It’s a nice day for a white wedding
As I drove down the quaint streets of Bisley and into the Gloucestershire countryside, the clouds above were looking ominous. They were showing rain. But that wasn’t going to put a dampener on this wedding day. The doorbell was rung and the door thrown open by the most gloriously happy bride welcoming me in to her magical day.
Her bridesmaids were in a flurry of activity as they all prepped for the day. Soph’s mother fluttered around doing what all good mother’s do; take care of her girl. The dresses broke all bridesmaid traditions as they print came out to make the bold statement that was Soph all over. When I first met her, she was actually wearing a print and I couldn’t help but think she had the amazing style of Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw. Flamingo necklaces, bold flowers and truly beautiful bridesmaids, this wedding was in full swing.
The car driver may have forgotten what time to show up for pick up, but that didn’t stop Soph from marching her way to the church with her girlfriends in their highheels ready to be on time for the ceremony.
The church was decorated and ready for the bride as she came waltzing down the aisle with her dad. She may have been nervous, but the nerves were not on show. Smiles. LOTS of smiles for her man waiting at the end of the aisle for his girl.
I grew up going to church, and so when the last song of the ceremony was “If I was a butterfly” by Psalty and everyone broke out into actions and all I couldn’t help but sing along while snapping away. Hands down, it was the best church service of the year.
With the confetti at full throw, the driver finally ready to take them away (hitch hiking would have been interesting!) this party was ready to head to the beautiful grounds of Drakestone House, just outside of Durlsey, Gloucestershire.
The marquee was dressed with a flourish of colour and a bank of swans welcomed guests into the wedding breakfast. The marquee was a rainbow of colour with 200 balloons all sitting lazily above each chair creating a beautiful drama with the vintage hanging lights.
Dinner was served in fine fashion as always with Hey Pesto, a brilliant catering company that are always giving only the best service and food (perfect combination!)
The cake was designed and made by Soph and her mother and they were more than happy to showcase their wonderful creation (and why not as I know how hard it is to make a good cake!)
The cake was cut and the band was queued – it was party time.
As the first note was hit by the crazy amazing band Tux Fizz the party was in full swing. With band members coming right onto the dance floor with the guests, tambourines playing and feet swaying, it was one great big party into the evening.
Soph and Rich, I wish you all the best in your future together and thank you for choosing me as your wedding photographer. It was an honour photographing your day and one I will not forget!
If you are planning your wedding in Gloucestershire and would like more information on wedding photography, please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.