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Joanna and David Photography Gallery. Wedding and Reception at the Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel Upton St Leonards Gloucester
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Exterior view of Bowden Hall Gloucester wedding venue

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Just wanted to let you know that we have received our order - and are over the moon with the prints and video! Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job and giving us such lovely memories from our wedding day. We couldn't be happier.

Joanna and David

The Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel in the village of Upton St Leonards on the outskirts of Gloucester hosted Joanna and Davids' wedding ceremony and reception.

Bowden Hall, or to give the hotel its full name, the Ramada Jarvis Bowden Hall Hotel has an interesting history which visitors can browse in the main foyer. The hotel has extensive lawned grounds sloping down to a river, which Peter can report is home to many tame ducks. Makes a very nice walk!

The registrars who conduct marriage and civil partnership ceremonies for the Gloucester area can be very difficult indeed for professional photographers to work with as this office has some of the most restrictive policies in the country regarding photography during the ceremony. Fortunately we had very pleasant officiants on the day and Peter was able to obtain permission to shoot some photographs. So whilst the coverage is not as extensive as that completed for weddings in many other areas, its pretty decent for Gloucester!

The weather conditions on the day were just what every bride hopes for - bright sunshine and quite mild. The bright sunshine is not of course great for professional level photos because its too contrasty and it makes the participants screw their eyes up - what is sometimes called racoon eyes - so we moved into a shaded area near the riverbank to shoot the all important family groups and other posed photos.

The Bowden Hall Hotel has a large lawned area leading down to a river where its also possible to find some areas shaded by trees, making it a good spot for photos.

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