Last Friday, I headed up to Thornbury Castle for Malcolm and Lorna’s wedding. It has been a total pleasure to get to know Lorna and Malcolm, from when they first came over to the studio right up until their wedding – they even sent me an email asking how I wanted my steak cooked – which is a first for me before a wedding!
After lots of rain recently, it was a beautiful day and the castle grounds looked gorgeous – pretty much everything was in full bloom and it promised to be a lovely day. Lorna and her Mum Anne and Sister Gillian and family were getting ready up in the Henry VIII suite, which is reputed to be where he stayed when he used to visit the castle back in the 1500s so it is steeped in history and has lovely views over the garden. Lorna and the girls had already had their hair done earlier on, so they were just having their make up done and starting to get dressed when I arrived. I do love starting coverage in the morning as it’s a really fun girly time. Lorna was pretty relaxed for a bride to be and everyone managed to have a bite to eat, which is a really good idea before all that Champagne!
Malcolm had been putting the finishing touches to his speech in a quiet spot in the Rose Garden and then spent a while before the wedding with guests chatting in the castle courtyard as it was such a nice day. Then everyone moved through to the Tudor Hall for the ceremony; even in Summer when it’s quite bright outside, it is a very atmospheric and romantic room lit with candles in the fireplace. Lorna and Malcolm couldn’t stop looking at each other and smiling during the ceremony so they were pretty easy to photograph! Afterwards, guests enjoyed Champagne and canapés next door and outside in the courtyard. Bubbles were a big hit with the children and made for some really fun photographs – the kids also seemed to love covering Malcolm’s head with confetti! Lorna and Malcolm had some photographs of the two of them in the gardens and then it was time for dinner.
Here are some of my favourite photographs from their day: