A couple of weeks ago I photographed Jo and David’s wedding at Hotel du Vin in Bristol (a great setting for a Winter wedding as it’s just so cosy!). When I arrived, Jo and her Mum Penny and Aunty Jo were getting ready in the Veuve Clicquot suite upstairs and there was, appropriately enough, a bottle of Champagne chilling ready for a pre-wedding drink to calm everyone’s nerves! Jo’s make up was done by a friend of mine – Clare from Pure Pampering (www.purepampering.co.uk) – so Jo was able to sit with her glass of bubbly and just relax!

Jo had chosen a short 1950’s inspired dress which looked amazing – I have not seen a dress quite like that before and it made me think that more brides ought to try shorter dresses – particularly in the Winter if you are going to be spending most of the day inside or are having a black tie dress code – very chic and much easier to move around and dance in!

Downstairs, David and Best Man Guy were chatting to guests in the ceremony room – which they had decorated really well with lot of candles and trailing plants. The ceremony was really intimate with such a nice number of guests and Jo’s friends Steph and Katy both did readings – including the one by Pam Ayers which I love.

Afterwards, as it was about to go dark, I took Jo and David off briefly for some couple shots just along from the hotel and we then headed back to their guests who were getting stuck in to the wine and canapes in the library.

Jo and David had their speeches before the meal and at one point Jo got really emotional after receiving a present from her beloved horse Manny who had ‘sent’ her a good luck shoe painted silver!

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