The Ridler Wedding

A very emotional wedding for truly amazing couple...

I've known Ollie for sometime, sharing many school time memories with him. It was an absolute yes when his bride to be Kaylie contacted me and asked if I would cover the photography on their special day.

Starting of at The Grange hotel in Keynsham and with the Prep and Hair being taken care of by Natalie Heaver of "Bath Makeup Artist - The Work Shop" Timsbury. It was a family morning with cooked breakfasts and bubbly to suit. The whole family gathered around - with a their private Chef Rob in the kitchen it was perfect start the photography. Kaylie held a beautiful card with a message from Ollie the message read with love and excitement for the day... accompanied with a silver Charmed Pandora Bracelet, a perfect touch from her soon to be husband. Kaylie also showed me card that had been written by her sister Gemma. Kaylie sat on the bed while she read it. It was the perfect opportunity to capture what kaylie expressed as... unlike Gemma, the card read of how proud she was of Kaylie. It was very touching.

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From the Hotel I made my way to the Guild Hall in Bath for the ceremony. With enough time to find myself in All Bar One getting some shots of the Groom and Groomsmen having a cheeky one before they headed across the road ahead of Kaylie. The Groomsmen were in high sprits the jokes were flying and there were smiles from ear to ear on everyones faces. Feeling excited about what the next hours would bring in celebration of their close friends wedding.

The Grooms and Groomsmen were looking dashing in their Navy Blue suits while the accent colours for the day polished off the style of the wedding, adding Dusty Pinks and Ivory to the mix.

Kaylies Dress beautiful with embroidered detailing and middle length veil to add to the vintage feel of the set up. She look incredible! Her tattoo arm piece added to her personality and her face beamed with excitement ... of that she explained were actualluy nerves.

Kaylie waited for the register in a secret room moments before moving to the ceremony room. Here she had time to speak with her father before he gave her away. I dont know what they spoke about, a moment I snapped and left so not to be intrusive more than necessary to capture this beautiful moment.

The Groom and Groomsmen laughed and joked as the guests arrived. The boys were on form. I could tell that Ollie throughout was feeling the nerves. He was moments away from making Kaylie the happiest woman in the world.

The emotion was high, Kaylie sadly had to for go brain surgery in the months prior, this and a mixture of her dad being in hospital days before the wedding only adding to the anticipation of this day to come with the joy they all deserved. With all her friends and family around, it felt like this moment was finally here to watch the ones they loved the most tie the knot.

The ceremony was beautiful the registra at the Guild Hall was so friendly encouraging me in to positions that other photographers had used to capture their couples moments. The room was filled with faces that beamed and the children who look onwards to see their prince and princess tie the knot.

I stopped briefly after the ceremony to take some portraits of the bride, groom and family on the stairs. You could feel the nerves at this point had completely dissolved from the couple, then with claps and cheers of congratulations from everyone - I dashed off to Saltford Golf Club for the reception.

The room was beautiful, It was the work of many family and friends, but at the source organised by Kaylies sister Gemma. A vintage sweetie cart, an old style post box and guest book to sign, with pictures of the happy couple throughout the years they had spent together before this day. The flowers on the table hinted subtly toward the design of brides dress and groomsmen suits. it just looked, well you know....perfect.

I took the couple outside in the cold and rain. Not the most ideal situations for romantic portraits, none the less it was worth the shot that titles this blog.

Friends and family & myself were treated to a lovely 3 course meal prepared by the catering franchise Haywards at Stockwood Golf Club. Keeping my eyes closely fixed on the wedding room - so I could ditch my meal and capture the speeches.

The evening unfolded with dinner then speeches. A projector was ready for the best mans speech, they did the Groom well, showing friends and family the side of Ollie that they loved so much with picture of him wearing a little less than his grandad exspected. Ollie's faced creased with embarrassment only for minutes until it was his moment to say a few words.

The children danced and played with the Photo Booth that I set up for evening, the adults laughed and spoke about how much of a lovely day they were having. Then slowly making my way around the room snapping all the moments you'd expect from your photographer. I had taken my good friend Sarah with me for the evening. Sarah a keen photographer she was helping me out with those alternative angles. The action smoothly move through the groomsmens embarrassing speech, the fathers on the day speaking thier words of pride and of course the cake cutting and first dance. Perfect! A fantastic couple, fantastic friends and one very special day. Mr & Mrs Ridler - 3rd February 2018.

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