Juliette & Kieran – Tolpuddle, Dorset wedding photography

Dorset WeddingOctober has been quite a mixed bag weather-wise, so Juliette & Kieran were very fortunate to have so much sunshine for their wedding day.

The ceremony was held in the village church in Tolpuddle, not far from where Juliette grew up. The bride travelled there in an immaculately restored 1932 MG.  What a car!  Have I ever mentioned that I love photographing classic cars? 🙂 That’s another one to tick off my list…

Following the ceremony and after a number of family shots, we did the first of two couple-shoots for Juliette & Kieran before leaving for the wedding breakfast.

The reception was a 45-minute drive away, being held at The Eastbury Hotel in Sherbourne.

Guests had travelled from right across the UK and even from Canada.  Following the speeches, they were all treated to a short, live action video all about Kieran – what can we say?

The full galleries can be seen HERE. You’ll need the password so check the hint if you’re unsure.

Oh, and what very nice food!

Dorset wedding photography
Dorset wedding photography
Dorset wedding photography
Dorset wedding photography
Dorset wedding photography
Dorset wedding photography
Dorset wedding photography
Dorset wedding photography
Dorset wedding photography
Dorset wedding photographer
Dorset wedding photographer
Dorset wedding photographer
Dorset wedding photographer
Dorset wedding photographer
Dorset wedding photographer
Dorset wedding photographer
Dorset wedding photographer
Dorset wedding photographer
Dorset wedding photographer

Dorset wedding photography

Wedding – Philippa & Mike, Fretherne, Gloucester

FretherneSome wedding photography commissions appear completely out-of-the-blue.

Philippa & Mike’s was one such booking.

Just 10 days before their wedding, we got a call from Philippa explaining they had been determined not to have any photography until it dawned on them that actually, they really did want some…

Anyway, we were pleased to oblige and enjoyed a beautifully sunshine & showers September day in their company at Fretherne Church near Frampton-on-Severn and the reception at their delightful home afterwards.

If you were a guest at the wedding, the full set of photographs can be seen HERE.  You will need a password, but you should know it anyway.
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Wedding – Gemma & Kelvin, Kingsholm Stadium

GKW ThumbGemma & Kelvin were married at the church of St Paul and St Stephen on the Stroud Road in Gloucester. The weather forecast had slowly deteriorated during the week and Kelvin was apprehensive that the rain would not hold off…

Gemma arrived in a beautifully maintained 1938 Triumph Vitesse – one of only 4 of its type left in the world.

Afterward the ceremony, their reception and wedding breakfast was held at the home of rugby in Gloucester, the Kingsholm Stadium.

Before we arrived there however, Gemma & Kelvin had located a quiet park where they had asked their immediate family to join them for some of the more classical family group photographs – the photos which become the historical documents of the future.

Once we had completed these and the rest of the family left the park, we spent a pleasant 20 minutes or so getting the more personal photographs and the couple, the park and the car did not disappoint. As the owner of the Triumph observed, Gemma and the car gave us an Audrey Hepburn moment.

Minutes after we got to the Kingsholm grounds and finished a couple of shots on the turf, the weather finally broke and chucked it down.  But by then it didn’t matter.

The complete galleries can be seen HERE
Kingsholm Stadium Wedding
Kingsholm Stadium Wedding
Kingsholm Stadium Wedding
Kingsholm Stadium Wedding
Kingsholm Stadium Wedding
Kingsholm Stadium Wedding
Kingsholm Stadium Wedding
Kingsholm Stadium Wedding
Kingsholm Stadium Wedding

Charlotte & Richard – Mercure Grange, Bristol Wedding

Mercure Grange Hotel, BristolCharlotte & Richard were having a late autumn Bristol wedding at the Mercure Grange Hotel, not far from Winterbourne.

When we say late autumn, we mean middle of November, way past the end of British Summertime. And they had bravely decided to have a 4pm wedding on a day where the sunset would be at 4:15pm.

Virtually the whole of November has proved to be very, very soggy. And the day before the wedding stayed true to form. It was very, very, very soggy. So imagine our surprise and not a little relief when Saturday turned out to be one of those gorgeous clear-blue-sky days that you occassionally enjoy as a reward for living in possibly the wettest country in the northern hemisphere.

Blue-sky-days mean that twilight lasts longer. But not for hours, so we managed a few outdoor group shots before the light was completely gone.

The rest were all taken inside the Mercure Grange, which had a nice mix of contemporary with a dash of much older character. Another type of character called ‘Burne’ stood to attention in the entrance hall – he turned out to be an ancient suit of armour.

Charlotte and Richard were great and Charlottes’ nerves quickly dissipated when she laid eyes on Richard at the ceremony. Charlotte was given away by her mum, Mary, who had asked us to shoot her daughters wedding day.

And it turned out that the page boy and bridesmaid were going professional later this year, since they had already done this job 2 or 3 times in recent months and had at least 2 more engagements in the near future!

Enjoy this small set and feel free to comment using the box below the last photo.

If you were a guest at the wedding, then the full gallery can be seen here (password required – available from bride & groom)
Mercure Grange Hotel Bristol Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel Bristol Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel Bristol Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel Bristol Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel Bristol Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel Bristol Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel Bristol Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel Bristol Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel Bristol Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel Bristol Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel Bristol Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel Bristol Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel Bristol Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel Bristol Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel Bristol Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel South Gloucestershire Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel South Gloucestershire Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel South Gloucestershire Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel South Gloucestershire Wedding
Mercure Grange Hotel South Gloucestershire Wedding