Ben & Hannah had originally planned to have their wedding ceremony at St Mary’s Church in Painswick (renowned for it’s fabulous yew trees). However a change of plan meant things increased in scale slightly and Gloucester Cathedral became their preferred choice of wedding venue. I’d not taken wedding photos at Gloucester Cathedral before so was very much looking forward to the day. I had however been to the Cathedral many times previously, including a terrific sculpture exhibition held there last year, so knew a wedding would be wonderful.
The day started at the Cotswolds 88 hotel in Painswick. It’s a quirky boutique hotel with an eclectic style and equally enchanting website (Cotswolds 88 Hotel). It’s a great place for a weddings too, offering cool Cotswold style and a fine dining experience, so definitely worth considering if you’re looking for a unique wedding venue in Gloucestershire. Time was on our side during the morning (maybe down to the make up artist Leesa Goodway being super efficient!) which gave me the opportunity to get a few wedding photos around Cotswolds 88 before everyone needed to leave. After all, the weather wasn’t looking exceptional for a summers day (ahh okay it was kinda raining and grey!), so best to get some wedding photos done before we headed to Gloucester Cathedral….. just in case!
Right, less waffle, more photos please (and boy there are a lo!t). So without further ado check out these wedding photos at Gloucester Cathedral from Ben & Hannah’s summers day (cough) in June 2012. Ohh yeah, I should add, following on from the Cathedral, we went to the picturesque wedding venue of Kingscote Barn, just unfortunately didn’t get to spend much time outside admiring the view!
The front of Cotswolds 88 Hotel
I love the excitement here on Hannah’s face as she reveals her wedding dress!
A quick bit of froofing and it’s ready for me to photography.
Make-up by the fantastic Leesa Goodway. Why is she fantastic you may ask. Well, Hannah originally met Leesa at a friends wedding where she was a bridesmaid and was so impressed, booked her for her own wedding ‘without a make-up trial’. I know – wow! Okay, so I’m a bloke and don’t understand make-up ‘stuff’, but I do genuinely appreciate this is a good thing, and you know what, it was good make-up.
We had time for a few wedding photos at Cotswolds 88 before we left for Gloucester Cathedral. Did I mention the quirky rooms?
The architecture of Gloucester Cathedral is stunning. It strangely reminds me of places my wife and I visited in Sienna, with equally beautiful buildings.
A pretty big room to photograph! Wedding photos at Gloucester Cathedral require W I D E lenses!
I totally fell in love with these lights above the pews. They’re sooooo atmospheric.
Where’s a bridesmaid when you need one? (taken a detour apparently!)
Ahh never mind, the chauffeur is on hand to help too!
This was such a great moment. The fab light was from the main doors being opened (which unfortunately some helpful person then shut after 5 seconds!). As to the ghost of gran in the backgroud – well, you can’t win ’em all. Sometimes people sit where they sit….and in the darkness and 2 second window I had to shoot this I didn’t notice her – darn!
What an entrance? The enormity of Gloucester Cathedral is ever present in this photo, and something I wanted to convey throughout the whole set of wedding photos here.
Imagine walking into that wedding ceremony. I’d most certainly have butterflies.
Hannah specifically asked me to take a photo from up here (if possible) and although it’s a great vantage point…..I definitely prefer the one below.
Possibly my favoutite photo from this wedding. Giving context to Gloucester Cathedral, but also the wedding itself.
Signing of the wedding register. Not your usual pokey back room.
Wedding guests trying to steel my photo ;-)
The cloisters in Gloucester Cathedral are a photographers dream when it comes to taking wedding photos. Great light with fantastic architecture….what more could I want? There were a few stray tourits trying to get in on the action occasionally though!
Although the day was generally VERY windy with a few showers, a brief bright spell occurred just before we left for Kingscote Barn. It was a must to get outside therefore for a photo with the Cathedral and married couple all in one……and not a tourist in sight.
That’s the kinda comedy stance I adopt taking photos too.
When I got to Kingscote Barn, I had chance to photograph the wedding reception before Ben & Hannah arrived. Hannah had these alternative place names made up for all the wedding guests. I especially liked the one below (apparently that’s what you get if you don’t supply Hannah with a photo as you were meant to).
Inside Kingscote barn.
Speeches can get tough at times……but to get ‘two tissues’ in one photo is photography gold.
If you have been searching for wedding photos at Gloucester Cathedral or Kingscote Barn, and need a wedding photographer for your special day, contact me, I’d love to hear from you.