A Black Tie Summer Wedding | Braunton Church | Filleigh, North Devon
Wow!! What can I say about this wedding.... 13 bridesmaids and 6 groomsmen.... Beth and Kane’s wedding was simply stunning and a laugh a minute.
The bridal preparations started with Beth and all her ladies at one of the suites in Saunton Sands Hotel. You would think that having so many ladies getting ready in the same place would be carnage. But everything, even the hair and make up was scheduled with military timing. I believe this is a family trait. The kids kept us entertained and made us laugh continuously. Especially when Beth and Kane’s son Vinny fell asleep next to an empty Prosecco bottle. I have no idea who put the bottle beside him!
Once the ladies where prepped and ready it was time to catch up with the guys. With The Black Horse pub in Braunton being right next door to St Brannocks Church, it wasn’t hard to track them down. Kane and all the groomsmen although very smartly dressed in black suits with bow ties still found time to mess around and have a bit of fun before heading over to the church.
The church ceremony was beautiful with a couple of readings from friends and a lot of giggles from Beth and Kane. Even Scott the best man was a little mischievous. (take a look at the pics below) After the ceremony Beth and Kane walked through quite possibly the longest line confetti I've ever photographed.
It was then a drive to Castle Hill at Filleigh where the fabulous attentive staff from the Brend Hotel outdoor catering team, Top Notch Catering were ready to receive the Bride and Groom along with their guests. One thing’s for sure Top Notch Catering really know how to provide a 5 star service and their food is always delicious. The Marquee was erected on the grounds by Sound Events in front of West Wing round the garden fountain. I’m still surprised that no one ended up getting wet feet.
The speeches were extremely heartfelt as well as hilarious. To kick them off Beth’s Dad spat out his teeth at the beginning of his speech and the best man did numerous funny things to entertain everyone. In the evening I had some time to shoot some pics with just Beth and Kane around the breath taking Castle Hill grounds, before heading back for the evening reception.
As the evening guests were gathering and drinks were steadily flowing, Kane and the boys had a quick boat race before the first dance and afterwards Kanes nephew got up and performed a very impressive rap. From here on in everyone got very merry. There were some interesting shapes being cut on the dance floor and I got knighted by the Father of the bride .... I'm very honoured!
Castle Hill is one of my favourite wedding venues. As a wedding photographer I think you could do a wedding here every weekend and get different images each time as this venue has an abundance of photo opportunities. Take a look through the selection on wedding images below from Beth and Kanes day, let me know what you think.