Wedding! Joseph and Emma in Clifton, Bristol

June 14th, 2010

I’ve been real­ly keen to blog this wed­ding even before I shot it!
Joseph and Emma are a real­ly love­ly cou­ple and their wed­ding was beautiful.
They just ooze per­son­al­i­ty and their guests and fam­i­ly are no excep­tion at all.

They were mar­ried at Clifton Man­sion House in Clifton, Bristol.
With the weath­er on their side, they had the cer­e­mo­ny in the pago­da, then they enjoyed a receiv­ing line over champagne.
Joseph and Emma, along with their guests walked from the man­sion house through Clifton, over the world famous Clifton sus­pen­sion bridge and then went on to enjoy their recep­tion at Burwalls.
The atmos­phere on the walk between Clifton Man­sion House and Bur­walls was fan­tas­tic! Cars were toot­ing their horns, peo­ple were shout­ing their well wish­es and so many peo­ple just want­ed to stop and chat!

It was the first time that I had shot at Bur­walls, but I’m so keen to do it there again.

Enjoy these pic­tures and remem­ber that Jes­si­ca has cre­at­ed anoth­er flip­book that if you’ve not seen, head on over here.
Before I for­get, here’s a lit­tle chal­lenge for you; Try to find just one pic­ture of Emma where she’s not smiling.
Emma had to be the hap­pi­est Bride ever! Thank you Emma, and thank you Joseph for mak­ing her so happy.
You did good! 

A beau­ti­ful set­ting right in the mid­dle of Clifton!

A few of Joseph and Emma’s amaz­ing guests!

Joseph’s Nephews were guard­ing the fort…

Mean­while, Emma pre­pared her­self with the help of her Bridesmaids.

A few friends gave some per­son­al readings.

Joseph’s Dad was a real char­ac­ter! Love­ly guy!

And Emma’s Dad was also a real char­ac­ter. He was just as much of a smil­er as Emma for sure.

The walk to Bur­walls began! Such a nice day for it!

Emma shared her favorite view of Clifton Sus­pen­sion Bridge with a friend!

Next to the Clifton Sus­pen­sion bridge is this nat­ur­al slide that has been worn away over the decades by thou­sands of peo­ple slid­ing down on their Bris­to­lian bums.
I may have exag­ger­at­ed  the angle of the slide but it’s all good!

I’ve done it before and I’ll be hon­est, it’s pret­ty scary! You pick up a lot of speed!

…to Bur­walls!

They had four wed­ding cakes, each cooked by dif­fer­ent friends. I thought that was a love­ly idea. Joseph cre­at­ed the cake stands himself.

Emma’s smile is incred­i­ble isn’t it?

I’ll leave you just look­ing at this for a while.

Joseph and Emma grew these blue­bells in their house espe­cial­ly for the wedding!

And onto the speeches.

Joseph’s Best man’s speech was great! He gave it in such a relaxed and dry manor. He had every­one in hys­ter­ics with his sto­ries of Joseph’s ear­li­er days. Brilliant!

The Clifton sus­pen­sion bridge peer­ing through the trees. I love this pic­ture as I love the bridge!

After teach­ing this chap all my Jen­ga tips;  he wooed pret­ty much all the ladies one at a time.

So Joseph and Emma met at ball­room danc­ing class­es, so there was plen­ty pres­sure on them for the first dance!
When we met up a few days ear­li­er, Joseph and Emma had explained that to prac­tise their dance, Emma tied a duvet around her to act as her wed­ding dress!
That’s a top tip right there!

I’ve nev­er seen a con­ga-line start so quick­ly! Impressive!

Amaz­ing live music pro­vid­ed by Evo­lu­tion. I’m rec­om­mend­ing them right here, right now.

And that’s it!
Joseph and Emma, you’re an amaz­ing cou­ple and you’re just so hap­py. It’s nice to see such mas­sive smiles all day!
Thank you to the guests for being so wel­com­ing, friend­ly and accommodating.

  1. Albert Palmer June 16th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Great work — lots of hugs and emo­tion! I REALLY like the pho­to­graph of the hand on the shoul­der. You know the one I mean…

  2. Julie Batterham June 16th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Stun­ning — the images you cap­ture always bring a tear to my eyes . Beau­ti­ful, inti­mate moments cap­tured so well. Keep up the good work Joe !!

  3. Joe and Emma June 19th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Amaz­ing pho­tos Joe and thanks for your kind words in the blog! Thank you once again for all your hard work and for help­ing make our day so spe­cial — it def­i­nite­ly felt like you were one of the guests rather than the photographer!

  4. The Ellises June 19th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Fab­u­lous pho­tos sum­ming up a super day. What a hot day and what a cool wedding!

  5. Thomas Lester June 21st, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Great work. I love the shots dur­ing the toast­ing. You cap­tured a lot of real­ly good expres­sions and reac­tions. Love the grill shot, too! I like catch­ing flame like that!

  6. Eric Yerke June 21st, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    The one of her walk­ing down the stairs with her father is amaz­ing. Per­fect capture

  7. Jon S6 June 21st, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Joseph, I think you just maxed out my down­load band­width! What an amaz­ing set­ting. Def­i­nite­ly your best shots yet. Great work

  8. Brad Ross Photography June 21st, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Won­der­ful cov­er­age. A nice clean, mod­ern vibe to your photography.

  9. Tobiah Tayo June 22nd, 2010 at 12:48 am

    great cap­ture of emo­tion! Nice!

  10. shipra June 22nd, 2010 at 1:15 am

    The image of the groom’s father’s hand on the bride’s shoul­der is love­ly, it made my heart squeeze.
    Con­grat­u­la­tions to the newlyweds!

  11. Kyle June 22nd, 2010 at 5:54 am

    The one of the groom in the gaze­bo with all the emp­ty seats is so good, I think it actu­al­ly gave me chills!

  12. Kat Braman June 22nd, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    you real­ly cap­tured some awe­some moments. I love how the top of the tent looks like a macro of a leaf.

  13. Charlotte June 22nd, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    I’m glad I made sure you had a seat for din­ner now! Fan­tas­tic pho­tos. Nice job of cap­tur­ing smi­ley beau­ti­ful Emma.

  14. Chris and Graham Dagan and Becky June 23rd, 2010 at 11:05 am

    A wed­ding to remem­ber! Sun­shine, melt­ing ice cream and smiles. Video may take a while yet to edit so it is a good job you have the pho­tographs! Emma’s com­ments on her arrival will be preserved.

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