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Captured in Dairy House Farm's orchard (www.dairyhousefarmsomerset.co.uk) this shoot depicts an intimate outdoor ceremony conducted at sunset complete with picnic vibe. Shoot coordinator and photographer Emma J. Smith (www.beautifullight.co.uk) explains, “We wanted the theme and story to reflect changes to wedding ceremonies caused by the pandemic. Specifically, the increase in couples planning outdoor celebrant-led 'I dos' that are fun, personal and intimate.”
For more of this shoot check out the Apr/May22 issue of Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding, free to download at www.yourbristolsomerset.wedding/free-download
The region's wedding suppliers had some great advice to offer as always in this issue's Hot Topic section. We asked Holly at www.ambiencevenuestyling.com how to reflect the beautiful county of Somerset through a wedding's venue styling. She said, "Aside from its obvious rural charms, Somerset is also home to some of the most impressive Regency architecture in Britain, so why not channel your inner Duke and Duchess and feature some Bridgerton vibes. Consider opulently draped fabrics, vibrant Regency colours, trailing floral displays and dramatic tapered candles for a contemporary twist on this period look. ."
For more of Holly's excellent ideas, read the full piece in the Apr/May 22 issue of Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding, free to download at www.yourbristolsomerset.wedding/free-download
The region's wedding suppliers had some fantastic wedmin advice to share in the Apr/May's Planning SOS feature. We asked Sarah at Rookery Bridal, www.rookerybridal.co.uk, when brides should start shopping for the all-important gown. She told us, "The answer is: when you're ready. In an ideal world that would be a year before your big day with a view to having ordered nine months in advance. This allows for shipping time, alterations and keeps you calm. Don't panic if you don't have that long – there's always a solution and we'll work hard with you to ensure everything is perfect."
Check out the Planning SOS feature in full in the Apr/May22 issue of Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding, free to download at www.yourbristolsomerset.wedding/free-download
The submissions I received our photography feature in the Apr/May issue were all utterly stunning. I just wish I could have given the whole magazine over to this one feature! Here's one that didn't make the feature, but is breathtaking, demonstrating how the landscape surrounding your venue can be utilised in your images, creating character and drama.
Discover more showstopping couple shots in the Apr/May issue of Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding, free to download at www.yourbristolsomerset.wedding/free-download
It takes a brave bride to have her bridesmaids wearing white, but how stunning do they all look in this fun shot, completely dispelling the taboo. We're totally on board!
Read all about Kayleigh and George's big day in the Feb/Mar22 issue of Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding, free to download at www.yourbristolsomerset.wedding/free-download
The weather may have been a little chilly on Simon and Kiana's autumn wedding day at www.quantocklakes.com, but they certainly didn't let it dampen their spirits. Kiana tells us of the bridal party attire, "Simon and his groomsmen all wore the same suits, although the groom was the only one with a waistcoat. They accessorised with rust orange ties to match the colour scheme and the bridesmaids' dresses. The bridesmaids were dressed in rust orange satin dresses. They also had biker jackets for the evening to combat the windy weather."
Read all about the big day in the Feb/Mar22 issue of Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding, free to download at www.yourbristolsomerset.wedding/free-download
I'm in love with Jade's incredible embroidered veil by www.brittenweddings.com, personalised with the couple's initials and wedding date it will make such a romantic keepsake. Read all about Jade and Harry's big day in the Feb/Mar 22 issue of Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding, free to download at www.yourbristolsomerset.wedding/free-download
Real bride Alice booked an amazing traditional Maori performance troupe (www.ngatiranana.co.uk), as a surprise for her groom Nopera, since he wasn't able to have his family members over from New Zealand for the wedding due to Covid restrictions.
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