Tom and Anchela’s Bristol hotel wedding was a joy to photograph and a beautiful combination of traditional meets contemporary, with elements of Anchela’s Indian heritage thrown in (her evening look was simply stunning – take a look at the photos!).
The day started at Anchela and Tom’s home in North Bristol with Anchela, her bridesmaids and family getting ready. This was a super relaxed event with everyone having fun whilst getting ready.
From the house, we headed across town to St. Bonaventures Church in Redland, Bristol. There ceremony was the perfect combination of traditional elements with some very personal sermons and readings. As the service ended, the guests filed out for one of our favourite bits of the day; the confetti throw! We always love this moment as it’s such a fun way to celebrate the occasion and always makes for some amazing photos! We always suggest that our couples find the largest petals possible as they can really make the photos ‘pop’. And of course, the more confetti the better!
A stunning white and black vintage Rolls Royce ferried the couple into the centre of the city for their Bristol hotel wedding reception at the Marriott Bristol Royal. As the guests arrived, the bride and groom swept into the entrance to the hotel, which provided the perfect spot for group shots later in the day.
Beautifully decorated hotel wedding space
The events space for this hotel wedding was one of the most incredible we’ve ever seen: triple heighted ceilings and exceptionally decorated, the perfect space for a wedding. During the drinks reception, I whisked the bride and groom outside into a courtyard oasis filled with greenery, the perfect spot for some couple portraits.
The wedding party were invited to sit down for a scrumptious three-course wedding breakfast. Before the food came out, it was time for speeches from the bride’s sister, groom and the best man. All the speeches were spot on, and perfectly mixed hilarious stories with touching moments.
Time for an outfit change!
As the meal drew to a close, the bride and bridesmaids disappeared to change into their evening attire! And as the finishing touches to their outfits were prepared, I was invited invited into the room to capture the moment.
We decided to make the most of the golden hour glow and headed out onto College Green to capture some sunset couple portraits.
We were then ready for the evening party! The naked wedding cake was moved to the centre of the dance floor ready for the cake cutting. The guests gathered around the ckae and the bride and groom took centre stage to the cheers of their families and friends. The first dance followed, which was a beautiful, intimate moment between the couple before the rest of the guests were invited onto the dance floor. After some snapping of dance floor action from me, it was time to leave the couple and their guests to enjoy the evening. What an incredible day it was – huge thanks to Anchela and Tom for having us there, it was an honour!
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