Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer: Blog https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog en-us Michael Wells 2021 mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:47:00 GMT Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:47:00 GMT https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u911256652-o72713494-50.jpg Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer: Blog https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog 120 60 Micro Wedding at Sandy Cove : Victoria & Stuart https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2020/11/micro-wedding-at-sandy-cove-victoria-stuart elopement-wedding-sandy-cove-hotel-michael-wells-005elopement-wedding-sandy-cove-hotel-michael-wells-005

Victoria & Stuart chose to celebrate their micro wedding at The Sandy Cove Hotel overlooking the Bristol Channel on  gloriously sunny day in September. Being a north devon wedding photographer has given me the opportunity to meet some amazing couples over the lockdown who have decided despite the restrcitions to go ahead and tie the knot.

So when Victoria got in touch and said they too were going to get hitched with just their two girls and parents in tow, I knew it would be a beautiful intimate afternoon. The sun shone, the smiles beamed and their eldest was super excited to visit the beach. It became alittle game that she would come up to me with her huge smile, look up at me and just wait, until I said "We're not going to the beach yet!" She'd just laugh and then run away, for the scenario only to be repeated a few minutes later. We did head to the beach after the ceremony as you can see from the photos below. It's something I encourage my couples to do if they can, a few minutes away from your guests and have a little time to just be the two of you is really important. We of course had very smiley and happy company.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) devon elopement photographer elopement wedding devon michael wells photography micro wedding devon north devon wedding photography https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2020/11/micro-wedding-at-sandy-cove-victoria-stuart Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:47:21 GMT
April & Chris : Launcells Barton https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2020/8/launcells-barton-wedding-april-chris launcells-barton-wedding-photographer-004launcells-barton-wedding-photographer-004

"We've laughed & cried in equal amounts. Sensational. We couldn’t be happier with our photos. There's no way we’ll be able to pick a favourite. Thank you so so much Mike"

Being a North Devon Wedding photographer gives me the opportunity to travel all aorund the south west and shoot at places I have never been to before. April & Chris chose the beautiful Church of St Morwenna and St John at Morwenstow for their wedding which I have been to once before, before heading to Launcells Barton for their reception and party, not been there before, what a place! Resting on the Cornish side of the Devon border its the pefect spot for your wedding celebration.

A year has passed since I shot the wedding of April & Chris and its still fresh in my memory as a brilliant and enjoyable day. I met them at their friends wedding the year before and clicked with them straight away. We first met after booking at Duckpool for thier pre wedding shoot, April n particular was unsure about me being so close with the camera but this was a sure fire way to get rid of her nerves and get used to being photographed.

These two were detemined to have a good time, with their friends and family in tow they enjoyed every single minute of their day, intent on soaking it all up and not worrying about the little things and not stressing if things werent going perfectly, they just ran with it and it was truly memorable day.

Love, laughter, tequila shots, crazy Mum dancing, storm force confetti, crazy Dad dancing, tears, an enormous veil, a beautiful sunset and a couple completely in love, days like this are why I choose to do what I do. Thanks for the memories guys and congrats again on your first year as Mr & Mrs.

 

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Cornwall wedding photographer Devon wedding photographer Launcells Barton Wedding Photography Michael Wells Photography https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2020/8/launcells-barton-wedding-april-chris Thu, 20 Aug 2020 13:45:28 GMT
Anna & Phil : Hallsannery https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2020/4/hallsannery-annaphil Hallsannery Wedding Photography Anna & PhilHallsannery Wedding Photography Anna & PhilHallsannery Wedding Photography Anna & Phil

It had been a few years since I’d been at Hallsannery in Bideford– the last time was when I helped out a colleague, second shooting for Sophie & Andy's wedding and I had loved it! And here I was back to capture Anna & Phil’s wedding. Hallsannery is one of my favourite venues in North Devon, I'd love to shoot there more. The staff are lovely and they always look after me well. Beautiful large rooms with beautiful light and high ceilings for the ‘getting ready’ phase of the day. This happy pair chose to get married outside the large entrance of the house with columns and flowers as their backdrop.

One of my favourite moments from the wedding day was when Phil forgot his personalised vows and after Anna had said hers just stood there with looking a dazed and confused as he reached into his coat pocket, his best man promptly stood up and ran into the house to retrieve, coming back to cheers and hoots of laughter coming from the assembled crowd.

Beautiful people, beautiful venue, beautiful light, beautiful emotions. Congratulations Anna & Phil and thanks for having me there.

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Florist – Denise at Petals and Posie
Hair – Steven Laurent
Dress –  Tiffany Jordan
Cake - Cantel Cakes

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Devon Wedding photographer Hallsannery wedding Michael Wells Photography North Devon Wedding Photography https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2020/4/hallsannery-annaphil Fri, 10 Apr 2020 15:17:11 GMT
Best Of 2019 https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2020/1/best-of-2019 Devon wedding photographer, best of 2019 by michael wells photographyDevon wedding photographer, best of 2019 by michael wells photography Its that time again, its time for my annual Best Of post. It's been an absolutely cracking year with lots of highs, my daughter turned 10! where did that time go, my son won an art comp at school of which he and we were very proud. My business continued to flourish with lots of wonderful weddings with lots of super friendly couple and guests. As a family, we started Surf Life Saving. I attended NineDots for the first time, caught up with some old friends and made lots of new ones amongst the tog community. And of course, as is the path of life a few lows, torn ankle ligaments the day before a wedding being one of them, thanks to Antony for stepping into the breach to help.

I'm not going to go on about how much I love my clients, you know I do guys and its a pleasure to shoot each and every wedding. And I know its cliche, but I really do love my job, being a Devon Wedding Photographer allows me to meet amazing people from all over the globe, freeze time and give my couples great photos.

2019 was also the year that I ventured to London to the NineDots Gathering. A meeting of 150 like-minded Wedding Togs. There I learnt a whole heap of stuff and caught up with some friends namely Lanny & Erika Mann and the ever wonderful Marta May. My mind was blown at points and tapping into the 9D community has been invaluable.

I also visited a couple of new venues this year Shaprham House and The Horn Of Plenty being two, Hallsannery and Tawstock Court being another two, and it's always a pleasure as ever to shoot at The Venue at Sandy Cove and the Ash Barton Estate.

So, that's it, Decade over and into the 2020's, I can't wait to see it will bring for me and my business and I'm looking forward to get cracking, meet all my clients again and their families, first one in 20 days. Let the fun begin. If you want to have a look at the photos included you can see a selection here, enjoy!

 

 

 

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Devon Wedding Michael Wells Photography North Devon Wedding Photography Wedding Photographer Devon https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2020/1/best-of-2019 Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:37:29 GMT
Ellie & Joe : Sandy Cove Wedding https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/8/ellie-and-joe-sandy-cove-wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding

I was really looking forward to Ellie & Joe's wedding. Their enthusiasm for the photos and the love they have for each other was plain to see from the moment I met them for a quick chat a month or so before their wedding day. All was going well with my plans for their day until the day before I tore the ligamnets in my ankle just by stepping out the front door of my house! A little bit of panic set in so I called two friends to ask if they could cover the wedding, or at least help out with me being a bit dissabled and not my usual nimble self, I'm not sure nimble is the right word. Thankfully, Anthony was available and came over the following day to help out whilst I hobbled arround with my ankle strapped.

The conspicuous joy these two had at accomplishing their goal to get married was wonderful to see, I even had a tear in my eye, they were just so excited. It was an honour to spend the day with these guys and their families, a day that will stay with me for a long time, and not only for the good memories. Thanks to Sandy Cove for always looking after me and to my Knight in Fuji Armour for helping out.

I asked Ellie & Joe an few questions about their day and experience with me, here are their answers. Thank you E&J

"Mike, we don't even know where to begin! These photos are absolutely magical! We've just spent the last hour with the biggest smiles on our faces, it's been so lovely to look back at the day, you've captured it so amazingly well! The quality of your work is outstanding. We are so unbelievably happy and can't thank you enough for all the hard work you put in to give us all these beautiful moments through your lens" bride laughing with her grandmotherEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding

Tell us about your story pre your wedding

We met on NYE 2011 at an engagement party for Joe's best friend (and his best man, Ben) and Ellie’s sister (Grace)– so we are a cliché bridesmaid - best man hook-up. Ellie's sister made us promise that we wouldn't break up before their wedding, we feel like we've kept that promise and then some! We’ve been together for over 7 years and lived together in Oxford, Aberdeen and in Stavanger, Norway for the last 4 years. We bought our first home in Norway and every morning before work we have a cup of tea together overlooking the sea. Being by the water has a special significance for us both, we both work by the sea, live by the sea, Joe proposed to Ellie overlooking Putsborough beach and we got married by the sea! Also, we spent a lot of our early relationship in Falmouth (where Ellie went to university) and spent many a happy day on the beach having BBQs and watching bands at Gylly Beach Cafe. We feel happiest when we're together, chatting, giggling, playing board games (of which we have an ever-expanding collection, 30 games, and counting!) And finally, food is the other love in our life, for both of us! Whether it be cooking lovely food at the weekend, dining in fancy restaurants or snaffling picnics by the sea, our lives revolve around food! Joe proposed to Ellie by the sea on the cliffs overlooking Putsborough beach on Christmas Day 2018, so we managed to organise a beautiful wedding in 4 months which is why we were able to not get bogged down in all the silly little details and just enjoy getting married. Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding couple inside vw camper smiling at the cameraEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding

What were your favourite parts of the day?

When we got to see each other for the first time on the day and were finally able to have a big hug! It was also lovely to see all our friends and family having such a great time together, seeing them play, chat and dance really made the day feel special to us. The time we got to spend together whilst taking photos on the beach was really precious, it was nice to have that time alone to take it all in for a moment.

 

What made you choose your details and styling?

We wanted to have lots of colours whilst remaining relaxed and informal. We didn't have a particular style in mind we just chose what we liked and it turned out better than we could have hoped on the day.

