Jeanette and Chris got married at beautiful Bishopstrow Hotel (20 miles south of Bath) just a few days before Christmas. Jeanette and Chris came all the way from Sydney where they live to celebrate their wedding in the wintry UK. I LOVE Christmas weddings as venues are decorated with loads of beautiful lights, Christmas trees and mistletoe – all very photogenic items! But of course winter weddings require careful planning as daylight is short and the weather is too cold for outside group shots. So as you can see in this example we made use of the decorations and used one of the venue’s rooms for our group shots. With the help of my two studio lights and the furniture moved out of the way, we managed to get as many as 19 people in one group shot! I have got to say this venue is great for weddings as it offers the bride and groom loads of space to celebrate, a library (which housed the photo booth), a drawing room (which I used for the group shots) and plenty more space for people to mingle.
A little bit about the day: both Jeanette and Chris got ready at the venue and the ceremony took place late in the afternoon. It was followed by mulled wine for the drinks reception and a tasty Christmas themed three course meal. The speeches were hilarious and in multiple languages, the sparklers plentiful and the first dance immensely impressive. All this was followed by probably the funniest moment: the groom removing the bride’s garter with his teeth, you must not miss those pictures! All in all it was easily the most beautiful and best organised Christmas wedding I ever had the pleasure to photograph!
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