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Emma and Andrew chose the delightful Cotswold located Bear of Rodborough Hotel Rodborough Common Stroud Gloucestershire for their marriage ceremony and wedding reception.
The Bear of Rodborough is surrounded by lovely countryside - as you might expect for the Stroud part of the country - and the hotel itself is absolutely in tune with its Cotswold and Gloucestershire heritage, lots of stone, well maintained gardens, pretty much picture perfect! The last couple of miles before reaching the hotel can even involve you driving through gorgeous common land where livestock roam free - rather like the New Forest, or should it be the other way round? Emma and Andrew work abroad so the Bear of Rodborough was a great choice for a quintessential English country venue. Lets just hope that the photo galleries don't make them feel homesick!
The one "problem" that all professional photographers face when shooting at venues in this part of the World is that the civil ceremony registrars can be some of the most ferocious in the country when it comes to what is allowed and what is not during the ceremony. Why this should be remains a mystery; on this occasion I heard mention of the possibility that the sound of the camera shutter could distract the registrar leading to a mistake and invalidation of the marriage. One has to wonder what any individual is doing working as a registrar if they are that easily put off their task in hand! How the rules are interpreted is down to the individual registrars on the day and on this occasion Peter was able to obtain agreement that he could shoot the entrance of the bride and the ring exchange; however the vows could not be shot. He sneaked in a few shots of the readings!
We had marvelous weather throughout the day, and right on cue in the afternoon we had a little cloud cover which helped enormously with shooting top quality formal photos of the family and friends. Its always better if we can make use of varied backdrops in venue gardens and not have to hunt down shaded areas which always seem to be in very short supply or even non-existant.
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