 

What entertainment did you have?

The Talking Bird Collective, Dan Brazier Magician and Sonic Fireworks. magician making bride and groom laugh with a card trickEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding bride reacting to magicians card trickEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding guests enjoying the coastal views at Sandy CoveEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding bride walking with mum down steps towards the aisle at sandy coveEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding

What are your top tips for couples planning their own wedding?

Get a great photographer so you can enjoy looking back on all the beautiful moments from the day. But also not to worry about the little things, drink lots of water (we were very dehydrated!) and just enjoy the day as it will go in a flash! Finally, you don't need years to plan a wedding, have a short engagement to help you focus on what's important.

 

What were you looking for in terms of your wedding photography?

Candid and natural photography which is well framed and shot. A good eye for a unique moment and a photographer's ability to be a seamless part of the day. We chose Michael because his work embodied everything that we wanted to have in our photos. Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding bride and groom hugging during the wedding ceremony at sandy coveEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding sidelit portrait of the bride at sandy coveEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding groom kissing his bride on the forehead whilst seated with coastal views behindEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding bride writing her vows at sandy cove weddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding newlyweds laughing at each other as guests throw confettiEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding coastal views from the sandy cove hotelEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding bridal party photo with exmoor coast views behind themEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding ring exchange at the venue sandy coveEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding Ellie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove WeddingEllie & Joe's Sandy Cove Wedding

Any other comments regarding your day or your photos?

We just couldn't be happier with how the photos have turned out. The way that Michael just fit into the wedding party so seamlessly and helped the day go so effortlessly can't be understated, it was a genuine pleasure to have him there on the day! The hard work that he put in right through the process really shows in the final product; by taking the time to understand what we wanted, to planning when and where we could have photos during the day and the countless hours that were taken to edit and select the vast number of photos all added up to a treasured set of memories which we will forever be able to look back on and cherish.

 

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Michael Wells Photography North Devon Wedding Photography Sandy Cove Photographer Sandy Cove Wedding Wedding Firepit Photos https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/8/ellie-and-joe-sandy-cove-wedding Sun, 11 Aug 2019 10:33:27 GMT
Anna & Paul : Tawstock Court https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/7/tawstock-court-wedding-photography Anna & Paul's Tawstock Court WeddingAnna & Paul's Tawstock Court WeddingAnna & Paul's Tawstock Court Wedding

Anna & Paul's wedding was my first ever at the beautiful Tawstock Court and what a venue it is, perched utop the hill overlooking St.Peters Church and the valley beyond. I doubt there are many countryside venues in Devon with such an fantastic view. Being a North Devon Wedding Photographer I love to discover and shoot at new venues, it seems every year there is a new one.

"We shed a tear and we laughed, you've captured our day brilliantly,the photos are amazing! I’m just gutted I missed Paul’s band performance. I’m so pleased I met you at James and Rachel’s wedding and you were available on our day" Anna Anderson

The ceremony was beautiful and moving at Pilton Church, Anna walking down the aisle clutching her Dad's arm with a huge smile on her face. During the ceremony I think Anna forgot where she was or thought she was some kind a celebrity as she kept waving to the guests, that was a first. Well, I suppose she was really, it was her wedding after all.

I shot Anna's brothers wedding a few years ago at Highbullen, its where we first met. I always love it when I meet the families again, a few years down the line and hear about how evreyone is getting on. James and Rachel were soon to be parents, and now they are.

There were some truly wonderful moments and some more firsts, not just the bride waving to the congregation throughout the ceremony. Paul, the Groom and his band set up in the hallway, played, and they were brilliant!! and the blue hour photo I got of them, one of my favs so far this year, see it at the bottom of this post, and many more.

Anna & Paul, thank you for welcoming me into your beautiful celebration and trusting me with your memories. It was an honour to document this day for you and your families.

A special thank you to Laura and her team for looking after me on the day and I look forward to my next adventure at Tawstock Court next year,  Mike.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) devon wedding Michael Wells Photography North Devon Wedding Photographer Tawstock Court Wedding https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/7/tawstock-court-wedding-photography Tue, 02 Jul 2019 20:02:30 GMT
Kate & Michael : Ash Barton Wedding https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/5/ash-barton-wedding-photography-kate-michael Kate & Michael's Ash Barton Estate WeddingKate & Michael's Ash Barton Estate WeddingKate & Michael's Ash Barton Estate Wedding

Kate & Michael’s wedding at the Ash Barton Estate in North Devon was an absolutely amazing day. As a North Devon wedding photographer it is always a pleasure to shoot at this fantastic venue.

My 2018 season had ended at the Ash Barton Estate and it was great to back there with a few obviously differences, of course the couple but the weather too, it was a gloriously sunny spring day.

" Mike, our photos are just amazing!! We are both so chuffed. You've captured the feel of the day beautifully with incredible photos of some gorgeous moments and especially of our girls. THANKYOU so very much"

There were some wonderful emotive moments during the day especially between Kate, Michael & their two girls and some really funny ones too. The funniest being when their youngest laid on the grass, put her feet in the air and just said "Poo, poo" a true wedding moment! Thats the brilliant thing about weddings, you never know what is going to happen. Sure there's the same parts, the ceremony, the speeches, confetti, but everyone reacts to them differently and that is why I love shooting these days and capturing these moments for the future.

I only spent a few hours in the company of these fine folks but it was as ever with my clients. a joy to do so. Congratulations Mr & Mrs S.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) ash barton wedding Michael Wells Photography north devon wedding photographer https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/5/ash-barton-wedding-photography-kate-michael Fri, 31 May 2019 17:15:06 GMT
Kayleigh & Simon : Ash Barton Estate https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/3/ash-barton-winter-wedding-kayleigh-simon Kayleigh & Simon's Ash Barton Estate Winter WeddingKayleigh & Simon's Ash Barton Estate Winter WeddingKayleigh & Simon's Ash Barton Estate Winter Wedding

For the second year running my final outing of the year took me to the Ash Barton Estate, this time for Kayleigh and Simon's wedding. I really enjoy photographing winter weddings. I love the atmosphere of them and the challenge due to darkness, the short daylight hours, the rain and the cold. 

Kayleigh & Simon invited their friends and family to Ash Barton Estate in North Devon for their wedding in December last year but not for Christmas wedding just a winter one. The rain lingered for most of the day and at one point during the speeches the PA had to be turned up to 11 because the rain was so hard on the barn roof no one could hear a thing!

When I first go there everyone was buzzing about doing the final little jobs, mistletoe to hang, candles to be lit, confetti bombs to prep and lots of other bits. I spent my time going between the bride and her ladies and the gents doing their final self prep. After the ceremony in the old chapel, everyone piled into the party barn for a glass or two of bubbles and a canape and to avoid the oncoming rain. When the newlyweds entered they got a bit of a fright when some guests let of huge confetti bombs. I kept one eye on the weather and much to mine and Kayleigh and Simon's delight the clouds broke and we actually saw the sun! During this brief respite I got all the family formals done in the cobbled courtyard and some beautiful winter sun images of the happy couple.

The day finished with a Salsa lesson from a friend and a fun filled dance floor together with blow up flamingos, guitars and saxaphones! A wonderful winter wedding and I think everyone enjoyed the day as much as I enjoyed shooting it. Congratulations on your amazing day, Mike

Scroll down to see a selection of photography from this winter wedding at the Ash Barton Estate, get in touch if you are having your own winter wedding here at Ash Barton or elsewhere!

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Ash Barton Estate Ash Barton Wedding Photos Devon Wedding Michael Wells Photography North Devon Wedding Photography Wedding Photographer Ilfracombe https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/3/ash-barton-winter-wedding-kayleigh-simon Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:36:57 GMT
Lucy & Ross : The Oak Barn https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/2/oak-barn-hittesleigh-wedding-lucy-ross Lucy & Ross' Oak Barn WeddingLucy & Ross' Oak Barn WeddingLucy & Ross' Oak Barn Wedding

"We knew we were going to be completely & utterly blown away, but WOW! We absolutely love that you’ve captured things that we missed or had forgotten about! Every single picture tells the story of the day so perfectly, down to every smile, laugh, hug, dance & even a happy tear on a cheek!"

 

Lucy & Ross' Oak Barn Wedding was my last of the summer last year my season finished on a high note. A first for me at The Oak Barn, an amazing venue just outside Exeter in the beautiful Devon countyrside. I asked the couple to answer an few questions for me and to give you readers a little insight into their day and planning. Enjoy the read and the photos, some of my favourite ever images are here within.

Tell Us Your Story

We had known each other for years through mutual friends but didn’t become a couple until around 5 years ago. Our friends always said we had a thing for each other before we were together. Our first date was a walk on Woolacombe beach and after a year & half of being together Ross proposed with love hearts (my favourite sweets) while we were on holiday in Spain during sunset. (This after the wedding but... we will be moving out of our flat & into our new home next week.

What were your favourite parts of the day?

Lucy’s favourite parts: The moment when my dad walked into the room & saw me in my wedding dress for the first time & seeing and feeling how proud & happy he was for me. That moment I am going to treasure forever and the moment Ross and I met at the end of the aisle & I didn’t know what to say apart from “hi” Having sunset pictures in the field & also Mr & Mrs was pretty funny too. Ross’s favourite parts: Greeting all the guests as they arrived for our wedding day. When the music started for the ceremony and seeing Lucy for the first time. Really enjoyed the first dance & Mr & Mrs game.

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What made you choose your details and styling?

We loved the idea of a DIY wedding so we could pick & choose exactly what & how we wanted our perfect wedding. We loved the shabby chic rustic style Pinterest played a big role in a fair few of our ideas.

What entertainment did you have?

One of my best friends Beckah sung during our wedding ceremony. We had garden games for during the day and Bespoke Disco were our DJ, which included a light up led dance floor. Also had a game of Mr & Mrs

What are your top tips for couples planning their own wedding?

