I was very much looking forward to be the Berkeley Castle wedding photographer for Rasa and Ollie’s special day. The venue in itself is lovely, based in Gloucestershire. A lot of history to the venue, been originally from around the 11th Century. It is an impressive wedding venue and it is open to the public during the week. I had actually met Ollie and Rasa at a previous wedding. Ollie was the brother of the bride at a Teepee wedding I documented last year. I really enjoy working with the same family and it was great to see some familiar faces again. Everything was nearby. From the house where the bride was getting ready, to the pub where the boys went for a beer, to the church and then the reception venue it was all within a 5-10 mini=ute walk radius.
My day started capturing a few shots of the bride and her family getting ready before joining the groom for a few moments before the ceremony. The ceremony took place in the church that is literally next to the Castle, so a very short walk for everyone. The service was lovely with a couple of nice readings. After the service, all guests walked to the Castle to greet the newly married couple with a confetti shower.
The wedding reception took place indoors in the gorgeous rooms of the castle. It was really touch and go as to whether the drinks would take place inside or outside as the weather was dry with the sun coming out at times. It is great to see the grounds of the castle being used so extensively and to imagine how many wedding, receptions and parties those rooms must have witnessed in the centuries before.
Everyone was in a great mood and you could tell that there was a great ambiance between everyone. The was a big contingent from Eastern Europe on the wedding day. I love to see two cultures getting together and everyone getting along greatly. Before the wedding meal and wedding breakfast, we took the opportunity to take a few portraits. The main room was beautifully decorated and looked stunning. After the meal followed some lovely speeches before guests were invited back up stairs for the cake cutting and the passing the family fire ceremony.
Finally, came the evening dancing, which was really fun. A live band was providing the entertainment and everyone had a great time on the dance floor as you can see from the images below. It was a great pleasure to document Rasa and Ollie’s wedding day and I hope that you like the images below. If you are looking for a Berkeley Castle Wedding Photographer (or for any other venue for that matter), I would love to hear from you. If you enjoyed this post, please feel free to leave me a comment below, thanks for visiting my website!