We found ourselves in an unusual situation for this Clevedon Hall wedding. The groom was my dad and I was a bridesmaid! Jodie took the reigns on the photography. I jumped in when we needed two of us, helping to organise group photos, the couples session, first dance etc. The rest of the time I was busy looking glamorous and finding out how it felt to be on the other side of the lens!! Don’t worry, Jodie was well fed and looked after. There may even have been a cocktail or two later that night…
The venue was the fabulous Clevedon Hall, North Somerset. The sun was shining, the birds singing, and the guests started arriving mid morning. The whole wedding had a timeless and elegant vintage theme and it was clear how much thought and attention to detail had gone into the preparations. The gorgeous bridal suite was a hub of activity, where you could feel the nervous anticipation. Hannah Rimes was well underway with the finishes touches being made to hair and makeup.
The sequinned gold bridesmaids dresses truly dazzled, but it was Belinda’s exquisite figure hugging halter neck that was the star of the show. Jodie captured all the important moments as flowers arrived and champagne was poured. There were first looks, laughter, happy tears and Belinda’s special moments with her daughters. A huddle of small flower girls giggled and played on the stairs, excited for their big moment ahead and simply enjoying being part of the preparations.
As the ceremony drew close, Matt Hudson warmed up his voice and took to the microphone, welcoming Belinda, the beautiful bride, down the isle. It was an emotional moment as Tom first laid eyes on his stunning bride and the elegant ceremony room. It’s huge windows and stunning light really leant itself to the magical moment. Tom and Belinda said their vows in front of friends and family, who celebrated by throwing confetti before heading into the stunning gardens for some refreshments and group photos. After greeting all their guests, Tom and Belinda wandered further into the grounds. This was the perfect opportunity to have some time together and stroll around the stunning venue. Jodie captured some artistic first shots as husband and wife and natural moments (which always make the best photographs).
Jodie and I worked together capturing the love between the newly weds as they spent time enjoying each others company as the new Mr and Mrs. Clevedon Hall has so many great spots for photography, it’s almost hard to choose where to start. As a result we only stopped because the wedding breakfast was ready! Mr and Mrs Barron made their way into the impressive reception room. The perfect decoration reflected both the grandeur of the hall and the vintage theme of the day.
Matt Hudson sang again for the guests as they were seated. He created such a great atmosphere, singing the perfect songs for a vintage wedding. Tom and Belinda took their seats and everyone enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal followed by some great speeches. Tom being the joker that he is, had everyone in stitches along with heartfelt moments and recognition of the guests that were not with them.
After a short break the evening celebrations were underway. Starting with the cutting of the cake, a glorious masterpiece which has the impressive icing (by Dusicake) and moving into the first dance which came to an end as the rest of the guests joined the contented couple on the dance floor. The celebrations continued until the early hours of the morning, while bringing a wonderful day to an end. Two families joined together with photographs, and most of all memories, that will last a lifetime.