I met Sam and Vanessa at the Bowood Hotel and Spa wedding open day where I am happy to be a regular wedding photographer. Bowood Hotel offers so many different areas and “feels” to its clients that it makes for a very happy photographer.
Sam was very clear on meeting that he really wanted a documentary approach to the wedding photographs; so minimal staged pictures. This was perfectly well suited to the style of the day and as a documentary wedding photographer, it made my job very easy.
We spoke several times before the wedding so I could understand what would be happening at certain times, and then I was all set.
Vanessa was busy upstairs in the hotel preparing with her daughters as her MUA worked some beautiful, natural make up to the girls. The Justin Alexander dress, hung proudly on the wall, ready to be donned by Vanessa for the day or celebrating and dancing.
This wedding was a little extra special as Sam had a guard of honour present at the wedding. Due to the nature of Sam’s job, it was only right that Sam wear his full uniform on this most important day.
As Vanessa entered the ceremony, she was greeted by a full guard of honour from the Grenadier Guards, standing to attention as she swept down the aisle to meet her new husband. An emotional ceremony was followed by a beautiful blessing by the Padre of Sam’s battalion.
With the champagne at the ready, the guests congratulated the couple and the party was started. It was really good fun to head down to the front gates of Bowood with Vanessa and Sam in the golf buggy provided by Bowood. We were whisked off down the lane and a few laughs were had along the way.
It was an honour to photograph this beautiful wedding. I am so blessed to work with such amazing couples. To see their hard work and planning come together makes every picture in the gallery special.
From the handmade cake crafter by Vanessa’s parents, to the beautiful floral displays and bouquets designed by the wonderful Chrissie Wiltshire Flowers.
Everything came together to create pure perfection. I wish you both the ultimate happiness for your future together.
If you are planning your wedding and looking for a wedding photographer, I would love to speak to you about your perfect day. Please feel free to contact me for more information and to see my wedding collection prices.
Supplier Dream Team:
Wedding Planner: Ella Lee – Bowood
Florist: Chrissie Wiltshire
Hair Stylist: The Works, Chippenham
Band/DJ: Peter Lock Media
Cake Designer: Bride’s Mum and Dad!
Suit Hire: Moss Bross
Make-Up: Katy Pheiffer
Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander