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Kings Weston House wedding - Hollie & Jimmy

kings weston house wedding photographer

Kings Weston House wedding photographer

Hollie and Jimmy, a totally sweet couple, had their dream Bristol wedding at the historic Kings Weston House in the presence of their excited family and friends. The joy in the air was palpable and I was able to capture the positive vibes on camera.

As a regular Kings Weston House wedding photographer, I love to photograph at the KWH because of its beautiful décor and how spacious it is. Built many centuries ago, the Kings Weston house boasts of a plethora of 18th-century features, including magnificent ceilings, marble fireplaces, and a stunning suspended central staircase. It is elegant and characterful, yet retains the charm of a lived-in and loved family home.

On the big day, the bride and her seven bridesmaids got ready in a spacious bridal room at Kings Weston House. Hollie’s hair and Make-Up were done by the talented Emma Dawson. Her gorgeous dress was by Bride at Home. I also had a chance to capture groom with his two best men before the ceremony.

Kings Weston House wedding photographer

The ceremony was held in the Great Hall while the wedding breakfast took place in the stunning Vanbrugh room. After the ceremony, we all went outside where the drinks reception and group pictures took place, thanks to the lovely weather coupled with the lovely surrounding which created a romantic ambience. This provided the perfect setting for the guests to enjoy their drinks reception while I clicked away.

After the speeches and after the cake was cut, we had some time for evening pics. The guests also hung out in the Portrait gallery where the couple had set up DIY photo booth and obviously at the bar. We finished the Kings Weston wedding photography with some awesome night time shots.

Many thanks to Elizabeth weddings that did the styling, Rachel from The Rose Shed who supplied the flowers and lastly to the band, the Shuffles, who serenaded the guests with good music in the Oak room where the first dance also took place. These amazing vendors were very easy to work with and made my experience a smooth one.

Big congratulations to the amazing couple, Hollie & Jimmy, who liked my last wedding at Kings Weston House and got in touch with me to photograph theirs! I worked with them to create beautiful memories just to ensure their Kings Weston House wedding was as they have always imagined it would be.

If you are looking for Kings Weston House wedding photographer, please get in touch. I would love to hear all about your wedding plans.


ss great britain wedding photography

SS Great Britain wedding - Laura & Alex

ss great britain wedding photography

As a recommended SS Great Britain wedding photographer, I photograph weddings at this venue on a regular basis. Launched in 1843 as the world’s first luxury ocean liner, the SS Great Britain is a truly unique venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. This unique wedding venue is also the first wedding venue in Bristol where couple could get married outside the Bristol register office.

Laura and Alex didn’t only have perfect weather for their wedding at SS Great Britain; they had an incredibly unique day all together. It was a spring wedding with summer weather. A dream wedding on board one of the world’s greatest historic ships, creating memories to cherish and last a lifetime.

SS Great Britain Wedding Photography

The bride with her bridesmaids got ready at her parents’ house near Bristol. Her hair was made by Broad St. weddings, her make-up done by Kathryn from Powder & Paint. Abigail Westrup Bridal handled the Dress alteration while the bride’s gorgeous head piece called Maui was handmade by Abigail Grace design. On the other hand, the groom with his groomsmen arrived at SS Great Britain in style by ferry from the city center.

The ceremony was lovely and I especially loved the unique flowers supplied by Emma Petersson. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed the sunshine on the weather deck where drinks reception was held. It was lovely to have a quick chat with parents of one of my brides whose wedding I photographed few years back, it turned out that there are bride's parents friends.

The speeches were downright hilarious! Right after the speeches, we manages to catch the last rays of Sun and took some portraits just before the sunset. The wedding at SS Great Britain wouldn't be completed without some evening portraits as the ship looks incredible at night. After that, it was back to the party to spend time with friends and family to celebrate the happiest day of their lives. The Jacks through Warble Entertainments serenaded the guests with good music

If you are considering wedding at SS Great Britain (or anywhere in Bristol) please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your SS Great Britain wedding photography requirements.

"Dear Martin, thank you so much for amazing pictures you took on our wedding day. We are so grateful to you-the day goes by in such a blur, but we have a fantastic set of picture memories. You captured key parts throughout the whole day and we are so pleased. We will be singing your praises to anyone and everyone. Thank you Laura & Alex"

To see my previous wedding at SS Great Britain click here.


dartington hall wedding photographer

Dartington Hall wedding photographer

dartington hall wedding photographer

It's always fantastic to work as Dartington Hall wedding photographer. This unique medieval wedding venue in Devon has such beautiful grounds and setting. Above all, the grand Dartington Hall offers a spectacular space for the reception.  I am proud to be a recommended Dartington Hall wedding photographer by the venue, meaning I get to visit this beautiful venue quite often.

Becky & Jim were really impressed by photographs of the previous wedding that I photographed at Dartington Hall and contacted me. Discussing their plans for their wedding day, it was apparent that they are a fun couple and that there wedding will be quite unique.

The lovely couple, Becky & Jim, who got married on a beautiful and sunny day in May 2016, was blessed with some warm and sunny weather for their wedding day. The ceremony was very emotional and expressed the couple’s laid-back yet fun personality. The bride Becky and her bridesmaids looked stunning after getting dressed at her parent’s place which is not too far from the venue. The dapper groomsmen didn’t let their side down either; they perfectly complemented the gorgeous bridesmaids. Flowers,  penguin buttonholes and table decoration were created by the very creative groom & brides' family.

There were lots of interesting guests at the wedding. Some Bride’s relatives came all the way from the Falklands Islands! It is worthy of note that the bride's auntie is a professional photographer who photographed Mohammad Ali and other famous celebrities!

The bride and groom are both meteorologists and had the geographical coordinates of Dartington Hall engraved on their wedding rings instead of the date. The groom works in Switzerland, so instead of a cake, they had a unique 5kg Toblerone which I thought was very cool and something that I have never seen before.

After I had left, I created few evening portraits with the couple as the venue looks spectacular at night! It was really an emotionally charged event that had a stunning feel to it – especially later on in the evening.

If you are looking for Dartington Hall wedding photographer, please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your wedding photography requirements.

Dartington Hall wedding photographer

"Jim and I got married at Dartington Hall in May 2016 and had Martin as our photographer. He was amazing on the day and the photos are wonderful. I showed the wedding album to my Grandparents the other day and my Grandma remarked (again) how lovely Martin was. Can't get better than Grandma approval so I feelt it worth mentioning in the review!

We saw his work online and I went to meet him at a wedding fair at Dartington hall. Jim works overseas so I went along to the fair with my Mum and Grandma where Martin and his work made a great first impression on all of us. To give Jim a chance to meet Martin before the day and just as a nice thing to do, we had an engagement shoot. If you are nervous about getting your photo taken (like I am) it is a great way to get used to being photographed and you get some adorable photos. Jim and I picked one of the photos to use as a signing frame, instead of a more traditional guest book on the day.

On the day of the wedding Martin managed to make Jim and I comfortable in front of the camera, which is a small miracle in itself. We took some time to go and be cute away from the buzz of the crowd to have some couple photos done and that was one of the highlights of the day and gave some special photos. I grew up in Devon and went to Dartington as a child and going to the places I played as a kid as a bride was magical. For the more formal photos Martin organised my lot for without anyone feeling ORGANISED. Most importantly he took the time to get the 'feel' of the day we were after and captured it on film. The photos make Jim and I smile everytime me look at them and I know we will cherish the album Martin put together for us forever.

