Catherine and Alex’ wedding at Bath Roman Spas was really unique and great to shoot. Full of little details that combined little nods to the couple’s relationship with a good dose of fun and humour – the day was the a lovely balance of sentimentality and celebration.
Wedding guests were met by two traditional London double-decker buses, getting to take in the gorgeous scenery of Bath en route to the Historic Bath Roman Spas, for a beautiful early morning ceremony (before the venue opened to the public at 9am).
The Roman Baths are a stunning venue to shoot at with the original architecture and open air design allowing light to flood in, the red and white colour theme chosen by the couple was striking against the sandy colour of the Roman Baths, making for some beautiful images of the bridal party entrance.
Catherine entered the ceremony to a piano rendition of the theme tune to the comedy series ‘The Big Bang Theory’ – a light hearted reference to her and Alex’s passion for Science ‘geekery’ (he’s an electronic engineer and she had just completed a PhD). She looked relaxed and beautiful. Top marks, especially as – with 6 bridesmaids to get ready as well as herself – the wedding preparation had started at 3am!
After the ceremony the whole wedding party re-boarded the bus (another great location for a few more quirky bridal shots) and moved on to the reception at Bath University. The wedding breakfast was just that – a hearty, full English! Well, what else would you expect at 10am.
After the breakfast the guests got to explore more of the Historic city centre of Bath, with a specially planned treasure hunt that kept them occupied whilst the Bridal party had a well deserved rest. Properly refreshed they all joined forces again later for a more traditional reception, where the seating arrangements told more of the couple’s story – with the tables named after the London Underground stations the couple travelled through on their regular visit to each other whilst they lived apart. The speeches were equally personal reducing the whole room from floods of laughter to teary eyes in just the right amount.
The first dance was really endearing – the groom looking dotingly at his new wife, whilst the bride’s delighted smile never left her face. Alex and Catherine are a fantastic couple and it was a real pleasure to be part of their special day.