The laid back luxury and understated glamour of Rockbeare Manor just East of Exeter provided the perfect wedding venue for our fun-loving Nicky and Rhys and their 140 or something guests last October. What is it about Doctors and partying?? They've certainly got that nailed...
One of the great things about being a Rockbeare Manor wedding photographer is the bridal preps suite - what an amazing room for bridal preparation photography! A stunning, palatial room with high ceilings, big windows, beautiful old mirrors and plenty of space to get back for a full length bridal wedding dress portrait. Or on one of my favourite moments of Nicky and Rhys's wedding - capturing from a respectful distance, a lovely quiet moment before the ceremony between a proud Dad and his beautiful daughter. As wedding photographers Steve and I have the privilege of witnessing some very poignant moments and capturing them respectfully and as unobtrusively as possible is very important to us.
Not forgetting the Groom of course! As if we could ever forget Rhys!! Again blessed with an awesome setting - the Billiards room at Rockbeare Manor providing some distraction for the boys before the ceremony. Nicki and Rhys chose to have us work as a team of two photographers on their wedding day, this is wonderful for pre-ceremony coverage without the need for scurrying between bride and groom.
And who says you can't get outdoors on an October wedding day! We generally find Octobers to be a pretty dry and mild month so actually its a perfect time of year to tie the knot. Especially as when it gets a bit parky you have the sumptous surroundings of Rockbeare Manor to retreat in to. We're very grateful to be recommended by the lovely team at Rockbeare Manor and look forward to photographing many more beautiful weddings there next year. Do get in touch if you're thinking of having your wedding at Rockbeare manor, we'd love to meet you! And we offer a special rate for Rockbeare Manor couples as its practically on our doorstep at a 4 minute drive!
Thank you so much to our wonderfully funny and lovely bride and groom - Nicki and Rhys xx
Nicki has kindly provided details on all the talented suppliers that helped to make their Autumn Rockbeare Manor wedding so spectacular.
Flowers - Gemma of Poppys Flower Studio
Wine - Corney & Barrow
Suits - Moss Bros
Rhys suit - Gieves & Hawkes www.gievesandhawkes.com
Brides dress - Suzanne Neville www.suzanneneville.com
Bridesmaids dresses - Biba at House of Fraser
Make up - Rebecca of Changing Faces
Hair - Gorgeous Bridal Hair by Sam
Wedding cake - by Claire makes cakes at Honiton www.clairesmakescakes.co.uk
Harpist - Sue Sherrett
The Band - Bill Ding & The Sky Scrapers
Rings - www.catherinebuddjewellery.co.uk
Brides shoes - Rainbow
Royal Mail postbox - Virginias Vintage Hire, Honiton
Wedding stationary - www.thegoldenletter.co.uk