Katy + Wayne’s Clearwell Castle Wedding
Clearwell castle in Gloucestershire was a venue I shot one of my first ever weddings almost three years ago and it was such an incredible opportunity to go back to this fairytale location and shoot Katy & Wayne’s summer wedding there. A beautiful Castle setting in a picturesque setting located in the forest of dean this amazing venue is full of locations for great photos inside and out.
I traveled up the day before and stayed at the local inn so I was fresh and ready to go the next day. The day began with for me with Wayne and his groomsmen at the castle while they finished getting ready with pinning buttons holes, having a drink in the bar and greeting guests as they arrived. I then headed up to the bridal suite where Katy was finishing hair and makeup before getting into her dress. She then made her way down the stairs with her dad to make her grand entrance into Clearwell castles ballroom played in by the amazing violinist Sally Potterton where Wayne and all their family and friends were waiting.
After a beautiful ceremony followed by confetti on the terrace, the guests then headed to the gardens where they played games and were entertained by a close-up magician and enjoyed a few drinks and canapes. This was a perfect opportunity for Katy and Wayne to take a walk around the stunning castle grounds for a bit of time together and a few pictures. The rest of the day flowed effortlessly and barely felt like work with lots of laughs during the speeches and into the evening.
Katy & Wayne, thank you again for having me along to capture your special day.
If you’re getting married at Clearwell castle or any other wedding venue and would like to know my availability then please get in touch
“Hi Joe, thanks so much for the amazing photos you have done such an amazing job!!! so so happy!!!!!! you really have captured everything we would have wanted”
Venue – Clearwell Castle
Wedding dress – Essence
Violinist – Sally Potterton
Flowers – Lavender blue
Videographer – The Wedding station