Woolacombe Bay Wedding Photography

Rachel & Luke

Bride and groom at North Devon coast

A summer heat wave, a Devon beach and a friend's wedding, what more could you ask for? Back in the summer Rachel and Luke got married at Woolacombe Bay Hotel in North Devon and I was lucky enough to be their photographer. The cherry on top of it all is that I'm friends with these two and it's always wonderful to capture a wedding for two people you know. Just down the road at Putsborough is where Luke proposed, so it makes sense that their wedding day was right next to the beach.

My day started with the groomsmen at Woolacombe Beach for a morning swim. The guys wedged themselves into their speedos (provided by Luke of course) and braved the water. I got as far as my rolled up trousers allowed me, to quickly learn that it wasn't quite enough. Did you know that windscreen wipers make for a handy peg device to help dry your clothes? I popped up to see Rachel and her bridesmaids getting ready and before we knew it it was time for the ceremony in the grand ceremony room of Woolacombe Bay Hotel.

Wedding Photography at Woolacombe Bay Hotel

It was great to see some old friends, and couples that I had photographed their weddings, including Luke's sister, Jo. Most of the afternoon was spent in the sun in the hotel's grounds, playing garden games and enjoying canapés. One of the highlight's was the wedding speeches, including Rachel's sister who is infamous for being a little susceptible to crying, happy tears of course, and their dad having to step in and finish the speech. And who doesn't love a game of Mr and Mrs!? It was a fun night of dancing and laughter, and with the late sunset we popped down to the beach for some photos for the last of the summer light. A fantastic wedding day indeed!

"Lee went above and beyond from the very start of the wedding planning, from meeting to do an engagement shoot to arriving early for sea photos with the groomsmen - even getting in the sea and having to change after! We massively appreciated the attention to detail and getting photos of people looking natural during the day - we preferred not too many posed photos and his manner and the way he adapted to this was exactly what we wanted from the day. Thank you Lee, you have provided us with the perfect photos to match our perfect day."

- Rachel & Luke

Groomsmen on the beach
Best man swimming trunks
Running into the water
Groom dropped into the water
Bride getting ready
Bridal present
Bridesmaids getting ready
Walking down the aisle
Laughing bride and groom
Wedding ceremony at Woolacombe Bay
Wedding ceremony
Bucket of confetti at Woolacombe Bay
Wedding guest playing games
Best man playing cricket
Left behind shoes
Groom gives funny speech
Crying bridesmaid
Playing Mr and Mrs at Woolacombe Bay
First dance at Woolacombe Bay Hotel
Dancing at wedding
Laughing wedding guest
Cool lighting during wedding dance
Ceilidh dancing at wedding
Bride and groom Ceilidh dancing
Ceilidh dancing at Woolacombe wedding
Bride and groom walking Woolacombe Beach
Bride and groom at North Devon coast
Sunset wedding at North Devon
Wedding guests at sunset

Getting married at Woolacombe Bay Hotel or along the Devon coast maybe? Get in touch and say hello. I'm a wedding photographer Devon who loves documenting weddings!

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