Dave & Jen got Married at Bristol Marriott Royal

March 15th, 2011

In many ways, this was a total­ly aver­age and nor­mal wed­ding for me.
A great look­ing couple.
A beau­ti­ful venue.
Guests who laughed all day.
Incred­i­ble food.
Great music.*
Har­ry Pot­ter jokes direct­ed at me with­in 10 min­utes of me start­ing my day and not fin­ish­ing until I was pack­ing up and walk­ing out the door.
Like I said, all very normal.
It’s a lit­tle wor­ry­ing now that I actu­al­ly answer to the name Har­ry. (If you’ve met me, you’ll know that I’m ever so hand­some and I wear glass­es. That’s about the lim­it of our similarities)
I’m a lit­tle bit of  an atten­tion seek­er so I actu­al­ly quite enjoy the con­stant teas­ing. Good times!
As well as being an atten­tion seek­er, I think it’d be safe to call myself a lit­tle naughty. Not crude, just mis­chie­vous. How­ev­er, I met my mis­chie­vous match with Jen’s two bridesmaids.
Naugh­ti­est. Brides­maids. Ever.
Con­stant­ly pho­to­bomb­ing what are sup­posed to be the most impor­tant pic­tures in Dave and Jen’s life. Very bad.

I met up with Dave and Jen before the wed­ding just to con­firm a cou­ple of things. Every­thing seemed to be in per­fect order, that made me happy.
What made me smile is that Jen expressed a desire for some­thing, any­thing to go wrong on her day. Every­thing seemed to be going so smooth that just the slight­est bit of dra­ma would of added a sense of nor­mal­i­ty to their day. I liked that!

Dave and Jen chose the Bris­tol Mar­riott Roy­al for their cer­e­mo­ny and recep­tion. If you know Bris­tol, you’ll know this build­ing, sit­ting at the bot­tom of Bris­tol’s Park Street, home to my favourite cof­fee shop and Banksy art­work. The hotel stands with a bux­om bronze Queen Vic­to­ria out­side keep­ing the draft out.
I had nev­er been inside before, but I loved it. I can’t wait to shoot there again. It real­ly was a pleasure.
So, con­grat­u­la­tions Dave and Jen, you’re both incred­i­ble. You deserve each oth­er. Enjoy your life together.

*Live music pro­vid­ed by my favourite wed­ding band to work with ever, “Sound Awake

  1. Julie Batterham March 15th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    As always Joseph, stun­ning images of a very spe­cial day — what an awe­some set­ting for a wed­ding. Inti­mate moments , beau­ti­ful­ly cap­tured — lovely

  2. Sally Watts March 15th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Gor­geous, Joseph!
    I love so many of these images. The putting-on-the-shoe shot, the bride and baby, which is too adorable, and the dance floor pics are hilar­i­ous. I adore the last shot. So, so roman­tic. Beau­ti­ful couple!

  3. Tyler March 15th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    some real­ly great ones in here. great work with the get­ting ready from behind the wall. their stoked, for sure.

  4. Nessa K March 15th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    This is a beau­ti­ful wed­ding, Joseph. Addi­tion­al­ly, the beer nun made me laugh! =)

  5. Nessa K March 15th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    This is a beau­ti­ful wed­ding, Joseph. Addi­tion­al­ly, the beer nun made me laugh! =)

  6. Shyann March 15th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Awe­some wed­ding… OMGEEEE, I loved her shoes!!! love love love.. You real­ly cap­tured how much fun every­one was hav­ing.. great work Har­ry, erm, I mean Joseph :)

  7. Luis Godinez March 15th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Love the inti­mate moments you cap­tured between the B&G. Like the one where he whis­pers into her ears at the table.

  8. Dan March 15th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    My good­ness those first two detail shots set the scene so perfectly.

    +1 on the beer nun. Made me LOL at work and spill my coffee.

  9. Alicia Adamopoulos March 15th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    There are some fab­u­lous moments cap­tured here. I real­ly love the one of the bride crack­ing up laugh­ing. What a hoot! :D

  10. Len March 16th, 2011 at 1:10 am

    love­ly work Joseph and that last shot just knocked my socks off, such a beau­ti­ful moment captured. :)

  11. Christine March 16th, 2011 at 4:01 am

    love. your b+ws are killer. :)

  12. Nick March 16th, 2011 at 4:02 am

    You’ve cap­tured some awe­some moments! Love this!

  13. Paul Nguyen March 16th, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Con­grats on such great photos!

  14. Albert Palmer March 16th, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Great work Har­ry! ;o) I par­tic­u­lar­ly like the two B&W pho­tographs of the cou­ple danc­ing. Inti­mate and touching.

  15. Mark Quade March 16th, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Your work is noth­ing short of amaz­ing Joseph, a real inspiration.

  16. keao March 16th, 2011 at 11:36 am

    That venue is amaz­ing. I was so engrossed in the pic­tures I almost missed the guy in the nun habit.

  17. Natalie March 16th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Such a beau­ti­ful wed­ding! What a gor­geous bride! :)

  18. Marianne Taylor March 16th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Such an ele­gant wed­ding! You’ve told the sto­ry beau­ti­ful­ly, real­ly felt a part of it all.

  19. Jessica Horton March 16th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    That last image just gets me! So inti­mate & beautiful!

  20. Martin Pemberton March 16th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Great work as always Joseph. Love the B&W of the cou­ple dancing.
    So much emo­tion real­ly well cap­tured. Quality

  21. Joshua Gull March 17th, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Awe­some cov­er­age and great sto­ry-telling Joseph. I feel like I was there. Your work is beautiful.

  22. Douglas Pettway March 17th, 2011 at 1:32 am

    these pho­tos are full of warm, fun, sur­pris­ing, and excit­ing moments. The B&W’s are amaz­ing and the sto­ries they tell are timeless.

  23. sue March 17th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I have had with­draw­al sym­toms wait­ing for a new blog, how­ev­er these pho­tos have just revived me!
    They are excel­lent, well done xx

  24. adam houseman March 17th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Joseph, your work is an inspi­ra­tion. These are so well done. Love it.
    Dave and Jen, you two look amazing.

  25. Taphouse Wedding Photography March 17th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Haha! i love that this is your “aver­age” wedding!! 

    Stun­ning pho­tos, as i’m so get­ting used to see­ing from you now on your blog, keep it up :)

  26. Alison Willis March 21st, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I love these — it looks like you­ve cap­tured every detail. Per­fect. I can not wait to see the fin­ished ver­sion from our wed­ding — i just know you will be ah-mazing!

  27. Wedding Photographer Manchester March 21st, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Beat­i­full details Joseph, I love the vibran­cy and clar­i­ty of the colors.

  28. Claire March 26th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Gor­geous. Love all the laugh­ter, and the baby / the heads flat on the table made me laugh out loud. Love your work. :)

  29. Heather Grilliot March 28th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Love that Dad tied her dress, they are so beautiful!

  30. Martins Kikulis March 30th, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Nice work Joseph.. or should I say Harry! :))

  31. Heather April 4th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I adore the “almost kiss” at the begin­ning of the cer­e­mo­ny. Won­der­ful work!

  32. Craigh Bennett April 12th, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Love­ly pho­tos Joseph!

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