Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey Devon Wedding

Much as like most of my bookings, Naomi contacted me about filming her wedding because she had seen one of my wedding highlight films on Facebook. A friend of a friend type thing, she went to primary school with the groom and saw his share post.

She runs a dance school in London, The Garland Dance Academy and when she mentioned that her first dance was going to end on Dubstep, I just knew I had to get the booking.

Naomi and Oliver live in London with their cheeky son Wilf, but Naomi grew up in the pretty village of Stokeinteignhead, Devon and so they decided to host their wedding in the village of her childhood home.

The ceremony was at the picturesque church in the center of Stokeinteignhead. Before the ceremony I met Oliver and his grooms men in the pub down the road, The Church House Inn, where they were sipping on halves of Devon cider and greeting guests.

After the ceremony, Meg from Mimosa photography took them to Thatchers Rock to get some dramatic snaps of them with the sea and the rock in the background before heading on to Torre Abbey for the reception.

They had a nautical theme with anchor braces and bow-ties for the boys and gorgeous pale blue dresses for the girls. Naomi and her mum hand made the decorations in the Spanish barn and they had various outdoor lawn games including giant jenga, croquet and a tug of war rope.

Drinks were supplied by the super cool Beetle Juice who literally drove up and parked outside the Spanish Barn, popped the roof and started serving cocktails. Shame I was driving and didn’t get to try any!

But my favourite bit was taking them into the stunning tropical palm gardens of Torre Abbey. The Palm gardens is a massive greenhouse with ponds, palms, cacti and colourful flowers which was perfect for their couples shoot.

You can see all of this for yourself by watching their short highlights film below some stills from their film


Sally Johns