Small weddings in Devon during COVID from a wedding photographer

I’ve put this post together in celebration of small weddings! I’ve been lucky enough to photograph several small weddings during the pandemic at venues across Devon. If you’ve been planning a wedding or are involved in the wedding industry then you’ll know it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster! Many of my couples have decided to postpone their weddings due to the COVID wedding rules and it’s been a tough time for wedding photographers, venues and suppliers. But every time I get a booking for an intimate wedding I do a little happy dance! I love capturing all the emotions of the day and that’s just the same at a smaller wedding. The weddings featured have taken place at different stages of the restrictions. Each couple created their own unique way of celebrating with their nearest and dearest.

Intimate wedding at Rockbeare Manor

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Danielle & Charles had originally booked me for their wedding earlier in 2020 and we kept in touch as things developed. Once it was announced that wedding ceremonies could go ahead we rescheduled and I was delighted to capture their intimate summer wedding. I joined Danielle and her mum as they got ready and captured those little bridal prep details. The ceremony took place outside and afterwards they celebrated with a socially distanced picnic in the grounds of the stunning Rockbeare Manor. Guests sat on blankets in their ‘bubbles’ and were treated to gorgeous hampers filled with goodies. It was a lovely, relaxed day and the bride and groom said it was just perfect!

Small wedding at Rockbeare Manor

Small church wedding in Paignton

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Krystal and Simon originally planned to marry in May and had booked me as their wedding photographer. Throughout the lockdown we kept in touch and pencilled in several dates. Finally, everything came together and they were married at Collaton St. Mary Church in a small ceremony attended by their close family. I captured some photos of Krystal getting ready with her sister-in-law and niece before heading to the church. This was my first time shooting a wedding with a mask on. It took a bit of getting used to to stop the camera steaming up! Afterwards a few family members went back to the house for wedding cake and cream tea – perfect!

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Small wedding at New Barton Barns, Wembury

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Susie and Josh stuck to their original wedding date and decided to have a small wedding of 30 people set in the Devon countryside. They were married at Efford Christian Fellowship in Plymouth and their reception was at the gorgeous New Barton Barns. After greeting their guests in the courtyard over welcome drinks, we wandered to the cliff top to capture some romantic couple shots overlooking the Yealm estuary. At this point in the COVID restrictions, wedding receptions were allowed. It was so lovely to see a venue all set up awaiting guests! It was a joy to capture the speeches and cake cutting and even a first dance! Entertainment wasn’t allowed but Josh improvised and plugged his phone into the sound system so that he could have a first dance with his wife. A gorgeous sunset rounded off the day perfectly.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this round-up of small weddings in Devon that I’ve captured during COVID.

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