Spring Wedding at Kitley House Hotel - UpArtPhotography

Spring Wedding at Kitley House Hotel

Being a wedding photographer is such a special profession, and one I am constantly honoured to be in the position of doing. I’m always blown away by the couples I meet and overwhelmed by the pleasure of capturing such a special time in their lives. Jess and Lee were no exception. They were married in early April at the charming Kitley House Hotel & Restaurant in Yealmpton. Capturing the candid, easily missed details is what I love about my job – grasping a sense of the day behind the scenes which guests then have the privilege of seeing once the day is over. Little moments otherwise shared only between the bride and groom forever held in photo form, ready to revisit over and over in the years to come.

Jess’s shoes (Jimmy Choo, may I add!), beaded dress and lace trimmed veil were the epitome of elegance. She carried a stunning bouquet of pastel coloured roses and lilies with classic gypsophila sprays, and wore a simple diamond necklace around her neck. Her bridesmaids dresses were all a gorgeous varying shade of dusky pink (a hue that could be seen all over the whole wedding!), each with individual details. I am loving the trend of mismatched bridesmaids dresses to capture each personality and make each individual bridesmaid feel their best self (not an easy feat when it comes to matching bridesmaids dresses!), and of course it makes for such wonderful photos. Simple silver rings were exchanged, and then guests were treated with a reception so visually pleasing it was hard not to gasp! Jess and Lee weren’t the only ones used to weddings – they actually run their own little wedding hire business, so they were well versed in all things nuptial. That definitely shows in the details and look of the day, especially the LOVE letters that were theirs – such a trend in weddings in recent years, and for good reason too.

Leading up to the big day, the weather was looking gloomy, which is always a worry for both myself as a photographer and of course the happy couple. However, we were lucky to have the most amazing sunset and walk around the grounds, after a cold and windy start to the day. It was my first wedding shoot of the year that felt like spring, and was definitely a promise of all the lovely weather we’re now enjoying. Just the right amount of breeze for that perfect slightly windswept look, and sunshine for shadows! Everything has a way of working out in the end, and this couple were so deserving of the change in weather.


Overall, the day was so well put together, and you could really feel all the love in the room. My congratulations again to a couple so well matched – thank you for choosing me to be a part of it!


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