Greenway Dartmouth Wedding ~ Tricia & Paul
There was definitely an air of mystery to Tricia and Paul’s vintage wedding day! The guests were treated to a magical mystery tour around the South Hams, which included a ride on a steam train and a ferry cruise down the River Dart. Tricia and Paul have been coming down to Dartmouth, Devon for their family holidays for many years. They love the area so much they decided to get married here, and why not! They’d agreed on a small intimate wedding with just close family in attendance, but due to the weddings location they wanted their families to experience their wedding as a ‘day out’ sightseeing as well as it being a day of celebration. And they absolutely nailed it!
Tricia and Paul chose to have two photographers so that each could have their day captured whilst they were in different places. Jen spent the morning with the bride and her sister in Bayard’s Cove to capture their preparations for the big day. Meanwhile, Mel travelled with the groom and guests to the ceremony venue. After meeting on the quay in Dartmouth, we took the passenger ferry over to the Steam Railway station then hopped aboard the specially reserved coach for the journey to Churston. The guests were kept guessing at every stage as the mystery tour unravelled and Mel captured a flavour of the journey. A bus ride on the ‘Miss Jane Marple’ took us to the home of Agatha Christie at Greenway where the ceremony would take place.
The bride arrived in a vintage car with ‘In the mood’ playing from the speakers as she pulled up on the driveway. She looked stunning in her vintage style wedding dress from Fairy Gothmother. After the intimate ceremony Pims and canapés were served outside. Whilst guests enjoyed the views over the estuary, we stole Tricia and Paul away for a few moments for their couple photographs. We then rejoined the wedding party and snapped away as the newlyweds celebrated with their guests. There was lots of dress swirling and croquet playing – if it wasn’t for the occasional ‘selfie’ you would have thought we’d been transported back in time!
Guests waved off the bride, groom and their children and then took the Greenway Ferry for a river cruise back to the evening reception venue, The Royal Castle Hotel. We took some photos of all the little details and even managed to squeeze in an impromptu photo shoot on the bandstand just across the road before leaving Tricia and Paul to enjoy the rest of their evening.