Just before the August Bank holiday, I photographed Emma and kris’ wedding at Coombe Lodge in Blagdon, Bristol. Coombe Lodge is only a 10 minute drive up the road for me past Chew Valley lake so it was a very short commute! I had not been there for over a year and, in the meantime, it has had a fabulous refurbishment, courtesy of the owners of Priston Mill, which is another venue I really like and shoot at regularly. The difference was quite amazing – the house has always had a nice setting and gardens overlooking the lake – but the new decor is really lovely (particularly the amazing new guest ensuite wetrooms – I got proper bathroom envy!!!)
Emma was getting ready upstairs joined by some friends and her gorgeous flower girl – Prue. I stayed up there for a while and then headed down to catch up with Kris who was having a drink with guests and chatting to his Best Men Vic and Ram. We were wondering if the weather would hold as there were quite a few heavy showers and Emma and Kris were planning to have the ceremony outside if possible. In the end it was a bit wet for that so the new ceremony room was readied and guests assembled there. Emma looked amazing walking down the aisle and they both looked incredibly happy all the way through the ceremony.
Their luck was in and the weather cleared leaving a nice blue sky and some very welcome sunshine! It is really nice if you can get outside for some of the day – if not all of it so everyone seemed to enjoy drinks on the lawn and live violin music. I took Emma and kris off for a short while to take some photographs in the lovely grounds and then it was time for the wedding breakfast. Emma had chosen a really nice purple and green colour theme which worked really well and looked fresh and bright. They also had a fantastic purple flowery slanted cake!
Here are a few favourite images: