I usually shoot several weddings at Tracy Park each year and it has become one of my favourite venues to work at. The stunning Jacobean manor house offers a wonderful backdrop for wedding photography in Bristol, while the mature trees and beautiful lawns are just perfect for wedding group photographs.
This time around it was the turn of Holly and Flo for their wedding on Saturday the 20th of June. The day started early with the bridal preparations at Holly’s parents house in Wick, before I headed over to Tracy Park to meet up with Flo and his entourage.
The ceremony venue for Holly and Flo’s wedding was the lovely St Bartholomews Church just a quick drive away from Tracy Park. All the wedding guests were asked to arrive at Tracy Park, from where a vintage bus was provided to take everyone to the church. We all set off on the bus to go to the church and stopped halfway at a specially decorated bus stop to collect Holly’s Bridesmaids.
Holly herself had booked a beautiful carriage to deliver her and her Dad to St Bartholomews, which was pulled by two friendly black horses. What an entrance that was! I found the sight of the Vicar snapping away with his iPhone particularly amusing!
At the church I ran into a familiar face in the form of Videographer Rob from Taylors Photographic. I often work alongside Rob and we worked seamlessly alongside each other for the rest of the day. Its always nice to have a friendly face to work with on a wedding photography shoot.
After the church service all the guests boarded to vintage bus to be transported back to Tracy Park, while Holly and Flo took a stylish ride in the horse and carriage. This meant that all the guests were back at Tracy Park for the Bride and Grooms arrival.
We soon got started on the wedding group shots and Bride & Groom portraits before sitting down for the wedding breakfast. Now, Holly and Flo both work in some very classy hotel venues and so they know how to run a wedding! Ive never seen Tracy Park looking so amazing! It was clear that the Bride and Groom had put a lot of effort into making their wedding the perfect day and it really was.
As the evening party got started I set up the portrait studio upstairs at Tracy Park, meanwhile outside a final surprise was secretly being set up. At exactly 10 o’clock, Holly was given a remote control to trigger a vibrant firework display. What a perfect ending to a perfect day.
Weddings at Tracy Park