Keep a wedding check list, book or folder of what’s booked/ not booked and have the dates noted when each thing needs paying or when finally numbers etc are needed so you don’t loose track. Keep calm! Although it is very hard not to stress, you will have those moments, but just remember you are planning YOUR wedding day for YOU not everyone else and on the big day what ever happens everything will be as perfect as it can be.

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What were you looking for in terms of your wedding photography?

We wanted a photographer who had a laid back approach and who would shoot every wedding they did differently and had lots of different ideas. Also we went for a photographer who we had been recommended and we had heard great things about. "Thanks Lucy"

Any other comments regarding your day or your photos?

The whole day felt like a complete dream and it was better than we could have ever imagined. Our wedding photos are also better than we could have ever dreamed of. Mike has an amazing talent and all the hard work and hours he puts into his photos truly show as they are beyond perfect definitely 110% recommend as anyone who has him as their wedding photographer will not be disappointed!

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) devon wedding photographer Michael Wells Photography oak barn hittesleigh oak barn wedding https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/2/oak-barn-hittesleigh-wedding-lucy-ross Mon, 25 Feb 2019 20:03:30 GMT
Old Barn Clovelly : Helen & Mark https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/2/old-barn-clovelly-wedding-helen-mark Old Barn Wedding - Helen & MarkOld Barn Wedding - Helen & MarkOld Barn Wedding - Helen & Mark

"We LOVE them! Thank you so much for making it such a brilliant day, regardless of the weather you made sure we had great photos"

On a very soggy day in September Helen & Mark tied the knot at The Old Barn near Clovelly. Being England we are all used to a bit of the wet stuff so when it decided to stay for the day we weren't surprised. Despite this everyone enjoyed their day and had a great time.

For the first time ever ( I've shot around 300 weddings ) I thought I might not make it to the wedding on time, North Devon Highways had seen in their wisdom to fix Bideford Bridge on the Saturday and the traffic was horrific. I sat in the car, having left loads of time as I usually do, in a state of panic. Move, move, the lights were super slow and when I finally made it through them I'm pretty sure I broke the world landspeed record to make sure I got to the venue.

I made it with minutes to spare, Mark calmed me as I walked in and said that I looked worse than he felt, cheers, butterflies in his belly, rain running down my face, what a pair, LOL. In stark contrast a few minutes later, Helen looked calm and radiant as she walked down the aisle on her Dad's arm, a big smile on her face.

There were some great moments during the day, guests queing for ice cream in the rain, only in England, the newlyweds breaking the cake knife, tough cake or crap knife? you decide, see below, hilarious, the new Mr & Mrs Barrett having their first dance on the bumper car rink, thats a first, Mark and his mates getting carried away in the Star Wars display and Tom Rose coming along to thirll the guests with his close up magic. Some great moments and wonderful memories all round. Congratualtions guys, Mike.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Devon Wedding Michael Wells Photography North Devon Wedding Photography Old Barn Clovelly Old Barn Wedding https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/2/old-barn-clovelly-wedding-helen-mark Tue, 12 Feb 2019 20:31:49 GMT
Sandy Cove : Loren & Darren https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/2/sandy-cove-wedding-photography-loren-darren Loren & Darren's Sandy Cove WeddingLoren & Darren's Sandy Cove WeddingLoren & Darren's Sandy Cove Wedding "We just wanted to say a big thank you for our wedding photos. The best bit  is they take you back to a moment, and when the day is done we have something to reminisce on forever. I’m sure we will look at them a thousand times to come in the future. You captured so many special parts in the day brilliantly"

Loren & Darren's Wedding will stay with me forever, for many reasons, one of them in particular. They chose the wonderful Sandy Cove for their wedding, the addition of their new Venue is brilliant and the views are just amazing along the Exmoor coastline.

It was a beautiful September day and I started with Loren and her Mum & Dad getting into their finery, shooting all the goings on and doing my usual little bit of help with ties and buttonholes, I think I need to do some blog posts on how to do these things :) With Anna working her usual brilliance with her brushes I set about photographing all of the little details and moments that were happening around me.

They were married outside in the Gazebo overlooking the Bristol Channel, emotions running high with a few tears from both parties. After a glass of bubbly to relax and a few photos we all headed up to the Venue for the wedding breakfast and speeches. It was at this point a moment I will never forget happened, I wont go into detail but lets just say that everyone is ok and after being checked out the brilliant Paramedics, Grandad was ok. He even wanted to come back to the party, what a legend!

After the excitiement, if you can call it that, of the afternoon the party continued with smiles all round and plenty of dancing, and well kissing Darren not from his new wife but from his mates! This was a day I will never forget, congratulations Loren & Darren on your fantastic day, give Grandad my best, Mike.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Michael Wells Photography North Devon Wedding Photography Sandy Cove Wedding https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/2/sandy-cove-wedding-photography-loren-darren Mon, 04 Feb 2019 11:41:40 GMT
Deers Leap Wedding : Sam & Sam https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/1/deers-leap-devon-wedding-photography Sam & Sam's Deers Leap WeddingSam & Sam's Deers Leap WeddingSam & Sam's Deers Leap Wedding "Booking Mike to be our photographer was the best decision we made! He captured loads of precious moments we had no idea at the time he was taking"

Photographing Sam & Sam's Wedding was a fantastic way to spend a September afternoon. They chose Deers Leap Retreat to host their ceremony and reception and Heather and the rest of the staff did them proud. The last time I was at DL it was to shoot the wedding of the owners themselves, Heather & James.

The three of us had met just once before for a chat about their day and both has expressed concerns about being in front of the camera. Sam, Mrs, mentioned that she unwittingly sometimes pulled funny faces and I sure captured a few of those on the day. Sam, Mr, was pretty quiet but spent the day with a big grin on his face.

A day filled with laughter followed the ceremony with some great speeches, more funny faces, beautiful evening light and a choreographed first dance.

My remit for the day was to capture their story, seek out those never to be repeated moments and shoot some beautiful Bride & Groom portraits. A couple of things stick in my mind from this day. Sam, Mrs, getting her words wrong during the vows, followed by some giggling and then gently taking her new Father in Laws face in her hands and kissing him on the cheek. For me being able to capture this particular moment makes me feel happy and sad at the same time. Happy that I was there to be able to witness and capture that moment for Sam & Sam and sad because I know he's now gone, sadly Graham passed away only a few short weeks after the wedding.

Someone once said the purpose of photography is to witness, to prove, to relate, to celebrate, to remember, my thoughts exactly.

Thankyou Mr & Mrs Sam for letting me capture your memories and congratulations again on your wonderful wedding, Mike

 

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Deers Leap Photography Deers Leap Retreat Deers Leap Wedding Michael Wells Photography North Devon Wedding Photography https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/1/deers-leap-devon-wedding-photography Wed, 23 Jan 2019 17:52:11 GMT
Best of 2018 : Michael Wells Photography https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/1/best-of-2018-michael-wells-photography 2018 has been amazing for me and as ever I've had briliant clients with super friendly families. From winning my first Fearless Award to visiting Morocco for the first time it been a truly memorable year. So, here it is, my best of 2018, all of my lovely wedding couples make an appearence along with many of their entourage including the dog.

A big thanks to all of the staff in all of the venues aorund Devon including Tunnels Beaches, Highbullen Hotel, Sandy Cove, Clovelly Court, The Old Barn, Ash Barton, Beaconside House, The Oak Barn and Deers Leap.

See if you can spot yourself! Thanks again to you all who chose to have me photograph your wedding, 2019, bring it on.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Best of 2018 Wedding Photography Devon Devon Wedding Michael Wells Photography North Devon Wedding Photography https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/1/best-of-2018-michael-wells-photography Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:04:33 GMT
Devon Wedding : Charli & Stu https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/1/devon-wedding-photography-charli-stu Charli & Stuart's Ashreigney WeddingCharli & Stuart's Ashreigney WeddingCharli & Stuart's Ashreigney Wedding

"We absolutely love our photos, so many moments and some amazing facial expressions!, Thank you Mike"

 

Charli & Stu's wedding last summer was one to remember. The most amazing Devon weather blessed their day, not the usual case on the bank holiday weekend in August. Ginger turned out to be a running theme through the day with Ron Weasley, A Leprechaun and A Gingerbreadman appearing during the speeches, I couldn't work out why though ;) And from my perspective Minis and mirrors seemed to be a big part of the day too.

They were married at Ashreigney Church, not one I had visited before but its another beautiful Church in the heart of Devon, before we headed back to Charlotte family home for the marquee reception on the farm. A wonderful warm sunny afternoon followed filled with love and laughter. The pseeches were really good with some surprise visitors as mentioned. After a wonderful meal provided by Westcountry Catering we all headed outside for more fun and games includinh hobby horse racing with some quite blatant cheating form Stu. I'll never forget the site of a giant Gingerbreadman getting hacked downfrom behind by the groom as Ron Weasley was bringing up the rear, a Leprechaun left for dead sprawled over a haybale, hilarious.

There were so many great parts of their day I could go on for ages but I'll leave it here with one final memory, I'll forever remember the beautiful light we enjoyed at the end of the day with your horses. Congratulations guys on your marriage and amazing wedding day.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Ashreigney Church Devon Wedding Marquee Wedding Devon Michael Wells Photography North Devon Wedding Photography https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2019/1/devon-wedding-photography-charli-stu Thu, 10 Jan 2019 10:16:48 GMT
Clovelly Court : Becca & Antony https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/11/clovelly-court-wedding-photography Becca & Antony's Clovelly WeddingBecca & Antony's Clovelly WeddingBecca & Antony's Clovelly Wedding

"OMG Mike they are amazing! They really tell the story perfectly!! We think you have superpowers because how the hell did you manage to get around so much in one day?!?!"

Becca & Antony’s wedding at was my first wedding at Clovelly Court and my first shooting in the beautiful harbour at Clovelly itself. But most notably of all, this was a wedding full of laughter, tears and cheers, that I was honoured to have been a part of.

