Today I am thrilled to share this beautiful relaxed and romantic Devon Wedding at Shilstone with pretty sunflower detail.
Images were captured by Khalile Siddiqui Photography.
Khalile Siddiqui is a multi award winning wedding photographer based in Truro, Cornwall.
He says of the couples day…
I was lucky enough to get to photograph this beautiful wedding after I came across Emily and Adam at a wedding fair in Plymouth.
I’d never heard of Shilstone before Emily and Adam told me where they had chosen for their wedding venue. needless to say I was super excited to be shooting there.
This private home that opens up for exclusive weddings is SUPER immaculate inside, outside and throughout the grounds, and after I did my venue visit I only got more excited!
Shilstone has two beautifully appointed converted barns for accommodation for the bridal party, so first off I headed to the grooms encampment to see Adam and the groomsmen getting ready, and MAN did I have suit envy.
All the boys had individual three piece tweed suits and Adam’s bespoke number came from ‘Zebel‘ in Exeter.
For the girls Emily purchased her effortlessly elegant ivory gown from Monsoon and her four bridesmaids had floral knee length dresses in individual colours to match the boys and their ties.
When I arrived Emily and the girls were nearing completion of hair and makeup carried out by Blush of Ashburton.
Having everyone all in the one setting gave us more time to capture the preparation, so once Emily was in her dress we got a few portraits to show off her look which was finished off beautifully by the vibrant bouquets created by ‘Holly Hocks‘ florist,
Before we knew it Emilys dad arrived to see her in all her glory.
The ceremony took place on the front steps of the main house, and the light was beautiful.
The ceremony was conducted exceptionally well by the registrar Paul.
You can tell when someone loves what they do, and it was clear to see that what Paul was doing wasn’t just a job.
For an extra special touch Emily and Adam created their own wedding vows.
After a bit of confetti fun on the terraced lawns everyone came to congratulate our happy couple.
While the guests made their way to the reception marquee I took Emily and Adam for a few photos around the grounds as we weren’t allowed back near the house after the wedding breakfast.
When it came to the speeches, Adam and Emily’s father did their speeches before the food with the three best men performing theirs after the food.
And as wedding favours Emily and Adam gave all their guests raffle tickets and at the end of the wedding breakfast everyone went outside onto the lawns where Yasu, the Japanese best man doubled up as a Game show host and entertained the guests with his tombola while the marquee was prepared for the evening entertainment.
We got a few early evening shots in the low light before we headed back to the reception where Emily and Adam had recruited a local folk band called Harbottle & Jonas from Totnes to entertain the guests to party into the night.
Venue – Shilstone
Photography – Khaile Siddiqui
Dress – Monsoon
Suit – Zebel
Hair/makeup – Blush of Ashburton
Flowers – Holly Hocks
Cake – Two Ginger Nuts
Band – Harbottle & Jonas