I loved capturing the festive union of Lucy and James Luton. The aesthetic they wanted to capture included everything you’d expect from a traditional Christmas wedding: jewel toned roses with ivory and silver accents, ornate candelabras, and a sleigh ride (or coach ride if we’re being accurate) for two.
On the day I photographed Lucy getting ready at home, as well as her carriage ride to the gorgeous venue, All Saints Church in Long Ashton, where James was waiting. The ceremony was beautifully lit by hundreds of candles glinting in the antique golden interior of the 700 year old church (wow!). After the couple exchanged vows we headed over to Ashton Court Mansion for the reception. I stole the newly-weds away to get some intimate shots against the venues iconic yellow facade. I love how the images turned out – the bright splash of colour added so much warmth to the images.
My favourite element of the day was Lucy and James’ rousing rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas; it got all of the guests involved, broke the ice, and really lifted the mood before speeches began. Once everybody was properly fed and Lucy and James had danced for the first time as man and wife, we snuck off and made the most of Ashton Court’s dramatic exterior lighting.
I was there until the very end, capturing all the precious moments and examples of ‘dad dancing’ that the guests had to offer. It really was a very seasonal and special day.
As usual small selection from this Ashton Court Winter wedding. If you are considering a wedding at Ashton Court, please get in touch to discuss your wedding photography requirements.