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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