Yesterday we photographed an absolutely gorgeous wedding of two lovely people, Susie and Hamish. Susie is lots of fun, whilst being constantly warm and welcoming. Hamish, in Susie’s words, ranges between “extremely chilled and ever-so-slightly less chilled”, so this was always going to be a relaxed, fun-filled day. The wedding was held at the multi-award winning Combe House in Gittisham, Devon, a Grade 1 Elizabethan Country House with stunning views, great food, and extremely friendly staff.
We were actually at Combe House the night before, to photograph a pre-wedding BBQ. The wedding day itself started off early for us, when the boys headed off to partake in some clay pigeon shooting at the nearby Deer Park Country Hotel. This made for a really fun, if not slightly competitive, start to the day and we’re pleased to report that Hamish was the best shooter around… apart from the instructors. It was then back to Combe House to photograph Susie’s preparations through to some late night dancing.
It was truly great to spend much of the day outside, photographing a very lovely and extremely photogenic couple, on one of the hottest days of the year.
Hamish’s brother Fraser recently got married to Rayna in a Jewish ceremony Connecticut. It was there that Hamish discovered one of his true passions in life, being hoisted into the air on a chair. So, in the middle of dinner, surrounded by friends clapping along and making various Jewish noises sounding like “Oy”, Susie and Hamish were ceremoniously thrust into mid air on chairs… which was relatively unexpected from a non-Jewish couple in Devon! Other key ingredients included a roster of great guests, cute kids, bunting, masses of Haribo, plenty of Kiwis calling our second shooter Steph, “Stiff”, and a very impressive wine list.
We must add, Susie was recommended to us by three work colleagues whose weddings we’ve photographed in the past, so I must say a massive thank you to Elizabeth, Olivia and Caroline! We’ll put up a full post once the images are edited, but in the meantime here are a few of the preview images we sent to Susie and Hamish today…