Florence & Chris held their incredible wedding reception at the floating River Exe Cafe…
But we are going to start our story at the nearby Lympston Parish Church in the quaint little village of Lympstone in East Devon. Florence & Chris had a small intimate gathering at the church for the service, and then headed over to the rather stylish Lympstone Manor for the wedding breakfast. It was so nice to be back in Lympstone, I had the pleasure of photographing Philippa & Ed’s village hall wedding there earlier in the year. It’s such a lovely little village, very picturesque and charming.
River Exe Cafe Wedding
Following lunch, we took a boat trip over to the River Exe Cafe for the wedding reception, where a literal ‘boat-load’ of evening guests joined the party.
The River Exe Cafe is truly unique as a wedding venue and was a joy to photograph. Floating on a barge in the middle of the Exe Estuary, and only accessible by a twenty minute boat journey, the River Exe Cafe is in a stunning spot. Renowned for it’s tasty locally-sourced cuisine and exceptional three-sixty degree views, it makes for an incredible wedding reception location. In their own words, it’s a floating gastro shed!
Florence & Chris greeted all their guests arriving by boat and then the party really started. Food, drink, cracking speeches, a beautiful vibe for the first dance, followed by a busy and top-notch dancefloor. Even the DJ’s decks skipping with the movement of the water didn’t put a dampener on things, it just made for some funny moments!
River Exe Cafe Wedding Photographer
My standout memories from this wedding include making some portraits of Flo & Chris as they watched the sun setting over the water, just being in awe of Flo’s truly joyful 90-something year old Nan (the life and soul for sure!), the feeling of love and fun in the room from their friends during/after the first dance, and of course, Florence’s beaming smile all day long!
Thank you so much for these beautiful photos! I don’t think I’ve ever clicked on a link so fast!Florence & Chris
You were such a fantastic addition to our day. And for two awkward individuals, you really did put us at ease.
The photos are just incredible and really capture how much fun we had. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Enjoy a small selection of pics from their day below, and give me a shout if you are looking for a wedding photographer at the River Exe Cafe.