On a slightly damp April morning I arrived to photograph Polly and Greg’s Hotel Du Vin Avon Gorge wedding. It’s the beautiful new Hotel Du Vin hotel in Clifton. With the suspension bridge just daring to peek out behind some rather grey clouds I met Polly, her mum and her bridesmaids in one of the stunning bedrooms. Emily and Laura were at work on hair and make up duties and the room was abuzz. After a lovely moment with Polly’s dad I headed off to the church to see Greg and the groomsmen. The ceremony was lovely – and rather wonderfully interrupted by their lovely little boy just as they were about to walk back down the aisle too! After a bit of confetti everyone headed back to the Hotel Du Vin Avon Gorge to get the party started.
The Avon Gorge provided a perfect setting for Polly and Greg’s wedding. The hotel really has been beautifully renovated and despite being a bristol wedding photographer this was my first time photographing there. As anyone who knows Bristol knows, the terrace has probably one of the best views in town. So naturally as the sun came out that’s where everyone headed. With amazing views of the Clifton suspension bridge it’s such a fantastic place for a wedding reception. After some drinks and nibbles in the sun it was about time for the meal – but first, the speeches. They did not disappoint either, with each one having the perfect mix of humour and warmth and perhaps a little bit of teasing. Following the meal (and after several rounds of jaegerbombs for some of the tables) it was time to hit the dancefloor and the ZuZu Men were the perfect band to get the party started. It was one of my first weddings of the year and it was an absolute beaut! Well done guys and thank you so much :)
Oh and I’ve never done this on a blog post before but here goes – this is what they had to say afterwards:
“We’ve loved looking through the photos (about 100 times now) and we are absolutely thrilled with them. You’ve managed to catch special moments beautifully and have helped us to remember the day for the rest of our lives. It was such a pleasure to have you with us and we appreciated your wedding knowledge and tips throughout the day. You made us feel instantly at ease and comfortable. We’ve had several comments from guests about how subtle you were and the fact your camera doesn’t ‘click’ and we absolutely felt that too. I had no idea where you were in the church and I’m just so happy that you got the important moments and little details as well as the big picture and shots from the back. We really hope to see you at another wedding soon!”