Strap yourselves in, this one is going to be a mammoth!
First wedding of the 2012 season, and it's lovely to be back at a wedding again.
I only met Andy and Susanna about 2 months ago, they'd been looking around for a photographer whose work they liked, I'm very very happy they found my site, this was the first time I'd ventured into Dartmoor and I wasn't disappointed, the rolling hills and single track roads were everything I expected from Devon and so much more.
The morning involved a huge ceremony at the Wanford Methodist Church in Exeter, with 150 guests in attendance, many of whom brought their own cakes along, which my lovely assistant (and girlfriend) Kady was only too happy to find a new home for.
At 3:30 we left a grey, overcast Exeter and headed into the Moors where just a glimmer of blue sky was there to be soon, but alas the sun decided not to poke its head out much.
The reception was held at the very cosy, very intimate surroundings of the Drewe Arms in Drewsteignton, a village exactly as I'd hoped, picturesque white cottages, stone-walled lanes.....and the Daffodils in full bloom.
Andy and Susanna left for Cornwall at 9 (so a much earlier finish for me than usual) but not before we'd spent a good hour in the back garden, in the pitch black, with only the modelling lamp of my lights to illuminate the darkness, we soon had a big crowd all patiently waiting for their turn, I think we managed to get quite a few people's Christmas card photos done that night, and the results can be seen below.
Big thanks to Andy and Susanna for having us at your big day, to Fiona at the Drewe Arms for looking after us (Kady especially appreciated the apple juice) and to my darling Kady for getting out of bed early(ish) to come along and hold a softbox on a stick for me.
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