Tunnels Beaches Devon

You could be excused for thinking you are abroad in summer at Tunnels Beaches, hidden, tucked away and secluded in a cliff overlooking the sea in North Devon anyone who has visited these historic bathing pools would not be surprised to hear it is now one of Britain’s most popular exclusive wedding venues. As the dream of a beach wedding in the Caribbean fades with all the logistical problems of getting your nearest and dearest halfway around the world, suddenly The North Devon link road doesn’t seem so much to conquer and the alluring charms of Ilfracombe call to put seal on another holiday romance.

I have had the pleasure of photographing at Tunnels Beaches (or as my florist wife & I call it Tunnels) many times in the past, so many in fact that I have encountered British seaside weather in all it’s vagaries. From stunningly hot October days to gale force winds & rain, sea fog, spring sunshine & even hail. Snow is the only weather I haven’t yet encountered there, but that is due to the winter closing of the venue, a wise decision considering it’s exposed position.

For a venue that hosts more weddings than I photograph (usually I photograph between 80-90 a year) the venue is always immaculate, spotless and like-new. From the time the late night party revelers from the wedding that day leave in the wee hours of the morning to the arrival of the next nervous Groom the North Devon elves must appear and clean and scrub with such vigor that no trace of any wedding ever happening before yours will be left. This goes for the staff also who are always bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, happy, attentive, polite and cheerful without being overbearing. Welcoming to the suppliers & guests alike to make sure that today’s couple have the most amazing wedding day and to treat them as if they are the only couple ever to get married at Tunnels Beaches.

I have witnessed the most stunning sunsets from the roof top, whilst guests join us drinks in hand music playing throughout the venue and out onto the patio area overlooking the sea where couples sit by a fire-pit snuggled under blankets reminiscing about their own special day or planning one to come.

From a couples perspective Tunnels has everything you need for a relaxing beach wedding day,  from the gasp as your guests exit the Victorian hand carved tunnels into the sea/beach vista before them to the awe-inspiring Atlantic sunsets (well it’s The Bristol Channel really but watching the sun set behind the Island of Lundy, who cares?!).

For a photographer it is a dream venue, no wonder every wedding photographer in the UK wants to book a wedding here! Tide in or tide out the scene changes and the sea covers or revels the tidal pools, those reflections, that light and all in such a relaxed manner you have to pinch yourself to remember you are working. I hope you enjoy these few photos from Tunnels Beaches as much as I enjoyed capturing them and with another year of weddings ahead I cannot wait to return. More photos at Evolve Photography

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Huntsham Court wedding photography Sarah and John

Pasties, fish & chips, a lot of love, laughter and a cow bell  for Sarah and Johns beautiful wedding weekend at Huntsham Court Country House, Devon. Posh Nosh – West Country,10418405_707895182604201_6570801072224747583_n10355019_707888865938166_6880557760888938231_n10358728_707888809271505_9135868709091085917_n10455575_707888792604840_7465838377253653712_n10394768_707888762604843_3765554800050761151_n1510607_707889052604814_8060931875599523719_n10472736_707888985938154_2369133678196215380_n10464204_707889039271482_7154558053631454821_n10302021_707888922604827_5769000660172252843_n10420244_707895279270858_4234429121209310305_n10309642_707890935937959_4578712857852304708_n10450552_707889229271463_4361643644231347903_n10351250_707889089271477_4206404875995002785_n10404087_707889662604753_8790598471976866848_n10452390_707889609271425_5806248871681133448_n10340175_707889105938142_408274188687693364_n10474037_707889702604749_6378003659282638205_n10341624_707889749271411_8703427783312502310_n10419016_707892219271164_7041484565440696403_n10359165_707892299271156_7065381095753476760_n10433886_707890069271379_6818974723385216486_n10177465_707890092604710_3813333856517893869_n10366074_707890805937972_1931786115364227851_n10373514_707893065937746_1291834522312973826_nhuntsham court wedding photo10338234_707893269271059_8538261003173087023_n10363703_707893079271078_4927346350299208835_nhuntsham court wedding10380997_707890325938020_7642532431907453623_n10402625_707893095937743_336642675569728608_n10409523_707893162604403_7614663801613482571_n10419466_707890302604689_6140079701269809323_n10422338_707893295937723_2496928941027642611_nhuntsham court wedding photographer10450824_707892252604494_3964310597067337565_n1798606_707893442604375_3659741921550392735_n10469355_707891062604613_8623357409997314289_n10455332_707890655937987_1140168111644649885_n10450634_707892212604498_8927092807044430070_n10463042_707893472604372_9183695977305878503_n10410516_707894915937561_1945753018586315449_n10436009_707894715937581_111125422862503613_n10325661_707894302604289_7554142054896729446_n10463878_707894509270935_2113348969718529294_n10325532_707894635937589_3449173594642843810_n10451747_707894262604293_8506979353738579400_n10271620_707893655937687_4810204151443021040_n10382161_707893952604324_2728280629756715912_n

Woolacombe Bay Hotel Wedding Lauren and Aaron

You might be forgiven for thinking Lauren & Aaron were married in California looking at the stunning light and blue skies but this was our very own North Devon coast and Woolacombe Bay Hotel. And what a fantastic day for such a lovely couple and their very cute little girl Indi. Congratulations to you both! x11717366_904073832986334_4766598976238949800_o885630_904074072986310_192075269826211938_o10987372_904075736319477_3586659669369967833_o11701002_904074219652962_1975284695717467225_o11731754_904074549652929_3168642652127594850_o11698849_904074722986245_4962121292068064838_o11700851_904074889652895_615486607829657013_o11411770_904075472986170_8812041721145721055_o11412065_904075306319520_9003211531429852473_o11110165_904077692985948_4692932349667036322_o11143603_904077576319293_546964152027113425_o11218191_904077836319267_5042805557647641021_o11222833_904076962986021_2619795140266581633_o11234997_904076722986045_3304981340726379268_o11261405_904076352986082_4433848503915595139_o11267396_904077122986005_26197062799341621_o11696317_904077959652588_5449102648613762668_o11698942_904077029652681_6882341651177505008_o11700687_904077712985946_1917416741054572772_o11703548_904076269652757_1302859379514769896_o11705164_904077209652663_6236229381805468495_o11705788_904077309652653_4154003279385781697_o11713749_904078206319230_7855800032943132812_o11717308_904077302985987_1355907051361222332_o11717385_904076039652780_8974951784328438163_o11717385_904076572986060_433847967880224456_o11728987_904077049652679_8652241497809210137_o11731965_904076066319444_4723033909609940710_o11728750_904075576319493_2823129006266449362_o

