Back in September I drove up to Gloucestershire for Katie and Craig’s Elmore Court wedding. I met Katie and the bridesmaids at a lovely little cottage in the countryside called Hartleton Lake Retreat. The sun was shining, and a relaxed morning was spent here getting ready before heading over to Elmore Court for the wedding ceremony.
This was my first time photographing at Elmore Court, and I have to say how much I love this venue! I really like the contrast between the old and new. Elmore Court itself has been occupied for hundreds of years and is a beautiful old building in itself. But what makes it really unique is the contemporary, sustainably constructed dining hall called the Gillyflower. As you’ll see it’s the perfect space for throwing a great party! All this is set in some well kept grounds surrounded by wonderful Gloucestershire countryside.
As always though, any wedding venue takes a back seat to the people. This is what really makes a wedding day go off, and these guys were brilliant! I must admit to having a bit of proposal envy during the speeches. Not that my proposal was bad – far from it (I hope!) As it turns out, Craig had taken it to another level with a well planned and carefully executed video. Craig played this video to an unsuspecting Katie on the big screen at Bristol’s millennium square whilst she watched from below. As Katie’s reaction was being filmed on a second camera, Craig suddenly appeared from around the corner to finish off the proposal. Great work!
Throw in a gorgeous sunset, a bit of Fake That and you had all the ingredients for needed for a fantastic day. If you’re planning an Elmore Court wedding and fancy getting in touch you can drop me a line over here. Here’s what we got up to during the day…