30 Oct 2010

Wedding Photographer Berkeley Castle / Berkeley Church

Graham and Dominique - St Mary The Virgin Church, Berkeley / Berkeley Castle - 16th October 2010

Graham and Dominique both live in London, but chose to marry here in the Cotswolds.  The weather was fantastic for an October day, clear skies, warm and not a shower in sight.

Hair and Make-up was by Di McDonald (www.dimcdonaldmakeup.co.uk) who I've seen on many occasions over the years, and best of all she has this very fancy box of make-up 'stuff'.

Wedding shoes can be found in the most obscure of places.

Dominique had this wonderful necklace that extended down her back.  I should at this point write something really girlie about it, but hey, I'm a man, and other than the fact that I see a lot of girlie getting ready (compared to most men) my knowledge base on necklaces is pretty much limited to 'nice'.

A soloist sang in the church prior to the brides arrival and also during signing of the register.  He was very good.....needless to say I neglected to ask who he was (beam me over his details Dominique....I think more couples should have him at their weddings!)

And the most smiley bride award goes to.........Dominique.

Inside St Mary The Virgin Church, Berkeley.

Possibly my favourite photo from the day.... certainly a great recessional photo.  It's lovely to see couples smiling at their friends (heads up!) making the most of their time in the church.

Dominiques veil was super long.

Into the wedding car (www.all-occasions-home.co.uk) for the short ride to Berkeley Castle - yes folks, it's less than 100 yards from the church itself!

Reception drinks were held in the courtyard at Berkeley Castle (for the hardier few), whilst some guests enjoyed the main hall inside, where it was a little warmer.

This weeks group wedding photo.  Dominiques two brothers (I believe) are on the right.  And for the record I have no idea what prompted this.

A few wedding portraits in the grounds of Berkeley Castle.

Not to be overlooked, here are the 'inside' guests.

The wedding breakfast was catered by Williams Kitchen at Calcot.

Whilst everyone was eating the most wonderful light shone across Berkeley Castle as the sun was setting.  This is why it's great to be around later in the day at some weddings.

I always enjoy speeches at Berkeley Castle....it's usually a packed room, loads of atmosphere and I can cover a few alternative angles to include plenty of wedding guests.

'Fighting talk'

Dominique said a few words during speeches.  I'm not sure if this was planned or impromptu (to get Graham off the stage)!

Music was provided by the fantastic band Hussy (www.hussyband.com).  These guys were great, so for all those of you who ask me "Matt can you recommend any good wedding music" well, bookmark these boys.

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