Today I am thrilled to share a gorgeous Devon Wedding with homemade elements and a pastel palette.
Images were captured by Norsworthy Weddings.
Norsworthy Weddings is a Photography business is based in Kingsbridge in the South Hams of Devon, and Martyn has been photographing Weddings for over 20 years.
He says, “We are a very professional Studio based company and were Regional Finalists in the 2015 TWIA.”
“We offer a very high class professional service. Part of what we do is help plan the day so that we know our timings suit your day and it doesn’t become to feel like a photo shoot!”
“I met Kates Parents at a Wedding Fair at the venue Langdon Court.”
“After hitting it off they came to the Studio to meet with me again with Kate and Joe.”
“The day itself was lovely, and Kate and Joe were great to work with, as were their friends and family.”
“It was a warm and friendly wedding from start to finish.”
“Kate looked amazing, and myself and Joe share a similar sense of humour which made for some great moments to capture even when it rained a little.”
How did you meet?
“We met through friends at university in Nottingham. On the first few occasions we didn’t really speak!”
“However, we both visited mutual friends in Nottingham for a birthday night out and things went from there!”
“We had a long distance relationship for the first few years until I moved down to share a house with Joe and two of our other friends.”
When did you get engaged?
“During our holiday in Majorca in summer 2013, Joe proposed after dinner next to the sea.”
“We walked along the harbour and Joe tried to lead me down a jetty, but I wouldn’t go at first, worried he was going to push me in the water.”
“After lots of persuading, we walked down a rocky, uneven jetty in the dark and he proposed at the end of the walkway. I was completely shocked but really happy.”
“Mostly thankful that I hadn’t been pushed into the sea!”
“Joe had planned to propose on our first night on holiday but we were delayed by 6 hours, by the time we got to our hotel we were shattered!”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“Once we had decided to get married in May 2014, the clock was ticking and quick decisions had to be made.”
“As a teacher, wedding planning in term time took second place to lesson planning!”
“However, I had plenty of holidays to plan and make decisions.”
“Within three weeks of the engagement, I had travelled down to Devon with my mum and friend chosen a venue!”
“Having only nine months to plan meant that quick decisions were made.”
“Deciding where to get married was an easy step, my parents (Kate) have a holiday cottage in Yealmpton, Devon where we have spent many happy holidays.”
“The countryside there is so beautiful that it was the obvious choice. We found Langdon Court and loved it. A perfect size and style for the wedding we wanted.”
“The rest was pretty straightforward, one of my school friends designed and made the invitations, my mum ordered our pastel coloured flowers and our friend designed and made our cake as a wedding gift.”
“Joe even managed to persuade me to incorporate our football teams into the seating plan!”
“By far, our favourite part of the process was the menu tasting at Langdon Court!”
“I was lucky enough to find Lucie Green, the most wonderful wedding dress designer in Milton Keynes, she was brilliant from the moment I walked through her door!”
“We sat together and designed my perfect dress. I was so pleased with the outcome and loved every second of wearing it.”
“Everything for the wedding was sourced locally in Devon, including my hair and makeup.”
When did you get married?
“We got married on the 29th of May 2014 at Langdon Court Hotel in Wembury, Devon.”
“A late afternoon ceremony with close family and friends.”
What was the best bit of your day?
Joe – “I enjoyed every minute, especially celebrating with friends and family after the ceremony.”
Kate – “Walking into the ceremony room and seeing Joe, all my family and friends in one room, smiling and looking fabulous!”
“It had been very hard listening to them all downstairs having fun while I had been getting ready!”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“To take time to enjoy the day, it will go by so quickly!”
“Also, a great wedding can be planned in a short period of time and doesn’t have to cost a fortune.”
“The most important part of the day is celebrating with those closest to you.”
Thank you so much to Martyn for sharing this gorgeous Devon Wedding.
Its clear to see why the couple fell in love with their venue in its beautiful countryside location and the delicate pastel colour palette compliments beautifully.
Venue – Langdon Court Hotel, Wembury, Devon
Photography – Martyn Norsworthy – Norsworthy Weddings
Kate’s dress and headpiece – Lucie Green Bridal, Milton Keynes
Bridesmaids dresses – Coast
Mens Suits – Austin Reed
Flowers – H. Watts Florist, Plymouth
Stationery – Family Friend
Kate’s make up – MAC, Plymouth
Kate/Bridesmaids hair – family friend
Wedding Cake – Family friend
Band – The Vibes, based in Plymouth