Back in January I was lucky enough to second shoot former Bath and England rugby player Duncan Bell and Kathryn’s wedding for my buddy Paula Broome. Being a retired rugby player who once played the same position as Duncan, this was pretty exciting for me and when I saw the venue we had to work with, the excitement levels went up another notch. Old Down Manor near Bristol is a perfect setting for a wedding with stunning views of the Severn valley and the Black Mountains beyond which looked incredible in the winter sunshine. The house is perfect mix of classically English architecture and clean, crisp, modern interior design. Duncan and Kathryn had done a great job of planning some lovely details in a colourful rainbow theme.

To sum up, the whole day was a joy to shoot.

A huge thank you to Paula Broome for having me along on the day and allowing me to post these shots. I’d also like to mention Emma Woodhouse who was there documenting the day and providing a literary record. This was the first time I’ve come across anyone providing this kind of service and I think it’s a great idea. Lastly a big thank you to Duncan and Kathryn for being so welcoming, I wish you both a lifetime of happiness.

early morning shot of old down manor, bristolsnowdrops flowering outside old down manorearly morning sun bursting through the trees at old down manor near bristolduncan bell putting his tie on before his wedding at old down manorbath rugby club kit bag on the floor at old down manor near bristolduncan bell putting his suit on before his wedding at old down manorthe severn valley shot through the window at old down manorwedding ringsgroom getting ready for his wedding at old down manor near bristoldavid flatman having his button hole applied before starting his best man duties for duncan bellgroom holding his son at old down manorgroom and his son walking down the stairs at old down manorbottle behind the bar at old down manor near bristolboy looking through the crown at a wedding in bristolbride arriving at old down manorbride talking to the registrar at old down manor near bristolbride and groom at the altar at their wedding at old down manor, bristolgroom giving the thumbs up after his wedding ceremony at old down manorwedding details and sweets at old down manorwedding details and flowersbride taking a moment at old down manorchildren looking through the window at a wedding at old down manorbride smiling at her wedding at old down manorguests toasting a speech at old down manorduncan bell giving his wedding speechgrandmother and baby at a wedding at old down manor near bristoldavid flatman making his best man's speech for duncan bellbride and groom laughing during the best man's speech at old down manorthe top table laughing at the best man's speech at a wedding at old down manor, bristolbride and groom dancing at old down manorphoto fun booth at old down manornight time shot of old down manor

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