉

The bar area has been completely revamped and looks lovely! So much light, and nice light furniture. If the rain had stopped play, photographing inside would have been no problem at all.

As you can see from the photos, the room for the wedding is bright, light and ideal for a smaller wedding. The Gipsy Hill does have larger rooms, but I have to admit, I think this one is the brightest and best.

The good news was the sun was out, the warmth had returned and the day was about as perfect as it could be. The grounds were well kept and with those large trees, finding shady areas from the harsh sunlight was easy.

The Gipsy Hill Hotel laid out a fantastic spread with lots to choose from. The staff were all lovely and very helpful.

If you’d like to talk about your wedding, please visit my wedding photographer page.

Phillip & Lauren – Wedding at the Hayloft, Cockington, Torquay

Cockington Court in Torquay, Devon, it a lovely location for a wedding. Last year a more intimate wedding venue opened up, called ‘The HayLoft‘. Situated by the glass blowing shop, this venue is absolutely ideal for those smaller weddings.

Don’t let the photos you see online fool you. The Hayloft is well lit, with two roof windows, lights and the old hay doors. It is perfect with weddings with less than 30 people.

The evening reception was held at the Thatched Tavern, in Maidencombe, Torquay. A lovely place, with lovely staff and everyone had a great time.

If you’d like to book me to photograph your wedding please contact me on 07828 467 753 or email: simondayuk@gmail.com

An amazing day photographing a gay Wedding in Exeter, Devon

I was very excited to be a wedding photographer at a gay wedding. I loved every minute of it, what an amazing day it was. We instantly connected so those candid photos just kept on flowing all through the day.

I really do want to congratulate Sharon and Louise and their wedding at Froginwell Vineyard in Exeter, Devon on the 4th May 2019. It was a complete success!

We covered from ceremony to first dance. The weather was clear and mostly warm. The staff at Froginwell were fantastic to everyone, including me, so thank you Froginwell staff! The travel from Paignton to Exeter was really easy and we arrived nice and early which always enables us to capture the detail shots before everyone else starts to arrive.

The weather was so nice the ceremony was held outside. With the vineyard behind, the setting was lovely.

The entertainment outside was performed by the wonderful Liberty Sisters who performed brilliantly all afternoon.

Here is a small selection of images from the wedding day. For better quality images please see my facebook wedding post.

 

If you are looking for a warm, friendly wedding photographer, who would love to photograph your gay wedding, please contact me.

A beautiful day photographing a wedding in Exeter, Devon.

The weather could not have been more delightful. If the wedding had been on either side of the Saturday it would have been snow or rain. As a second photographer, my role was to assist in capturing the wedding and to capture the big parts of the day at a different angle to the main photographer.

Here are some of my photos from Lee and Sophie’s wedding at Rockbeare Manor in Exeter. See my Facebook Album for more pictures from their lovely wedding day.

If you’d like me to photograph your special day, please visit my wedding photography page.