Let’s start simple - I loved this wedding!
Chris & Kate got married at Longney Church which is down the road from the incredible Elmore Court where they had their reception. After dropping Rob to Chris at The Malmaison in Cheltenham, I spent the morning with Kate in Elmore’s brand new coach house which is lovely separate accommodation that can sleep up to six - perfect for the night before the wedding. Then we moved over to the main house to finish bridal prep where the fantastic Bryony Dalton did Kate’s makeup & Lucy Walker delivered the most BEAUTIFUL flowers.
We all then met at the church for their ceremony followed by a gorgeous drinks reception in the sunshine in Elmore’s grounds. I think Elmore Court is such a great venue as it has everything. You have the option to marry inside or in the grounds AND there’s a church 3 minutes down the road if you wanted that option like Chris & Kate. It has amazing bedrooms for your guests including a separate coach house as previously mentioned & then the best part for me, is the Gillyflower where the wedding breakfast & evening reception takes place. The walls are made from Rammed earth & timber which means you can party hard as locals won’t be disturbed by the sound. Elmore is both traditional & contemporary & suits most styles.
I will let the images speak for themselves as this day was so chilled & relaxed I actually felt more like a guest - more than ever! It’s definitely one of our favourite weddings of the year & this was mainly down to the people. Not only are Chris & Kate one of the nicest couples we have ever met, but so were their guests & all the suppliers involved! When all these things come together, there’s not a lot that can go wrong.
Due to all these factors, these images really showcase ‘my style’ & how I like to photograph weddings & this was because I was trusted implicitly so I could work to my full potential without other demands or numerous guests with pro cameras (I will do a separate blog about this soon). So if you are considering to book me for your wedding, I think this one really showcases what you would get - if you trust me & let me do my thing ;-)
Thank you to everyone involved with this amazing day & we are both looking forward to going to dinner with this lovely couple in a few weeks - a first for me! But shows my job is much more than ‘what it says on the tin’ when clients become friends.