The ceremony was beautiful, set outside in the gardens before heading into the teepee for the reception and drinks. The wonderful staff from Ant's place of work came along to help with the food, this pair of loons even did their own catering and almost without a hitch they pulled it off, gawd knows how, but it was a success and the cevichi was delicious.

We, the three of us headed down into Clovelly harbour for some bride and groom portraits amongst the tourists and gig racers who were packing the harbour for a rowing festival, they caused a bit of a stir and the newlyweds were introduced over the tannoy to a rousing cheer. Back to the teepee, the speeches were brilliant and the dancing epic, what a great day, so many beautiful moments.

Becca & Antony, thank you for welcoming me into your beautiful celebration and trusting me with your memories. It was an honour to document this day for you and your families.

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BRIDAL GOWN – FRILLY FROCKS

CEREMONY VENUE – CLOVELLY COURT

RECEPTION VENUE – WORLD INSPIRED TENTS

MAKEUP – ISABELLE GRACE

FLORIST – SNOWDROPS FLORISTRY

DJ – DEVON SOUND AND LIGHT

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) clovelly court wedding photography clovelly wedding photographer frilly frocks barnstaple Michael Wells Photography https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/11/clovelly-court-wedding-photography Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:57:17 GMT
Devon Wedding : Vicki & Mark https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/10/north-devon-wedding-photography-vicki-mark Vicki & Mark's Devon WeddingVicki & Mark's Devon WeddingVicki & Mark's Devon Wedding

"Thanks so much for everything you did on Saturday, you were a fantastic photographer and good fun to spend the day with. All of our friends and family thought the same" Vicki & Mark

Vicki & Mark had a stunning day for their summer wedding here in Devon and the sheer effort that had been put into the set-up wasnt lost on anyone. The couple and a team of their friends and family had spent days setting up a full on summer extravaganza in their garden. Every ounce of effort was worth it, it looked amazing, check it out below.

My day started with Vicki and her extensive entourage at her parents place just outside Chittlehampton. After I headed up to the church to meet Mark & his best men all looking dapper in their tweed suits. Vicki and Dad arrived in a horse and cart but not before her own horses got in on the act by coming to say hi and wish her good luck for the day. This truly was a day to remember, it had everything, tears, lots and lots of laughs, amazing catering ( great work and attention to detail from Rachael & her Team Rhubarb & Cream ), great speeches, SINGING WAITERS!! who were just brilliant, tug of war, cracking sunset and a wonderful couple intent on enjoying every single moment of their day. Congratualtions guys on your epic wedding, Mike.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Chittlehampton wedding Devon Marquee Wedding Michael Wells Photography North Devon Wedding Photography https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/10/north-devon-wedding-photography-vicki-mark Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:53:03 GMT
Old Barn Clovelly : Jo & Sam https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/10/old-barn-clovelly-wedding-photography Old Barn Wedding - Jo & SamOld Barn Wedding - Jo & SamOld Barn Wedding - Jo & Sam

"We are so delighted. Its wonderful we have these photos to look back on and enjoy for the rest of our lives and very pleased we chose you to take them, they are truly incredible, WOW"

I had been looking forward to this wedding for a long time, not that I dont look forward to all my weddings, but what with Sam's real interest in photography I had a feeling was going to be special. I was right. I started the day as I do usually with the Bride, Jo, and her Mum, Bridesmaids, with Casey Thorne doing hair and Jo Kift  the Make Up. We all then headed up to The Old Barn at The Milky Way for their wedding ceremony. This is where we stayed for the rest of the day and it was a glorious summers day. There was so much going on at this wedding, we had tears, we had emotional and hilarious speeches, we had D O D G E M S, bouncy pillow wardrobe malfunctions, rapping, epic dancing and endless smiles and laughter all day long. Your wedding was a dream to shoot and I loved every single minute of it. Awesome wedding, awesome couple, congrats guys, Mike

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Clovelly Wedding Photography Michael Wells Photography Milky Way Wedding North Devon Wedding Photography Old Barn Wedding https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/10/old-barn-clovelly-wedding-photography Thu, 11 Oct 2018 20:14:45 GMT
Tawstock to Highbullen : Lorna & Lewis https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/9/devon-photographer-lorna-and-lewis-wedding Lorna & Lewis' Highbullen Hotel WeddingLorna & Lewis' Highbullen Hotel WeddingLorna & Lewis' Highbullen Hotel Wedding

"Thank you so much for being our amazing photographer on our special day. We love our photos and your fresh ideas. We had a great day with you and felt so lucky the sun was shining too, Love Lorna, Lewis & George"

Lorna & Lewis married at the beautiful Tawstock Church of St Peters before heading to the Highbullen Hotel for their afternoon and evening reception. I first met Lorna last year when she was a bridesmaid for her friend Michelle. We hit it off straight away and it wasn't until after the wedding that she emailed me to let me know she too was getting hitched. I started my days with Lorna, her bridesmaids and parents for the prep part of the day, the air filled with excitement for the coming days events. I can honestly say that this wedding yielded some of my favourite photos ever and the more I look at them the more I love them too. Lorna looked absolutely stunning in her dress, almost bohemian with her flower crown and the colours certainly worked really well on such a beautiful summers day.

Congratulations guys on your fantastic wedding.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Devon Wedding Highbullen Hotel Wedding Michael Wells Photography Tawstock Wedding Photography https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/9/devon-photographer-lorna-and-lewis-wedding Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:03:30 GMT
Katie & Sam : Sandy Cove Hotel https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/9/sandy-cove-wedding-photographer-kate-and-sam Katie & Sam's Sandy Cove WeddingKatie & Sam's Sandy Cove WeddingKatie & Sam's Sandy Cove Wedding

"Mike is not only an extremely talented photographer, he also has a passion for his work and is interested in you, your life and making sure he captures every moment of your special day. Our wedding photos are truly perfect! Thank you so much Mike. We hope to see you again, Katie & Sam"

Katie and Sam celebrated their wedding recently and I was thrilled to be part of such a fantastic celebration. A gorgeous spot for a wedding, Sandy Cove located just outside Ilfracombe, definitely gave a special vibe to the event. This wasn't the first time I had photographed at Sandy Cove, one of my favourites venues for weddings. I photographed every detail of the developing story as the bridal party finished doing their hair and makeup and I popped in on Sam whilst he got ready with his brothers and Grandfather helping out with cufflinks and ties.

The photographs I took of the ceremony definitely have a "love is in the air" feel to them what with Sam wiping away a tear as katie approached him down the aisle. After the ceremony I began searching for moments that would help to tell the story of the day. Summer weddings are always fantastic to photograph and I made sure to make the most of the venue during the portraits. It was lovely to see the sun out on the day, which is what all brides wish for on their wedding day, and meant we could all spend some time outdoors. I really enjoy photographing the speeches as a wedding photographer because it's all about showing the emotions of the wedding party and there were more than a few tears during these ones. After we'd headed to Hele beach for some photos it was time to begin the evening celebrations. I really enjoyed photographing this special day and I thoroughly enjoyed telling their story.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Michael Wells Photography North Devon Wedding Photography Sandy Cove Wedding Sandy Cove Wedding Photographer https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/9/sandy-cove-wedding-photographer-kate-and-sam Thu, 06 Sep 2018 12:10:42 GMT
Beaconside House : Bex & Pete https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/8/beaconside-house-wedding-photography-bex-and-pete Bex & Pete's Beaconside House WeddingBex & Pete's Beaconside House WeddingBex & Pete's Beaconside House Wedding Bex & Pete chose Beaconside House for their intimate summer wedding and what a cracker it was! It was the most amazing day that involved eating donuts without hands, beautiful, emotional and hilarious speeches, drinking races and half the wedding party jumping in the pool including Bride & Groom! The new reception venue at Beaconside is simply stunning and with the addition of the new outdoor ceremony venue its just so blooming good, I loved shooting this day. Pig & Olive even turned up in the evening to cook fresh pizza for everyone.

I love relaxed weddings where everybody just wants to have fun and enjoy the day. It makes such a big difference compared to weddings where everything has to go according to the plan. If you are planning your wedding, please remember that. Don’t control your day, enjoy it instead. I always hear the brides and grooms say that their day has just flown by in the blink of an eye. So here’s the thing – ENJOY EVERY SINGLE SECOND of your day! Just go with the flow and if it rains, embrace the rain, if it is too hot – just take your shoes and jacket off and enjoy!

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Beaconside House Photography Beaconside House Wedding Michael Wells Photography North Devon Wedding Photography https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/8/beaconside-house-wedding-photography-bex-and-pete Wed, 22 Aug 2018 15:26:00 GMT
Cat & Gaz : Tunnels Beaches https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/6/tunnels-beaches-devon-wedding-in-ilfracombe Cat & Gaz's Tunnels Beaches WeddingCat & Gaz's Tunnels Beaches WeddingCat & Gaz's Tunnels Beaches Wedding

"Mike was like a ninja on the day and always around to capture those special moments. He fit in so well he even enjoyed a cheeky tequila with us at the end of his night! Thankyou so much for capturing some beautiful moments, we can't wait to bore our friends and family with them :)" Cat & Gaz

Cat & Gaz were married in Spring at Tunnels Beaches in Ilfracombe, here on the North Devon Coast. The guys had come down from Bristol for their big day and I'd met them a few times before, once for their pre wedding photoshoot around Ilfracombe and in the harbour area near Damian Hirst's Verity statue. I started early on their day meeting Gaz and his mates at Tunnels as they had decided to go for a swim, the loonies! I was joined by James of Devon Skyline who stayed until after the ceremony to shoot the action using his drone. It was all hands on deck for the prep with both ushers and bridesmaids chipping in to get the venue ready.

