Wilton Castle Wedding photography
David and Tiffany
Saturdays weather forecast was not looking good, for this wedding and many others today. Many of my photographer friends were all taking preparations including myself for… storms, thunder and lightening, hmmm, so not just content with a shower but the full set, great! It was just typical of the british weather to throw a spanner in the works, a stormy sandwich was on the menu, Friday scorching sunshine, Saturday storms and then Sunday back to the sunshine. As I left Cheltenham in the morning not long after an almighty thunderstorms I headed to Ross-on-Wye through rain drenched roads, hoping my previous days Sundance would kick in… it wasn’t looking good, probably due to my poor dad dancing! As I met the Wheble family it was time to get down to business and start documenting the day.
It is always a daunting task photographing a photographers wedding, but photographing a photographers wedding whose father-in-law to be was a successful photographer too was a little nerving, two photographers! (That was hard to explain!) I seem to attract photographers, maybe thats not such a bad thing, as I have photographed 4 and have two more this year! With the brides preparations almost finalised and the beautiful 1928 Rolls Royce Landaulette waiting outside, the rain was easing with perfect timing as Tiffany was ready to leave.
So as the Rolls took one route I took the shorter and waited for the arrival of the Bride and proud dad. I must admit i was now feeling a little smug, Wilton Castle, groom and guests where surrounded by blue skies, white fluffy clouds and sunshine. Maybe my dad dancing wasn’t so bad after all, not too sure how this has happened, but I am not complaining and will make the most of the beautiful surroundings, gorgeous couple and the incredible weather turnaround!
As Tiffany and David sealed their vows it was time for them to enjoy a sun drenched Pimms, the way the day was originally planned. So with a little re-hydration and a few games of croquet sunk by guests it was time for a few pictures of family and friends, and one in particular one I had been waiting to do for some time. So with a few tent pegs and a long length of string I marked out the shape of a heart. With the list of family members crossed off it was time to wrap it up at Wilton Castle and head to the Inn on the Wye. As the guests made their way on, we managed a few more individual photos before the carriage departed.
As the newlyweds enjoyed a glass of champagne for a few miles up the A40 in the beautiful white fairy tale car, we stopped off in a little picturesque spot for a few more pics before being summoned to the top table.
The skies were still blue and with a happy greeting by the guests, food and speeches completed, it was time to soak up remaining sun and day. Next on the list was the eagerly awaited bouquet launch, first dance and cutting of the cake. With the taste of wedding cake on the lips it was time for the full party mode to kick in and for me to retire. It was a incredible day that just went from great to magical, I truly couldn’t believe how the day ended out, but as they say everything happens for a reason, and David and Tiffany deserved a beautiful day. Congratulations to you both.