Tamazin & James | Molland Village Hall Wedding, Exmoor | Relaxed Wedding Photographer
If there’s one thing a love about a wedding, it’s a well dressed dog.
Being a dog person myself, I always love to see dogs taking part in weddings because they’re part of the family too, right? And at the very least they should be invited to your wedding! So you can imagine how excited I was to be greeted at the door by Pickle, Tamazin and James’ beautiful cocker spaniel. After making a huge fuss of Pickle it was back to work.
Now most weddings I photograph there is normally a slightly frantic atmosphere during the bridal prep stage, where people are rushing around taking care of the bride, getting themselves ready or looking after little ones. So it was refreshing to see Tamazin along with her Mum and bridesmaids totally chilled, having a giggle and a laugh and just going with the flow of the day. With Tamazin in full getting ready mode at her parents house, I set off to find James in The London Inn, the local pub which is a stones through away from where Tamazin was getting ready.
Now for those of you who don’t know Molland, it’s a very small village in located in the foothills of Exmoor. When I say small I mean small. Everywhere I needed to be; Tamazins parents house for bridal prep shots, The London Inn pub for getting shots of the groom and his men, the church for the ceremony and Molland village hall for the reception, I could literally walk really slowly to all four locations in 2 minutes flat!
After the beautiful ceremony which took place in St Mary’s Church, Tamazin and James along with all the guests walked over to The London Inn for welcome drinks and mingling. Whilst everyone was outside together in the glorious sun shine, this was my perfect opportunity to get a group shot of the bride and groom with the wedding party. It was then across the country road to the field next to the village hall for the family photos before we all went inside for the wedding breakfast.
The village hall…WOW…utterly gorgeous!! This is one of the best decorated reception venues I’ve seen in awhile. You didn’t even feel like you were in a village hall. It was rustic country styling with bunting lining the top of the room, pink and white big pom poms hiding the support bars, beautiful rustic table decorations with these fabulous tall vases full of gypsophila and lush foliage, the walls were lined with a curtain of fairy lights and in the evening the twinkling fairy lights gave the hall a warm relaxed ambience.
With everyone happy and chilling after a good fill of food, the drinks were steadily flowing. I whisked the lovely bride and groom off for their intimate couple shots. This is always my favourite part of the day. I took Tamzin and James for a short walk across the fields to naturally capture the newly weds with the rolling Exmoor hills in the background at golden hour. When we were finished it was back to the village hall to get those dancing shoes on, drinks in hand and get the evening party started. I think its safe to say that everyone had an awesome night as the dance floor was full the entire night.
Personally, I had an amazing day and feel honoured to have been invited to photograph Tamazin and James’ wedding day. Below is a collection of images from their day and I would love to know what you think.