Thursday, 17 November 2016

Ali & Mike's relaxed Wedding in Bath's botanical Gardens

Back in August, George & I travelled up to our well trodden grounds of Bath to capture the relaxed  & intimate wedding of Ali & Mike. When Ali told me she was getting married in the botanical gardens I was so excited - it was one of my favourite spots in the city, full of greenery and hidden nooks and crannies. They host a cosy yet elegant little temple known as the Minerva Temple which I must say is the most attractive & well-placed little registry office that I've ever photographed! The gardens were lush and green and despite the clouds being ready to burst and the heavens open, the rains held off long enough for the couple to say their vows in the temple & stroll around the gardens enjoying their first moments together as man and wife. 

At the ceremony, they had only their nearest and dearest. It was an intimate affair with the reception event happening a couple of miles away in the nearby rural area of Chew Magna by the great lake. Ali was one of the most relaxed brides and had forgone the year + wedding planning, instead conjuring up their big event within a matter of months. It was a perfect demonstration that weddings don't always need to take years of planning; Ali, Mike and their guests had a vibrant and super chilled out affair in a giant tipi (despite the torrents which followed when the clouds burst) with a live DJ and lots of dancing. They also lit an great bonfire and the atmosphere in the evening was great - it had a real summer party vibe. 

Ali & Mike's pooch 'Alfie' was a special VIP guest. 

So much love for this car which was lent to them for the day by a friend. The bridesmaids had mismatch outfits with posies of daisies & feverfew and one bridesmaid even had a playsuit instead of a dress. I really love unique takes on bridesmaid attire :) Ali's bouquet was also so so lovely, a soothing myriad of pastels that looked at home in an idyllic cottage summer garden. So much greenery! So much love. 

Edited in 'Classic Salty Sea' finish
Sea Breeze package 
Venues: Bath Botanical Gardens & Chew Valley Tipi Events 


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