Hilary & Jonathan wedding at Ocean Kave
Once in a while I'll shoot a wedding quite different from anything I've ever shot before. Hilary and Jonathan's wedding was one of those.
They chose the ever amazing surroundings of Ocean Kave for their venue and were blessed with gorgeous weather all day. When we met to discuss their wedding day a few months before, they mentioned they were going to do a few things a bit different from a traditional wedding day. Firstly, they wanted the whole day to be ultra relaxed with very few formalities and secondly and most different of all, they wanted to meet each other before the wedding ceremony for what is known in the States as a 'first look', something I've never seen here in the UK. Basically, the couple meet alone (with the photographer capturing it of course!!) and see each other fully dressed in their wedding gear for the first time and have a few photos, all before they've actually had the wedding ceremony.
They did their first look on the nearby Burrows followed by a few photos on the beach and I must say it was a lovely moment. Then we all headed back to the Sunset Rooms at Ocean Kave where they made their grand entrance to all their guests, followed by a few welcome drinks. Then everyone took their seats in the Kave for the ceremony to begin.
The speeches followed the very tasty wedding breakfast, with the highlight being one of Jonathan's best men performing an hilairious acoustic song called 'Ohh Jono" all about the groom, accompanied by lots of funny photos! As there was a lovely sunset looming, I suggested we head outside for a few more photos by the Kave.
Hilary and Jonathan definitely got the relaxed wedding day they'd hoped for. It was one of the most laid-back weddings I've ever shot and thats one of the many reasons I enjoyed shooting it so much. As usual, Ocean Kave was the perfect setting for their unique wedding day.
MK Collins Photography, North Devon Wedding Photographer