Jo & Simon – Tetbury Wedding Gloucestershire

Vintage Wedding Marquee Photography Miranda Stuart

Vintage Wedding Marquee Photography Miranda Stuart

We met Jo and Simon way back. They live in a tiny village with only a church and not even a pub. So tiny that they seemed to know everyone on first-name terms.

This meant they were bound to have a very personal style of wedding.  And we were not wrong.

Jo had arranged a beautiful, vintage marquee, for the reception in the grounds of the local manor house following a service in the pretty and equally tiny church.  With an unbelievably tiny vestry for the signing of the register.

So it was with some disappointment that everyone awoke to a frightful weather forecast.  A forecast which proved all too accurate as the ceremony time drew near. It was simply cats and dogs.

Vintage Wedding Tractor by Miranda Stuart

Vintage Wedding Tractor by Miranda Stuart

And Jo’s transport to the church was the, only slightly-enclosed, wagon pulled by a vintage (naturally) tractor. Which she and her father gallantly tried to hide in as the trailer was drawn towards the church at a leisurely pace in the rain.

It hammered it down during the ceremony.

But amazingly, and right on cue, a brilliant flash of blue sky appeared as they signed the register.

By the time the formalities were over, B&G had boarded, motored, and decanted again from the tractor & trailer, the sun was shining gloriously as the fluffy summer clouds smiled down of everybody.

So, to start the photographic ball rolling, what do you think was going on with this little chap?…

To see the entire set of galleries Click HERE   (If you know Jo and Simon, you’ll know the password – click the Need a Hint? link when you see it)

Weddings - is it too much to ask for a sleep?

Weddings – is it too much to ask for a sleep?

Ellie & Jason Pre-shoot, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Wedding Pre-shoot GloucestershireIts not often you get to shoot in a rarely seen location so we were really pleased when Ellie and Jason asked for their pre-shoot in an old mill.

The Stroud valleys used to boast upward of 150 active mills in its heyday, but nowadays there are virtually only a handful left by comparison. Many are now re-purposed, but this one hasn’t yet…

But the space and architecture was superb and we hope you like the photos.

The full set can be seen HERE, but you’ll need the password, which is obvious if you know the couple.

Wedding Pre-shoot Gloucestershire

Wedding Pre-shoot Gloucestershire

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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.
Fretherne, Frampton wedding Gloucestershire

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