You’ve gotta love being a photographer. What other job could find me drinking Prosecco, riding in the back of a stretch limo at 8:00am through the middle of Clevedon when most people are just finishing their cornflakes?
On the pavements of Clevedon parents walked their children to school, stopping in their tracks at the thumping dance music and flashing lights announcing something very special was going on inside the limo. Inside the wedding party were in excited spirits as we wound our way through the North Somerset streets, arriving at Clevedon Pier just after 8:30m as the rain and wind were whipping up into a frenzy. Oh and I nearly forgot to mention, not only was it Valentines day but it was also Lindsey’s birthday!
‘I wanted to drop you a note to say a massive thank you for all the wonderful photos. They are incredible and everyone loves them. Plus I also wanted to mention how everyone keeps saying how lovely you were and what a fantastic job you did. In addition the way the photos arrived were amazing. So beautiful and such a lovely touch.’
What a weekend. I don’t think I’ve come back down to earth yet after all the fun and hustle of yesterday’s windy but very lovely wedding. Taunton may have been a tad on the blustery side with a touch of the wet stuff but that didn’t stop this bunch of lovely peeps having an amazing wedding. And Becky is a bride who loves the dance floor, so much so that I didn’t want to leave. Chris and Becky pulled off an ace, fun family affair at Becky’s parents home, all centred around a marquee that had been assembled in her parents garden.
In my life as a wedding photographer I’m fortunate to get to visit some really special venues; hotels, country houses, private houses and everything in between. On Saturday I had the pleasure of visiting Bristol’s newest country house wedding venue which has been lovingly restored and given a make over, making it a very stylish and elegant wedding venue.
Backwell House Wedding Photographer
The daffodil filled driveway leads you to this 19th century Georgian house which sits nestled in South Bristol, just past Long Ashton. I wandered around and was really impressed, each room was filled with instagram-worthy details, nooks and quirky crannies. Exploring the gardens I found large flowering magnolia trees, a walled kitchen garden and uninterrupted views of the Somerset hills. Perfect for couple photographs.
It has an exclusive feel and the careful thought that has clearly gone in to its restoration are pleasing to see. Rooms feel comfy, the bar is amazing and I left with no doubt that Backwell House will now be the setting for some very special weddings and cracking parties. Small weddings of approx 60 guests can be catered for indoors or if you having a larger wedding then you can hire a tipee or marquee for the lawn.
Backwell House Wedding Photography Special Offer
If you are planning a uniquely personal wedding at Backwell House and would like to take advantage of my special offer for 2016 AND 2017 weddings then do get in touch.
As this is a new venue, in my home city, I’m keen to shoot a wedding (or two… or three) here, so if you interested in beautiful, natural photographs and you book your Backwell House wedding photography with me you will receive a complimentary engagement shoot, plus a free wall display guest signing frame featuring an image from your engagement session.
Photographing the Clevedon Hall wedding of Lis and Jonno was a brilliant whirlwind! Wedding days generally do seem to go by very quickly, yet this day felt like it happened in about ten minutes, I assure you though that it didn’t!