Emma and I spent a few days in Devon a couple of weeks ago, we’d headed down for George and Matt’s wedding on the friday (encountering the WORST traffic I’ve ever seen on the M5!!! We set off at 11:30am and didn’t arrive until 8:15pm!) spent the night in the fantastic Parsonage Farm B&B (Rose does the most amazing breakfasts and she even dropped us off at the local pub when we arrived on the friday night – how nice is that??!!) and then were guests at George and Matt’s wedding on the saturday.
We then spent another day in Devon and headed home via a stay in Cheltenham, but more of that part of our weekend in a separate post!

This is all about George and Matt, their fabulous day and me as a guest, but still with my photographers head on! I’d decided to take a camera with me, but only like other guests do. I knew George and Matt had a photographer covering their day, so I didn’t want to be that annoying guest who brings a massive bag and gets out massive lenses, flash guns, etc. and get on his nerves! I realised it was a good opportunity to travel light, so I dug out my little 350D and fixed on a 50MM f1.8 prime lens. For those who aren’t photographers, this lens is a fixed focal length – this simply means that it has no zoom facility on it.

Although the 350D has a pop-up flash on it, I didn’t want to use flash at all so it was a true test shooting only with available light and no zoom! It was really good fun and the lens is a great bit of kit as it’s so cheap, but it really made me realise just how great my top end zoom lenses are!

Emma and I before we left Parsonage Farm to head to the wedding (nice shot Danielle! Thanks!)

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The beautiful church in the village George grew up in – her Mum and Dad live just down the lane, so when the service had finished, we all just walked to their farm!

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Danielle, Kate and Emma pulling off a textbook ‘guests outside the church’ pose!

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Matt looked so relaxed!

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And then it was time for George! (Traditionally late by about 10 minutes – nicely done!)
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Guests were asked not to take photos during the ceremony, so we pick it up as George and Matt leave the church!
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Almost a cracking shot! I hate to think what his looks like!
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We enjoyed champagne outside George’s Mum and Dad’s house before we headed into the marquee for a fantastic hog roast!
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So you may have noticed that this is the first dance and we’ve lost a couple of hours along the way…well, I had to do the dutiful guest thing and do a little bit of eating and drinking! (A little bit of a novelty for me at weddings these days!)
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The awesome BACKFLASH provided the music and entertainment:
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Some kind of hilarious dance off led by one of the ushers sparked off late into the evening!
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And finally the girls! Emma and Danielle (best friends since they were little) met George and Sally when they were all on a year in Montpellier, France as part of their respective Uni courses (sounds a terrible course hey?) so it was great to see them catch up! Just like old times hey girls?
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Congratulations George and Matt – it was fantastic day and thanks for having us!