I just adore this delightlful wedding today, a stunning fresh couple, bright beautiful photography and smiles that warm the cockles…. not to mention some gorgeous DIY details in part 2 ;-)
Thanks so very much to the amazing Bristol based wedding photographer, Albert Palmer Photography for sharing his images, here is what he had to say about the day;
“I’m Albert, a UK wedding photographer based in Bristol. I love my job and I’m fortunate enough to be able to travel all over the country doing what I do and sometimes even abroad.
I take a creative approach to weddings to capture photographs that are both beautiful and tell a story. I find each wedding beautifully different and it’s these moments that I love to capture. The real moments. The people, the emotion and the details. Your wedding photographs will be one of your most treasured possessions. Through them you will be able to relive that day for years to come. That’s why for me being a wedding photographer is a privilege and I take so much pride in my work.
I strongly believe your wedding is your wedding and not my photo shoot. I won’t interrupt your guests and ask them to smile for me and you won’t catch me setting up the same shots for every wedding. Your wedding is about you.albertpalmerphotography.com – firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma put some serious effort in the details of their wedding and it totally paid off. Scroll down to see her beautiful wedding bouquet of Gerbera and rosemary (to name a few) made by her Mum, the cool rustic signs and the most beautiful home made wedding cake made by her bridesmaid Sarah. I think Olly had a hand in the sweet shop:o) That’s team work. Let me know what you think in the comments.”
Surprise trip to Italy then Olly proposed when we got back home.
Under £8,000. We saved money where we could. I designed all the wedding invites stationery, signs, place names table plan etc. I got some great bargains in charity shops, like our 10 matching vases were only 30p each. Some of the best things about our wedding cost us practically nothing. Our ‘ Photo booth’ which was a borrowed camera on tripod on self-timer. We had a sign saying the funniest picture wins a prize – our guests were totally up for the challenge and had great fun doing it. One of Olly’ s best men borrowed an Audi from his work, which became our wedding car and he drove the 3 bridesmaids and me to the venue.
The Vision for the day….
Relaxed atmosphere, with our family and close friends. Intimate rural setting, with rustic charm. 82 people for the ceremony and 15 evening guests.
Slim fit charcoal grey suit from Next. Crisp white shirt from TM Lewin and silver cravat/hanker chief and silver detail waistcoat from Debenhams.
The Planning process….
Once we decided on our venue and photographer everything else started to fall into place. We were engaged for over a year, which gave us enough time to really decide what we wanted. We had been going out for 8 years before the engagement. We decided to go for a venue that we could have both the ceremony and the reception, all in one.
We had 3 bridesmaids two were my best friends and one was Olly’ s cousin who had always wanted to be a bridesmaid. I bought their dresses from Coast, silk knee length peppermint dresses. The cross over detail on the bust matched the style of my wedding dress really well.
The Ceremony Readings + Music….
Two ceremony readings, first read by my younger brother – The art of a good marriage. Second read by one of my bridesmaids – On your wedding day Olly’ s slaved over and put in a lot of time and effort in putting together the play lists. He did an amazing job putting together a real mix of songs for before and during the ceremony and the meal. We chose the Beetles ‘ All you need is love’ to walk down the isle as newly weds. We had the Bristol String Quartet play for 2 hours after the ceremony outside on the lawn. The evening party we hired the band Audio Stars that really got the party started.
The Watermill, Priston Mill near Bath, The venue is stunning surrounded by picturesque gardens beside a stream, which gave it a dream-like quality. It was surrounded by rolling hills and seemed as if it were in the middle of the countryside. We loved the fact you could hear the water splashing rhythmically from the waterwheel.
Pop back this afternoon for their stunning reception full of gorgeous DIY details :-) xoxo
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