A couple of weeks ago I photographed Rachel and Andy’s wedding just up the road from me at Priston Mill near Bath. The morning started off fine as I drove into Bishopston to catch up with Rachel who was getting ready with her family, friend Hannah and flowergirls Tia and Cerys. The girls were enthralled with Rachel and Andy’s chickens – but were even more excited about getting into their dresses. We were all upstairs when the car pulled up outside – it’s not every day you get a beautiful shiny car outside your house to chauffeur you around!

I then headed over to the mill to meet up with Andy who was chatting to guests and looking nervous! He didn’t have too long to wait though until Rachel arrived and the ceremony was underway. Rachel had gone to a lot of effort to decorate the ceremony room – even making strings of purple fabric hearts, which looked fantastic.

Afterwards, everyone had drinks on the lawn and delicious homemade welshcakes which were served warm (I only had one I promise!). I took Rachel and Andy off briefly for some couple shots using the lovely country backgrounds and then it was time for the wedding breakfast. As I drove away after the speeches, the earlier fine weather had disappeared and it had started to rain – perfect timing!

Here are some of my favourite images from the first part of their day:

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