Matthew & Edith got married at Clearwell Castle!

October 14th, 2011

Of course I’m alive, Silly!
Truth is, I’ve been beyond busy and I’d much rather keep up with my work than keep peo­ple wait­ing, I just some­how need to keep a bal­ance. My blog has always been my pride and joy but it’s tak­en an unfor­tu­nate back-seat. Sor­ry blog.
I’ve been writ­ing up some arti­cles to share with you and I’ve got lots of real­ly spe­cial pic­tures that I’m thrilled with so keep a look out for them.

So, after such a long wait it’s been quite dif­fi­cult to decide what work I should show you first. A wed­ding in Devon? A friends wed­ding in Bris­tol? A wed­ding in the mid­dle of a field in York­shire? A wed­ding on a boat? A Chi­nese wed­ding? Engage­ment shoots on the beach?
I think, I should just car­ry on where I left you hang­ing last time.

On with Matthew and Edith’s wed­ding then…
Yes, not even a week after Mike and Kathryns wed­ding, I was back to cov­er a fan­tas­tic Chi­nese wed­ding at exact­ly the same venue.
I had cov­ered wed­dings of Chi­nese cou­ples before, but none as tra­di­tion­al and hec­tic as Matthew and Edith’s.
When I met up with them, they began to tell me of all of these plans for their day, but one thing that defi­nate­ly caught my atten­tion was the “Chi­nese wed­ding games”.
If you’ve ever par­took of these “games”, you’ll know just how har­row­ing they are if you’re the groom or an unlucky usher.
The basic idea is for the brides­maids to set the groom chal­lenges so that he can prove his love for his sweetheart.
Press-ups, feath­ers, blind­folds, oranges stuffed with wasabi, booze strong enough to make you gid­dy just at the smell, large bribes and gen­er­al cru­el­ty were the order of the day for Matthew and his loy­al friends. Cer­tain­ly not my idea of a calm start to the day.
The rest of the day was a pure delight, as was Matthew and Edith’s company.
I’ll let the pic­tures do the talk­ing, hope­ful­ly you’ll feel as though you were there.
Enjoy, and you’ll hear from me soon.

  1. Tracy Morter October 14th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Oh wow, looked like such a fun day! Won­der­ful­ly cap­tured. Such vibrant colours and great black and white pictures.

  2. Heather October 15th, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Awe­some danc­ing shots!

  3. Sara October 15th, 2011 at 5:34 am

    That wed­ding looks real­ly unique! You have a great perspective!

  4. Heather Elizabeth October 15th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Your black and whites are killer.Love the shot of the grooms­men’s hands.

  5. Lyn Ismael-Bennett October 16th, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Love the sto­ry­telling nature of this set. Looks like every­one had an amaz­ing time!

  6. Heather October 16th, 2011 at 12:30 am

    I adore that shot of the grooms­men and groom’s row of hands. Love it!

  7. Becca Dilley October 16th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Looks like a great par­ty! Well captured.

  8. Anton Chia October 16th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Beau­ti­ful wed­ding! The door block­ing games is usu­al­ly the fun part of the morning.

  9. Johanna Hietanen October 16th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Love the BWs — espe­cial­ly the sec­ond one on this:‑8.jpg

  10. Josh October 16th, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Your com­po­si­tion is crazy awe­some! Incred­i­ble post!

  11. Edith October 17th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE them, def­i­nite­ly one of the best deci­sion that I have made is to have you as my photographer! :)

  12. James GIfford-Mead October 17th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    What a great set of images, i real­ly like your black and white pho­tographs. Also the love­ly wide angle shots that you did through­out the day. The cou­ple will be delight­ed with theses.

  13. matt Stanton October 17th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Ele­gant, beau­ti­ful and great sto­ry telling as ever. Love the shot of the groom between the guests, excellent.

  14. Peter Lawson October 17th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Always love your work, you real­ly cap­ture such beau­ti­ful moments. The two from the speech­es are my favourites!

  15. kristy field October 18th, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Nice to see you back on your blog­ging feet again, love this set, some nice moments caught.

  16. Lem October 18th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Great pho­tos! You do an amaz­ing job cap­tur­ing people.

  17. Gareth Poulton October 19th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    The ‘games’ sound nuts! It looks like it was an incred­i­ble day, some stun­ning B&Ws there, I espe­cial­ly love the one from behind the bride as she’s going down the aisle. Beautiful.

  18. sue October 20th, 2011 at 9:55 am

    They are tru­ely beautiful.

  19. Jenny October 20th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    looks like they had great fun. I love their red outfits

  20. Jon S6 October 20th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    nice reportage dude

  21. Trevor King October 24th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I real­ly like the black and white images, espe­cial­ly the 3/4 shot of the groom and groomsmen.

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