They married outside and we were treated to a dry day with a little sparkle of sunshine. The crowd were all so happy and enjoying themselves overlooking the beach it really was an amazing day. Speeches on the new roof terrace and then everyone enjoyed the BBQ and ever brilliant food that is served at Tunnels. It was clear to see that Cat & Gaz were surrounded by some great friends and it made it even more special. After sundown The Wedding Spinner appeared to bang out some tunes for the evening party and it was certainly that, a party. I love this part of the day when everyone lets their hair down. There was so much fun and laughter, it was brill to be part of it and yes I had a cheeky Tequila before departing. Congrats guys, Mike.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) North Devon Wedding Photography Tunnels Beaches Wedding Wedding Photographer Ilfracombe https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/6/tunnels-beaches-devon-wedding-in-ilfracombe Thu, 28 Jun 2018 12:45:00 GMT
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"Our photos brought back some great memories and made us laugh out loud. Thanks again for bringing your relaxed style to our day, everyone thought you did a fantastic job, Sarah & Paul"

 

Sarah & Paul's Wedding at Tunnels Beaches was my first for about two years at this venue and my next was to be the following weekend, strange how these things happen. As with some of my clients, I met them only the day before for a quick chat over coffee to talk about their day and I instantly got an idea of the atmosphere and fun that was to come the next day.

A fatastic day followed with lots of laughter, it was so relaxed and informal with everyone having so much fun. I know that's what the newlyweds were hoping for in every sense. I love shooting at Tunnels, a little five minute window of evening light gave me the chance to get B&G down onto the beach and shoot some portraits in the gorgeous evening light, the sunset was pretty awesome too. I stayed with them until just after their first dance and to everyone's surprise they had learnt a choreographed routine, a great moment. Thank you for choosing me to photograph your wedding, I had a great time, Mike

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Michael Wells Photography North Devon Wedding Photography Tunnels Beaches Wedding Wedding Photographer Ilfracombe https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/6/tunnels-beaches-spring-wedding Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:45:00 GMT
Claire & Gavin : Snowy Wedding https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/6/monkleigh-wedding-in-the-snow Claire & Gavin's Winter Wedding in the snowClaire & Gavin's Winter Wedding in the snowSally & Nick's Ash Barton Estate Wedding

Claire & Gavin's in the Devon village of Monkleigh was a definite day to remember. Being a countryside wedding I wasn't really worried about the weather, these hardy Devon folk dont fret about a bit of drizzle, but the snow brought a different element to the day.

Claire, her Mum and bridesmaids got ready at the family farm before we all headed off to St George's in Monkleigh for the wedding ceremony. Waiting for Claire, much to her delight, hmmm not sure delight is the right word, was huge Tractor, Gavin sells them. And yet more snow, it kept snowing right up until Claire arrived at church, and blimey it was freezing!!

After the ceremony I took the newlyweds for a few photos of just the two of them but we had to keep it short as the bride's toes started to turn blue with the cold. We all headed to Langtree Village hall for the evning do and it was pretty much dark by  the time we all got there. Breakfast and speeches followed with a few digs about how much the Groom loved tractors, the best man even gave him a negligee with his favourite one printed on it, a gift he said for the new bride!

Even on a day like this where it was sooo cold no guests wanted to go outside for photos, but my clients, the B&G, braved it a we headed out into the -8 darkness for a few photos. I did mange to persuade a few ladies to come out and throw confetti, in the cold, in the dark, a great shot and of course Gavin had to have his shot with his beloved, the tractor.

The day was a good one, if a tad nippy. Congrats Claire & Gavin, Mike.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Michael Wells Photography North Devon Wedding Photography Snowy Wedding Devon Winter Wedding Devon https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/6/monkleigh-wedding-in-the-snow Mon, 04 Jun 2018 12:45:00 GMT
Sally & Nick : Winter Wedding https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/5/ash-barton-estate-winter-wedding Sally & Nick's Ash Barton Estate WeddingSally & Nick's Ash Barton Estate WeddingSally & Nick's Ash Barton Estate Wedding Sally & Nick celebrated their wedding at the Ash Barton Estate in December on a very fresh winter day. As ever the venue was awesome and we started there before heading off to the Catholic Church in Braunton for their wedding ceremony. Its a quaint and characterful little church and I've had the pleasure to visit it on more than one occaision. The afternoon was spent sheltering in the barn from the bracing wind and oncoming darkness. I did persuade Bride and Groom to pop outside just for bit for some photos in the cobbled courtyard and amongst the fire logs lighting the way to the house. Although very cold we were treated to a starry sky, a little Photoshop helped out to make it look this good, wink wink.

Congratulations guys on your beautiful, if chilly, winter wedding, love Mike

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Ash Barton Estate Ash Barton Estate Wedding Ash Barton Wedding Photography Michael Wells Photography North Devon Wedding Photography https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/5/ash-barton-estate-winter-wedding Mon, 14 May 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Sarah & Rich : Sandy Cove Hotel https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/5/sarah-richard-sandy-cove-wedding Sarah & Rich's Sandy Cove WeddingSarah & Rich's Sandy Cove WeddingSarah & Rich's Sandy Cove Wedding Sarah & Rich held their wedding in the November at the Sandy Cove Hotel. I met with the couple just the day before their wedding at the hotel to go over a few things, meet them and their daughter.

Sarah and her entourage, seven bridesmaids, three flower girls and others, got ready at the hotel and it was mayhem! I've never seen so many hair straighteners, dryers and curlers. The air was filled with the scent of hairspray and perfume, there were make up artists, hair designers and the girls all helping each other to get ready, it really was quite fun to watch.

The ceremony was held in the hotel itself, being November on the Devon coast, it can get a bit soggy. Once the couple had tied the knot we headed out between showers to do photos as quickly as humanly possible due to the oncoming rain. Quickly done, we all headed back inside for the breakfast and reception. Speeches are always a fun part of the day, whther it be short and sweet with a tear or two or a full on destruction of the groom's character with tales of old indiscrections they are all different and I love listening each and every time. The reception started with B&G doing their first dance and cutting the cake as is tradition before the party started. A fun few hours ensued and I shot some great stuff on the dance floor, check it out below. Congrats Mr & Mrs Anstee.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Michael Wells Photography Sandy Cove Wedding Sandy Cove Wedding Photography Wedding Photographer Ilfracombe https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/5/sarah-richard-sandy-cove-wedding Fri, 11 May 2018 15:00:00 GMT
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Lucy and Gary celebrated their wedding in the Autumn and I was thrilled to be part of such a fantastic celebration. Lucy arrived with her dad and was excited that finally, she could walk down the aisle to marry her soul mate. The ceremony was held at Morthoe Church which is a fantastic location. It was the perfect setting for Lucy and Gary to say their wedding vows and tie the knot.

Working as a wedding photographer in Devon offers fantastic opportunities to cover ceremonies like this and with stunning scenery along the coast we shot some beautiful portraits above Grunta Beach. I sometimes get asked how do you shoot portraits when there is a large difference in height, well, check out the photo above, this is Gary with his legs spread super wide so he's a simliar height. But he was so tall and his legs so wide that I thought the bottom half made for a great photo.

Once at the Sandy Cove Hotel, the venue for their wedding breakfast and and reception I enjoyed drifting among the guests to take the best shots and witness the stories unfold as the hours went by. The sun shone for most of the day, which is what all brides wish for on their wedding day, and helped make nice bold colourful photographs. After the hearty breakfast, everyone waited eagerly for the speakers to deliver their messages. Every speech is unique and I never get bored of photographing them. People were dancing for hours, enjoying the moment as bride and groom were showing off their best moves.

This was Lucy's reaction to seeing all of their wedding photos and few weeks later.

"There are not words for how much we love our photos! Thank you so,so much. It has been so lovely to spend the last hour reliving the day. You captured exactly what the day felt like and so many other details. Thank you so much Mike"

Congratualtions guys on a fab wedding and thank you for your comments, I always love to get feedback like this, it makes all the hard work worthwhile.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Michael Wells Photography Morthoe wedding Photography North Devon Wedding Photography Sandy Cove Hotel Sandy Cove Wedding https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/5/lucy-and-gary-morthoe-and-sandy-cove Mon, 07 May 2018 13:00:00 GMT
Kyrie & Ben : Ilfracombe Wedding https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/5/north-devon-wedding-kyrie-ben Kyrie & Ben's Devon WeddingKyrie & Ben's Devon WeddingKyrie & Ben's Devon Wedding

I was privileged to photograph Kyrie and Ben's wedding in Ilfracombe in the Autumn. One of my favourite photos of the day was when I was photographing Kyrie getting ready, all the girls were giving me weird looks whilst I balanced on a chair pointing my camera through a chandalier, you can see the shot below. Bridal Prep gives me an opportunity to get to know the bridal party a bit more and gives lots of opportunity for storytelling as Kyrie and her ladies were having her hair and makeup finished. The ceremony celebrated at the Parish Church was fantastic, the photographs I took of it definitely have a "love is in the air" vibe to them. As the newlyweds exited the church some of Ben's fellow Ilfracombe RNLI members had come along to support him and give him and Kyrie a guard of honour, Devon Style.

The reception was a success and everyone had a smile on their face. There was a joyful vibe during the reception. So many moments were caught. Kyrie and Ben wanted their guest to do the speeches before the breakfast so everyone could enjoy their meal without worrying about them. Every speech is unique and I never get bored of photographing or listening to them. At the end of the day, Kyrie and Ben rocked the dance floor accompanied by their guests, courtesy of her brothers band. All in all I had a blast at Kyrie and Ben's wedding and I won't forget that one in a long time.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) creative devon wedding photography michael wells photography north devon wedding photography https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/5/north-devon-wedding-kyrie-ben Mon, 30 Apr 2018 23:17:00 GMT
Ocean Kave : Styled Photoshoot https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/4/ocean-kave-styled-wedding-photoshoot ocean Kave styled wedding shootocean Kave styled wedding shoot

This was a fantastic day at Ocean Kave with several of North Devon's finest wedding suppliers and businesses all collaborating for a styled shoot. Liam of Flybase & Flybar initially called me and I was honoured to be asked.

