The approach to Sharpham House, Devon, is one of the most stunning approaches to a wedding venue that I have seen. Twisting its way down past vineyards, through the steep valley slopes that run to meet the curving River Dart, the view opens up as an enticing glimpse through the branches of the trees, hanging on to their remaining leaves, with the river winding into the distance. It is certainly a view to remind anyone why devon is such a popular place for weddings.
It was on a glorious late autumnal eve that I arrived at the venue to photograph the wedding of Sara and Matt. Tucked away for the weekend in their devon bolthole they had enjoyed unseasonable warm weather as they celebrated with friends and family. Sara wore a beautiful iridescent burnt orange dress, inspired by the falling autumnal leaves, together with the bright sunset the colours really ‘popped’. It was a relaxed and happy wedding day, with the guests tumbling out onto the lawn for a champagne soaked sunset amidst the stunning colours.