Powderham Castle- a winter wedding full of music and love

I know it’s summer, but I have been naughty and not kept up to date with blogging my weddings! So I wanted to start at the beginning and will just have to hopefully catch up with myself soon as I have some really beautiful summer weddings I want to share while the sun is still shining.

But to start with I wanted to share this wedding, Rachel and Steven’s winter wedding at Powderham Church and Powderham Castle, Devon. Rachel and Steven are both musicians and so it was fitting that their wedding was full of music throughout; you know the quote “if music be the food of love, play on…”

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

 

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

 

Rachel walked down the isle while a friend sang and another played the trumpet. And during the service there were various performances from instrumentalists and singers all colleagues and friends of the couple. Steven even sang as part of a group which was just simply beautiful in the setting of Powderham church.copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

 

After the ceremony the couple headed to Powderham Castle for their reception. Even in winter, Powderham is a striking and beautiful location to take wedding photographs. copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

 

The room where the wedding breakfast is held at Powderham Castle I always find to be a perfect balance of warmth and intimacy for a winter wedding while still feeling like you are in a grand dining space. There were candelabras on each table with cream roses and favours were gingerbread men with each guests’ name. copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

 

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

 

Steven sang again as part of his speech, and sung one of the brides favourite songs. It didn’t leave a dry eye in the house!copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

 

After the speeches, Rachel and Steven had arranged a surprise firework display for the guests. A perfect end to the evening and the day being a perfect begging for these two as husband and wife. Keep making beautiful music you two xcopyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography

 

Thanks for letting me share.

Others involved in making Rachel and Steven’s day happen:

Catering – Posh Nosh
Flowers – Sarah Pepper
Fireworks – Sonic Fireworks
Wedding Cake – Crafty Cakes

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