Each element of the shoot was covered by a wonderful professional, it just goes to show we have an array of talent here in North Devon, evrything you need for your special day can be found right here.

Hair and make and make up was created by Carly of Vera K hair design and Rachel Earner of Isabelle Grace Make Up. Our models were sisters Molly and Robyn who looked amazing in the designer dresses provided by Charlotte and Champagne bridal of Bideford.

The flowers were supplied by Petals and Posie and the Gina came along with her new business, a fabulous camper van named Betsy, courtesy of a Sky So Blue.

Flower Wall, Love Sign and DJ - www.flybasedj.co.uk  www.beachhutbooth.co.uk

Make Up - Isabelle Grace

Hair - Vera K

Camper Van - A Sky So Blue

Flowers - Petal and Posie

Bridal Gowns - Charlotte and Champagne of Bideford 

Venue - Ocean Kave

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) michael wells photography north devon wedding ocean kave wedding wedding photoshoot https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/4/ocean-kave-styled-wedding-photoshoot Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:45:51 GMT
St Audries Park : Becky & Michael https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/4/st-audries-park-wedding-becky-michael Becky & Michael's St Audries Park WeddingBecky & Michael's St Audries Park WeddingBecky & Michael's St Audries Park Wedding

I was honoured to photograph Becky and Michael's wedding a few months ago. They chose to get married at St Audries Park near Minehead in Somerset. St Audries is a breathtaking location that I've always wanted to photograph, I look forward to shooting my next wedding there. I was looking forward to this wedding as I knew Beck & Michael were super chilled out about their day and I knew Mike's family after shooting his big brothers Andrew's wedding at Saunton a few years ago.

I love photographing awesome couples in amazing locations like this. I started my day shooting at St Audries where Becky, her Mum and bridesmaids got ready for the day. As the makeup was applied and everyones hair was finished off I captured the small details and the developing story. Their ceremony was too held at the venue in the beautiful Orangerie. We were all treated to few songs by Clive and his friends who sing in a Quartet, both at the end of the ceremony and out in the garden in the Autumn sunshine whilst everyone sipped champers.

Just before they stepped into the hall for their wedding breakfast I caught the newlyweds for a few moments to shoot them in the Great Hall, there were these amazing shards of light coming into the room as you can see above, an opportunity not to be missed.

The sun showed its face and made the day nice and bright, if a bit breezy, which really lifted the light inside the venue and all the guests were able to enjoy the grounds. As Becky and Michael shared a few moments and a few glasses of bubbles with their guests it was time for me to photograph more of their story as the reception went on and looking for moments is what I do best.

As well as having a thoroughly incredible day, it was just a joy to photograph Becky and Michael's wedding, I wish you both a long and happy future.

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Its always nice to work with the other professionals at weddings, some of these were new to me including Heather, its was great to work with you for the first time and Jane of Eye Do who I've met several times before, have agood year all, maybe bump into you out there :)

VIDEOGRAPHY – Heather Bailey

VENUE – St Audries Park

HAIR & MAKEUP – Eye Do

BRIDAL GOWN - 14&Sixpence

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) michael wells photography north devon wedding photography somerset wedding photographer st audries wedding https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/4/st-audries-park-wedding-becky-michael Sun, 08 Apr 2018 18:45:33 GMT
Woolhanger Manor : Jane & Richard https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/4/woolhanger-manor-wedding-jane-richard Jane & Richard's Woolhanger Manor WeddingJane & Richard's Woolhanger Manor WeddingJane & Richard's Woolhanger Manor Wedding

As soon as I met Jane & Rich we hit it off. Rich's brother Kevin had been given the task to choose their wedding photographer for their Woolhanger wedding, being a part-time tog himself. Jane had found a few photographers she liked the look of and showed Kev, "Which one shall we choose Kev? "That one, Michael Wells" Thanks Kev :)

They met at Barnardo's where they have both worked for many years and were friends for a good while before they got together. Richard proposed in Barcelona on the 10th Anniversary of their first date and they tied the knot just a week short of their 11th.

Jane's family have been holidaying in the Lynton area for almost 50 years. That tie stems back to the first time her Mum and Dad discovered the Rockford Inn whilst honeymooning, they then brought Jane & her Sister to Exmoor every year. As a couple Jane & Rich visit the area at least twice a year and have some wonderful memories so they thought it was the natural choice for them to tie the knot.

It was fantastic day and yet again the Devon weather played its part, it was nearly October, but everyone had a great day. Atfer the ceremony we, Jane, Rich and I snuck away to a quiet spot for some B&G photos. The party was epic and Rich and his band, he's the guitarist, played a set of their own tunes before Rich sang a song he'd written especially for Jane, a beautiful moment.

At the end of a very busy day I started to pack up, then The Wedding Spinner played Guns and Roses, someone had mentioned they were a favourite of the grooms earlier in the day so I opened up my bag grabbed a camera and flash and headed back to the dance floor hoping the room was jumping, it was. I'm so glad I did, I got some great photos at this point and one of Jane behind the decks. Sometimes you just have to go that extra mile and it'll pay off, this time it really did. Congratulations once again Jane & Rich, Love Mike.

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CEREMONY VENUE – WOOLHANGER MANOR, LYNTON

FLORIST – EXMOOR FLOWERS

DJ – THE WEDDING SPINNER - PAUL BARRINGTON

BRIDAL GOWN – CONFETTI & LACE

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) lynton wedding photographer michael wells photography woolhanger manor wedding https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/4/woolhanger-manor-wedding-jane-richard Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:37:17 GMT
Sandy Cove : Kirstie & Ryan https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/3/sandy-cove-wedding-kirstie-and-ryan Kirstie & Ryan's Sandy Cove WeddingKirstie & Ryan's Sandy Cove Wedding

Kirstie & Ryan were married at Sandy Cove back in late summer. It was such a good day and everyone was in great spirits, the Prosecco was flowing and the sun was shining for their wedding overlooking the Bristol Channel. With all the ladies looking their best and Kirstie looking beautiful we all descended the hillside to where Ryan was waiting at the Gazebo. This was short day for me, just a little prep, the ceremony and a little time after, but a great way to spend a Tuesday afternoon. I loved the face beer mats, they made for some very funny photos :) Congratulations K&R.

Sandy Cove has become quite a regular haunt for me over the past few years and I'm looking forward to the new venue that is currently being built. Not long after its completion I will have my first wedding there, should be great. If you or someone you know is getting married at The Sandy Cove Hotel, check out these past weddings or get in touch for more info.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) ilfracombe photographer sandy cove the venue sandy cove https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/3/sandy-cove-wedding-kirstie-and-ryan Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:54:41 GMT
Saunton Sands Wedding : Leanne & Carl https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/3/saunton-wedding-leanne-and-carl Bride and groom kissing at Saunton SandsLeanne & Carl's Saunton Sands WeddingLeanne & Carl smooching on Saunton Beach during thier epic autumn wedding

Let the joy and love of Leanne & Carl's Saunton Sands wedding warm your heart. This was a day that I will never forget, partly beacause it was on my 11th wedding anniversary so we'll always be anniversary buddies, but also it was just so much fun.

I started the day with the ladies at The Saunton Sands, an hilarious morning of Prosecco, magnet issues and Tit tape incidents. As the morning went on and the hour approached I watched as a very calm Leanne started to get more and more nervous. The story of how these two got together is a long one but as one guest at the wedding had tattoed on her back, It's Never Too Late To Live Happily Ever After. Carl too was feeling the pressure but in a good way, I popped by to say hi and shoot him getting ready and checking his speech.

As is almost tradition, if you get married at Saunton, you'll head to the beach before or after the breakfast. And so we did, along with about half the guests and a trolley full of beer and cider. Whilst here I heard the rudest game of chinese whispers I've ever heard! I blame Jenny. At one point the tide came in and washed a load of shoes up the beach!

The evening do was epic, the first dance turned into Mr Brightside and it went on from there, I did steal them at one point to go back outside for a few shots but it was quickly back to the dancefloor with their singing spoons. A brilliant day with brilliant people, especially the awesome Mr & Mrs Dixon. Thanks again for inviting my family to your reception, we all had a great time :)

Getting married at Saunton? Check out these other posts to see more.

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VENUE – SAUNTON SANDS HOTEL

FLORIST – Kelly at OFFSHORE BLOOMS

DJ – Liam at FLYBASE

BRIDAL GOWN - THE DRESSING ROOMS

 
 
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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) fearless photography uk michael wells photography north devon wedding photography saunton wedding south west wedding https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/3/saunton-wedding-leanne-and-carl Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:21:40 GMT
Scalliger Castle, Lake Garda : Becky & James https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/3/malcesine-wedding-uk-destination-wedding-photographer Bride and Groom photos at Scalliger CastleMalcesine Wedding -UK destination wedding PhotographerJames and Becky having thier photos taken atop the ramparts of Scalliger Castle in the town of Malcesine, Lake Garda.

Becky & James came to me and asked if would consider shooting their wedding at Scalliger Castle in Malcesine, Lake Garda, let me think, erm ok!! Its not often I get asked to shoot a wedding overseas, so when the opportunity came up I was absolutley buzzing at the chance.

We flew out a few days before their Friday ceremony to soak up the late summer sunshine, have a good look round and get our bearings in the old town of Malcesine. I have never been to this part of Italy before and it wont be the last time we visit, within a couple of days Karley uttered the words holiday home! So after a few days of sunbathing and swimming in the lake the big day arrived.

I started my day with Steve, the brides Dad, who I met at New Look Tiziani Malcesine, he needed a trim, according to Becky. The ladies arrived soon after, the bride, bridesmaids, both Mum's and both Grandmothers. After all the finishing touches we headed to the Castle to find James and the guests enjoying a pre wedding drink in a little cafe at the bottom of the Castle steps. Becky & James were married atop the castle ramparts with the most stunning views over Lake Garda. The day continued with everyone clapping and throwing confetti as they left the castle to a huge cheer and into the cobbled streets of the town amid the cries of locals calling "bacio, bacio - kiss" The newlyweds jumped into a Tuk Tuk to make their way down to a little harbour, the rest of us followed on foot to La Pace. Here we had a quick nibble and drinks amongst the olive trees whilst one of the guests got a group of students to do the mexican wave, a bit random!

The reception was reached by boat, so after another quick stroll along the cobbles with a few stops for photos we all boarded the boat and headed around the bay to La Voglia. With some emotional speeches and impromtu toasts the reception started and we realised we had been given places at the table with their guests. We were told to take a seat and put the cameras away and enjoy a bit of Italian hospitalty. We had amazing time with the family and friends of the couple, everyone was so warm and welcoming, like we were old friends. The night drew in and the dancing started, it was a good night. I finally relented and put my gear away about 10pm after many times being told off by Becky "we want you to enjoy yourself too!"

I'd like to thank Annabel of Lake Garda Weddings for all of her help on the wedding day and Sergio at La Pace for his driving skills and some amazing food whilst we were in town, we visited his restaurant 3 or four times during our stay, the steaks and seafood are to die for. And last but by no means least thank you to my beautiful wife Karley for carrying all my gear and actually taking some pretty good photos, ti amo bellissima.

Thank you both again for inviting Karley/wife/bag lady/lighting assistant and I to be part of your Italian adventure, we had a great time too, ciao.

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Pier House : Lizzie & Ben https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/2/westward-ho-wedding-photography Lizzie & Ben's Pier House WeddingLizzie & Ben's Pier House WeddingLizzie & Ben's Pier House Wedding

Lizzie & Ben met at a mutual friends party and have been inseperable ever since. They were married at Pier House on a beautiful day in September. I started my day in Caravan 81 along with Lizzie, her bridesmaids & Dad. All were in good spirits as the ceremony time approached. Now, Lizzie, has a little obsession with Elephants and lots of these animals popped up in a running theme throughout the day. Firstly with the bouquets, they weren't the usual flower bouquets but plush elephants riding surfboards, brilliant!! Later during the ceremony her childhood favourite toy, yes, an elephant, delivered the rings on a remote controlled skate board, again, brilliant. This was a wedding of details, a love spoon attached to Lizzie's sunflower bouquet, zoo themed table numbers, Ben's incredible patent shoes and more elephants. 2017 really was a wet wedding season and yet again we had to dodge the rain and time our outdoor photos perfectly, but then, the sun came out ready for Lizzie & Ben and I to take a stroll along the coastal path towards Westward Ho! and take some beautiful photos in the evening light. Congratulations Team Bizzie on your fantastic day.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) elephant bouquet pier house wedding westard ho wedding sunset westward ho wedding https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/2/westward-ho-wedding-photography Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:02:05 GMT
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Stacey & Craig's clifftop wedding was awesome. Overlooking the Atlantic in North Devon, Ocean Kave was an idyllic setting for these two.

Their original venue, which they had booked didn't have the vibe they were looking for when they visited and I wasn't available for the date they had booked. So, they decided to change venues to the much cooler Kave, much more them, bonus, and I was available to shoot on their new date, double bonus :)

I had a feeling it was going to be a fab day, which it was, the evening was set to be epic with a line up of five DJ's including Craig himself, aka DJ Wisey . In the end Craig didnt get on the decks but instead had arranged with a personal friend and long time UK Garage DJ Grant Nelson to come along to play, much to Stacey's delight, Grant is one of her favourite DJ's. The first dance was a TUNE!!! a beautiful melodic track, not the usual style of track for a first dance but brilliant and a perfect start for a cracking party. I took 1200 photos just on the dance floor alone and yes I got my groove on.

Congratualtions on your fantastic wedding guys, thanks for the invite to document your story.

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CEREMONY VENUE – OCEAN KAVE

MAKEUP – CATHY PROCTER - BEAUTY BY CATHY

DJ – GRANT NELSON

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) michael wells photography north devon wedding photography ocean kave wedding ocean kave wedding photography https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/1/epic-ocean-kave-wedding-stacey-and-craig Wed, 24 Jan 2018 20:50:20 GMT
North Devon Wedding : Michelle & Martin https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/1/north-devon-wedding-photographer-michelle-and-martin Sally & Nick's Ash Barton Estate WeddingSally & Nick's Ash Barton Estate WeddingSally & Nick's Ash Barton Estate Wedding

Michelle & Martin first met as Girl and Boy racers in Queen Street Carpark, ever the romantic location. They were married in Barnstaple in the summer, not in the carpark, lol. I have got to know Michelle quite well, she had been lurking at wedding fayres for around two years. She is super friendly and always came to say hi, each time with an update. First show or two, no date, then date, booked and so on until their big day in August.

The house in the morning for prep was great fun with some really funny moments, the dress fitting especially, those in the know, know what I mean, you might be able to guess from photo four below. It really was a great day , both sides of the family were so warm and welcoming. The HELP ME on the soles of Martin's shoes caused a ripple of laughter as they knelt to pray in church, its not the first time I've seen it but this was the first time is caused such a stir. The dance that Michelle and her Bridesmaids did at the recption was a first for me and made for some great moments. Congrats guys on your wedding, thanks for the memories.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) barnstaple wedding photographer michael wells photography north devon wedding photography https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/1/north-devon-wedding-photographer-michelle-and-martin Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:50:32 GMT
Hayne Devon : Donna & Connie https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/1/hayne-devon-wedding-photography Donna & Connie's Hayne Barn WeddingDonna & Connie's Hayne Barn WeddingDonna & Connie's Hayne Barn Wedding

Donna & Connie found me using an old fashioned Google search, the only way for them to look for a photographer for their wedding at Hayne Devon as they live in Willemstad, Curacao in the Caribbean. I would tell you why they chose the UK for their wedding but I'd be here half the evening trying to explain it, lol. But, they decided to get married here in Devon, yay for me as it was an amazing day.

They were so relaxed about it all and even got ready together, the day had a totally different vibe from the weddings I usually shoot. I was up in their business all day and they didn't even seem to notice they were so intent on enjoying themselves.

So instead of me going on about their wedding I thought I'd ask them about it, maybe you can glean a few tips from them, enjoy the read. Mike

Who proposed to who, was it expected, where did the proposal take place.

The proposal was a surprise!  I proposed to Connie in Thailand on the beach.  We had gone on holiday and were staying on a small island called Koh Kood. On our last day, we had the whole beach to ourselves and I managed to nervously write in the sand, “marry me Connie?”  She thought I was joking at first, as I had been teasing her saying that I needed a few more years before I was ready to get married, so it wasn’t the reaction I was expecting!  We laughed a lot, I got down on one knee and convinced her that I was serious!  She said yes! 

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Why did you choose Hayne to hold your ceremony and reception?

Because it’s a beautiful venue where so many people can stay onsite in posh bell tents, yurts, or log cabins.  It is also close(ish) to go surfing, and we love walking so it ticked all the boxes for a cheeky mini-moon after the party! 

What vision did you have for your wedding (theme, colour scheme, styling etc)? And, where did go for inspiration?

We really loved the idea of a barn wedding, something rustic and relaxed.  We used orange as a highlight colour and just did what was comfortable for us.  I love Doc Martins and have always and I wanted a tailcoat, Connie always wanted a tux so we did what was good for us and added in a flavour of ourselves.  We wanted everyone to be relaxed and have a good time.  That was the most important element for us!

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What song did you choose for your first dance, and why?

We had Michael Buble’s ‘how sweet it is’.  It was meant to be Smash Mouth’s ‘I’m a believer’ but we couldn’t get our dancing to go that fast! 

How would you describe the venue and how the day went?

The day was fantastic!  If there were hick ups and problems, we didn’t know about them!  The venue was gorgeous, the owners were in the background sorting and doing and we had an amazing party! 

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What advice would you give other couples who are planning their wedding?

Always have a budget in mind for everything you are doing, and take the time to enjoy the party! 

What were you looking for in terms of your photography?

We were looking for a relaxed approach to capturing the day.  We didn’t want too many formal photos, we definitely wanted lots of silly ones that caught us and our guests enjoying themselves.  A true representation of what went on!  Mike did a wonderful job! 

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We had an amazing caterer called Buen Apetito, who did 3 types of paella.  They cooked in front of the guests and the food was sensational!  We served prosecco or awa di lamunchi (a lime lemonade from the Caribbean where we live) for the toasts, wine on the table, craft beers and wine, to cocktails and malt whiskey.  Our wedding cake was a triple chocolate fudge cake from M&S.  It was a beast of a cake and super rich and delicious. 

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Any other comments about your venue or suppliers.

We can’t recommend everyone we use highly enough!  Mike did an amazing job of capturing the day.  Matt and Lianne (Inspired Party) took care of our DJ needs as well as being our Master of Ceremonies for the day.  Andy and Debbie (Buen Apetito) cooked up an amazing feast, cut our cake and were just fantastic humans to have as part of our day!  Tim and Milla (Hayne Barn), who own and run the venue, were awesome!  We ended the night with a random jam session in the barn with a bunch of guests singing and playing whatever instruments were around.  We were lucky to have such an amazing group of people all come together to make our day.  All of them were professional, veterans in this wedding business, and just such wonderful humans!  We would recommend them all!

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) hayne devon photography hayne devon wedding inspired events braunton michael wells photography north devon wedding photography zeal monochorum wedding https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/1/hayne-devon-wedding-photography Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:59:23 GMT
North Devon Wedding : Leanne & Matt https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/1/north-devon-wedding-photography-leanne-and-matts-wedding Leanne & Matt's Barnstaple WeddingLeanne & Matt's Barnstaple WeddingLeanne & Matt's Barnstaple Wedding

Leanne & Matt were married at The Barnstaple Hotel in the summer. Theirs was the first of two weddings this particular weekend which was to culminate in me doing Tough Mudder on the Sunday, not a prospect I was looking forward to but this was the first part of my triple header weekend and it was a good start. They and their family and freinds had a great day, if a little soggy in parts and we well looked after by the staff at the hotel. There were some unforgettable moments and guests at this wedding, the moment the bestman decided Leanne was taking too long to go inside for the wedding breakfast so he decided to put her over his shoulder and take her in himself, the evidence is below.

