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!
If you love the idea of not going over the top with typical weddingy traditions, Spending the perfect day chilling with your closest people, wearing the comfiest clothes (for most of the day) popping to your own secluded beach and having your own personal chip shop for dinner then you’ll adore this Intimate, Polhawn Fort wedding!
The Cow Shed with its rustic charm, was the perfect location for Sophie and David's wedding day. The atmosphere of the day was perfect, like a mini festival but with all of your family and closest friends. Great surroundings, great music, bubbles, face paint, photo booth props, yummy food, pegs, yep... PEGS! (you will see what I mean when you see the photos) and last but not least, one of the best wedding ideas ever. The Great Wedding Bake Off!
Laura and Tony had a SUPER FUN Beach wedding at the stunning St Ives Harbour Hotel! Want to see one of the most fun weddings ever! (and I've been to lots) Then check out this blog post!
Connie and Richard chose the picturesque and super cosy Whitsand Bay Fort for their elopement. Oh man, this day!!!! and this couple!!!... A first look, golf cart rides in the snow, views of the Cornish coast, adorable dogs in bowties, happy tears, a cosy humanist ceremony with an actual tieing of the knot, AC/DC playing and a sit down meal all at one table. I loved so many moments from this day and I smiled so much during the day that my face ached really bad on my way home.
Colour, Love, Faeries, Dancing Unicorns, Chasing Rainbows and PIZZZZZZZZZA! It doesn't get any better than this really does it! What an awesome day this Mama J's Italian Kitchen wedding was! Lauren and Jon, The sweetest and funniest couple! Their own incredibly sweet vows, wedding rings in a pokeball, PIZZZZZZZAAAA! Going to the beach in the rain, kiddies in fancy dress, PIZZZZZZAAAA!, a dancing unicorn and lots of Pizza.
Hannah and Fraser asked me if I would drive all the way from Plymouth to Nottingham to photograph their intimate Bridgford Hall wedding. They mentioned that after the wedding they fancied having a walk around the park and would then be heading to Escabeche (a proper tapas restaurant) So obviously I said yes! I'm soooooooo glad that I did! Not just because I love a road trip and yummy tapas. But Hannah and Fraser just so happen to be one of the most awesome and in love couples I have ever met.
A Laid back fun day out wedding in Plymouth. Sharon and Simons wedding day was intimate and fun! Including a Registry Office ceremony, a walk along Plymouth Hoe and Barbican, Lovely food, A ferry ride, a walk around the National Marine Aquarium in wedding clothes and an afternoon nap. Yep! an afternoon nap. What an awesome day!
Jess and Cass had a fun, festival style wedding on a Devon cliff top in woolacombe. Sunny weather, live music, sack races, bubble fights, a vw camper, hay bales, "you've got a friend in me" for the first dance, good food, crazy dancefloor shapes and a groom in shorts (all of this is the way forward)
What an absolutely lovely family focused wedding Zoe and Pauls wedding at The Lord Haldon Hotel in Devon was. Some of my very favourite moments can be found in this post, Including Big smiles, funny “applying makeup” faces, an emotional father's reaction, interesting ways of keeping "the areas" cool on a hot wedding day morning, children being children, big hugs, a moment alone with Zoe and Paul featuring armpit tickles and light rain, more big hugs, more big smiles and dancing. Oh and BIG HUGS. What a perfect day!
Childhood sweethearts, a ton of confetti (both outside the church and on the dance floor), An "actual" toast, a warm and loving family atmosphere, the obligatory wedding thing, where non-smokers, smoke cigars and a little trip to Thatchers Rock in a classic Mercedes. oh, and not to forget, great BBQ. What an amazing day!
If you love all things with a minimalist english country/rustic style. If you can't explain why, but you love an exposed beam as much as I do. If you are looking for a relaxed, fun and informal wedding day where you have everything you need all in one place. The The Bickley Mill Inn has a cosy indoor area, covered outdoor decking and seating area (so you don't need to worry about the weather) a lovely garden for photos (with hundreds of wild bunnies), a place to stay on the night of the wedding, lovely staff and the all important option of a great BBQ. Check out the Bickley Mill Inn, Devon.