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immediate family to join them for some of the more classical family group photographs – the photos which become the historical documents of the future.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
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Kingsholm Stadium Wedding
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Kingsholm Stadium Wedding

Juliette & Kieran – PreShoot, Clifton

We met Juliette way back last year but had not even spoken with Kieran until we all met up for their PreShoot in Clifton, Bristol towards the end of July.

They are a smashing couple, full of beaming smiles and game for a giggle or two.

We met by the Gromit on Sion Hill, where it appears much of Bristol had also decided to meet…

Here’s a few images and the full gallery is available for those who know the password. Click Here.

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Charlotte & Nigel Wedding Day – Lyde Court Barn, Hereford

Lyde Court Barn WeddingLyde Court Barn was the enchanting setting for the wedding of Charlotte & Nigel in late May.

The day started as usual at the home of the brides parents and Charlotte was amazingly ready when we arrived ages before the ceremony time. Her friends must have known something about her as they had generously thought to buy her a Tommee Tippee beaker so that she wouldn’t spill anything on her dress.

And a beautiful dress it was. It was a sort of early 60’s style with a belled short skirt and it suited her right down to the ground. And she sported the reddest shoes in creation too.

The Ceremony took place in the gorgeous town hall in Hereford on the first floor in a large, grand room with enormous windows.

The drive to Lyde Court Barn was just 10 minutes or so and the weather was sunny all day, with a few fluffy high clouds. and the setting of Lyde Court was stunning, with rolling open fields full of sheep and distant vistas of the Malverns. The Malverns hills were where Charlotte & Nigel had their pre-shoot a month or two earlier.

The barn, which is part of the estate of the Duchy of Cornwall, is a sympathetically restored venue where the owners had carefully maintained the true qualities of a large traditional barn. They haven’t ‘sanitised’ it to the point of it being just a caricature of what a true barn should be. It has retained its rustic appeal. Well done Gary et al!

And we must just mention the pianist. What a lovely gentleman. He played some timeless songs wonderfully. The sort of music that has you humming along and wishing you, too, were as gifted on the ivory keys.

If you were a guest at the wedding the full gallery can be seen by clicking HERE.  You will need the password given you on the reception card or simply ask the bride and groom.

Visit Lyde Court Barn website

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Lyde Court Wedding Venue

Engagement Shoot – Manisha & Rob

Manisha & RobWe knew instantly when we met Manisha & Rob late last year that theirs was going to be a fun wedding.  It seems to us that they both have a bit of a sense of humour and when we did their pre-shoot near M Shed in Bristol’s main harbour, our suspicions were confirmed…

The shoot was after they finished worked on a Monday evening and it appears that the harbour area is the preferred location for half the joggers in the city.  We found the safest way to avoid being trampled was to stand perfectly still and make full eye contact with the fast approaching ipod and trainer set.

After a brief chat and demonstration on how to look even more beautiful than ever (we’re talking Manisha here [sorry Rob 🙂 ]), we set off slowly in the general direction of the railway sidings. It was very cold – fast becoming the dominant feature of British springs and summers – yet Rob & Manisha stoically refused to be beaten by the chill.  No star-jumps for them to keep warm!

The full set of their photos can be seen HERE.  Ask Manisha or Rob if you need the password.

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