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By jesselliott, Nov 8 2017 02:15PM

Here's a little peak at two of my October weddings. A very extravagant Greek, Cypriot wedding right here in Torbay, Devon! It was an action packed day and as a Devon wedding photographer, a first for me. I throughly enjoyed all of the traditions and the real sense of 'family'. It was an incredible experience and I felt honoured to have been able to photograph it.





The beach huts at Paignton sea front in Devon
The beach huts at Paignton sea front in Devon
Newly weds leaving the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Andrew, Torquay
Newly weds leaving the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Andrew, Torquay
The Greek money dance at The Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton
The Greek money dance at The Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton




Mr & Mrs Plummer were so happy, smiley and fun to photograph! I captured so much giggling! Here are some of my favourite photos from their castle wedding in Devon. They were married at the Haldon Belvedere, Exeter, Devon. Followed by a spectacular wedding reception at Dainton Park Golf Club, Dainton, Newton Abbot.






By jesselliott, Nov 6 2017 01:23PM

Sorry I've been some what quiet lately. The wedding season has been a busy one. I took a week off with my family to holiday in Turkey. Of course I took my camera with me to capture this stunning coastline. Turkey is dear to my heart as it's where my wife and I honeymooned, 7 years ago., in Marmaris


This time we went as a family and had the most incredible week together in Icmeler. Everyone deserves time out to recharge the batteries. Here's some photos I took during our trip. One fully, recharged Devon Wedding Photographer! Ready for the winter wedding season here in Devon and Cornwall.

By jesselliott, Oct 9 2017 11:28AM

Well I must say I'm enjoying the cooler weather, the fresh Autumn air and the changing leaves. We've been blessed with some beautiful, sunny days!


As a Devon based wedding photographer, I feel really fortunate to have been part of so many lush country weddings. I wanted to share with you a couple of photos from my recent Autumn weddings in Devon.


I have been particularly busy this season which is wonderful! I have 2 weddings yet to edit and lots of wedding photos to share with you.


Here are some of my favourites from recent weddings.



The sun is lower in the sky this time of year and it makes for some beautiful images. Taken at The Edgemoor Hotel in Devon. What a beautiful wedding dress!



Cool, sunny Autumn morning at The Edgemoor Hotel in Devon. Highly recommended wedding venue!



Changing colours yet still so vibrant and green. Autumn is here at The Edgemoor Hotel. This Devon Bride and Groom arrived in style.



Devon castle wedding at The Haldon Belvedere. Their gorgeous pet dog loved being part of their special day.



Sneaking a peak of the bride arriving at the ceremony.



Taken from the top of the castle tower at The Haldon Belvedere, Lawrence Castle in Exeter, Devon





By jesselliott, Sep 25 2017 11:15AM

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending The Haldon Belvedere Wedding Fair. This beautiful Devon castle wedding venue dates back to 1788. It sits proudly on top of a hill in Haldon Forest, above Exeter. Giving picture perfect, panaromic views of the Devon countryside. It is a real gem and one of my absolute favourite Devon wedding venues!


So this is where I was fortunate enough to spend my Sunday afternoon. I met some wonderful brides and grooms to be, along with many very impressive Devon wedding suppliers. To name but a few...


Exe Valley String Quartet http://www.exevalleystringquartet.co.uk/

Poppy's Flower Studio http://www.weddingsatpoppys.co.uk/

Big Love Wedding Hire https://www.bigloveweddinghire.com/about-us

Bridal Box http://www.thebridalbox.co.uk/

Busy Bee Florist http://www.busybeefloristry.com/

Emma Graham Harpist https://www.goldenharp.co.uk/



One very happy Devon wedding photographer!


Here's some photos of this glorious venue....





The wedding fair
The wedding fair











By jesselliott, Sep 6 2017 01:30PM

The summer wedding season is nearly at a close but most definitely not over yet. The sun is still making regular appearances and I've still got plenty of wedding bookings to keep me busy.


