A woman in a wedding dress walking up stone steps to the family home, where her wedding reception will take place. In Chew Magna.

Mike & Charlotte

Chew Magna, Somerset

This time I travelled to the beautiful village of Chew Magna near Bristol for a wedding where my two specialities of photography collided.

A festival themed wedding complete with ‘sponsors’, lanyards, a VIP area complete with a red carpet, bottle opener favours and many Jägerbombs.

Shooting wedding details is great fun when you  get to go round each table working out which song all the lyrics came from. I was kindly gifted a place name with lyrics from the Rage Against The Machine song Take The Power Back and later on in the evening it really kicked off when the fantastic band Already Legends covered Killing In The Name!

I consider myself quite the judge on these things and they did an excellent job. They even took on Queen songs successfully so they are definitely going on the recommended suppliers list.

Charlotte and Mike (and their loved ones) created a wedding that perfectly reflected their life together. Music, a smattering of geek (loved the Valve table) and so much laughter.
A beautiful start, dressing in Charlotte’s childhood bedroom with a view of the church of St Andrew in which she was about to marry Mike.
A joyful end with every guest joining in to Hey Jude!

The marquee dressed for a wedding with paper lanterns and gerbera daisies in yellow, orange and red. There are festival themed details and beer bottle opener favours.
Moments from the bridal preparation taking place at the family home.
Bride in her dressing gown with a glass of champagne, at home getting ready.
A big festival style banner for a wedding reception called WedFest Chew Magna Festival.
Bridesmaids in red dresses and the bride in white, are getting ready at home with her family.
In her bedroom a bride smiles in her wedding dress.
A woman on the stairs in a wedding dress puts on an earring.
The bride arriving at St Andrew's Church, Chew Magna.
St Andrew's Church, Chew Magna on a sunny day.
A woman in a wedding dress holding roses in the doorway of St Andrew's Church, Chew Magna.
Bride with her bridesmaid's and bride's man.
Wedding ceremony at St Andrew's Church, Chew Magna.
A man singing in church.
Bride and groom sat in chairs at the wedding ceremony at St Andrew's Church, Chew Magna. The bride is looking at the groom. He is in a dark blue suit with a red tie. She is wearing a lace boatneck dress.
Bride looks at the camera whilst sat next to the groom in St Andrew's Church, Chew Magna.
Photograph of the bride and groom taking their vows in a church near Bristol.

People throw confetti at newly married couple outside the church in Chew Magna.

Bride and groom after their wedding ceremony at St Andrew's Church, Chew Magna
Bride and groom holding hands and walking up the path from St Andrew's Church, Chew Magna. The sky is very blue.
Bride and groom smiling with the Chew Valley lake in the background.
A newly married couple posing by the Chew Valley Lake.
The bride by Chew Valley Lake in the sunshine. She's hitching up her dress as she walks on the grass.
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