The Riverstation is a modern and alternative city centre wedding venue and is the home of Bristol’s former River Police Station. This hictoric building provides fantastic views of the waterfront with its own mooring point and large balconies. From a photographer’s perspective venues like this make for an exciting place to shoot a wedding.
Eager guests piled in The Hole in the Wall’s pub garden for a pre-wedding drink while the bride and her party made their way to Bristol Bridge to board a boat to make an unusual but cool entrance to the ceremony.
The happy couple tied the knot in the light and airy first floor room of the Riverstation. With a slightly tearful groom, a beautiful bride and a room packed full of cheerful friends and family the ceremony was an emotional affair.
Alex and Jason hired “Patience” (a 1930s boat) for the day to provide a sunny post-ceremony harbour trip for their couple photos. During their first boat trip as a married couple I captured some really great shots inside the boat, with the venue and the multi-coloured eighteenth century houses on Redcliffe Parade as a backdrop. We also jumped onto dry land for a quick shot with the iconic St Mary Redcliffe Church in the background.
The father of the bride delivered a cracking speech and set the bar high for the groom and best man. The tears didn’t stop at the ceremony as the groom just about held it together for his heartfelt speech. Luckily he had a full pack of tissues to hand. Last but not least the best man had the whole room in stitches with his hilarious and sometimes cruel speech.
The cutting of the cake wasn’t as easy as it’s sounds, that being because the cake was a thick slab of actual cheese. After the bride gave it a go the macho groom stepped in to finish off the job.
To end the evening proceedings Carly and I set up the ring flash Photo Booth for a creative and relaxed way to capture the lively reception guests having lots of fun.
If you like what you see please get in touch with me (Simon) and we can organise a time for a casual chat about your big day.
A big thanks to Alex and Jason for choosing my services and Carly Wong as my second shooter!