The Old Barn, Clovelly - NORTH DEVON

The Old Barn in North Devon is one of the fabbest, most quirky, cute venues I’ve had the pleasure to shoot at. It has a wonderful authentic feel with its large oak beams and rustic walls and also includes a totally unexpected room full of bumper cars… It’s an eclectic mix of loveliness…

Speaking of loveliness (see what I did there… seamless), Giles + Megs’ wedding was a totally heart-warming occasion so full of love and joy. I think what stood out for me was just how close the bond between Giles + Megs was, something that permeated through their group of friends and family. (And thank to everyone for making me feel so welcome). Hats off guys! You really nailed a wedding that completely was YOU!! – Authentic rustic with a contemporary vintage vibe, bumper cars, and ‘a little bit of luck, we will make it through the night’… it was a blast!

A big shout out to Joss, wedding planner at the Old Barn who had such a lovely way about her and ensured the whole day rolled along smoothly. The catering team! Oh Em G! (Inserts salivating emoji!). Oh, and a BIG shout to Paul Barrington of https://www.theweddingspinner.co.uk  I can say without hesitation the best DJ wedding set I've heard (and danced to!). Cheese it was not!

Thank you to all of you for making it such an ace day!

(if you’d like to bob onto the Facebook page and leave some stars, you're more than welcome! Also, please feel free to leave a comment… and of course, if you’ve friends or family getting hitched it’d be fab if you’d throw my hat into the ring!).

All the best,

 Andy x.x #ugotthelove.

 

Paul Barrington Wedding Dj services can be found here: https://www.theweddingspinner.co.uk
The Old Barn: https://oldbarnwedding.co.uk

DESTINATION WEDDING - Chateau de Combis - Saint Soulan, France

WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE!(?) a chateau, a swimming pool, fab friends and stonkingly hot weather!! + a wee drink or two…

 Thank you thank you thank you! Matt + Hayleigh, what a pair of superstars you are!

I LOVE destination weddings! I’ve have been lucky enough to shoot at Lake Garda and Bordeaux this year… It’s great; everyone feels like they're on holiday amongst special friends and close family, and so it was especially special to round off the wedding season at the Chateau de Combis in Saint Soulan (Near Toulouse), with Matt + Hayleigh and the Tavy massive…

I'm lucky enough to live in France for large chunks of the year; its only a four hour drive to Saint Saulon, and of course, I hardly saw anyone on the road; okay, slight exaggeration but blimey I love driving in France.

The Chateau de Combis is owned by the enigmatic – slightly, in a charming way Fawlty’esque –Turlough; he and his team did an amazing job looking out for us all – thank you! (‘good skillz’).

 The weather was HOT, did we go and find some shade to conduct the ceremony!? Nope, got right amongst it in the sweltering heat… we all survived… shooting in bright sunlight is not my favourite but with a mix of natural and a little fill-in flash here n there I think we cracked it!

 So much more to say … but I think I’l let the pics do the talking!

MERCI BEAUCOUP MES AMIS!!

U got the love!! Axxx

The flowers, which were totally amazing (sorry, photos the couple of photos included don’t them justice), were from the uber-talented ‘Poppy Figue’ you can check out her work > here < and if you’re getting hitched anywhere near Toulouse in France, look her up!

Hayleigh’s gorgeous dress was called ‘Hathaway’ by Watter at the Wedding Company, and Matt’s.

The Chateau Noble can be hired through the lovely folk at Oliver’s Travels; https://www.oliverstravels.com/france/midi-pyrenees/chateau-noble/

The wedding party was serenaded on the day by some wonderful acoustic music from Louis Thorne - his facebook page can be found > here < (good luck with all Louis!).

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And if you’ve any friends or family with a wedding on the horizon and you need a destination wedding photographer, then please give me a shout to see if I’m available - click > here < for the contact form.

lots a love, Ax.