I first met the lovely bride to be, Cherise, at a baby sensory class where our two babies seemed fond of each other from the off. It wasn't too much longer before we also clicked and Cherise asked me to be her wedding photographer. I was honoured that she wanted me to be a part of her and Matt's big day.
The 12th August soon came round and I met a nervous groom at the beautiful grounds of Larkbere House, Exeter. The heavens had just opened when I arrived, so Matt and his bestman were taking cover in their van. The rain soon passed and guests began to arrive, greeting one an other with hugs and kisses. (I always love this part of the day. There is a buzz in the air with the excitement and apprehension of the day that lies ahead.)
Cherise arrived in style with her dad. She stepped out of the car, looking absolutely beautiful in her dress from Bella Bridal in Exeter and she was also wearing the biggest smile I've ever seen. Her two bridesmaids following behind her also looked stunning in their long lilac dresses, carrying their flowers made by the very talented Louise at Wild Flowers.
Matt & Cherise met each other at the aisle with warm smiles and tears of joy ran down Cherise' cheeks. Their ceremony was beautiful. You could see that they meant every single word of their vows. Once married they greeted their guests outside on the lawn for photos. Their son Harrison made us all chuckle when he was eyeing up the bridal bouquet and pulled a head of one of the flowers, whilst Matt & Cherise were trying to capture a family photo with him.
The guests went on to the wedding reception whilst I spent a bit of time with the happy couple taking their photographs. We had a lovely little walk around the grounds and it gave the couple time together to take in that they had just got married. EEK!
We soon went on to the Exeter Golf and Country Club where we were greeted with champagne and a very warm welcome from their staff. Matt & Cherise had been very busy decorating the function room at the golf club with home made table plans and bunting. The attention to detail was beautiful. All their hard work had paid off. I spent the next few hours with the happy couple and their guests, snapping away as the day unfolded. The afternoon was filled with lots of happiness, laughter and Procesco.
If their wedding day was anything like their married life will be, I know it'll be fulfilled and happy. I truly wish the new Mr & Mrs Whitehouse the most magical of futures together.