A bride and groom share a kiss in a serene garden setting with a blurred view of guests moving around them, highlighting the couple's still moment against a landscape backdrop.



Photography: Helen Chapman

Venue: Upton Barn & Walled Gardens 

Makeup: www.bombshellmakeupuk.com

Suits:  Moss Bros

Flowers: Winsor Flowers

Food    Mulberry Catering Co

DJ –     Perfect Wedding and Event DJs

Wedding Dress from Web2B

Bridesmaids dresses  JJHouse

The wedding of Libby and James was a day that dreams are made of. It was like a painting, with every detail carefully orchestrated to perfection. The sun was shining, casting a warm glow over the entire day, but not too hot that it made everyone uncomfortable. The weather seemed to compliment the happiness and excitement that filled the air. Libby was surrounded by her loved ones in The Paddock, a place that seemed to radiate love and joy. There was an energy in the room, a palpable excitement as everyone prepared for the big day ahead. I couldn’t help but think how lucky I was to be a part of such a special moment. Meanwhile, James chose to get ready at home, finding solace in the familiar surroundings that brought him comfort. It’s amazing how different the atmosphere can be for each individual, yet both Libby and James exuded a sense of anticipation and happiness. The getting ready process is always a favorite of mine as a photographer. It’s a time of relaxation and laughter, where glasses clink and spirits soar. I may not indulge in a glass of fizz myself, but I can appreciate the joy that comes with it. This day was no exception, with laughter filling the air and smiles illuminating the room.

Before we knew it, the time had come for Libby to make her grand entrance. Walking down the aisle towards James, she looked like a vision straight out of a fairy tale. Her dress was breathtaking, every stitch and bead meticulously placed. But, as fate would have it, an unexpected guest decided to make an appearance. A bee, attracted to the delicate netting on Libby’s gown, found its way inside. But fear not, no harm came to either the bee or the bride. It was a moment that added a touch of whimsy to the already magical day.

One thing I adore about being a wedding photographer is when couples are open to trying something different. While I made sure to capture all the important moments that Libby and James would cherish, they allowed me to let my creativity roam free. As their photographer, I am eternally grateful for their trust and willingness to let me experiment. This artistic freedom fuels my passion and allows me to create photos that are emotional, artistic, and full of life. As I look back on the wedding of Libby and James, I am reminded of the vibrant colors that adorned the day.

From the lush greenery of the Upton Barn & Walled Gardens in Cullompton to the vibrant hues of the flowers that adorned the venue, every detail seemed to be bursting with life. It was a visual feast, a photographer’s dream come true. So, here’s to Libby and James, for allowing me to be a part of their incredible journey. Their love story unfolded on a day that couldn’t have been more perfect, surrounded by family, friends, laughter, and a touch of magic.

As a photographer, I am honored to have been able to capture these precious moments, and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity. -Helen Chapman Photography, your Devon wedding photographer, capturing the raw emotions and artistic beauty of your special day.

To find out more about Bickley Mill or other Devon wedding Venues click on the links below.

Bickley Mill Inn WhiteMoor Farm,  Shilstone House, The Horn of Plenty, Escot House

Upton Barn & Walled Gardens Deer Park Country House Bickley Castle 

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