Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey Wedding ~ Rheanne & James
Rheanne & James’s Spanish Barn Torre Abbey wedding, was a day of high energy, continuous laughter and sunshine throughout! These two sure know how to throw a party!
As the bride and groom were getting ready in different locations and the wedding was to have around 200 guests, Rheanne and James opted to have two photographers. Whilst Mel spent the morning with Rheanne and the girls at the Grand Hotel, Jen drove to their beautiful farm house near Newton Abbot to spend some time with James and his boys.
We teamed back up at the gorgeous Spanish Barn at Torre Abbey in Torquay, and snapped away whilst the guests arrived and greeted James with hugs and good luck wishes. The pair chose the spanish barn as they were expecting over 200 guests for the day and needed the space but also loved the fact they could plan their day how they wanted it to run. They decorated the barn with flowers from their garden and with some extra lighting from Torbay Display, the barn looked stunning.
Rheanne soon arrived looking radiant in her Rossetti Brides wedding dress, still full of giggles and excitement whilst the bridesmaids fussed over her, all looking lovely in their high street bridesmaids dresses. Rheanne was walked down the aisle to meet her groom by her proud as punch mum and step-dad. James & Rheanne had decided they wanted to write their own vows to each other – we’re so pleased they did, as although the vows were hilarious in places it was still completely romantic!
With 200 guests present, it was longest confetti walk ever! We spent the rest of the afternoon in Torre Abbey gardens, mingling with guests whilst they ate delicious canapés and sipped pimms in the sunshine. We stole James & Rheanne from their guests for 15 mins for some couple shots, followed by a few formal groups on the lawn then we all went into the barn for a delicious summer lunch buffet provided by Torre Abbey Catering.
Heartfelt and hilarious speeches followed the wedding breakfast and instead of the traditional speech made by the best man, with help from James’ friends, Tom & Phil made the most amazing film that was shown on a projector screen for all to enjoy! Many happy tears were shed!
The gorgeous sunshine continued into the evening and of course you couldn’t be in a barn without having a barn dance so the wonderful Dawntreader who are a barndance/folk band with a caller, came along and entertained the crowd who absolutely loved it! Including our Melanie – photos evidence on our Instagram!
James and Rheanne’s wedding day completely reflected this pairs personalities. It was fun, laid back, entertaining, genuine and warm; we loved every second! Here’s a few of our favourites from the day…