Dom and Yvette’s wedding at The Whitehouse in Chillington

Driving to Chillington, I arrived in the glorious sunshine and was met by a very cool and calm Yvette who was also enjoying the weather as her nerves hadn’t yet kicked in. As it was my first time shooting at the Whitehouse I took my time to look around and get acquainted with the setting and decor, it’s a charming place with some really nice quirky touches that work very well.

After getting acquainted with the Whitehouse, I headed upstairs where Yvette had started getting ready and the weight of the day was beginning to dawn on her, I think the nerves were starting to tickle. Dom meanwhile was relaxing at a local Spa with his Ushers! Still, it wasn’t long before the day became a blur for the couple as they met to be married.

Dom and Yvette are both from London although Yvette was originally from Australia. Their wedding day would be the first time both families meet and what a day to do it on, gorgeous sunshine followed the couple throughout the day, creating some great photographic opportunities to work with. Loving the ocean, one of Dom’s parts of the day was to take a quick visit down to the seaside in Torcross, stopping at a pub for a quick pint and creating some great little moments with the locals. After refreshments we headed out on to the beach for some more couple shots.

I hope the photos below tell the story of their day as it was such a nice, relaxed family wedding that I was honored to be part of. All the best for the future guys, it was great to be with you on your wedding day!

- Henley.

Wedding chairs being carried across the garden of The Whitehouse in Chillington House sign at the entrance of The White House in Chillington at a wedding News headline in The Times newspaper Pink summer blossom against a clear blue sky White wedding flowers on a mantlepiece

Three brightly coloured candlesticks and a flower at The Whitehouse in Chillington

Floral centrepieces at the wedding breakfast Yvette gets her hair done for her wedding at The Whitehouse in Chillington Reflection in mirror of bride getting her hair done for her wedding at The Whitehouse in Chillington Dom talking to friends before the wedding ceremony Dom under a spotlight undefined Dom shaving his face in the mirror. Yvette Yvette Make up artist checking her handiwork Make up brushes in the makeup artists belt Detail shot of Yvette Bride has the finishing touches done to her make-up while her friend reads Make up artist using a make up brush on the bride, Yvette Close up photo of Yvette Yvettes bridal flip flops photographed under the chair

The Groom, Dom, enjoying a joke with his ushers

Dom holds a heart shaped box of decorative chocolates. Various items on the table in the bridal suite including make-up, wine, last minute notes and chocolates Pre wedding nibbles, sandwiches and crisps in the bridal suit. Reflection of bride having her hair done and hairdresser in the mirror Groom and ushers in the garden of The White House in Devon Black and white photo of hairspray being used on Yvette Yvette checking her bridal hair in the mirror Bride looking at her reflection in a hand mirror and smiling Close up of Yvette Bridesmaids helping the bride do up her halterneck wedding dress Bridesmaids helping the bride lace up her wedding dress Final touches to the brides hair

Hairdresser does last minute check of the brides hair

Bride and her father leave the front door of The White House for the wedding ceremony

Yvette and her dad walking past an arrow sign saying

The bride, Yvette and her dad on their way to the wedding ceremony

Guests first glimpse of Yvette and her father as they approach the wedding service The bride and groom The groom The couples first kiss as husband and wife in front of their guests The newly married husband and wife smile at their guests The ringbearer is asked to hand the certificate of marriage to the newlyweds. Bride and Groom cheer to their guests after the wedding ceremony Champagne is poured for the guests after the wedding ceremony

Guests and wedding couple congregate in The White House garden for champagne and canapes

kids playing on the garden swing at The White House in Chillington

Bride looking deep in thought at wedding breakfast Group shot of men at the wedding cheering for the camera Bride and Groom having a pint in a pub shortly after getting married The beach at Torcross in Devon on a sunny day Newly married couple walking along a pebble beach on a sunny day

Newly married couple walk along Torcross beach in Devon amongst fishermen

Bride and groom share a kiss on the beach as a nearby man casts his fishing line Bride and groom walking with their backs to the camera.


Silhouette of newly married bride and groom kissing Yvette and Dom in an Audi TT car driving back to their wedding reception A chandelier in the conservatory at The White House in Devon Yvette and Dom get welcomed into the Conservatory at The White House for their wedding reception by their guests bride holding a glass of champagne at her wedding breakfast

a toast to the bride and groom at the wedding reception with beer, champagne and wine

wedding guest laughing Groom laughing during his best mans speech

Best Man doing a golf pose during his best mans speech at a wedding

Two wedding guest pose for the camera on an oversized garden chair at The White House wedding venue in Devon The White House building and garden as the sun sets over Yvette and Doms wedding

ferrinspace - May 4, 2011 - 2:18 am

very nice

Roberto Ramos - May 3, 2011 - 9:33 pm

Fantastic coverage. Me encanta la belleza de tus imagenes. :)

Richard Rayner - May 3, 2011 - 7:29 pm

A trully beautiful set, excellent wedding photography – well done :)

Stephen Banks - May 3, 2011 - 7:12 pm

As always, absolutely excellent!

Barcelona Filming with FX Films

As we only do a limited amount of weddings per year our blog tends to remain a little stagnant at times so we have decided to blog our outings and other general goings on in Lime Leaf world to hopefully give people more of an insight in to what we do, who we are and what we’re about. So, the first installment of this is an international wedding we covered in Barcelona, Spain.

As part of our ongoing collaboration with our favorite wedding cinematography team, FX Films, I occasionally help as a second video camera guy alongside Richard, the owner and creative genius at FX Films. On this occasion he asked if I could help film a wedding at the stunning venue of Palauet Cabanyes, Barcelona, Spain.

I took along my trusty Leica camera and a single fixed 50mm prime lens which I love using for general every day photography, the fixed lens makes you work for each shot and really think about your composition. I love the way of working the Leica gently asks you to use, like a paintbrush rather than a scalpel I find the Canons we use for weddings are like.

Whilst I was obviously there to film the wedding, with the Leica being small and unobtrusive meant it could hang around my neck and not interfere, and if/when I had a brief moment and saw a photo oppertunity, I could capture that moment quickly and easily.

On another note, working as a videographer usually means working alongside wedding photographers. Striking up and maintaining a professional working relationship is of the highest importance to ensure everyone gets the shots they need in order to deliver their promise to the couple. In order to do this, all parties have to have a real respect and treat each other as part of their own team. Myself and Richard met the photographers (all three!) in the Grooms parents house and quickly found that even with the language barrier (our spanish is not the best to put it mildly) and being 5 of us in total, we all meshed instantly. Our thanks to Roberto Ramos and his team, it was an absolute pleasure working with you all!

Overall, Barcelona was great fun, travelling with Richard is always a plus, so much so that we’re thinking of doing some mini travels around Europe together soon with photography in mind. Maybe this blog might even start filling up? Whilst Richard has always been a video man his talent for stills is evident, obviously carrying over from the video side so it should be a lot of fun!

I hope you enjoy the shots I got, I wished I could have taken more. Thanks for reading!


EDIT: Richard has just released the highlights clip of this wedding, you can see the magic he’s worked with our footage just by hitting play below!


Child at Gatwick airport kicked his shoes off On an airplane flight, the man in front looks out of the window. Child in front of a painted wall at Barcelona airport. The bride having her hair done in la pelu de l Advertisement in the la pelu de l Bride having her hair done at la pelu de l Bride in Hairdressers, la pelu de l Richard Wakefield, Roberto Ramos, his assistant, the hairdresser and Bride in la pelu de l Wedding Ceremony at the Palauet Cabanyes venue in Barcelona, Spain. Roberto Ramos Wedding couple in the poppy fields in Palauet Cabanyes, Barcelona, Spain. Wedding Photographers and bride, groom couple in the poppy fields in Palauet Cabanyes, Barcelona, Spain. Pianist playing on stage at the beautiful Palauet Cabanyes, Barcelona, Spain. Man with headphones and crowd at Barcelona Saints Station. Sleeping Spanish man with roses on the train near Barcelona Saints. Richard Wakefield looking out of the window at the airport in Barcelona, Spain. Richard Wakefield sleeping on seats at Barcelona Saints Airport. Richard Wakefield standing at airport window, photographing his reflection. People in the food court at Barcelona Saints Airport. Richard Wakefield walking along Gatwick with striped roof above.

Richard W - May 3, 2011 - 7:27 pm

I love these immensely! And considering you only did these very quickly inbetween filming and errr, travelling, then hats off!

Here’s to our next set of travels! And who knows, we might even improve our Spanish, and go back to visit our new friend Roberto Ramos!

Canon UK displaying Lime Leafs’ photos at Canon HQ

Canon recently got in touch with us to ask if they could use some of our photos in Canon HQ, Surrey. We were more than happy to assist and now have a selection of our work on the walls around their premises. Unfortunately due to confidentiality we are unable to provide photos of our work in-situ, instead there are two photos of the Headquarters below.

As the majority of our camera gear is Canon it’s fantastic that our photos are being used to showcase the capabilities of their equipment. Thanks to Canon UK for supplying the following photos.

Canon UK HQ in Surrey Interior shot of Canon UK headquarters

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