Clearwell Castle Wedding Photography | Leiyla & David
Leiyla & David are a lovely couple, formerly school sweethearts they re-discovered their love for each other a few years later and are now happily married!
Clearwell Castle is one of my favourite wedding venues in Gloucestershire. The castle has a great mix of space, lots of natural light and attractive features that are full of character and ideal for wedding photographs. The grounds also offer a range of options for photograph locations, including formal gardens, mature trees, open fields and pond!
For this blog post I’ve laid the pictures out as they might appear in a Contemporary Album with 15 spreads, to tell the story of the wedding day.
Leiyla started the day getting ready with her mum & bridesmaids in the Keepers Cottage at Clearwell Castle, before moving across to the bridal suite in the main building for her final preparations.
Leiyla made a beautiful bride, staying calm even while organising dressing her children and making sure the day ran to schedule.
I really like these pictures of David nervously anticipating the arrival of his bride to be. He looked so happy when Leiyla made her entrance, looking stunning with her proud father. This is often one of my favourite moments to photograph on the wedding day.
I love this impromptu cheek to cheek pose they did just after being announced man and wife, both full of happiness. It was a lovely service in the elegant Ballroom of Clearwell Castle. There is lots of natural light streaming through the windows, which also make a magnificent backdrop for signing the register.
The outdoor stairs to the main entrance of Clearwell Castle are ideal for large group photos of the whole wedding party and for smaller groups too. The castle was casting just enough shadow to keep the sun out of the guests eyes for more comfortable, squint free formal photos.
A highlight of the day was the best man’s speech, which had everyone in stitches while mercilessly mocking David.
The night time pictures are often my favourite ones from the day. I make sure I stay late into the evening at the weddings to capture the fun and celebrations, as well as a few extra creative photographs of the happy couple outside the venue. I don’t limit my hours on your wedding day or charge extra for staying late. When comparing me to other photographers, check to see what time they finish too.
If you were a guest at Leiyla & David’s wedding at Clearwell Castle, you can access their wedding photos here: Clearwell Castle | Leiyla & David. Contact me or Leiyla & David for the gallery password.