Wedding photography St Mary Redcliffe Church Bristol.
What an amazing day we had Saturday 19th November 2016. You couldn’t wish to photograph a nicer couple than Carley and Mike (aka Pastie) Bennett on their wedding day. After all the excitement of Carley’s preparations early that morning at Carley’s parents house in Cam, Dursley, we left for the wedding ceremony. We arrived at the beautiful St Mary Redcliffe Church in the heart of Bristol in preparation for the wedding ceremony. St Mary Redcliffe Church, once described by Queen Elizabeth 1st as being the fairest church in England provided the perfect setting for a very special wedding. We Met up with Mike and the groomsmen for some shots of the boys and before we knew it Carley was being escorted down the Isle by her father looking a picture of beauty. The wedding ceremony it self was very challenging to photograph with no flash allowed and very and low light but we still took some lovely stills. After the ceremony it was everyone outside for the group shot on the steps of St Mary’s and a few romantic ones of Carley and Mike before they left for their wedding reception.
A fabulous chauffer driven Bentley from Abacus cars was waiting to drive the happy couple to their wedding reception. The wedding reception was held at the amazing Mercury Grange Hotel in Winterbourne a lovely venue I know well. After some photo’s of Carley and Mike by the entrance with the Grange in the background, we were greeted by David Stallworthy the toast master. David was very helpful as always helping to organise some of the group shot’s outside before rain stopped play and everyone headed in to warm up. Guests were then entertained by the brilliant and magical talents of Darren Cambell and his amazing card tricks an illusions. Soon it was time for everyone to sit down for the wedding breakfast and of course the speeches. The speeches were a real roller coaster of a ride with much laughter as well as a few tears. In fact they were some of the funniest speeches I have ever had the pleasure to hear.
Soon it was time for the evening celebrations and the most amazing father daughter dance ever. There were inflatable air guitars with Carley miming to Sweet Child Of Mine, incredible. Next it was time for Mike to sweep Carley off her feet for their first dance as husband and wife with all their family and friends looking on.
I must say a big thank you to Val and the team at The Grange for all their hard work and dedication ensuring the day ran like clockwork.