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Bishops Palace Wells Wedding

Hannah & James

St. James’ Church Ashwick & Bishops Palace Wells Wedding

I’m delighted to present highlights from St. James Church Ashwick & Bishops Palace Wells wedding. Water was the theme of our day as we joined Hannah & James to photograph their awesome wedding; tears of happiness, an actual ‘wedding duck race’ in the grounds of the Bishops Palace and of course the vast amount of rain which fell from the skies – well this was UK Summertime after all!

Hannah got ready in the morning at her parents house with her bridesmaids and her Mum helping (check out her Grandmother throwing some shapes later on at their reception!). The anticipation heightened, flowers arrived and finally everyone was on their way to the Church. The heavens held long enough for us to all get inside without umbrellas and they enjoyed a beautiful traditional wedding ceremony. With confetti thrown it was off to the amazing Bishops Palace Wells for their wedding reception. The rain suddenly poured down just as we jumped in the car to go to the Bishops Palace and Hannah’s sister (and bridesmaid), Lydia, ran for cover with her bouquet on her head, which made us giggle! A roaring log fire helped everyone dry out once we were back in the comfort of the Bishops Palace.

After their wedding breakfast Hannah’s parents surprised everyone by producing a basket full of little yellow ducks! We all headed outside – and the rain came down. Only the faithful made it to the lakes in the grounds of the Bishops Palace for what I imagine must be the first ‘wedding day duck race’ to ever have been held there! It was absolutely brilliant fun and perfect weather… for ducks! Evening brought dancing and an opportunity for some low light photographs around the Bishops Palace and it’s grounds. I love the photo of Hannah dancing with her father under the vaulted ceiling and her crazy friends partying the night away. Congratulations Hannah & James! x

Bride getting ready at home before her traditional church wedding and wedding reception at the Bishops Palace Wells
creative photograph of the brides wedding dress hanging in the window of her parents home with reflections
Bridal veil photographed from below in black and white
The bride having her makeup applied by her sister before her Bishops Palace Well wedding
High key photo of bridal preparations
Mother of the Bride helping her daughter put her fake eyelashes on before her wedding
Black and white documentary wedding photography of bridal preparations on the morning of a wedding at the Bishops Palace in Somerset
Bridesmaid unwrapping her present from the bride
The Brides giant red duck which was used in a duck race later that day at the lakes surrounding the Bishops Palace in Wells
Brides Grandmother helping her son (the Brides father) do up his cufflinks on the morning of the wedding
The Groom waits inside St. James' Church in Ashwick before his wedding
Approaching the church door for her traditional wedding ceremony, the Bride her father and a bridesmaid walk along the path towards the Church
Wedding photograph of the bride and her dad in the Church doorway for her wedding at St. James' Church in Ashwick
Documentary wedding photo of the bride walking up the aisle in church to meet her waiting fiancée
Bridesmaids crying in church
Creative black and white wedding photograph of the bride walking past the church with the groom helping her hold her wedding dress
The married couple hide around the corner of the St. James' Church Ashwick to allow their wedding guests to leave and form a confetti line
Married couple in the back of the wedding car
Relaxed wedding photo of the bridal party at the Bishops Palace Wells
Confetti being thrown from the staircase at the Bishops Palace over the Bride and Groom
Wedding Photographer at the Bishops Palace photographing the bride and groom with Wells cathedral in the background
Bride and groom reflected in the lake in the grounds of the Bishops Palace
Couple kissing during their wedding photos in the grounds of the Bishops Palace
Creative wedding photograph in the trees
Bride in big wedding dress walking through an old stone gateway
Macro photograph of wedding rings
The duck race begins on their wedding day in the lake at the back of the Bishops Palace Wells
Bride dancing with her friends
Old lady photographed dancing at a wedding
Wedding guests throwing some shapes on the dancefloor during a wedding at the Bishops Palace
Bridesmaid dancing with a drink in her hand
Bride dancing with her father under the vaulted ceiling after her Bishops Palace Wells wedding
Wedding photo of the bride and groom in the entrance to the Bishops Palace in Wells, Somerset
Creative portrait photograph of the bride and groom with light reflections
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Bride and groom silhouetted against a tree during night time at the Bishops Palace