Category: Real Weddings
This post is all about one of my favourite and local to me wedding venues. Here you’ll find a selection of pre wedding sessions as well as real weddings all captured at Clearwell Castle Wedding Venue.
I love doing pre wedding photoshoots! For me, they are an important part of the service I offer to my wedding packages.
Today, I thought I would share with you another real wedding from the summer. Like many weddings this year, it is smaller and a little different than planned. It was still a lovely wedding filled with all the bits I love about weddings - love, happiness and smiles! A lovely Forest of Dean Wedding.
It seems quite apt that I am writing this blog just as the rain starts falling once again. I get more questions about rain than anything else! So what happens if it rains on my photoshoot?
Last month I had the pleasure of photographing a lovely wedding at the Guildhall in Bath for Josh and Tyler, their original wedding was due to take place in March, the night before, Halls, venues and churches were closed and the country went into lockdown. Having their wedding cancelled at the very last moment was heart breaking for everyone. It was so lovely to hear from Tyler saying that they have been able to reschedule their wedding and could finally make their lifelong promise to each other.
Here we are, just into September and I am writing my first real wedding blog for 2020! It also happens to be about the first real wedding I had the pleasure of capturing this year. A beautiful intimate wedding at Gloucester Shire Hall, right in the heart of the city.
Stephanie and Chris’s winter wedding at Tracy Park, South Gloucestershire.
I met with Lizzy and Alex at their wedding venue of Oxleaze Barn during Storm Dennis. With wild wind and rain we explored their wedding venue taking the time to get to know each other before their wedding day later this month. Exploring the gardens and grounds at Oxleaze we found so many wonderful spots for photographs.
Sophie and Jason decided to say I do at the wonderful, quirky wedding venue Perrygrove Railway[http://www.perrygrove-wedding.co.uk/] here in the stunning Forest of Dean. A beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon last June was perfect for an early summer wedding.
Kelly and Ashley’s wedding at the Old Court Hotel, Herefordshire
I can’t believe we are already in October and so far this year I haven’t blogged about any of the fabulous weddings I have had the privilege of photographing so far this year.
It feels like it has been ages since I shared some real wedding inspiration so today I thought I would head back to last summer and the wonderful wedding of Emma and Dave at Bishopswood House.
My last wedding of 2018 was a wonderfully laid back wedding for Tasha and Toby set at The Old Lodge on Minchinampton Common[https://food-club.com/weddings/]. Not only was it a special day for Tasha and Toby, it is also my own wedding anniversary which Tasha and Toby took as a good sign (Mr G and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary this year!).
I love weddings, they are a wonderful celebration of two people showing their love of one another. Each wedding is unique and leaves a lasting memory. My favourite memories from Nick and Deborah’s wedding at Hatton Court Hotel feature confetti and my worry over a pair of trousers!
This year has certainly flown by, I am for sure playing catch up on blogging some of the fabulous weddings I had the pleasure in capturing this year. One of the last weddings of year for me was Jade and Matts unique day at Hatton Court in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside.
Teepees, vintage cars, marshmallows and beer! Emily and Roland’s Gloucestershire teepee wedding had a wonderful festival feel and was a joy to capture.
Clearwell Castle Wedding Venue - one of the UKs premier wedding venue, the perfect venue for a special and my first wedding of 2018. It is always a pleasure to capture a couple’s special day here, the grounds are stunning even in winter, inside you are spoilt for choice when its comes backdrops for photographs.
2017 has been a superb year for Capture this Moment Photography! Welcome to our review of 2017.
Rosie and Ben's wedding at Haselbury Mill in Somerset.
Amanda and Giuliano’s wedding was sophisticated, elegant and beautiful. Amanda looked stunning in her dress and Giuliano, and his best men, looked very dapper in their tuxedos. The venue, Clearwell castle[http://www.clearwell-castle.co.uk] in the Forest of Dean, was stunning, especially midst the glorious weather and blossoming grounds, which were perfect for the bride and grooms intimate photographs.
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Capture this Moment had a great start to 2017 to their wedding photography, photographing Gemma and Sean’s wedding
"A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be. " - Douglas Pagels
2016 has certainly been an eventful year. I have captured so many memories for clients both old and new, young and old, in the studio, on locations. Captured the details, the emotions, family interactions as they celebrated many different occasions.
My first wedding by Isabella Norman
Becky and Tim were recently married in the beautiful village of Newnham on Severn, a place very close to their hearts, a village they spend a lot of time in socialising with family and friends. The village was the focal point of day, guests along with the groom and his best man met a local pub before walking up to the pretty church at the top of the village. Becky walked the short distance to the church with her father and bridesmaids.
For all the couples who booked wedding photography with me I offer a pre session, the benefits of this a numerous - you can read about these here.[/blog/pre-wedding-photoshoot-do-you-need-one/]
Early April showers were dodged for this styled shoot at Prinknash Abbey organised by the Flower Girls.
Carol and Stuart's relaxed outdoor wedding took place at Painswick's Rococo Gardens. The gardens are stunning regardless of the time of year, late winter early spring, the gardens are full of snowdrops and as the year processes the garden continually changes with the seasons making it a wonderful venue of a wedding.
There was little tradition at Charlie and Emma's wedding. The couple travelled from Dubia to the beautiful Cotswolds and were joined by many family and friends for a weekend of celebrations. Much of the weekend celebrations took place at the stunning Temple Guiting Manor. I spent the morning photographing the details of the bride's stunning gown and flowers - which featured hops, these featured throughout the day and represented the couples' love of beer and the industry in which they work in. As well as these details I captured Charlie along with his best man and ushers before they headed to the church in Broadwell village, a beautiful Cotswold village where Emma grew up.
Autumn is one of my favourite times of year in the forest, beautiful colours appear. Catherine and James incorporated these stunning colours into their special day.
A stunning forest wedding for Tracy and Lee at Speech House Hotel, Gloucestershire.
Daisy and Graham married on a hot Saturday in June at Priston Mill, a stunning venue between Bath and Bristol.
When you love someone, you just do. There are no maybes, no buts, and no whys - Cherlynn Shakespeare 1924
Last summer I had the pleasure capturing James and Becky's special day. Becky's favourite flowers - sunflowers featured throughout the day along with her favourite colour teal. The result day filled with much colour as well as love, happiness and laughter.
Did you know around 42% of marriage proposals happened between December and February? Christmas, New Year and Valentines day being the most popular. Mr G proposed at Christmas and this year we will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary! Quite an achievement, 2 children, a dog, a couple of house moves, a period of time living abroad, some travel experiences are some of the adventures we have shared.
2015 was an amazing year. I was blessed with so many lovely clients, returning and new. I have worked with amazing small local businesses. Captured so many memories to create treasures to keep and share. Here is just a small selection from some of the sessions completed, we had lots of fun with bubbles, visited parks, celebrated engagements, recorded moments, grabbed props, captured the details, the emotion of some many amazing occasions. I would like to thank you you all, it has been a pleasure and a privilege to be involved.
Back in July, I had the pleasure to capture Gwen and Alex's special day, Gwen and Alex travelled from South Africa to the Cotswold village of Temple Guiting in Gloucestershire and the stunning Temple Guiting Manor. Friends and family travelled from various locations to join in the celebrations.