Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Escot House, Devon, UK Elopement Photo Story Award

Escot House black and white image of the groom as the bride approaches the ceremony

Escot House, Devon, UK Elopement Ceremony Image | black and white image, the groom waits in anticipation as the bride approaches

In this black and white image, the groom waits in anticipation as the bride approaches the doorway to the ceremony with her father.

Ali and Andy along with 20 of their closest family members and friends decided to have their small wedding at the Escot House, a large, historic, picturesque home in Devon, England. The venue, also boasting beautiful grounds, was the perfect setting for their wedding day, as the weather was particularly nice for the occasion. English tea and scones were served before the wedding, and after the ceremony, they held a reception with drinks on the lawn outside. Later that evening, they moved to The Pig in Combe to have a meal.

As the UK wedding ceremony begins, the bride smiles with the groom in front of the officiant

Devon, UK Elopement Ceremony Photography | the ceremony begins and the guests watch from their seats

As the ceremony begins and the guests watch from their seats, the bride smiles as she stands between her father and the groom in front of the officiant.

UK wedding venue: Escot House - the bride smiles and laughs during the indoor ring ceremony

Devon Wedding Ceremony Photographer | the bride smiles and laughs as the groom puts her ring on her finger

The guests smile in the background and the bride smiles and laughs as the groom puts her ring on her finger during the ceremony.

At the end of the Devon UK elopement ceremony, the bride and groom hug

UK Elopement Ceremony Hug Image | At the end of the ceremony, the bride and groom share a hug while

At the end of the ceremony, the bride and groom share a hug while guests applaud their union behind them in the stately room.

Escot House wedding picture - The elopement party has moved outside to share some celebratory champagne

UK Elopement Bride w/ Friends Picture | The party has moved outside into the bright, warm sunlight

The party has moved outside into the bright, warm sunlight to share some celebratory champagne, and the bride talks with a few of her guests.

During the evening meal, the UK bride happily greets a young girl in this wedding image

The Pig at Combe, UK Small Intimate Wedding Picture | evening meal on a rustic but elegant stone patio

During the evening meal on a rustic but elegant stone patio, the bride happily greets a young girl.

Escot House wedding day portrait image of the bride and groom together in the garden

United Kingdom Wedding Couple Portrait |  the bride and groom are together

Just barely visible through the sunlight beaming off of green foliage and yellow flowers, the bride and groom stand together happily in the garden.

The Pig at Combe UK - Photo of guests about to take their seats outside for dinner

Devon Elopement Photographer | The guests prepare to take their seats outside

The guests prepare to take their seats outside for the meal next to a large fire pit.

The Pig at Combe wedding day portrait image of the bride and groom as they walk together

Devon Elopement Couple Relaxed Portrait Session | The bride and groom cannot contain their joy

The bride and groom cannot contain their joy as they walk together, hand-in-hand, surrounded by flowering trees and bushes.