I have now photographed many weddings at Clearwell Castle. Its an amazing venue in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. There is however one very common thread amongst couples that book me for this venue and that is that they live abroad. I have had two couples that live in Australia and now Lauren and Mike who moved to Switzerland a few years ago. We only met briefly at Bristol Airport to get to know each other.
The boys were at the North Lodge in the morning and were keen to tie their ties properly which included written instructions as well as YouTube of course. Lauren was ready with over an hour to go so had plenty of time with her parents and bridesmaids without the usual chaos. After the service, there was plenty of time for everyone to mingle. With speeches before dinner, those talking could finally relax and enjoy their meal. There were certainly a revelation or two during the best men’s speech!
As always at Clearwell, the dance floor was full. It may have something to do with being next to the bar!