Wedding in West Bridgford
Chloe and Grant did not postpone their wedding in West Bridgford, much to my delight, as it turned out to be my very first full day wedding of the year! I was over the moon to be back shooting a wedding from start to finish and thrilled to be back in West Bridgford, where two of my last three weddings this year have taken place.
Chloe got ready at the Mercure hotel in the city centre. The morning was quiet and calm, and I really enjoyed taking pictures of Chloe in her hotel room. Everything felt very low key and unassuming. It was actually lovely. Chloe did her own makeup and her sister curled her hair and her daughter was excitedly bouncing around the room, and before we knew it, it was time to put on the dress and go! Not before a few of my signature window portraits. Chloe looked absolutely stunning in her flower crown by Phoenix Flowers. I do love a flower crown! It was an absolute pleasure to grab some quick portraits of Chloe before I left for West Bridgford Registry Office.
Only 6 of us were allowed into the ceremony room, including the bride and groom, which made me feel so honoured to be in the small number who witnessed the intimate ceremony at close hand. The rest of the guests watched outside through the windows and on zoom! I love the bizarre nature of current weddings. It is certainly not a year we will forget in a hurry! and somehow the strange restrictions made things special and different. Actually when I was chatting to them on the engagement shoot, I think certainly Grant was quite pleased that things had to be pared back. I am wondering if this might be the way forward for many weddings. I am just glad they didn’t cut back on photography and I was able to document their day like I would any other wedding.
The Larwood & Voce
Chloe and Grant took their celebrations to local West Bridgford pub the Larwood. It is a pub that backs onto the Trent cricket ground, and the management even let us into the upstairs bar for some photos, whilst a match was in full swing, which was rather special. Plus the light was divine! They had a section of the pub closed off for their wedding. It was decorated in bunting, and there was plenty of space indoors and out to accommodate the small wedding party. Drinks, a tasty buffet, speeches, a game of Mr & Mrs and cake cutting followed and I spent the evening chatting to friends and family, totally losing track of time before I departed later that evening!
I have really enjoyed editing the first sneak peek of photographs of this wedding in West Bridgford, and was very excited about putting together this 10 blog. Chloe and Grant’s low key wedding in West Bridgford was an absolute delight. I am so thankful they didn’t postpone and I got to be back doing what I love. Here are just 10 photos from their day. I look forward to sharing more very soon. What a great day!