Jess & Maddie
An adventure in Paignton, Devon. Super Cold winter wind, Super stunning winter light and Super amounts of pure love! These two are amazing! We talked about their story, their plans for their wedding (with festival vibes) and tattoos. But mostly, I stood back and documented pure love. Of course, with the view of the hotel where Maddie asked Jess to Marry her in the background.
The images below are from the prints that Jess and Maddie chose to have in their lives for ever! I am so happy for these two and so excited for them for their wedding and future together.
After the images you can read the answers to the questions I asked Jess and Maddie when they first got in touch to book an engagement session with me...
This is the story of how we met... We met at university in Cumbria. We saw each other from across a room and we've been together since. We now live together in Devon.
This is our proposal story... On my birthday, we booked a hotel in Torquay for one night. After a beautiful dinner. We went back to our room and to the balcony. There was a small garden with a bench looking out to sea. Maddie said this is where she wanted to give me my birthday present. She handed me a beautiful book full of pictures of us and pictures of me with my family. They all had notes by them. As I was looking through the book, tearing up at the memories we have shared. I turned to the last page that said "will you marry me?" I turned to look at her and she was down on one knee with an engagement ring. I was so happy. I said yes and we both sat there with happy tears in our eyes looking out at sea. It was perfect, and so beautifully done.
How do you take your tea? I'm very simple when it comes to tea! Weak with no sugar. Maddie on the other hand has it strong with 1 sugar. Have you ever tried vanilla redbush tea? It's delicious.
our favourite food is... Mac n cheese!
our favourite place to spend time together is ...Devon. By the sea :)
Here is a little list of some of the things we love... We both have a big passion for music. We love to write songs together. We love traveling, we have big plans to travel for our honeymoon. We love a good cup of tea, movies, nights in cosy by the fire, gaming, photography, the beach (especially).
Take me to the beach and I will capture your beautiful love!
Incase you are wandering, you can still have an incredible Cornish Wedding at the Polhawn Fort in the winter months! What a relaxed, laidback and fun day that this Tuesday wedding in February was! Filled with love, confetti, beach hangs, dogs (they are welcome at Polhawn Fort too) inappropriate innuendos, random dance moves at random times of the day including on the Polhawn Fort bridge and lots of heavy metal on the dance floor.
What an incredible December wedding at The Polhawn Fort! This cosy venue was perfect for a rainy December wedding. It’s so cosy and warm. The whole Fort becomes your home for a couple of days.
Justine and Pete had a stunning classic winter wedding day at the very Charming Highbullen Hotel in North Devon.
Some of my fave moments of the day include seeing Justine’s family and friends faces when seeing her in her dress and when receiving gifts, Emelia watching her Mum have her lips painted and hilarious bridesmaids who dived right into the chocolate fountain. Oh and soooooooo much confetti!
See these moments and many more!
Want a super fun wedding day? here are a ton of entertainment ideas for you! along with links to some amazing Devon and Cornwall wedding Suppliers and some real wedding blog posts of super fun weddings.
Here’s a great tip if you want a super fun wedding day! … Scrap the Group photos! What? But I can’t not have a group photo of my family! - Well then at least don’t have many. You don’t need any (or many) group photos to have a wonderful record of who attended your wedding. Find out how to absolutely nail wedding group photos (so that you have loads more time for fun)
Ever wondered what it would look like to run off and elope in Cornwall? Well here ya go! Lisa and Paul did just that and it was absolute perfection. Warning - this post will make you want to get married at The Cow shed in Cornwall (even if you are already married) and head to the beach for a paddle.
Lealah and Adam had a super fun wedding day with a ceremony at Ocean Studios, Plymouth with its industrial and rustic charm. Followed by tons of confetti and a boat trip along the sound (with a pasty). Docking at Mount Edgcumbe for their reception at The Orangery. With an epic lego table plan and cake topper, a yummy BBQ, emotional speeches, games of frisbee on the lawn, cutting the (cheese) cake and foot stomping to the live band.
Kelly and Andy had a wonderful wedding at The Belmont Hotel In Leicester. I’m always soooooooo flattered when couples ask me to travel for them, because they connect with me and my work. They could have picked someone local but chose me and I’m so glad they did. I would have travelled even further for this lovely pair!
Christina and Lee had an absolutely amazing and ridiculously fun and laid back, festival style wedding day at Gulliford Farm. I have been to tons of weddings and I can say that they don’t get more laid back than this. It was like going to a festival with all of your fave friends and fam. With yummy street food, an inclusive playlist (that guests could add to) and an awesome live rock band, a bouncy castle, bucking sheep, giant bubbles, booze, glitter station, magician, bonfire and no dress code.
Ruth and Leigh had a wonderful windy wedding day at Whitsand Bay Fort! I love how versatile this venue is. The staff at Whitsand along with the great mindset of Ruth and Leigh are proof that even if you have horrible weather on your wedding day, you can still have a ton of fun.