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A Cadhay Wedding With Vintage Car, Homegrown Flowers & Ceilidh

Bride and Groom standing together at the lake at Cadhay wedding

I was so thrilled to photograph this Cadhay wedding. A hidden gem on the outskirts of Ottery St. Mary. Cadhay is a striking Tudor building, built around a central courtyard surrounded by beautiful lawns, ponds and gardens. It really is a dream venue.

Front view of Cadhay Estate from driveway
Bridal gown hanging in the window of bedroom

Details With A Personal Touch

Bride and Bridesmaids dresses hanging is window of cadhay bedroom

The lovely couple wanted a wedding that was going to be elegant, personal and full of fun. To achieve this they had a little help from friends and family. The Groom used his artistic talents and illustrated the wedding stationery. The bride’s mother grew all the flowers used in the bouquets and floral arrangements. And the Bride wore a bespoke dress made by a family friend.

Bridal bouquet and shoes
perfume and jewellery for wedding.
Bride having her make-up put on for Cadhay wedding

A Cadhay Wedding With Personality

Bridesmaids helping bride into wedding dress at Cadhay wedding
Bride having her dress buttoned at Mother and bridesmaids
Bride holding hands of her bridesmaid
Bride getting into citroen Cv for journey to wedding
Order of service for wedding couple on pew

An Intimate Church Ceremony

Bride and Bridesmaids walking to church

The couple chose to have an traditional church ceremony at a local village church. The personal touch followed through to the service with readings from friends. As well as a friend who played the guitar during the signing of the register.

Bride and groom exiting church to confetti and Cadhay wedding
Guests doing readings during church service
guest playing guitar at church service
Bride and groom exiting church to confetti at Cadhay wedding

After the service the couple exited the church to a showering of confetti. The confetti was dried flower petals in the colours of the wedding. Then it was on to their Cadhay wedding. Best Day Ever supplied the vintage grey Morris Minor they rode in.

Bride and groom kissing in the back of car on the way to Cadhay wedding
Bride and bridesmaids standing together at Cadhay wedding

In keeping with the couple’s fun personalities, the Groomsmen had their formal group shot in the morris minor.

Groom and groomsmen in squashed into citroen 2cv at cadhay wedding
Guests laughing and chatting during reception
Bride and groom standing together by lake at Cadhay wedding

A Cadhay Wedding with Rain And Romance

Bride and groom in tender embrace at cadhay wedding

Rain or shine this couple were determined to enjoy the beautiful gardens of Cadhay. The moment the showers broke we were outside laughing and joking. Perfectly illustrating that the best shots come when you relax and just be yourselves.

Bride and Groom laughing together in the gardens of Cadhay wedding
Bride and groom kissing in the gardens of Cadhay wedding
The wedding breakfast room all laid up

Wedding Breakfast Humour

The flowers and table names on the wedding breakfast table

The wedding breakfast took place in The Old Apple Store. It looked beautiful decorated with fairy lights. On the tables were vases of fresh garden flowers. Jars of miniature honey were wedding favours. And there were stick-on moustaches to have fun with. In keeping with the couple’s sense of fun, a Lego bride and groom sat atop the cake.

The wedding cake with lego bride and groom on the top
Father of the bride telling his speech at Cadhay wedding
THe grrom and best man giving their speeches

After some yummy vegetarian food and some fun speeches it was time to hit the dance floor. The happy couple were up first wit their first dance. Then it was time for all the guests to join the dance floor with a fun an upbeat ceilidh.

Bride and groom having their first dance at Cadhay wedding




Devon, England