ANGHARAD & TOM
Blonde bombshell Angharad & Tom her handsome hubby.
Angharad and Tom came to me after their original wedding photographer had to cancel – which was lucky for me! I was able to make sure they had a photographer for their special day, and they gave me the opportunity to spend the day working at beautiful Elmore Court in Stroud, Gloucestershire.
I’d been to this venue before and was even meant to shoot a wedding there last year, but it was cancelled at the last minute. So cancellations for both me and the happy couple brought us to Elmore Court! Angharad and Tom live close to me, so we quickly got their date booked in after I was recommended to them. I was really looking forward to shooting at Elmore Court at last.
This grand venue has only been open for weddings for the past five years or so, and it’s a bit of a quirky one. Not even the first really wet day after a hot and sunny summer could dampen the impact of the property and grounds. Angharad says that Elmore Court ticked all of their boxes, from tasteful decoration with room to add their own touches to the warm and friendly team.
I started the day with Angharad as she got ready with her bridesmaids in the venue’s stunning bedrooms. Lydia Withers from The Doll House did hair, while Harriet Cook from HC Brides took care of the makeup. Tom was readying himself for the day in one of the bedrooms too, so I spent some time with him and his groomsmen as they got dressed.
Thank you so much Kerry, they are beautiful.
The rain certainly didn’t dampen the joy of the day, but it did mean I had to think carefully about photos. It was too wet to do any outdoor shots after the ceremony, so we used the bright and airy ceremony room instead. Later, when it began to brighten up after the speeches, we were able to go outside and make use of the lovely grounds and the building’s exterior for some romantic pictures of the newlyweds. The brightened evening gave the function room, named the Gillyflower, the most beautiful glow, which made up for the rain.
There was no detail spared at this wedding, from the flowers by Suzanne’s Flowers and decor in the Gillyflower by Teapots and Tiaras. Tom and Angharad put a lot of focus on the music for their wedding too, choosing to have the Bristol String Quartet play at the ceremony and guitarist James McLean playing post-ceremony as everyone enjoyed canapes. Later in the evening, funk and soul band Soul Fresh got everyone on their feet and kept the party going.
The food and drink was all carefully chosen too, including an Italian-themed menu designed by the Elmore Court team (Angharad and Tom got engaged in Venice), wood-fired pizzas later in the evening, and wines from Vinotopia in Tetbury. They also opted for a non-traditional wedding “cake” – made of local cheeses!
This lovely couple were a delight to work with, and the venue was a fantastic place to spend the day. Angharad and Tom jetted off to the Maldives after their wedding, which I’m sure more than made up for the rain on the day.
MORE GREAT WEDDINGS FROM GLOUCESTERSHIRE
“If you’re getting married in Gloucestershire, get in touch for a chat”
Everything You Need To Know About Getting Married at Old Gore Barn, Cotswolds Ah, the Cotswolds. That beautiful part of England that so many people love and want to be around. I don’t even know how many wedding venues there are in this area but I’m sure it’s a...
Why Getting Married at The Temple of Minerva, Bath Wedding Venue Is The Perfect Choice Bath is a city known for its history, particularly its Roman Baths! But there’s more to this city and there are a whole host of historic spaces and venues where you can...
Clevedon Hall in Somerset: Your Perfect Wedding Venue If it’s been the dream to get married in a grand mansion, then I have just the venue for you to swoon over today. I’m talking all about why you should choose Clevedon Hall in Somerset for your perfect...
Find Out All About Getting Wed at The Pear Tree in Purton, Wiltshire I do love a wedding venue with a bit of history and a pretty backdrop and The Pear Tree at Purton in Wiltshire definitely doesn’t disappoint. As a local-ish venue to me (it’s within easy reach...
Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Getting Wed at Mud Dock Café, Bristol IHere are a few little known facts about Bristol you may not have heard of. First, the HMV dog, Nipper, was from Bristol. Second, so was Darth Vader! And third, Bristol was named as the...
Bring on the Tears of Joy: Why You Need a Wedding Photo Film As part of my wedding packages, I’ve been giving out slideshows to my couples for years now. A selection of your wedding images, set to music, so you’ve got something you can show off on socials or to...
Find out more, book a meeting, fancy a nice glossy brochure?
Tel: 07809 459478