K & S

Katherine and Steve are two creative photographers who live in Exeter, Devon. We shoot mainly weddings as we like working together and love the variety a joy-filled wedding day brings. Our style is fresh, well composed and creative, no effects here just seeing a moment and photographing it well.

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Victoria & Alec's Creative Wedding

December 01, 2012

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The wedding was a simple church ceremony in Plymouth followed by a cosy reception in their local village hall which the happy couple lavished with love, personality and creativity. See below for a full run down on the fab detail! 
Thank you Victoria and Alec for choosing us to be your wedding photographers, we had a great day and here are just a few of our favourite photos... 
 

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Alex and I met whilst working at our local in Plymouth and Alec's proposal was a complete surprise. I didn't think we were going to get engaged until 2015 but Alec had other ideas! Our first morning on a dream holiday to jamaica I woke up to a bottle of champagne and a ring, I couldn't believe it. Alec had intended for the air stewardess to bring the ring with the champagne on the plane but was scuppered when we had to disembark! Following a 17 hr delay and a very grumpy me, Alec reverted to plan b - very romantic and completely out of the blue. The rest of the holiday was a dream as we were able to spend two weeks celebrating together and starting to plan our big day!  

From the start we knew that all we wanted from our day was a fun, relaxed and a comfortable environment full of happy people. If I had to say there was a theme then I would say it was an 'us' theme. A childhood watching 'Blue Peter' inspired me to make as much as I could and to be creative and resourceful. In the build up my mantra to bemused friends and relatives was - 'Trust me, it's going to work, just wait and see!'

Seeing the village hall where's Alec's parents met and where my my aunt and uncle got married we knew instantly it was for us. The history from both sides of our family brought together in one venue for our day was perfect and a blank canvas for us to put our personal stamp on. By choosing a village hall venue we had free reign to carry out all the finer details that we wanted to include on our wedding day.

We spent all summer scouring the car boot sales looking for old books for the table centrepieces and we found all the retro cameras for the tables from a charity shop for £1 each - and they all worked! We tried to be resourceful and economical in as many ways as we could as we didn't want to spend money unnecessarily on things that weren't going to be appreciated or used. My mum made my beautiful cake and my bridesmaids helped to make felt buttonholes for all the guests - a cost saving idea and a nice little keepsake for the guests. All the stationary (invites, order of service, place names and guest book) were created on vintage typewriters sourced from car boots and ebay. We hand typed each and every bit of stationery to give the creative, personal touch we wanted. The typewriters were then set up at the reception for guests to type us personal messages - a fun, alternative guest book and they looked great too! 

The table plan was written onto a huge gilt mirror and tables were named after our favourite songs and were made up from old scrabble sets. Our family and friends and all the local charity shops were fantastic in helping me to collect these. The village hall was lined much like a marquee and lighting included lots of candles and a fairy light wall - all part of creating the cosy, winter wedding atmosphere. 

I spent my bus journeys to work hole punching heart shapes out of pages from romance novels to make the confetti - an idea just came to me one night! All the flowers were silk, again something to last after the wedding day. 

If I could describe our wedding it would be 'small budget, big imagination and limitless possibilities!!!'
 

Victoria




Dec 2012