On Friday I photographed Chrissie and Tom’s wedding in Long Ashton and reception at Priston Mill, which is just up the road from me and a favourite venue of mine.
In the morning I drove over to Bedminster to Chrissie and Tom’s house, where Chrissie was getting ready with all the girls. When I arrived, hair and make up were well under way and time as always seemed to fly by until it was time to leave for the church. The sky was looking threatening but apart from a few drops, it thankfully stayed dry – great news particularly as Chrissie’s lovely wedding car was a gorgeous cream vintage style car with an open top! It was lovely to see Jayne from England’s Finest Cars (https://www.englandsfinestcars.co.uk/) whom I have known for years and who is always great to have on hand for helping with the dress or flowers!
Over at the church, Tom and his best men and ushers were greeting guests and chatting – trying to keep Tom’s nerves at bay! As I was waiting for Chrissie to arrive, I thought how much I do love the atmosphere in church before a wedding – its really special as you wait to see the bride arrive!
I wasn’t really allowed to take any images during the service, so I made the most of taking shots in the church yard afterwards – Chrissie and Tom looked so happy and got completely covered in confetti!
At Priston Mill I took a few pictures of Chrissie and Tom and they then joined their guests for drinks and canapés. It really is nice to have drinks in such a nice setting as Priston is right out in the middle of the countryside and a very idyllic place to have a wedding reception.
After some delicious roast pork, we had the speeches, which is one of my favourite parts of a wedding – its amazing to photograph people’s emotions and reactions while people are speaking – everything from laughter to heartfelt emotion.
The evening sunshine was lovely as people had a coffee out by the water and then it was time for Chrissie and Tom’s first dance.
Here are a few images from their day: