I first visited time St Andrew’s Church in Colyton a few days before photographing a wedding there. Initially I was struck by the size of the parish church and also the surrounding little town. Colyton is so pretty, the buildings are mostly constructed of flint and cob so that when the sunlight is cast over the flint the houses seem to glow – a perfect backdrop for the arrival of a bride. St Andrew’s church itself is very large, which gives good scope for finding a position to photograph the ceremony without being to intrusive. To the side of the church is a beautiful old wooden door which the bridal party exit from (the guests out of the main door) this allows the photographer to hold the bridal party for a few family photographs before they join the main guests.
The grounds of St Andrew’s Church are large and beautiful and surrounded by gorgeous flint and thatched cottages. Plenty of good backdrops for photographs if you are limited on opportunities at the reception venue.
There was so much about this wedding that I loved! I met with Lindsay and Alex a couple of weeks before the wedding, to see the church and also the field for the marquee (land that had been in Lindsay’s family for generations, part of many childhood memories). I was also introduced to the star […]