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Best of Bristol Wedding Photography 2016

To those looking for Best Bristol Wedding Photography in 2017 and beyond, here are the highlights from weddings that I had privilege to capture last year.

There’s never any strategy in mind for me when I’m picking photos for this post – and as usual I’m absolutely not saying these are the best photos I’ve ever taken, they’re just my personal favourites from the past 12 months for one reason or another.

In a year that’s taken me to London, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Devon, Somerset and Bristol obviously – there has been one constant. Love. It might sound like a cliche but it’s no less true if it is. It’s what sustains us all. It’s what we live for and search for.

Every single wedding below had something very special, and that was usually the two people at the centre.

 Best Bristol Wedding Photography 2016

It was lovely to work as Wedding Photographer Somerset and get to know new venues like Pennard House, Rockbeare Manor and Wellington Barn. It was an equally fun to photograph at the venues that have been recommending me over the years and where I work on regular basis: Priston Mill, Brympton House, Bristol Mansion House, Coombe Lodge, Roman Baths just to mention a few. Thanks a million!

Finally, a round up of the year wouldn’t be right without thanking all of the couples who decided to bring me along on their journey this year, I never underestimate that decision and the trust you guys have put in me, and I can’t thank you enough. If you’re already part of my plans for 2017 then I can’t wait! Have a great New Year everyone! I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

So here it is, a selection of 70 of my favourites wedding pictures from 2016!

If you would like to see my Best Bristol Wedding Photography from 2015 please click here.


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Bristol Mansion House wedding

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Bristol Mansion House wedding at it's best, Victoria and Andy held their lovely wedding here in July. The Clifton Cathedral and The Mansion House made the perfect backdrop for their luxurious wedding day.

The couple came recommended by The Mansion House, a vendor I have worked with before. As the couple live in Clifton they decided to have ceremony and reception in Clifton, they also used mostly local suppliers.

I started the day with bride at Bristol Marriott, for some gorgeous bridal portraits. It got very emotional when Victoria's dad saw her in the dress for the first time. His genuinely amazing reaction seeing his little girl as a bride brought tears to all of the ladies eyes. Vicki then spent adorable moments with her girls and it was off to the ceremony.

The day was full of memorable and sweet, magical moments. Travelling by car to The Clifton Cathedral for the service, people on the street were waving and cheering to Vicki and her dad which was very cute. Vicki also looked exquisite as she walked down the aisle in her gorgeous dress by Clifton Brides. Full of sparkling detail, she really shined! The ceremony was one beautifully traditional English ceremony, where the couple sealed their love with a sweet kiss.

On the way to the reception we stopped for some photos at The Clifton Suspension Bridge which is nearby the reception venue - The Mansion House. Guests were greeted with a lovely drinks reception while we took a few lovely bridal portraits with their antique 1930's Style White Beauford courtesy of Spirit Wedding Cars.

During the drink reception guests were entertained with games of lawn jenga - a fun addition to their lush garden affair. Decorated with gorgeous flowers from Clifton Flowers, the reception table names was a mixture of Spanish and French words as Vicki is a French and Spanish teacher.

After the first dance the dance floor was always full thanks to Alan from Soundwave Entertainments. Of course, nothing quite topped the cake cutting thanks to Anna Cake Couture or the amazing food by in house caterer Parsnip Mash.

A glorious day to remember, I would like to congratulate Victoria and Andy on one fabulous wedding to remember. Thank you for asking me to be your Bristol wedding photographer. If you’re considering Bristol Mansion House wedding (or anywhere else for that matter), please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your wedding photography requirements.

Bristol Mansion House Wedding

"Martin photographed us at our wedding at Clifton Cathedral and the Mansion House. He has been fantastic right from the start, when we had our initial discussion about the day, to the very end when producing our album which we have just received and it looks great! On the day itself, Martin and his colleague were both very professional and made everyone feel relaxed. They captured lots of special moments on the day, including many shots that we wouldn't even have thought to ask for." - Victoria & Andy

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Bristol Wedding Photographer - Best of Weddings 2015

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To those looking for Bristol Wedding Photographer in 2016 and beyond, here's the best wedding photography from this last year. To all of the wonderful people I had the pleasure of spending such incredible weddings with - thank you from the bottom of my heart for asking me to be your photographer, for all of the kind messages and cards. It was a privilege to be there to witness the emotion and all the amazing moments.
2015 was a fantastic year for me, I witnessed some truly fantastic and emotional moments and the highlight was an arrival of my baby boy in August.

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So here is my selection of Bristol wedding photography from 2015. I really hope you get as much pleasure from these moments as I did from capturing them and I look forward to hear all about your wedding plans.

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SS Great Britain wedding

 

I’m delighted to say that Sarah & Jon's SS Great Britain wedding has been featured  in Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding magazine.

The couple opted to wed on board the ss Great Britain due to their shared nautical interests - Jon is keen sailor and Sarah has ancestors who worked on the pilot cutter vessels in Pill near Bristol.

Sarah explains: "We love being by the sea so it was an easy choice for us. It also provided me with plenty of ideas for the wedding theme. As I am a graphic designer, I designed all the stationery items myself". "Also, all the profits from the wedding are reinvested into the upkeep of the ship in it as well," adds Jon.
Sarah's dad drove her to the ceremony in his lovingly restored 1953 Sunbeam Alpine Roadster. "Arriving at the ship in dad's car was amazing", she recalls. " There were lots of people waiting outside which helped set the scene".

The couple exchanged vows on the Promenade Deck surrounded by 90 of their friends and family. Sarah made her entrance to Pachebel and the exit music was Handel played by harpist, Claire Dibble.
The couple chose a live swing band Gary Grace for the evening and their first dance was Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darin.

They chose their photographer Martin Dabek because he had experience of shooting on board the ss Great Britain. "We were shown a portfolio of his work taken at a wedding on the ship, which was amazing. He's really creative and we were really keen on having reportage-style photography to capture people enjoying the day," says Jon. Sarah adds:" Martin and his assistant Simon were great on the day and they made sure we got the most out of the venue. They captured the spirit of the day beautifully and I would definitely recommend them"

If you are considering SS Great Britain Wedding please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your wedding photography requirements.

 

What advice would you give brides who are planning their wedding?

1. Do what you both want to do – it’s a great reflection of your personalities and you don’t have to follow suit.
2. Relax. Take it all in and take a moment to look around you.
3. Plan. Fail to plan, plan to fail! He he… oh, and it will help with point 2.