Whenever I receive a Wedding Photography enquiry for a Wedding at Dartington Hall in Totnes I feel a buzz of excitement at the chance of working there. As a wedding venue Dartington Hall is close to perfection. Positioned within a medieval courtyard it is almost impossible to describe how lovely a setting it is. The wedding breakfast is held in the Great Hall, a grade 1 listed building which has huge leaded windows that allow the sunshine to stream in, forming pools of light across the wedding tables. With the wedding party sitting at the head of the Hall, on a long table, you could almost be forgiven for thinking you were at a Medieval banquet.
The Gardens at Dartington Hall are worth a visit alone. With 880 acres of estate to explore there are plenty of wonderful plants and trees to enjoy, along with breathtaking distant views of the Hall. For the wedding photographer it is well worth scoping the gardens out before a wedding as you will be so overwhelmed by the endless opportunities that you might not know where to begin. It is also worth mentioning that Dartington Hall is a social enterprise venue, this means that all the profits the venue generates go to the Dartington Hall trust, a charity that works with artists, entrepreneurs and activists across the world – making your wedding day investment an investment in the lives and futures of others.
When Rachel got in touch to ask me to photograph her wedding to Rory I was so excited to hear it would be held at the beautiful Dartington Hall. Rachel’s Great Grandparents were Dorothy and Leonard Elmhurst who owned the Hall before they founded the Dartington Trust, which explains why the Hall and gardens hold […]
The week of Easter saw me photographing 3 weddings and after a winter of dark, grey skies came a spring of beautiful sunlight. Spring and Autumn light is my favourite, especially later in the day, perfect for showing off just how stunning Kate looked. I throughly enjoyed Kate and Anton’s wedding, especially the speeches which […]