This wedding season has been one of my busiest so far and I've loved every minute of it! I am passionate about my job and feel honoured to have witnessed and captured so many beautiful memories. I would love to say that every wedding has been held in bright, beautiful, glorious sunshine but this is Devon...in England, right?


As a wedding photographer the weather is a challenge. One I graciously accept. It's part of the job and teaches me to be flexible (indoor photo shoots are sometimes obligatory) and allows me to capture some of the most natural moments. Like this one...




Emily & Joe, following their ceremony at The Haldon Belvedere.


Let's face it, it's going to rain. It will rain at the most inconvenient moments. Like....a wedding day. Like...just when you are arriving at your venue and everyone throws confetti at your already wet face. It sticks.


For me the weather is, dare I say it, a highlight because of how us Brits deal with it. Most of us smile through, carry on regardless, British stiff upper lip and all that. We know it's a fact of life and we don't (pardon the pun) let it 'dampen our spirits'. We're a tough old lot.


Now this isn't to say that brides won't shed a tear at the forecast, as they wonder how to keep their pristine white dress, mud free. Of course you want beautiful, bright sunshine! Who doesn't want that for their wedding day?


However, when it gets to your big day, somehow the rain appears insignificant. Surrounded by friends, family and the love of your life, you quickly forget about the weather. Suddenly a sea of umbrellas appear and everyone makes it their duty to keep the beautiful bride dry. The bride and groom, totally loved up, almost oblivious to the frightful conditions because at the end of the day, as corny as it sounds, love is all you need. Sunshine, meh...that's just a bonus. So smile and laugh your way through it like thishappy couple did.


Right, off to splash in some puddles.


Emily & Joe arriving for their farm wedding reception.



By deanelliottphotography, Aug 3 2017 02:42PM

Firstly, let me introduce myself as some of you may not know me yet. I’m Dean’s wife and also admin and marketing manager for Dean Elliott Photography. I took a break from my role in the business to take care of our family but now I’m very much back and kicking Dean’s butt….I mean, being supportive and steering our business in new and exciting directions. We’ve been very slack on this whole blogging malarkey! Shame on us! So you’ll mostly find me ‘on the blog’ at the moment.


As well as blogging, and general admin duties, I fancy myself as a bit of social media whizz *blows own trumpet rather loudly*. I have a bit of a passion for social media marketing. By no means a pro but eagerly learning all I can to grow our business online.


I’m really keen to continue our relationships with other wedding suppliers, networking both online and off. I know we shouldn’t have favourites but we really, really love the folk at The Haldon Belvedere, Higher Ashton, Exeter. We’ve been so privileged to work closely with this incredible castle wedding venue for many years. Bridal open days are very popular at Haldon belvedere and we have been fortunate to continue showcasing our work at the venue. New to 2017, Haldon Belvedere plan to revamp their open days to create all new wedding fairs. We hope to see some of you there on the 24th of September.


Haldon Belvedere
Haldon Belvedere

What else is new for us? Well Dean has been in talks with Inspirations of Teignmouth who will hopefully be creating a brand new product for us, complete with our own branding. We hope to have wooden USB sticks in beautiful pine or oak presentations boxes. This stylish new addition to our range will replace our current discs which normally contain all of the images from your big day.

We are also happy to announce that a new photo album will be added to our range. The ‘lay flat’ album is unique in that a whole picture fills the double page because there’s no join, it lays totally flat. With this will come a photo front cover too.



Lastly, we will be running more competitions to win free stuff! Who doesn’t love freebies?! Our current competition has proved very popular. We’re offering a free photo shoot of your choice! Anything from a family photo shoot, wedding or party shoot. Please visit our Facebook page to take part in this and future competitions. https://www.facebook.com/deanelliottphotographydevon/

That’s it from me for now. Please do feel free to leave comments, call us for a no obligation quote and a free consultation.


Jess


Inspirations of Teignmouth

Haldon Belvedere





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