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Winter wedding at Bridwell Park - Hannah & Mike

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As a first time Bridwell Park wedding photographer, Hannah and Mike's 'I'll love you till the end' wedding was a wonderful experience for me. Being a wedding stylist herself, the bride, Hannah, did a great job in planning and executing a beautiful ceremony in the Bridwell’s Park.

The exclusive country house venue is Bridwell Park, Devon, home to lord Ivar Mountbatten. Bridwell Park is a stunning classy venue in Devon. This gorgeous Georgian house is surrounded by beautiful parkland offering a perfect location and flexible, easily accessed private facilities. Its wonderful style and ambience gives it a relaxed feel that appeals to couples.

Hannah wore a Catherine Deane dress and made her own headpiece, shawl and bouquet. Her hair and make-up were done by Billie Edge while the cake was by Daisy Molly and Me. The Black Friday was the band who serenaded us with lovely music. These are all great wedding suppliers selected by the bride based on their past work and now personal relationships. In the last two years we did lots of photo shoots together in the best wedding venues in Devon, including: Huntsham court, Rockbeare Manor and famous The Game of Thrones shoot at The Deer Park Hotel.

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The ceremony and evening party was held in Bridwell's private Gothic chapel with about 46 close family and friends present. Drinks reception and family prepared feast was enjoyed within the main house. This was followed by excellent speeches and even better dancing. Somewhere in between all this excitement we found time for some quiet portraits, taking advantage of this very nice location.

Devon reserved some fantastic weather for Hannah and Mike’s wedding, encouraging one of those relaxed type of days that are so much fun to photograph. The wedding focused on Hannah and Mike’s love for each other, woodlands, textiles, crafts, folk music and enchanting settings and I made sure to capture all on camera. I'm pleased to say that their lovely wedding was featured on The Wedding Community and The English Wedding blog.

If you are looking for Bridwell Park wedding photographer, please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your wedding photography requirements.

"Martin Dabek photographed our wedding in February 2017 at Bridwell Park, Devon. Martin was a true professional throughout and had us all at ease with having our photos taken instantly. Michael and I have never had professional photo's taken of us together and were slightly worried about the experience. Martin took away any worries we had straight away, he guided us effortlessly when needed others times he just blended in the background. Martin had fantastic ideas for capturing the perfect shots inside and out using very skilled techniques. I can honestly say we are absolutely thrilled with our photos they are timeless, beautiful and most of all Martin captured our love and connection with feeling and romance. You can't under estimate the power of a picture. If your looking for breathtaking images capturing your true love and joy Martin is the photographer for you. Incredible service and creativity from start to finish, Thank you so much Martin you did a stunning job." - Hannah & Michael


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Winter wedding at Brympton House - Laura & Sam

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I recently had the absolute delight of being Laura & Sam’s Brympton House wedding photographer. They are a wonderful couple with deep love and affection for each other.

The civil ceremony took place in Castle House, a medieval building adjacent to the main house, with its elegant long aisle leading up to the beautifully arched mullion window while the party took place in The Stables with fantastic lighting and disco by Andy Martin Entertainment.

Every wedding venue including Brympton House has a unique ‘feel’. Built in beautiful local Hamstone with its beautiful architecture, Brympton House is simply a venue right out of a bestselling romantic novel and has the ability to create the most charming wedding anyone can dream of! The magnificent Brympton House in Somerset is set amongst an undulating 33 acres of land that includes an orchard, a walled garden, a Japanese Garden, and a lake. It oozes class, luxury and a gentle English charm, a perfect blend of the modern and historic!

Ultimately, Laura and Sam’s was a perfect wedding and I was thrilled to be a little part of it. It was an incredible sunny winter wedding and the bride, Laura got ready in bridal suite with her bridesmaids. She had her make-up done by Sally Bracey and her hair done by Louise Alway.

Claire Dibble, a professional Harpist, made this wedding extra special with beautiful harp music. Because the weather was beautiful, drinks, reception, and family pictures were outside on the South Terrace. The groom, Sam, with groomsmen were meeting and greeting the guests in the Library bar. Speeches took place at the stairs and the wedding breakfast was in The Salon which was beautifully lit by candles.

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After the meal, I took couple for some evening portraits by the lake. When it was time for cutting of the magnificent cake made by Laura's friend, it was done in the Cake room. A big congratulation to Laura & Sam, below is a small preview of their big day.

Getting married at Brympton House? This venue is sure to bring a touch of grandeur and luxury to your wedding day, and I’d like nothing more than to be your Brympton House wedding photographer. Or are you getting married anywhere else and are still looking for a wedding photographer to capture your day in a creative yet relaxed fashion? Please contact me, I would love to hear from you.

To see my previous weddings at Brympton House please click here.

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"Used Martin for our wedding at Brympton House, he had a laid back attitude (didn't make a big thing of group photos being done at a set time or in a set order). He was good at catching people behaving naturally and had a good eye for taking the best photos. It was so hard to choose album photos from his selection that we ended up adding 10 extra pages!" - Laura & Sam


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Orchardleigh Winter Wedding

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Lynne & Graham's Orchardleigh Winter wedding in Somerset was one dream come true when it comes to wedding days. Not just because of their shared love for both Winter and Christmas, but because these two really showed what their “happily ever after” was made of! A gorgeous Christmas wedding for one gorgeous couple, love was full on in the air with all of the family and friends in attendance.

What a gorgeous sunny day for a December Orchardleigh Winter wedding, and it followed right in suit with their theme “sweet”. Nothing was left to chance when it came down to all of the sweet details! Of course, let’s not forget the cufflinks Lynne’s Father wore down the aisle embossed with Always Your Little Girl that truly melted one’s heart.

The day started in the bridal suite with all the ladies in their sweet dressing gowns with Hair and Makeup by Dren. Lynne’s joy lit up the room as she sparkled in one amazing white gown. There was nothing quite as sweet as the look on Graham’s face when he saw his beautiful bride walk down the aisle.

The day was full of laughter, smiles and constant sweet moments that matched Lynne and Graham’s theme most perfectly. From the exchanging of their vows to the hilarious toasts filled with personal moments of love - no moment was left untouched by the infectious joy and love this couple share with one another, as well as their friends and family.

 Lynne and Graham’s wedding truly was one day to remember. Filled with fun-loving guests who were just as sweet as the sweets placed in wine glasses. Who doesn’t love a good Flake!? Their epic reception really did capture the essence of their special day, absolutely magical and full of fire. Once the dancing got under way there was no turning back from one day of endless fun.

Orchardleigh is one of the most exquisite Somerset wedding venues I have had the privilege to shoot at. Here you can find my previous wedding portfolio from Orchardleigh. Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day! I hope the years to come are full of even more laughter, smiles, sparkles - as well as a whole lot of love.

Whether you are planning an Orchardleigh Winter wedding, or are looking to get married elsewhere, I would love to hear from you to discuss your wedding photography requirements.

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"Martin was a fantastic photographer for our winter wedding at Orchardleigh House in December. He was professional and made us feel very comfortable. The quality of his photographs are brilliant and he really listened to what we wanted. I would recommend Martin Dabek to anyone who wanted photographs taken for any event. We are so luck to have found such an inspirational photographer!!!!"  -  Lynne & Graham