This is what Leanne said when I asked how they'd first met.

"We met when we were 15 years old on Woolacombe Beach, we have known each other for so long now and have been friends since that time until a few years ago. No idea what changed but he makes me laugh everyday and I'm a big believer in everything happens for a reason"

Well said Mrs Bowman and thank you for trusting me with your memories, Mike

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) devon wedding michael wells photography north devon wedding photography wedding photographer ilfracombe https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2018/1/north-devon-wedding-photography-leanne-and-matts-wedding Sun, 07 Jan 2018 19:25:32 GMT
Portmore Wedding : Lucy and Matt https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2017/12/portmore-wedding-photography-lucy-and-matt Lucy & Matt Wade's Wedding at Portmore Golf ClubLucy & Matt Wade's Wedding at Portmore Golf ClubLucy & Matt Wade's Wedding at Portmore Golf Club

Lucy & Matt were married at Chittlehampton Church back in the summer, I seem to visit this particular church every year, not so for that many really not even the most popular venues. After meeting with Lucy and at the family home for prep we all headed off to the church before ending the day at Portmore Golf Club for the breakfast and evening reception. Matt & Lucy were brilliant and were up for pretty much anything I suggested to make the most of the beautiful weather and wonderful light in the evening.

The staff at Portmore are always great and very helpful, taking both myself and L & M around the course for photos, the well kept greens always make for great backdrops for photos and Matt's reaction to Lucy's driving is one of my favourite photos of the year! Congrats once again on your fantastic wedding guys and thankyou for trusting me with your memories.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) devon wedding michael wells photography north devon wedding photography portmore wedding https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2017/12/portmore-wedding-photography-lucy-and-matt Sat, 30 Dec 2017 13:54:54 GMT
Sandy Cove Hotel : Kathy & Stephen https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2017/12/sandy-cove-wedding-photography-kathy-stephen Kathy & Stephen's very wet Sandy Cove WeddingKathy & Stephen's Sandy Cove WeddingKathy & Stephen at the Sandy Cove hotel in a beautifully lit bride and groom portrait inside the main hotel

Kathy & Stephen's wedding at Sandy Cove was a wonderful family affair on ones of the wettest days of the year, but you know what they say, a wet knot never comes undone. The Sandy Cove Hotel has become quite a regular spot for me this year and it brings with it some great days, this one, all be it very soggy, was a very happy day, well half day for me. K & S met at Glastonbury through a mutual friend in 2011 and were soon to be adding to their numbers with Kathy being 20 weeks pregnant on the day of their wedding. I'm happy to report that 2 days ago Kathy gave birth to Bobby weighing in at 7lbs 7 oz. I always love to hear when my couples add to their numbers but its not usually this quickly!! Thank you once again guys for trusting me with your memories and congratualtions, not only on your wedding but on the arrival of your baby boy, Mike

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) michael wells photography north devon wedding photography sandy cove wedding sandy cove wedding photography wedding photographer ilfracombe https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2017/12/sandy-cove-wedding-photography-kathy-stephen Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:24:48 GMT
Barnstaple Wedding : Alicia & James https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2017/12/north-devon-wedding-alicia-and-james Alicia & James' North Devon WeddingAlicia & James' North Devon WeddingAlicia & James' North Devon Wedding

It had been a long time coming, the wedding of Alicia & James that is. After unfortunately having to cancel their big day last year they opted for a July wedding this year, I'm glad I had their new date free as I would have missed out on this fantastic day.

Having started at Alicia's parents home for the prep I had a good sense of what the day was going to be, especially after meeting the bridesmaids, you know who you are and we'll get back to them later. After Connie of Iconic had finished with the hair, make up and portable tan sprayer! first time I've seen that, and Dad had seen his beautiful Daughter looking amazing I headed up to the hotel for the ceremony to meet James and his gents. A wonderful day ensued, with a few surprises on the way. After the wedding breakfast was done, a couple of the waiters started to sing!! I had been given the heads up on this so was ready for Alicias reaction. The singers of Bravo, got everyone up out of their seats dancing and doing the conga round the room, awesome. After all the excitement I took the couple over to Instow for a few photos before the heavens opened again. Back at the hotel the evening was ready to start but not before the bridesmaids, two in particular, decided to have a"slut drop" competition, well, what followed was one of the funniest wedding moments and resulting photos I think I have ever taken, its near the bottom of this post if you're wondering. All in all it was a great day and I'm happy to have been a part of it even if it took longer than expected to get to, congratulations Alicia & James, Mike.

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Make-Up: Iconic Hair & Makeup

Venue: The Barnstaple Hotel

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) bravo singing waiters iconic hair and makeup michael wells photography north devon wedding photography https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2017/12/north-devon-wedding-alicia-and-james Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:41:32 GMT
Higher Eggbeer Farm : Hannah & Will https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2017/11/higher-eggbeer-wedding-hannah-and-will
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Hannah & Will were married at Higher Eggbeer Farm on the edge of Dartmoor, I asked them to tell me a little more about their story and wedding, thank you guys for your answers, I loved shooting your very cool wedding, Mike.
 
Tell me about your story pre your wedding.
 
I was a city girl living in Bath and got a phone call at work about a cool festival in Devon, we were driving there that night. We arrived and to our surprise it was a small village fair (Chulmleigh fair) and not quite the occasion we had expected. But turned out well as I met Will, and the following week Will was on a date with me in Bath, the following date was Devon and we were besotted so I never left.
 
What were your favourite parts of the day?
 
The ceremony was the part I was so nervous about but it felt so natural and loved how much positivity and love was in the air.
 
What made you choose your details and styling?
 
I grew up with parents from the 60's and love laid back carefree occasions. My dress was a floaty number I found at a snip from the online Artisan shop Etsy. Will chose a blue suit to make my flowers and flower crown pop. As for details it was all about the ambience, the lights and the naturally beautiful rustic barn set the scene. My laidback approach went as far as allowing the bridemaids to pick their own dresses so they could present themselves as they liked. No matchy matchy for me.
 
What entertainment did you have?
 
Our friend Stuart is a fantastic guitarist and can play many styles, for the wedding he created an original swing jazz set with us and the atmosphere in mind. He did an acoustic version of 'Hey there Delilah' by Plain White T's as that was what we heard playing everywhere when we met. We later had a disco, but because it was a smallish wedding we probably didn't need it. We chose to have our first dance to 'The Sea Of Love' by Cat Power.
 
What are your top tips for couples planning their own wedding?
 
Don't sweat the small stuff it really doesnt matter. Also if you can make use of friends and families talents, that way your wedding becomes much more personal and heartfelt. We really loved having friends and family on site the next day as it felt like our day was prolonged as most brides say the day goes super quick.
 
What were you looking for in terms of your wedding photography?
 
I love art so someone with an artistic flair, someone who could make the pictures personal to us, relaxed, fun, humourous but also natural and beautiful. It was also important to me that they made use of light and could be flexible with the environment.
 
Any other comments about your day or your photos.
 
We absolutely loved working with you Mike, and you fitted in with the guests and made us feel really comfortable. We had lots compliments from friends about how professional but fun and approachable you were. The photos are beautiful and perfect mementos for us.
 
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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) devon wedding exeter wedding photographer higher eggbeer wedding michael wells photography north devon wedding photography https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2017/11/higher-eggbeer-wedding-hannah-and-will Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:17:55 GMT
Ash Barton Wedding : Louise & Phil https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2017/11/ash-barton-wedding-photography-louise-and-phil Bride & groom laughing in the trees at their wedding on the Ash Barton Estate.Louise & Phil's Ash Barton Estate WeddingBride & groom laughing at their wedding on the Ash Barton Estate.

Louise & Phil were married at Ash Barton Estate in a late afternoon ceremony at one of my favourite venues earlier this summer. We met a few days prior on the beach at Saunton for a stroll and a chat about their upcoming day. They married outside in the wonderful walled garden, one of sevral places at Ash Barton you can tie the knot. This was a first for me, I have shot weddings in the barn and courtyard but never here, so I was glad to see the rain stay away.

This was a wedding full of laughter and giggles, mostly from Louise with Phil tiggling and making her laugh. They were so relaxed their day was dream to shoot and with friends playing the evening party it made for a great day. Congratualtions Lou & Phil.

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mike@michaelwellsphotography.com (Michael Wells Photography | North Devon Wedding Photographer) Ash Barton Estate ash barton wedding photography michael wells photography north devon wedding photography https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2017/11/ash-barton-wedding-photography-louise-and-phil Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:37:06 GMT
Ocean Kave : Nikki & Steve https://www.michaelwellsphotography.com/blog/2017/10/ocean-kave-wedding-photography-nikki-steve Ocean Kave Wedding newlyweds at sunset cuddling close togetherNikki & Steve's Ocean Kave WeddingNikki & Steve's Ocean Kave Wedding

It was amazing to be back at the brilliant Ocean Kave for the wedding of Nikki & Steve. I had been looking forward to this day, not just because I had a feeling the day was going to be good fun but because I love this venue with its far reaching views along the North Devon coast. I wasn't wrong, this wedding was lots of fun. Nikki was a bit nervous in the morning and I tried to calm her nerves and told her that everyone gets butterflies, she later thanked me for my little talk, I think her exact words were "thank you for being my cousellor when I was a panicky mess" bless :)

Considering Nikki thought she looked terrible in all photos I think these came out quite well ;) Personally I think she looked amazing and she was a joy to photograph being completely bonkers and up for any of my suggestions throughout the day, Steve just went along with everything, a massive grin plastered on his bearded face. This day had everthing, fun, tears, lots and lots of laughter, some groovy dancing and Grandma doing Tequila shots!! Such a good day.

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