One of the last 'big' weddings I covered at the end of 2019, Leanne and Dan's wedding was unique, elegant and so full of love.
They married in October 2019 at Aztec West Hotel & Spa near Bristol and chose a full day coverage with a second photographer. After a hot summer, it was lovely to cover a slightly 'cooler' wedding and spend the day with such lovely people.
Leanne's family travelled over from Ireland and Dan's family travelled all the way from Hong Kong, creating a unique wedding experience as two families joined together.
I started the day with Leanne and her family in the Bridal suite at Aztec West, whilst my second photographer Karen spent the morning at their house with Dan and his family. I always love covering morning preparations, you can feel so much love and so much excitement in the air as you see people transform themselves and you can just see the 'bloom' of happiness in their faces and expressions.
The wedding was held in the largest room in the hotel and featured a simply stunning flower backdrop for them to say their vows to each other. My heart literally melted for these two!
After the ceremony, we got the group photographs out of the way and took Leanne and Dan down to the pond and lake at the back of the hotel for their couples portraits. It was then onto the Wedding breakfast (featuring some epic speeches) and then the start of the Reception where everyone had such a great time. I have to say, father/daughter and mother/son dances have been known to make me teary and this day definitely did!
After some fun dancing, we managed to sneak away to spend a short time catching some stunning night time portraits.