A Launcells Barton Summer Party Wedding


I’m so delighted to be able to share this beautiful wedding at Launcells Barton, not just because it’s so joyful and vibrant, but because it includes Cooper their dog. And he’s just gorgeous. But before I do here’s the story of how Abbey and James met.

It started back at University when they both found themselves studying Applied Marine Sport Science. Abbey fancied James right from the first day, when spotting a spare seat next to him. she plonked herself down and introduced herself. James, being a typical male was completing oblivious, but with a little intervening from their friends they got together.  They were together for the rest of their time at University before they broke up when they graduated.

It was at that point Abbey went out to the Caribbean to pursue a career in scuba diving and James did a ski season in Switzerland. At their Graduation ceremony, just before Abbey left the UK, they agreed to remain friends and stay in touch. And they did, from different sides of the world. Starting with e-mails, then Skyping, then skyping a lot, until at the end of James’s ski season he flew out to the Caribbean to be with Abbey. And they’ve been together ever since.

A few years later, James booked a weekend in New York as a birthday present for Abbey, choosing the first weekend of the Christmas lights, so everything would be magical and romantic when he popped the question. But every time he found the perfect spot, something would happen to ruin the moment, such as other couples would get engaged just as he was about to pop the question, or Abbey would comment they were at cheesy cliche spot for proposals, or somewhere you’d expect to find a dead body. . Fearing he was going to have to propose in the departure lounge. James found the perfect spot at the top of their hotel skyscraper and got down on one knee and popped the question.

And so on an amazingly hot day in June at St Swithens Church Abbey and James married, before they walked next door to Launcells Barton to a shower of confetti from friends and family. Abbey looked absolutely beautiful in her bespoke bridal gown made by James’s mum, Bridget Edwards, whist James’s looked equally handsome in his suit. The barn looked resplendent with white linen and navy table runners and decorative glass beads. The theme of hot pink flowers that Abbey had for her bouquet had been followed through to the tables with vibrant blue to compliment the pink. It really was a big chilled summer party, full of vibrant colour and family and friends having a great time. Whilst Cooper bounded about from person to person having an even better time.

If you’re planning a wedding a Launcells Barton or a summer party style wedding, then get in touch and lets chat photography.

Suppliers: Venue: Launcells Barton  //  Dress: Bridget Edwards  //  Hair stylist: Hannah Woodgate Hair Design  //  MUA: Kerry Paterson MUA  //  Caterer: Beauty and the Feast  // Band: The Boom Boom Club  //  Icecream: Cecil on Ice








Devon, England