Emma and James marry in style – Buckland House, Devon
When London and Irish families get together for a wedding party you can guarantee the day is going to be turned up to 11. And that’s exactly what happened at Emma and James’ wedding held in the wonderful and exclusive North Devon wedding venue, Buckland House.
Candid wedding photos
Emma and James were not looking for a traditional wedding photographer for their big day at Buckland House, Devon. They were after a more laid-back, candid approach that fitted with the garden party approach to their wedding. Emma and James hired Buckland House for a long weekend and the whole clan descended making their wedding a long and joyous occasion.
Historic charm of Buckland House
The Buckland House provided a fantastic venue. Rebuilt after a fire in 1798, the house is full of charm and historical character that made for a great wedding venue. Big elegant rooms. Long corridors. Creaky floorboards. Wide staircase. Impressive grounds. The house has it all!
Both sides of the families descended on Buckland House for a week of celebration and with 17 bedrooms and 280 acres of grounds there was plenty of space. Two marquees were also set up in front of the house overlooking a lake and rolling Devon countryside.
St Mary’s Church – Buckland House
The ceremony was held in the neighbouring St Mary’s Church which is literally a stone’s throw from Buckland House. A capacity crowd waited in anticipation and there wasn’t a spare seat to be had once the bridesmaids had filed in. The bride, Emma made her entrance with a beaming smile and James couldn’t wait to steal a quick kiss before the ceremony started.
Wedding confetti time
After the traditional confetti shot which the groomsmen organised superbly, the wedding party strolled back to the house for ‘cocktails on the lawn’ and, as if by magic, the Devon sun appeared after a drizzly morning.
With guests mingling I was able to shoot some candid photography and there was plenty of action, hugs and smiles to be captured.
Party time at Buckland House
The afternoon passed quickly with food, music, toasting and fun. As the sun set, the expectant crowd assembled for the first dance in the house and this was followed by a stomping disco and some great pictures of everyone dancing the night away.
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Here are the Buckland House wedding photos
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