Although it’s great fun to go gallivanting around the country with my camera, sometimes it’s nice to photograph a wedding that’s closer to home. I was especially looking forward to shooting Kate and Richard’s wedding as it was a day for three people not two! Kate’s daughter, Emily, was the third piece in the puzzle (and had the day of her life as well!)
It was a pleasant day in July, a bit drizzly but nothing to worry about. As soon as I entered the house, I could feel the excitement in the air. Kate was getting her hair and makeup done and little Emily took to showing me around before it was time for her to change into her very beautiful white dress. Kate emerged in her stunning vintage-inspired frock looking radiant as ever before I headed to the church.
When I arrived at All Saints Church in the Clifton area of Bristol, I was amazed at the gorgeous architecture. A mix of the Victorian and modern eras merged together due to its restoration after blitz damage during the war, making the venue a truly unique location to photograph. Richard arrived looking dapper in his top hat and tails, followed by an array of guests not long after. Bridesmaids, Emily and her cousin arrived, followed by the bride herself in a classic Bentley.
After the traditional Catholic ceremony took place, a celebratory confetti throw and a wander around with Emily and the newlyweds, a red double-decker bus showed up to transport the guests and myself to Holburne Museum in Bath. After a few great snaps on the bus, we arrived at the museum and made our way to The Davidson Gallery for canapes and champagne.
The wedding breakfast was held in The Brownsword Gallery, filled with its collection of eighteenth century British paintings, including works by Gainsborough, Zoffany, Ramsay and Stubbs. I took a few snaps of the gallery before the guests filed in. I was drawn towards the wedding cake, a classic white floral traditional piece, with Kate, Richard and Emily’s initials iced into the middle tier. Guests took their seats, everyone enjoyed their meals and time passed filled with laughter and happy tears as speeches were given.
The sun had gone down by the time everyone made their way downstairs to the outside area where the tribute band were playing. Kate and Richard took their first dance and were joined by the guests to party into the night. It was great to be a part of Kate, Richard and Emily’s day! Congratulations to the happy family.