Wedding – Becky & Neil at Rococo Gardens

BNH-017Rococo Gardens is a beautiful location for a wedding, with guests able to enjoy the setting and grounds and quirky architecture.

I’d met up with Becky a few days before their wedding in the grounds and we walked through the locations she wanted to use for some of their personal and the formal Group shots.

By Saturday, Rococo had even had a flurry of snow first thing and the weather was a chilly 6 celsius. Cue the frozen guests.

Thankfully, Rococo has a rather nice line in afternoon teas, so whilst the guests all headed to the conservatory for a warm up, we did a quick shoot in the Red House. It was so cold you could see your breath. And when we walked into the reception, the cameras promptly steamed up too!

Following the Afternoon Tea, Becky and Neil had arranged an evening at Bowden Hall, just a 10 minute drive away.

The full set of galleries can be seen HERE – a password is needed, which guests will know.

Rococo Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Rococo Gardens Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Rococo Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Rococo Gardens Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Rococo Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Rococo Gardens Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Rococo Gardens Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Rococo Gardens Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Rococo Gardens Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Rococo Gardens Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Rococo Gardens Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Rococo Gardens Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Rococo Gardens Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Rococo Gardens Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Rococo Gardens Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Rococo Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Rococo Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Bowden Halls Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Bowden Hall Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Bowden Hall Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart
Bowden Hall Wedding Photography by Miranda Stuart

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

Wedding – Daisy & Nick, Chepstow Castle, South Wales

South Wales wedding photographyDaisy & Nick are one of those really great couples to photograph.

We knew that right from when we first spoke to them about their wedding plans and agreed a pre-shoot at a railway halt in the Forest of Dean (Click Here to see that shoot)

Daisy had obviously thought long and hard about her big day and it seems the theme definitely included lots of daisies – big yellow daisies in her bouquet – right through to a lovely white convertible 1978 VW Beetle decorated with garlands of the flowers and aptly named ‘Daisy’ to boot.

Daisy & Nick were married at the Kingdom Hall in Chepstow, in South Wales, and had allowed themselves plenty of time for the kind of couple-shoot that all-too-easily gets squeezed out of the days proceedings.

Just down the cobbled street is Chepstow Castle and the grounds made for a very nice location shoot, if a little busy with visitors.

Out of the blue, a visiting family from the USA, the father keeping his distance and the mother dressed in shorts and bright yellow wellingtons on a gloriously warm and sunny afternoon (what do they get told about our weather?!), spoke to Daisy. Their little girl was very excited! There was an ancient castle. And now all of a sudden a ‘real-life’ princess was here too. Desperately tugging at her mum, she asked if she could talk to ‘the princess’! Awwwww!

Checking the photos with the princess admirer, Nick looks a little resigned. Sorry Nick, marrying a princess has its drawbacks. Probably a sign of things to come…

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South Wales wedding photography
South Wales wedding photography
South Wales wedding photography
South Wales wedding photography
South Wales wedding photography
South Wales wedding photography
South Wales wedding photography
South Wales wedding photography
Gloucestershire Wedding Photography
South Wales wedding photography
South Wales wedding photography
South Wales Wedding Photography

Portrait Shoot – Daisy & Nick – Dean Forest Railway

Dean Forest RailwayWe like Daisy & Nick.

Right from our first chat about their wedding day plans it was obvious they were going to be a fun couple to photograph.

And they took an idea we suggested about their pre-shoot being in the style of the 1950’s, shot at the Dean Forest Railway near Lydney in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, and ran with it.

Shoots can be awesome when the couple want to be photographed, can imagine what the shoot will create and dress for the occasion.  And Daisy and Nick were definitely excited by the prospect of a black & white shoot at an old railway station in the Forest of Dean.

Prising them apart proved a little challenging, but we thoroughly enjoyed the bright and warm sunny afternoon.  And the helpful staff, engineers and conductor at the station were simply brilliant.

Thank you to everyone who made it such a memorable day!

The full gallery can be seen HERE and you’ll need the password which Nick or Daisy can give you.

Forest of Dean Railway
Forest of Dean Railway
Forest of Dean Railway
Forest of Dean Railway
Forest of Dean Railway
Forest of Dean Railway
Forest of Dean Railway
Forest of Dean Railway
Forest of Dean Railway