Emily & Callum’s wedding in the picturesque Castle Combe Nr Chippenham, Wiltshire

Emily & Callum found my photography via a recommendation from a friend (and fellow photographer) in 2015. They got a good vibe from me after our meeting in a Clifton cafe so eagerly booked in.

I offer an engagement shoot as part of each and every wedding package I book, so a little closer to their special day we met by the M-Shed (on Bristol Harbourside) for their pre-wedding photoshoot.

I enjoy doing this as it gives us both a chance to break the ice without the time restraints of the wedding day to build that all-important rapport. It’s understandable that couples are nervous about being photographed but those nerves are often absent on the wedding day having had a chance to get a little bit of practise in! It’s also a nice excuse to have some fun relaxed photos together aside from your wedding day.

Emily & Callum’s wedding was set in the beautiful village of Castle Combe. Often named as the ‘prettiest village in England’ it made a stunning backdrop for their big day. It has also featured regularly as a film location, most recently in The Wolf Man, Stardust and Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse. The ceremony was held at Grade I listed St Andrews Church and was full of emotion from both the couple and the guests (especially the tearful father of the groom!) Once the ceremony was over it was time to paaarty! The celebrations were held in a well decked out marquee in a family owned field just up the road. In true Bristol fashion they had delicious Pieminster pies on the menu, and when all tummies were full this was followed by a set of hilarious speeches (which always delivers great photos of reactions!) 

The festivities carried on late into the evening, which brought even more fun and frolics with sparklers galore and a toasty bonfire to keep guests warm and cosy.



Simon Withyman is a creative wedding & portrait photographer capturing funky, fun & relaxed photos of people in love & your cheeky little humans! Covering Bristol, Bath, Somerset & Wiltshire. 


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