Jenny and Calum’s wedding saw us heading down to the English Riviera for a ceremony held in the atmospheric undercroft of gorgeous Torre Abbey, a fascinating building with a rich history that was first founded in the 12th century. After a £6 million overhaul in 2013, the building and its gardens have been restored to their former glory and are a truly wonderful place to get married!

After a touching and tasteful wedding ceremony, we battled against the weather in the early part of the day. Torrential rain interspersed with bright sun played havoc with our plans to shoot group portraits in the Abbey’s picturesque grounds. Fortunately, the wedding party didn’t let the weather dampen their spirits and we always come prepared for all eventualities, so we were able to get the shots we needed indoors before making the most of a break in the clouds to take the newlyweds on a short photographic tour of the grounds. We especially enjoyed shooting some romantic portraits in the Palm House, a Victorian-style glasshouse that was actually built in the 1960s before being lovingly restored during the recent renovations.

Thankfully, the rain dissipated as the day went on and we were treated to a dry evening for the reception at The Thatched Tavern, which was lucky as both the food and speeches were outside! Singer-songwriter Matt Sellors provided chilled out musical entertainment whilst the guests dined and mingled.

The Thatched Tavern is a lovely 400 year old village pub with a great reputation amongst Torbay locals. Its exposed flagstone floors, original wood beams and cosy, traditional interior make it a wonderful spot for an informal reception.

Finally, the guests and the couple danced the night away to local band Harbour.

On a day which served up both bright sun and pouring rain, Calum and Jenny didn’t let the weather ruin their big day and enjoyed a day filled with love, laughter, friends and family. It was a pleasure to be there to document the occasion and we wish them all the best for the future.

Below are a selection of some of our favourite photos of the day. Please scroll to the bottom of this post for links to venue and vendor websites!

Lucky sixpence and bridal garter

Wedding slippers for bridesmaids

Buttonholes for a Devon wedding

Bride has her makeup applied before her wedding in Torquay, Devon

Bride looking in the mirror before her wedding in Torquay, Devon

Bride handed an umbrella before her wedding in Devon

Wedding detail: a bridesmaid's badge

Bride inspecting her wedding dress in Torquay

Bride enjoying champagne with her bridesmaids in Torquay, Devon

Bride with a bottle of champagne in Torquay, Devon

Bride looking out of a window by her wedding dress

Bride receives flowers from her mother on her wedding day

Bride's mother making last minute adjustments to her wedding hair

Bride having last minute adjustments to her wedding hair in Torquay

Bride about to leave the house and head to her wedding ceremony, Devon

Bride and bridesmaid in Torqay, Devon

Bridesmaids with their gifts on a wedding day morning in Devon

Groom getting ready before his wedding in Devon

Groom's wedding shoes, Torquay, Devon

Groom tying his shoes in Torquay

Details of groom's wedding accoutrements in Torqay, Devon

A groom puts his pocket watch in his pocket

Groom and his father receiving gifts on the morning of his wedding

Groom and his father hugging in the morning before a wedding

Groom looking in the mirror

Groom's father putting his buttonhole in before a wedding

Floral arrangements at wedding in Torre Abbey, Torquay

Groom waits and bride arrives before wedding ceremony at Torre Abbey, Torquay

Three boys wait to greet wedding guests outside Torre Abbey, Torquay, Devon

Bridesmaids arrive at Torre Abbey for a wedding

Bridesmaids and bride beofre ceremony at Torre Abbey, Devon

Bridesmaids and bride before ceremony at Torre Abbey, Devon

Bridesmaids before ceremony at Torre Abbey, Devon

Bride and groom during wedding ceremony in the Torre Abbey undercroft, Torquay

Bride and groom hold hands in the Torre Abbey undercroft, Torquay

Bride and groom kissing after wedding ceremony in the Torre Abbey undercroft, Torquay

Bride and groom after their ceremony in Torre Abbey, Torquay

Bride and groom share a romantic moment after their ceremony in Torre Abbey

Bride and groom escape the rain outside Torre Abbey

Portraits of bride and groom in the beautiful gardens of Torre Abbey

Portraits of bride and groom in the beautiful gardens of Torre Abbey

Bride and groom share a romantic moment in the grounds of Torre Abbey in Torquay

Bride looking over her husband's shoulder in the Torre Abbey gardens

Bride and groom in the palm house at Torre Abbey

Bride and groom kiss outside the glass palm house at Torre Abbey, Torquay

Bride with her wedding bouquet at Torre Abbey in Devon

Groom poses outside the Palm House at Torre Abbey, Devon

Wedding decorations at the Thatched Tavern in Devon

Floral wedding decorations at the Thatched Tavern near Torquay in Devon

Wedding guests taking a selfie in Devon

Bride kissed on her cheeks by her bridesmaids in Devon

Two wedding guests share a romantic moment at reception in Torquay, Devon

Bride and groom show off their wedding rings

Dessert and flowers on a table at wedding reception in Devon

Groom pushes bride on a swing at the Thatched Tavern in Torquay

Groom and bride on a swing at the Thatched Tavern in Torquay during their wedding reception

Newlywed couple enjoy a swing during their wedding reception

Wedding rings shot among sweets at wedding reception

Wedding rings with flowers in Devon

Bride holds wedding rings in her hands

Bridesmaid celebrating at wedding reception in Devon

Sweet bar at Devon wedding reception

Candy table at Torquay wedding reception venue

Young guest chooses sweets at Devon wedding reception venue

Boy selecting sweets from a candy buffet at a Devon wedding reception

Two wedding guests with humorous selfie props in Devon

LOVE scrabble tiles held up by bridesmaids at a Devon wedding reception

Wedding cake at The Thatched Tavern in Torquay, Devon

A rolling pin gift for newlywed bride and groom

Dancing shoes for guests at a wedding in Devon

Guest at a wedding in Devon with 'best dancer' award

Two guests dance during Torquay wedding reception

Bride, groom and guests dancing at a wedding reception in Devon


Wedding vendor list

Venue: Torre Abbey, Torquay
http://www.torre-abbey.org.uk/

Reception: The Thatched Tavern
http://www.thethatchedtavern.co.uk/

Hair: The Bridal Box
https://www.facebook.com/bridalboxtorquay/

Makup: Rococo
https://www.facebook.com/Rococo-Torquay-1551596568453341/

Flowers: Albany Florists
http://www.albanyflorists.co.uk/

Music: Matt Sellors & Harbour
https://www.facebook.com/mattsellorsmusic
https://www.facebook.com/HarbourUK/