Lisa & Les, Christmas Wedding at Ocean Kave, Westward Ho!
The memory of Christmas may be long gone now as we plough on into 2015, but my wedding season for 2014 certainly finished on a high note with Lisa and Les's amazing festive wedding at Ocean Kave.
I've shot weddings at the Kave in all types of weathers, but this one was slightly different, being the week before Christmas and a ceremony start time of 5pm, meant most of my coverage would take place in near darkness. When I first met with the happy couple, Lisa mentioned she really wanted a romantic candlelit wedding and I reckon the Kave did an excellent job doing just that. I've never seen the Kave looking so beautifully lit and dressed.
My coverage started with Lisa's bridal preparations at the on site cottages, but firstly, I ventured down to The Kave and Sunset rooms to capture the gorgeous room set ups.
Then it was off to the Royal Celerity cottage for Lisa's preparations, along with Lisa's Mum and Dad and bridesmaids Lucy and Saffron. Lisa was really laid-back and in good spirits as she was getting ready.
Lisa soon got into her fabulous wedding dress and came down stairs for her Dad to see her ready for the first time. I can only imagine how I'll feel when I get to see my daughter in her wedding dress, similar to Lisa's Dad I expect! I love moments like these.
I ventured down to the Kave as the last light of day was disappearing, to find Les and his best man Dai along with groomsmen Reece, Lloyd and Callum. The guests started to arrive and took their seats in anticipation of the brides arrival. As I mentioned earlier, the Kave was beautifully lit inside and to top things off, Lisa had a vocalist singing to greet her arrival in the Kave, perfect!
After the ceremony, the newly weds stayed behind in the Kave with me for a few photos, while their guests headed to the Sunset Rooms for the evening festivities.
After the speeches and meal, everyone kicked back and had a blast for the rest of the evening.
What a way to end my 2014 wedding season! There was such a lovely relaxed atmosphere to Lisa and Les's wedding throughout the day and everyone was so friendly, I really felt like a guest, not the photographer.
Ocean Kave once again delivered on the day as they always do. I wish Lisa and Les all the very best in their married life together.
MK Collins Photography, North Devon Wedding Photographer