Wedding! Owen and Jane at Clearwell Castle.
May 5th, 2010
A couple of Saturdays back saw the wedding of Owen and Jane at Clearwell Castle in the Forest of Dean, just a short drive from Bristol.
As you've probably noticed, I'm often at Clearwell Castle so I'm really getting comfortable there.
It's a beautiful venue with some massive rooms, beautiful art, furniture and grounds.
The grounds look extra special for Owen and Jane's wedding. Things are looking much more green and mature now!
I could say this about every Bride that I shoot, but Jane made a fantastic Bride. She really enjoyed it!
I hope that you'll be able to see that from the images. Owen was very laid back and was also a pleasure to shoot.
A super-cool couple indeed!
Well Owen is a concept artist who has worked on projects for some small companies like Disney and Atari.... No, I've never heard of them either.
Jane designs websites for CBBC and CBeebies.
I think that classifies them as cool, and those are just their jobs!
Thank you Owen and Jane for letting me be with you (literally) all day. You and your guests made me feel so welcome.
Enjoy these pictures.
Owen created these designs. Very impressive!
A sneak peek at Jane's dress
Hair and make up by the amazing Julie Dunkley
This is the cottage where Jane got ready, And yes, I was very nervous bringing the dress outside!
Jane's mum helps to take the dress to the Bridal suite
Nice to see a keen groom like Owen and suited up already!
Jane's twin sister Sam and friend Nerys made brilliant bridesmaids and multitaskers.
A new favorite.
I loved how Jane and Sam shared their mannerisms!
Jane's Mum loved seeing Jane get ready, and she was a great help too...in-fact she was a pro!
Owen's parents looking excited!
Molly just getting in some practise for her big job!
Jane's Dad was thrilled to see Jane looking so stunning!
Owen looks more relaxed than his best men! That's a first for sure!
The amazing wedding cake by Justine from Just Cakes
Wearing a hat as smart as this one, you can't help but smile, I think.
This amazing string quartet really set the mood!
Nobody knows how to play, but everybody likes a shot at it!
Good friends of the family and real gentlemen; Roy and Steve were very pleased to be at the wedding.
Rhydian looking a little nervous before his speech! I hate that feeling. Alcohol usually does the trick.
The soup really was that good!
I've not included the images here, but there was a pretty ugly riot at the wedding a little later on when the guests realised they weren't give fish and chips like Molly!
This here was the leader of the riot.
How good does this look though?!
In the same room was the secret meeting of hat wearing ladies. SShhhh!
A quick costume change! Very pretty!
Jane's fathers speech was brilliant and is physically congratulated by pretty much everybody!
"Yep...let's rip Owen to pieces"
...and rip they did!
7:43 to be exact! I'm not too sure who won the sweepstake, but I did hear some heavy bribery going on!
We popped out whilst the light was just fading. All my couples, Owen and Jane included love this time when they can just relax and get some fresh air!
...and have a lie down!
I love a well beered-up group of stags, this lot though were especially tricky to work with. I loved it!
I challenge anyone to find me a picture of a freshly married groom with a fat cigar in his mouth, rocking a pair of aviators with a castle in the reflection.
Nerys and Nick make a great couple. (tried to think of an Avatar-based quip for their blue faces... I failed)
This lady is either heading for the dance floor, or the bar. Either way, she's going the right direction!
If you're not using your fingers to point in every direction, you're simply not dancing!
I liked watching Jane hold on tight to her husband!
And that's all!
Congratulations Jane and Owen.
You made me feel very relaxed and welcome and I thank you for that.
I hope you've enjoyed your honeymoon in San Francisco and I also hope that you really enjoy the rest of your lives together, you're a wonderful couple!