Lois and Ed get married at Powderham Castle, Devon

Lois and Ed had planned their wedding for two years from where they are living in London. They originally chose a different venue for their reception until one night Lois had a dream about Powderham Castle, woke up and knew she had to have her wedding day there, a real fairy tale moment.

Lois, her mother and bridesmaids all got ready at the Abode hotel in Exeter and then made their way out of the city to St. Clement’s church in Powderham which is very local to her family home, just across the estuary. Lois, her mother and bridesmaids all looked stunning as they made their way to the church and Ed, under the protection of the groomsmen umbrellas.

Lois and Ed were lucky enough to have a family friend loan two of his beautiful cars, a Bently to take Lois to the ceremony and an Austin Healey convertible for Ed to drive them both to Powderham Castle (hats off to the daring newly weds to take the roof off)!

The evening started with a conga to a vintage festival feel tipi on the grounds sporting music, bunting, a photo booth and wood fire to keep the party on course. We ended our day with Lois and Ed with a few couple photos, and of course they included umbrellas with the state of our current ‘summer’!

– Henley


Ushers and groomsmen get ready for a wedding and have breakfast at Southernhay House in Exeter Usher does up his tie in front of some framed photos in Southernhay House in Exter Bride indicates how she wants her wedding hair while surrounded by her bridesmaids at The Abode Hotel in Exeter Groom is seen inside a room writing his speech while the wedding car is reflected in the window from the outside Silhouette of a bride having her make up done as water bottles and a champagne glass are seen in the foreground Bridesmaids laugh and smile as the mother of the bride gets her hair done A pair of white wedding louboutin heels are seen on a chair The bride having her make up done is silhouetted against a window and Exeter Cathedral can be seen outside Bridesmaids dance and muck around on the morning of their friends wedding at The Abode Hotel in Exeter Abstract photo of bride getting ready Ushers laugh and joke outside of St Clements Church in Powderham, Devon Bride has her eye make up done for her wedding at The Abode Hotel in Exeter A floral garland on the church gate is seen in the foreground, while ushers and groom with umbrellas are seen in the background Bride gets her wedding make up done Bridesmaids wedding pearl earring Bride and bridesmaids are seen smiling reflected in a mirror Ushers stand outside of St Clements Church in Exeter with umbrellas awaiting the bride A flowergirl and her dad look on as the bride gets out of her wedding car surrounded by umbrellas Bride gets out of her wedding car surrounded by umbrellas Bride does a last minute check of her dress as the vicar stands in the foreground of the door of the church Groom looks on emotionally as his bride heads down the church aisle towards him Bride and groom smile and look emotional as she reaches him at the end of the church aisle Bride and groom smile at each other as they sing a hymn at their wedding The congregation can be seen in the background as a wedding couple say their marriage vows in the foreground Two bridesmaids hold hands and look emotional as they witness their friends get married Bride smiles as she puts her husbands wedding ring on his finger Bride and groom exchange wedding rings Wedding couple smile at each other as they exchange wedding rings wedding couple share their first kiss at St Clements Church in Exeter Couple at the church altar as seen through the church back door Wedding guest is seen with his head bowed in apparent prayer but the man in front of him is trying to stifle a laugh Bride and groom look elated as they head down the aisle after their wedding in St Clements church Bride and groom smile at bell ringers as they exit the church Wedding guests gather under umbrellas ready for the confetti shot Bride and groom laugh as they get showered with confetti outside St Clements Church in Exeter Bride can be seen getting into her wedding car to head off to Powderham Castle Wedding guests wave and cheer the happy couple as they head off in a vintage car to their wedding reception at Powderham Castle Old family wedding photos are seen strewn around a vintage typewriter The wedding cake and a selection of cakes and sweets are seen displayed at Powderham Castle The Groomsmen and groom are seen moments before the formal photo is taken Wedding guest guides her friend out the way to avoid stepping on the brides dress A wedding couple kiss in the grounds of Powderham Castle in exeter, Devon Wedding couple sit on a window seat and look at each others wedding rings Wedding couple hold hands in a window seat at Powderham Castle Guests applaud as the new husband and wife enter the dining room at Powderham Castle for their wedding meal Bride laughs as her dad does his wedding speech in the background

Groom smiles at guests during his new father-in-law

Bride kisses her father on the cheek after his speech at her wedding Grooms silhouette is seen reflected in a mirror as he makes his wedding speech Groom is seen between his guests on the right while the domed ceiling at Powderham Castle in Devon is seen on the left Groom is seen pulling a funny expression during his wedding speech while his new wife and guests look on laughing Groom is overcome by emotion during his wedding speech and is comforted by his new wife Bridesmaid wipes her eyes with a napkin after speeches at her friends wedding Full room shot of The Music Room at Powderham Castle during a grooms speech on his wedding day Friends and family toast the happy couple on their wedding day Bride and groom hold hands and smile at each other during their wedding meal A couple embrace as they listen to a best mans speech at a wedding Guests look on smiling as a couple cut their wedding cake A man is sitting in a chair in front of bookshelves at Powderham Castle Guests do the conga following the groom at his wedding reception World Inspired Tents tipi is seen with hanging lights in the grounds of Powderham Castle Couple smile and embrace during their wedding first dance Groom laughs as he and his new wife do their wedding first dance Groom lifts up his bride and spins her in front of their guests at their wedding for their first dance Wedding guests dance Baby wears sound muffling headphones during wedding party Bridesmaid dances and the movement can be seen in her pearl earrings Wedding guest dances Bride dances with friends and bridesmaids Bridesmaid sings and dances during her friends wedding reception The top of a world inspired tents tipi is seen with the Exeter Estuary and views beyond Powderham Castle in the background Bride and groom kiss under a red heart umbrella at Powderham Castle The silhouette of a wedding couple is seen through a red heart shaped umbrella

  • Martin Hemsley - July 18, 2012 - 8:09 am

    Absolutely stunning, not only the event itself, but your photography as well. Love the red umbrella, window reflections, capture of emotions in church. The list could go on. Fantastic.

  • Claire Hill - July 19, 2012 - 8:53 pm

    WOW again you two!! I absolutely love looking at your photo’s.
    Amazing, amazing!! Note to the bride if she is reading – love your dress xxx

  • Helen - January 19, 2013 - 9:39 pm

    The details in the portraits of the bride are simply incredible. You’re rare talent in a very saturated market, Ed and Lois are lucky to have had you document their day.

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