Thanks for being part of our day. The photos are great, we are really pleased with them. Video is amazing, we are really really pleased with it, you've done a great job, thank you SO much.
Faye and Adam
Our featured couple chose a lovely Gloucestershire wedding venue, the Stonehouse Court Hotel Stroud, for their marriage ceremony and wedding reception.
The Stonehouse Court Hotel is located just off the M5 motorway midway between Gloucester and Bristol. It is very easy to reach from the motorway direction but if you are approaching from the east - the Stroud direction - you may wish to factor in some extra journey time if travelling at peak times to get through Stroud - which is a known bottleneck among locals.
The hotel has plenty of onsite parking.
This wedding venue is an absolute delight both inside and outside, and our staff on the day were excellent.
The registrars responsible for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies at the Stonehouse Court Hotel also contributed to what was an excellent day. The Gloucester registrars can be somewhat hit and miss from the professional photographers and videographers point of view as some are more restrictive than others. So it was a great relief to Peter to find that Roland was on duty. Peter has worked with him before and knows he is excellent in every way! Therefore is was possible to shoot a complete collection of photos and video during the ceremony.
The weather on the day for this early season wedding was mild but very wet. We got lucky though because the rain stopped just as the wedding ceremony ended and we were able to get outside to make good use of some of the hotel's beautiful grounds. And there was heavy snow both shortly before and shortly after Faye and Adams' wedding day!
The exterior and interior of the Stonehouse Court Hotel are very well maintained and typical of the warm welcoming olde englishe style of the Cotswolds.
The first photo below shows the rear of the hotel. The large terrace area in the centre is just the job for large group photos when it is too wet underfoot to utilise the large lawned areas. Shame we had no blue sky but these conditions are actually great for people photography - bright sunshine makes for contrasty unflattering skintones:
The lads arrived in due course:
Finishing touches put to the lads appearance in the bar:
Our couple booked an all day photography and video package starting with the girls getting ready and finishing shortly after the first dance. Detail shots from the early part of the day make a great addition to wedding albums (thats an "I do" on the soles!):
One of the great joys of wedding photography and videography is that everyone is up for having a good time. Broad grins are just a split second away:
Our harpist added to the terrific ambience for the ceremony in the Stonehouse Court Hotel's restaurant:
The guests and anxious groom await the imminent arrival of the bride into the ceremony room:
The Stonehouse Court Hotel is also licensed to hold civil ceremonies outside but that wasn't going to happen on this March day!
Soon the ceremony was is full swing and here dad proudly gives his daughter away:
The all important exchange of rings:
The little people watch fascinated:
All too soon the ceremony was over and our new Mr and Mrs emerged for celebratory drinks:
The staff at the Stonehouse Court Hotel were very helpful and literally put out the red carpet to save Faye's beautiful wedding dress from the elements:
Most unusual for a little person to strike such a pose let alone to maintain it long enough for the cameras to grab. Obviously a budding actress in the making!
The speeches are always a great photo opportunity:
Some after dark photos make for some lovely closing pages for the wedding album:
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