Finding a photographer was the most important thing for Jim and I to get right once finding a venue and we feel very lucky to have had Martin capture the day for us. " - Becky and Jim


wedding at eastington park

Wedding at Eastington Park

 

wedding at eastington park

Mel and Paul held their Spring wedding at Eastington Park. Eastington Park wedding venue is an elegant, 18th century manor house located in Gloucestershire where I had a chance to photograph weddings before.
The lovely, blushing bride and her ladies got ready in their very own bridal suite at Eastington Park. The groom and his men were getting ready at the Father of the Groom’s house just around the corner from the St Mary's church which is also known as Almondsbury Church, were the ceremony was held.

Soon I joined the bride and her girls for exchanging of the gifts for bridesmaids where laughter and tears filled the bridal suite’s air. Mel was dressed to perfection in a beautiful dress by The Bridal Room and exquisite makeup by Kathryn from Powder & Paint - no wonder Dad’s face was so priceless when he took his first look at his daughter before accompanying her to the church. Moments like this are amazing to photograph - a pricelessly proud moment for the Father of the Bride.

The soft romantic glow from the plethora of Yankee candles laced across the reception tables really lit the room with love and romance. Seeing that Mel works for Yankee candles, the ambiance was just perfect. The rest of the venue was decorated with a touch of sparkle, a little bit of pink by Sorori Design Florist and their sweet floral design, and a whole lot of class.

The happy couple were guests at their friend’s wedding (Steph & David) that I photographed few years before, so this was a great to see so many familiar faces. The guests were honestly some of the most fun people to photograph.

The wedding reception was also filled with some very touching speeches and one breathtaking fireworks display courtesy of Fire Magic at the end of the big day. The dance floor was always full thanks to Bristol wedding band - The Hijackers.

A massive amount of congratulations to Mel and Paul! It was my absolute pleasure to be a part of your romantic affair - I hope that the rest of your years are filled with as much joy and love as that which was in the air on your wedding day!

If you are considering a wedding at Eastington Park (or anywhere in Gloucestershire for that matter) please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your wedding photography requirements.

Wedding at Eastington Park

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"Martin was recommended to us by friends and once we met with him and looked at his photos, we booked straight away. We absolutely love the way that Martin captured our day and caught all of the special moments. We have just received our album which we are so happy with. I would definitely recommend Martin to anyone looking for a photographer!"  Mel & Paul


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Rockbeare manor wedding

Rockbeare Manor wedding venue is Devon’s newest venue situated near Exeter.

This striking Grade I listed Regency House has now been given a new lease of life. It has been sensitively transformed into a wonderful contemporary venue, whilst still retaining the beauty of its past, creating without doubt a truly outstanding, exclusive use wedding venue.

Having been recommended wedding photographer by Rockbeare Manor's renowned sister venues (Priston Mill and Coombe Lodge) for few years now and it was a privilege to take part in the first wedding photo shoot at this stunning new venue.

The styling was done by the very talented Hannah Taylor, which I had a pleasure to work for the fourth time. The stationery was created by Oh so Vintage and Enchanting and the cake was made by Daisy Molly & Me.

We started the session with some shots of John in the Billiard Room, with its low lighting and antique billiard table, it is a perfect retreat for the men of the wedding party throughout the day.

After wards the sweeping staircase lead us to an opulent bridal Drawing Room with floor-to-ceiling windows and grand balcony. Here Billie Edge was doing her magic with Michelle's hair and make-up. Billie is a very creative person indeed, she also made the pink dress that we used later on. Amazing! After few touches the couple was ready for some photos and Rockbeare Manor has endless opportunities for unique and memorable photographs.  It goes without saying that couple looked grant in the dress and menswear  kindly supplied by Anne Harding.

After some shots in Bridal Drawing room and it's private balcony spanning the front of the house we moved downstairs to the Manor’s formal Dining Room, which is used to conduct Civil Ceremonies.

It's graceful setting with handcrafted ornamental plasterwork, marble pillars and a giant original chandelier was a perfect backdrop for the table already set up by Hannah.

