Imagine a warm May day in the exciting city of Exeter, Devon. The church was bathed in soft, natural light. With 120 cherished guests in attendance, the air was filled with excitement and anticipation as the celebration unfolded seamlessly. From joyful confetti-filled moments outside the church to capturing exquisite photographs against stunning backdrops, every detail of this day was carefully orchestrated, leaving a joyful mark on the hearts of all who attended.
Inside St Leonard’s Church in Exeter, Sunlight streamed through the windows, casting a radiant glow and a sense of serenity embraced the air as the bride and groom exchanged their heartfelt vows, surrounded by their beloved friends and family.
This was the only venue for the day. The reception was held in the adjacent hall, itself, bright, airy, and filled with natural light that only needed a bit of my lighting to make the room come alive that little bit more.
I had my Son William with me as my second photographer, capturing moments that I would have missed because I was photographing moments in another part of the scene. One-Third of the photos delivered were his, a third more photos than if it had just been me at their wedding.
Let’s take a look at some photos from the day.
Stepping outside the church, the newlyweds were greeted by a whimsical shower of confetti, a vibrant symbol of shared happiness and excitement. The air buzzed with laughter as the couple reveled in the moment. The bride’s radiant smile and the groom’s adoring gaze mirrored their deep affection, a testament to the love they held for one another.
Following the ceremony, it was time to capture precious memories through my lenses. Against the grandeur of the church as a backdrop, the portraits came to life with the help of a Godox AD600 Pro. The clever use of lighting made the groups stand out vividly. These portraits served as tangible reminders of the cherished bonds shared by family and friends.
Leaving the church behind, I led the newlyweds to a picturesque path along the tranquil River Exe. Seeking refuge under the graceful canopy of trees, the couple posed amidst nature’s breathtaking beauty. With the strategic placement of a strobe light, their presence became even more captivating, accentuating their features and making them shine brightly in the photographs.
Returning to the reception venue, the celebration carried on with a tantalising Caribbean buffet, made by the very talented Jabulani who are based in Plymouth. The air was filled with the enticing aromas of jerk chicken, flavorful plantains, and refreshing tropical soft drinks. My taste buds were dancing with delight that afternoon and I highly recommend trying their food! 🙂
After the meals, it was time for heartfelt speeches. Embraced by tears of joy and bouts of laughter, family, and friends shared touching stories, heartfelt anecdotes, and heartfelt wishes for the couple’s future.
Finally, the couple stood hand in hand, ready to fulfill their first duty as husband and wife – cutting the wedding cake. With a touch of tradition and a sprinkle of playful excitement, they sliced through the elegantly adorned cake, symbolising their shared journey and the sweetness that awaited them.
This church wedding in Exeter, Devon was embraced by the warmth and light of perfect May sunshine. It is one I shall remember and their testimonial on Google shows how much they enjoyed having us capturing their special day…
‘Simon Day (his son William included) is an amazing photographer. From start till finish, it’s been a seamless process. He wanted the very best for our day and was a pleasure to interact with. We loved the style and quality of the pictures and how the photography was very natural. We could not have asked for anyone better…thanks a million!”
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