On Saturday I headed up to Thornbury Castle for Abi and James’ wedding. Abi was up in the King Henry VIII room (said to be where he used to stay with Anne Boleyn!) with bridesmaids Helen and Debbie all in matching white bathrooms and looking very zen! Hair and make up was well underway by friends of mine Chris (https://www.fhdmobile.co.uk) and Clare (https://www.purepampering.co.uk) and as I arrived Debbie even put the kettle on for a pot of tea – so a great start to the morning!
I then drove over to Olveston church which is only about 10 minutes from the castle to meet up with James and his best woman Siobhan and ushers Barry and Robert. It was quite a bright morning so guests were chatting outside and before long it was time for James to take his seat at the front of the church.
Abi arrived looking sensational in her beautiful 1940’s classic style 3/4 length gown – take note any brides to be who are thinking of a shorter dress – they do look amazing and are much easier to dance in!
During the ceremony Abi’s sister Helen did a reading and during the signing of the register the choir sang a lovely piece I didn’t recognise – it was really beautiful.
Outside, we took a few family pictures and then Abi and James got well and truely covered with confetti before they were waved off to the castle.
October is such a nice month to get married as the colours are so rich at this time of year. Thornbury as stunning plants over some of the walls of the castle and they were such a nice red that I decided to use them as a background to some of Abi and James’ couple photographs.
They then enjoyed Champagne and canapes in the drawing room with their guests while a harpist played, before sitting down to dinner in the Tudor Hall – which looked lovely dressed with berries and Autumn foliage. During the meal they had a mind reader come around to the tables. A fan of Derren Brown et all myself, I thought he was really fun and a great way to keep guests entertained.
Here are a few favourite images from their day: