Kate and Joe’s story is one of a kind. They met a long time ago, fell in love on the dancefloor of some rough pub and well the rest is history. The live in Bristol with there gorgeous son. Kate initially always wanted the big wedding but she said that after having her son, everything changed. Her love for Joe changed, her perspective and she became to come around to Joe’s idea of eloping. They wanted to get married for the sake of GETTING MARRIED, not for the wedding. And this is why I adore elopements. The have so much raw intimacy and are absolutely one hundred percent about the couple, done their way for them. It genuinely is a magical feeling to be witness to them created that unity.
Brickhouse Vineyard in the heart of Devon is truly a one of a kind location. Set amongst it’s own dramatic lines of vines and surrounded by rolling hills and wistful trees, the round house is an incredible intimate, rustic yet bold setting. I photograph weddings and elopements here often and each story really is unique. I have spent hours wondering around the setting and have found many nooks and crannies that have incredible light and shadows. It really is an adventure every time.
Following the intimacy of getting ready together, I helped Kate in to her dress, checked Joe was ready for Kate to walk down to him and we were off. The ceremony was so intimate with just Kate, Joe, their son, two registrars and the lovely venue owners as witnesses.
We explored the grounds for couple portraits, walked, chatted and laughed and Kate and Joe reminisced. I documented their closeness, their intimacy and their love.
The three of them then went to the roundhouse to have an afternoon tea created by Flour and Zest, and champagne. Kate and Jo then completed their day by having their first dance. They then headed off to South View Lodges for a few days of celebratory luxury.