I originally met Julia and Chris earlier in 2015 just after they got engaged. They loved our photos and relaxed approach so decided to have Carly and I photograph their entire wedding day, including the photobooth option for some fun photos at the end of the evening. With their wedding date set for September there wasn’t much time to get everything sorted but super-organised Julia & Chris delivered a truly magical day.
Carly spent the morning photographing the girls being spoilt by professional makeup artist Ellie Marshall and Bath-based hair stylist Sam Dare. By all accounts the ladies preparations were very relaxed and enjoyable for all involved - including Chris and Julia’s cats, who got in on the action pulling a few good poses!
Meanwhile I met the boys at Chris’ mum’s house where final preparations were being made for the big day before heading to the pub for a last cheeky pint as a unmarried man. At this point all the groomsman were given their funky retro computer games cufflinks (which they all seemed pretty happy about!)
Julia and Chris decided to tie the knot in their local Church St. Luke’s in Bath. A calm groom waited with a full church of cheerful friends and family for his bride (who is allegedly renowned for always being late). However on this occasion she was prompt and arrived in a stylish Rolls Royce wedding car with a bit of time to spare.
After the ceremony we made our way to Wick Farm in Farleigh Hungerford, Bath. The wedding venue is a medieval farm steeped in history and was built for the monks at nearby Hinton Priory. Dating from 1372 it is set in stunning countryside with rustic barns, a tractor, hay bales and a quaint cottage. The Upper Barn, with its beautiful high ceilings and 600 year old beams offers a distinct and unique venue to host a fairytale wedding.
Julia and Chris had their hearts set on having some night time photographs involving sparklers, which also incorporated all their guests. With help from the ushers and best man everybody’s sparklers were lit and the newlyweds walked down a tunnel of excited friends and family, creating some uniquely magical photos in the process.
To end the evening proceedings Carly and I set up the fun photobooth with a ring flash, for a creative and relaxed way to capture the lively reception guests having lots of fun.
If you are getting married and 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 Julia and Chris for choosing our photography wedding service to capture their special day!