Pam and Pete’s Wedding in Lyme Regis and then River Cottage HQ.

Pete and Pam had planned to get married at the Guildhall in Lyme Regis, which is where myself and Laura got married just over two years ago and I hadn’t been back since so was looking forward to seeing it again. After chatting with Pete and Pam you realise they’re the kind of couple that will always be together, the almost insignificant looks filled with love they give each other just gives it away.

The day started with the ceremony in the Guildhall and then the newly weds had a surprise for all their guests, a bag of 2p coins… for the amusement arcades just a short walk along the sea front in Lyme. After the amusements it was a quick coach journey to River Cottage from TV fame with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

River Cottage itself is a really nice rural, easy going and friendly place with open fires and a fantastic Yurt to shelter from the sun or rain, just grab a drink and plonk yourself on a haystack or alternatively take a wander and get acquainted with the friendly pigs! River Cottage boasts a menu to die for, with the best local ingredients. The chefs talk everyone through each dish and clearly all have passion for their craft making this a true foodies heaven.

The day was filled with laid back laughter fitting the warmth of the day beautifully, ending in a lovely sunset where I managed to drag Pete and Pam outside after their starters for one final few shots against the sun.

Thanks to Pete and Pam for a great day and being so accommodating, it was lovely getting to know you both and wish you both all the best for your futures together!

I’ve selected a few photos below to give an overview of their day.

- Henley

The guildhall in Lyme Regis Smiling guests arriving in car Ammonites cemented in floor Guests taking photos of each other Guests talking in the Guildhall Flowers in rope pots Bride arriving at the guildhall Guests taking photos in the Guildhall Groom laughing with one of the best men. Groom nervously awaits as his bride begins to walk up the aisle. Bride in a moment of thought Rear of bride and groom standing during ceremony Elderly guests watches ceremony Couple smile, posing for photos after their marriage. Pete and Pam kissing on an old bridge in Lyme Regis as people watch from a nearby building. Pete and Pam kiss on old bridge. Guests wait as couple finishing posing for photo on the old bridge in Lyme Regis. Wedding couple walk past beach huts as people congratulate them. Pete and Pam walk past beach huts as people watch. Newly weds arrive at the Lyme Regis Arcades. Pete hands out bags of coins to their guests for the arcades in Lyme Regis. Pete pushes a coin in to a 2p machine. ceiling reflection of bride on arcade machine. Wedding couple betting on arcade horses. Pete and Pam walk along the Cobb in Lyme Regis. Wedding couple pose on the Cobb in Lyme Regis. Pete and Pam pose for wedding photo in the Cobb in Lyme Regis. Pete and Pam pose on the beach for a photo on their wedding day. Best man, bride and groom pose with a chip on the sea front. Wedding couple pose for a couple shot on the steps leading up to the Guildhall. Wedding couple drive up Lyme Regis high-street in a Morgan car. Pete looks out of tractor trailer window on route to River Cottage HQ River cottage wedding table Reflection of wedding table Hanging wedding flowers at River Cottage HQ. Inside River Cottage Yurt. River Cottage Yurt roof. Wedding guests through River Cottage logo door. Guest heads towards the Yurt. Pete and Pam laugh during wedding speeches. Bride kisses her father during wedding speeches. Wedding couple and guests during speeches. Groom speech shows best man in compromising position. Best man speech inside River Cottage. Best man wearing funny glasses. Bride laughing at best man speech. Wedding guests listening to best man speech. Groom looks nervous during best man speech. Best men and groom laugh during speech. Bottle lampshades in River Cottage. Projector shows young groom. Laptop with funny photo on during best man speech. Groom grins nervously during a speech. Bride laughs during speech. Guest laughing during speech. This is your life folder for best man speech. Groom Wedding couple and best men all laugh together during speeches. River Cottage chefs in kitchen. Chef announces the menu to wedding guests. Chefs prepare food in the River Cottage Kitchens. Chef hands preparing food. River Cottage kitchen preparing wedding food. Chef smiles for camera as he prepares food. Flowers and shadow. Wedding couple kiss during sunset in River Cottage field. Pete and Pam hold each other against the evening sunset. Silhouette in field next to an old tractor. Newly weds sit on old tractor at River Cottage HQ.

Rachel - April 7, 2012 - 9:08 am


Jim Stuks - September 21, 2011 - 9:26 am

Looks like an amazing day, I love the town of Lyme Regis.
Great photography also.

Bonita - May 25, 2011 - 11:44 pm

What amazing photo’s and a beautiful day! Love Lyme Regis and I have friends a few mins away from River cottage so am regularly down there and was even married in a tiny church there a couple of years ago. Congratulations to the couple!

Jayne Norton - May 25, 2011 - 8:20 pm

I miss Lyme Regis very much. We have had wonderful holidays there. I would not remarry but if I did, this would be my dream!

danielle acken - May 25, 2011 - 7:54 pm

simply amazing!! made me miss England and Devon so much!

Kimbo Froggins - May 25, 2011 - 7:04 pm

WOW!! that looks like a day that will be remembered by everyone!!
Beautiful photos… :D

Francoise Welch - May 25, 2011 - 6:29 pm

Thank you for the nice photos, lots of smiles, hansome couple, the scalops+black pudding look very appetising !!!
Pam is holding her posy like a glass of Champagne, was she practising for the “toast” or is it “a habit of a life time” ???
Also I am very impressed by the lights in Champagne bottles !! I don’t go out often so never seen any before !! How is it done ???

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As Henley and I are normally behind the camera we thought we would spend some time getting a nice photo of us both. I kept getting envious of all the couple photos we produce for our clients when processing the photos for them that I put my foot down and dragged Henley out to get one for us!

There is an amazing tree down the road from us which I saw online (it even has it’s own Flickr group) and we decided it would be perfect. We waited until the sun was beginning to set behind us and took a few shots, the first one being our favourite and the one we will have printed for our wall.


Henley and Laura under the crazy hawthorn tree in Seatown, Dorset.


Georgina @RubyWeddings - May 12, 2011 - 11:20 pm

Wow – just Wow!!!

pen - May 12, 2011 - 11:09 pm

MAGICAL! I love that burst of light between your hearts!

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!

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