Emma and Ryan had a Woolacombe Bay Hotel wedding in early Spring. Woolacombe Bay Hotel is a stunning Devon wedding venue, which overlooks the beach. I had been looking forward to Emma and Ryan’s wedding ever since they booked. I had first met Emma when she was a bridesmaid at Cat and Ed’s wedding at Broadhaven Bay Hotel in Ireland. I knew the wedding would be great fun and knew that Emma wanted to have some portraits on the beach as she loved the ones I took at Cat and Ed’s wedding.
My coverage of the wedding day began with Emma and her bridesmaids as they got ready in the bridal suite. Emma was slightly nervous which wasn’t helped by a morning of heavy rain and a rather wet weather forecast for the remainder of the day. Fortunately, by the time, the wedding ceremony started the weather had improved, and there was a break in the rain!
The wedding ceremony took place in Doyle’s restaurant. It’s a lovely space for a wedding ceremony with its high ceilings, crystal chandeliers and full-length windows. It was a lovely ceremony. I loved both Emma and Ryan’s expressions as they greeted each other. It was a ceremony full of emotions!
After the ceremony as the weather had improved, everyone head outside for a confetti shot and then I took group portraits of Emma and Ryan’s family and friends at the front of the hotel. After all the group shots were done, I took Emma and Ryan away from their guests for a short while for a few portraits on the lawn in front of the hotel.
Wedding breakfast was served in The Ballroom. The room looked stunning! At the end of the dinner service, Emma’s mum and Aunt gave a joint speech, and Ryan followed with his speech and then the best men with their speech.
Before the first dance, there was enough time for a wander down to the beach with the bridal party. I love the shots of the bridal party and flower girl wandering down to the beach. One of my favourite shots is of If you have a Woolacombe Bay Hotel wedding you are very lucky to have such an amazing beach so easily accessible for wedding photos! I took some fun group shots by the rockpools and took some lovely couple shots of Emma and Ryan having a stroll on the sand.
The evening festivities were kicked off with the cutting the cake and then the first dance which was followed by a packed dance floor. Emma and Ryan had hired a photo booth to entertain guests; this went down great. The night was rounded off with all the guests outside for sparkler shots. It was a great wedding day!
Below is a selection of photos from Emma and Ryan’s Woolacombe Bay Hotel wedding. If you would like to see more photos of Emma and Ryan, click here to view photos from their pre-wedding shoot at Black Park.