Upton Barn wedding Emily and Dan

A stuningly sunny summers day wedding for lovely Emily & Dan at Upton Barn & Walled Garden with make up from Changing Faces Make-up Artists and catering from Pickle Shack.885683_903859276341123_477366454786906859_o886033_903858626341188_2993139740775300006_o10258080_903859863007731_1209877152568818656_o10333677_903862736340777_8089018066670380657_o10443244_903859839674400_4532876247027072687_o10608567_903861249674259_7409784873719975391_o10985184_903860996340951_7007547042013727492_o10985350_903858756341175_5172026980025514309_o10986939_903859223007795_5152417575221486780_o10999661_903860393007678_6174657369461031768_o11010609_903858896341161_9042348613921435366_o11011460_903861313007586_4982390932736593480_o11011493_903859693007748_302982593781720532_o11011493_903860126341038_5728984865089089922_o11017015_903861943007523_2307930212598822999_o11059431_903861783007539_7186992041540567957_o11060940_903863219674062_4424199499006700180_o11061300_903862859674098_7571610680923642412_o11072529_903861876340863_8439479594560203799_o11110372_903859709674413_3701959358879978785_o11110512_903863276340723_5691788409791231582_o11119882_903858959674488_1069431991442389388_o11145095_903860543007663_7567379350974392556_o11147564_903858786341172_1115929110775870927_o11147564_903860656340985_4056366381761801547_o11187271_903860819674302_16853390291259255_o11218234_903859676341083_4287263238136810283_o11221430_903857793007938_4443495827456710807_o11222675_903858693007848_2204199624862106194_o11225238_903860166341034_3854815920845200880_o11228936_903861639674220_2394466851958984631_o11229445_903858996341151_3251348382297869426_o11230230_903857369674647_7561694009632083928_o11231160_903861763007541_1474599300908118030_o11334120_903861419674242_3128808055006571400_o11412001_903862389674145_2056860350824700302_o11412006_903857413007976_7656718444756762549_o11412038_903857416341309_6370194941697320146_o11412045_903858829674501_2400333998562243760_o11539242_903858679674516_5986931623635048142_o11696329_903858573007860_4182433729011400963_o11696494_903857619674622_7357348288415824529_o11698959_903861589674225_1478518836493315710_o11699060_903861496340901_3296698804147918540_o11700783_903862029674181_3792730277985266713_o11703478_903859833007734_7014469918647011772_o11705382_903858643007853_16992522376257076_o11705449_903862633007454_36917905953740020_o11705668_903858813007836_4219903108516953364_o11707804_903859163007801_3863910672994893249_o11707804_903860776340973_5357652545680984512_o11709747_903862849674099_6866755472451296544_o11713833_903859116341139_5173884745269633187_o11717311_903859499674434_7026194517621987876_o11722154_903858406341210_405148231791152913_o11722250_903860939674290_4248606205285901316_o11722294_903863029674081_6919774505548151646_o11722487_903858823007835_2350972688599114444_o11722550_903857426341308_792923145266556335_o11722662_903859259674458_602998289575736234_o11728713_903858186341232_5172847105373215584_o11728842_903857493007968_4967461592585854082_o11728936_903861706340880_1911027997702521271_o

hestercombe Gardens June wedding

A wonderful end to June for me and a perfect summers day at Hestercombe Gardens for Rebecca & Jamie. With beautiful flowers from Pumpkin and Pye, I loved the guys 1930’s style suits. My only disappointment was that I was promised Slayer as the first dance and it was Al Green 😦 Fantastic day, congratulations to you both x11703544_900888663304851_8139616468817132174_o11402774_900885099971874_6132207576689878319_o11698731_900888829971501_9095350502206929673_o11313173_900885149971869_8640663383066682224_o11053936_900888949971489_3965495150831499163_o10915071_900885689971815_2758127483877578704_o1796750_900885993305118_236659057538584438_o11221663_900885596638491_9120641742658633394_o11707979_900885463305171_1830102382059659119_o11539258_900886849971699_5301037744454523318_o11401229_900886886638362_5818384876066641098_o10631157_900886883305029_1768083217109933332_o10380055_900887056638345_6750980353885330878_o11016148_900885036638547_8991100410322634220_o1401900_900886979971686_8295769643008489299_o1397548_900887529971631_5230077490177098468_o10285843_900886106638440_2851177402316454847_o10011613_900889959971388_2360338788663208293_o10010028_900889823304735_4235543318588545482_o10849068_900887363304981_5180517553433167560_o10624055_900887666638284_682366730620752141_o10557621_900889059971478_2567059164252478776_o10983173_900888209971563_3606263992627981601_o11147148_900889296638121_182584483130217877_o11038989_900889856638065_1889527628093036977_o11053683_900889463304771_5821537932192883066_o11537268_900887786638272_7193269324725249507_o11536523_900889853304732_1943078976802322356_o11698837_900887249971659_5248281802128515037_o11696276_900890256638025_7446729676477762665_o11539060_900887486638302_968165579923377337_o11337051_900888256638225_8656868428686352005_o11312988_900889736638077_58205681230720504_o11216223_900888379971546_8446992327536637484_o11011021_900890419971342_6932851289934950824_o10623657_900890509971333_5871170542366674424_o1900252_900888316638219_6060580057099832911_o1799173_900890349971349_3069473880147498267_o11703437_900889616638089_1978863156493559006_o

Tunnels Beaches wedding Vicky and Jordan

On a sunny June afternoon where better to be holding your wedding than outside in the sea air at Tunnels Beaches. That is exactly what Jordan & Vicky did! And this couple have impecable taste booking Dan Brazier Magician and Roger Styles to entertain their guests.1596656_900540963339621_5837999385400632362_o1597731_900539850006399_485778147476526879_o1658695_900540006673050_4074259303897144735_o1781156_900542526672798_4610432546253857084_o1798930_900542786672772_8658075743331984774_o1900467_900540666672984_462562017488412023_o1900503_900540663339651_8712219532797852452_o1979177_900540110006373_1115199862929926487_o10296272_900539886673062_6330505371289795851_o10333761_900540726672978_374267859038327526_o10446078_900540976672953_1281604854877493979_o10495320_900540383339679_7900488871908263637_o10557736_900541350006249_4074115748648269862_o10631236_900541843339533_6289804938620152441_o11016148_900541416672909_387184263007486085_o11017015_900540283339689_8233456567863908059_otunnels beaches ceremony11028018_900542896672761_2397125868948406512_o11060110_900541866672864_5122674420930108110_o11105151_900540483339669_9163623275650246032_o11140193_900542496672801_6362564594091153415_o11141289_900539966673054_8952264221106298382_o11144437_900541496672901_5108742510080251002_o11145003_900540033339714_5221721885092498270_o11164774_900541586672892_2961627099373867050_o11187764_900540013339716_6706311023257151417_o11206471_900540870006297_274179969161178317_o11216209_900540186673032_3774630342189096393_o11265613_900539983339719_5885333923089443941_o11270423_900542646672786_4603446518991499576_o11312776_900541783339539_5950108697874973277_o11357168_900542563339461_1434814993440208341_o11357173_900540906672960_2093844960450033552_o11401299_900539843339733_2326630548746844310_owedding at tunnels beaches11538146_900539890006395_131612116293772906_o11696350_900540163339701_5681094149854872015_o11698768_900542980006086_2937211466194457614_o11699013_900541600006224_3525911726167885422_o11699060_900540356673015_6016613768304238219_o11700673_900540346673016_2584106348812561313_oevolve111705436_900540850006299_15378536618620510_o11703554_900541606672890_6462062479023414424_o11705498_900542066672844_6428300877825522002_o11705404_900540523339665_3542985059903154434_otunnels beaches wedding photos

Rural Cornish weddings at The Green

A luxury house and cottages for hire, set in a private orchard, lake and rural Cornish setting The Green is the perfect choice for intimate weddings or up to 120 guests. A photographers dream venue with stunning scenery at every turn, wild flower meadows flanked by woods and the tranquility of the lake. From an indoor wedding in the Wedding Barn to a peaceful ceremony under the Oak Arbor serenaded by wild birds, The Green, Cornwall, House and Cottages is everything we love about rural South West weddings. www.thegreencornwall.co.uk— at The Green, Cornwall, House and Cottages

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Combe house The beautiful June wedding of Newsha and Sami

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A beautiful June wedding at the always stunning Combe house in Devon. A gorgeous day filled with lots of love, laughter, smiles, hugs, kisses and beautiful flowers.

With a blessing taking place at the local Church followed by a reception at Combe house Newsha and Sami’s day flowed perfectly. with a meal in the panel room and then cake in the evening in the Georgian Kitchen.

Newsha and Sami were both up for going back out into the gardens in evening allowing me to capture some beautiful shots with the evening light.

A fairytale finish to a beautiful day.

 

Photos by Evolve

Flowers by Pumpkin and Pye

Fran and Graham’s wedding at Hestercombe gardens

We were lucky last week with the weather staying dry for both of the weddings I had the pleasure of photographing.

Fran and Graham were married at the stunningly beautiful Hestercombe Gardens nr Taunton.

Here are a few of their photos…..

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Huntsham court weddings- Spring

 

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Huntsham court weddings spring 2013

Spring is just around the corner, although it doesn’t feel like it!

Here are a few photos from one of many weddings last spring at Huntsham Court. The gardens are beautiful all year round with the daffodils adding a stunning splash of sunshine .

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