Clearwell Castle Wedding – Embrace the rain – on your wedding day Steph & Adam

Pastel pink roses, parasols and lindy hop trad jazz

Floral images for site decor

I never get tired of photographing Clearwell Castle wedding days. The perfect setting for a fairy tale wedding.

With a sweeping long driveway, high arched doorways, it oozes style and sophistication fitting for the most elegant of brides.

Bristol couple Steph and Adam embraced the British summer time showers, they were getting married in a castle after all.

Rain can often make much more dramatic wedding photographs so I’m never disheartened when its forecast. Steph had a beautiful vintage parasol which worked perfectly to save her hair while also acting as an incredible prop framing the couple against the gorgeous lilac and purple foxgloves in the castle gardens.

The bridesmaids stand in front of the leaded windows helping the bride put on her dress.
Close up image of a Christian Dior perfume bottle next to its box and diamond jewelry.
A trio of images showing the gold wedding rings onto of a pocket watch. The groom looking out of a window while putting on his cravat and the men's pink button holes.
Bridesmaids leaning around door and the groom standing at the from of the ceremony room with anticipation on his face whit wedding guests behind him.
Three images of the bride and her bridesmaids doing funny poses in the endurance room of Clearwell castle. The bride is wearing a white lace fishtail dress and the bridesmaids are wearing pale pink.

Bridal preparations were relaxed and fun as I got to know the bridesmaids better. One worked for Coca-Cola so we did a few cross promotional pictures for her sporting the branded pants. Steph’s bouquet of seasonal flowers included a pastel array of peonies, roses and gypsophila. This was set of against a long lace mermaid dress, with my favorite cap sleeves.

The styling was elegant, she wore her hair in long curls and was adorned with simple Tiffany & Co. jewellery. I was really happy we had plenty of time to do some beautiful bridal portraits set against the leaded windows in the castle.

Loving crazy fun bridal party photos this lot didn’t disappoint.

Some of the images wouldn’t pass the watershed. We shot inside the castle for comfort but without compromising the style as I made use of the high ceilings, natural light and chandeliers.

After the couple made their way down the longest isle in Gloucester, strolled through the gardens cuddled under an umbrella it was the perfect time to warm up with an incredible traditional jazz band. It suited the venue well and got young and old alike up doing Lindy hop until dinner was ready.

Wedding guests sitting at tables during the speeches. Two old ladies laughing as groom waves his hands around and bride looks amused. Close up of trumpet and dancing. The first dance lit with flash.
Floral images for site decor
Two black and white bridal portraits in a head and shoulders format. One looking down and one looking at the camera.

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Dealing with rain on your wedding day.

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