Exeter Castle Devon Wedding ~ Amy & Andrew
When I first met Amy and Andrew, I was excited to hear about their plans for their wedding at Exeter Castle. Who knew a former courthouse could be made to look so glamorous?! They hired it as a blank canvas and put hours of care and attention into making it their own. Being in the construction business, Andrew even bought hundreds of slate roof tiles and hand-finished them into personalised placemats! Lots of family and friends pitched in to help with different parts of the day, which just showed what a special and loved couple these two are!
My day began with bridal prep in Bovey Tracey, capturing the details and moments as Amy excitedly got ready with her mum and girlfriends. I loved that Amy’s aunt was maid of honour, especially as I found out later she’d played a special part in bringing the happy couple together!
As they arrived at Exeter Castle, guests were treated to cream tea (with Pimm’s instead of tea!). One of the old courtrooms was transformed for the ceremony and another looked stunning for the wedding breakfast. I loved the little nods to history like the Jury Room sign still on a door and the toilets that were converted for the old holding cells!
Following the speeches, guests joined in with a game of Mr & Mrs and held up blue or pink signs depending on their answers. One chap obviously knows the couple very well as he was the clear winner!
Natural wedding photography in Exeter
As the light softened we went for a stroll into nearby Northernhay Gardens to capture some relaxed couple shots and to give Amy and Andrew a few minutes away from their guests to let it all sink in. After the first dance, we went up onto the castle walls to capture a sunset picture overlooking the city ~ that was my cue to leave Amy and Andrew to enjoy the rest of the night to party.
Here’s a selection of my favourite images from the day…
Amica Bridal| Ted Baker from Moss Bros| Lisa Goodland | Gravitate