Kirsty & Alastair Wedding, Westcott Barton, Marwood
This week's blog takes us to Kirsty and Alastair's big day. My coverage started in Barnstaple at Hair Design, where Kirsty, Mother Diane and her sisters Tammy and Adriene where all busy getting hair and make up done.
Then it was onto Westcott Barton, a lovely, newish venue nestled in the Marwood area, about 6 miles North of Barnstaple. This was my first wedding at Westcott and I hope to shoot a few more here. When I got there, I met with Alastair and his groomsmen who were in the onsite cottages getting ready. Can't quite remember who it was, but someone suggested I take the boys outside for a quick impromptu 'Reservoir Dogs' style shot, which I was more than happy to do. One of the best things about Westcott Barton is the onsite accommodation, meaning both Kirsty and Alastair got ready onsite. There was a slight problem though, as they were staying in cottages literally opposite eachother, which made the traditional not seeing one another before the ceremony a bit tricky! No peeking through the curtains Kirsty.............
There was a bit of a travel theme running throughout the wedding day as the happy couple were both quite well travelled. The tables were themed by countries they had previously visited which looked really cool.
Soon it was time for the guests to take their seats. This wedding was back in July on one of the hottest days of the year and it felt like a sauna in the sunroom. After a sweltering ceremony we all ventured outside for some much needed air, where the couple where greeted and congratulated by their friends and family. We even made a very long line for the confetti throwing, which I shot twice as some guests had lots of confetti left after the first run, so Kirsty and Alastair went through the line a second time!
After an unexpected downpour (which helped cool everyone down a bit) everybody gathered inside the Barn to take their seats for the wedding breakfast and speeches. The barn room is great for photography vantage points, as it is on two levels, which made for some lovely high vantage dance shots later on....
We were quite spoiled for choice when it came to shoot the bride and groom photos. There were so many nice spots for photos at Westcott, I could have spent at least an hour doing them! But 20 minutes was quite enough as the couple wanted to get back to their friends and family to carry on their party celebrations.
Bride and Groom Photobomb.............
I really had fun shooting Kirsty and Alastair's wedding and being my first time at Westcott Barton certainly made it an enjoyable experience. I wish them well in their married life together.
If you know anyone getting married at Westcott Barton or anywhere else in Devon, please contact me for a quote.
MK Collins Photography, North Devon Wedding Photographer