If you are looking for an astonishingly elegant Devon wedding venue then you must come to visit Rockbeare Manor and if you are planning Rockbeare Manor wedding please get in touch to talk about your wedding photography requirements

Rockbeare Manor Wedding

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eastington park wedding

Eastington Park wedding

Eastington Park wedding venue is an elegant, 18th century manor house located in Gloucestershire. It was where El and Ben decided to have their reception as a part of their very special wedding day. The sun was shining and the day was beautiful as any couple would hope for on their wedding day.

El looked stunning in her vintage dress that was designed and made by Cocoa Couture and her bouquet, made with colorful flowers and greenery, was the perfect addition to her vintage attire and represented the spring day perfectly. Ben had a whopping three different outfits to wear as well, changing from his naval uniform to a Scottish kilt, and topping off the evening with a pink suit for the reception.

The ceremony took place at St. Michael and All Angels church, which was in walking distance of their  Eastington Park wedding venue. El was escorted down the aisle and to the altar by Morris dancers, and she wore bells around her ankles.

After the couple said their 'I Do's', it was time to take some photos with the happy couple and their wedding party before heading back to Eastington Park for the reception. After the dinner and the first dance of the newlyweds, the Ceilidh Band was entertaining the guests as bride and groom. 

As a special treat, guests also got to hear Ben's cousin playing the saxophone throughout the evening, and it offered a great opportunity for us to get some photos of him and the happy couple. Many people took to the dance floor and happily celebrated throughout the evening and into the night with El and Ben, who smiled and laughed the whole night through.

If you are considering a Eastington Park Wedding (or anywhere in The Cotswolds for that matter) please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your wedding photography requirements.

Eastington Park wedding

 


bristol zoo wedding

Bristol zoo wedding

bristol zoo wedding

For a couple of animal lovers, it’s no surprise that this gorgeous Bristol Zoo wedding won the Wedding of the Year competition organised by Your Bristol and Somerset Wedding magazine. Katelyn and Robert chose to have both their wedding and reception at the zoo, and no doubt it was an excellent choice.

Katelyn walked down the aisle in a stunning white gown. The happy couple exchanged their vows in front of friends and family in a room, appropriately decorated, with artwork of elephants, lions, and other animals.

The animal theme did not stop at the zoo. Katelyn and Robert invited guests to their wedding with animal-themed stationary. Waiting for them at their seats, family and friends found stuffed animals wearing the place cards. Guests even joined in on animal themed games throughout the reception.

It wouldn’t have been a wedding at the zoo without the new Mr. and Mrs. taking photos surrounded by animals. The two love birds posed holding several beautiful, multi-colored rainbow lorikeets.

Nothing added to the day’s intimacy quite like having the zoo all to themselves. When the Bristol Zoo closes it gates to the public at 5pm, the guests are allowed to wander through the zoo without the crowds. This was also the perfect time to capture some incredible couple portraits.

Rain may have dampened the mood for some couples’ weddings, but not for Katelyn and Robert. Having rain throughout the day gave the perfect excuse to capture pictures inside the seal and penguin aquarium.

Katelyn and Robert’s Bristol Zoo wedding was filled with happiness, love, and laughter. Katelyn will soon be able to star in more of my photos when I will photograph her sister’s wedding this upcoming summer.

If you are considering Bristol Zoo wedding please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your wedding photography requirements.

Bristol Zoo wedding

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Dillington house wedding photography

Dillington House wedding

Dillington house wedding photography

Dillington House wedding venue is a beautiful historic house surrounded by glorious gardens, sweeping lawns and magical woodland. It is set within the parkland of the Dillington Estate and is regarded as one of the most romantic and magnificent wedding venues in Somerset.

That was the main reason why Wedding Whispers magazine choose Dillington House to do a photo shoot for their new magazine cover. Thank you very much for all the fantastic suppliers involved, without you this wouldn't be possible:

Menswear: Anne Harding
Hairstylist: Tracy Pallari
Bridal accessories: Bridezillas
Models: Andrew & Katie
If you are considering a Dillington House wedding please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your wedding photography requirements.

Dillington House Wedding

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