Bath Holburne Museum Wedding PhotographyClara & Ben's Bath summer wedding

Bath Wedding Photographer

Clara & Ben headed up to the stunning historical city of Bath for their summer wedding, choosing two local landmarks to host their wedding celebrations at. Their day started at St Michael’s church, which is smack bang in the centre of Bath where guests started gathering as Ben arrived with his best man. Guests were slowing filling up the church, when a gaggle of lovely flower girls made their way inside to practice their wedding walk down the aisle. Button holes were pinned as the bridesmaids waited outside for Clara the bride to arrive. Bath town centre was a heady mix of tourists and shoppers as the wedding car finally pulled up. Everyone was in place and waiting, including Clara’s Italian tiny Grandmother who’d made the trip over especially and was beaming as she watched her lovely granddaughter walk down the aisle. During the ceremony, the weather broke and it rained torrentially but it didn’t stop the happy tears inside the church. No sooner were they married, the sun came out again, shining on Ben & Clara as they left for their reception venue, Holburne Museum, another great Bath landmark.

Wedding Reception at the Holburne Museum in Bath

The newly weds arrived in their posh wedding car whilst their guests either walked the short distance from the church or got taxis to the Holburne Museum.  Copious amounts of champagne were awaiting the wedding party’s arrival. Everyone made their way up to the impressive first floor gallery which had stunning views along Great Pulteney Street. Ben & his best man Martin jointly run a wine business called Ourglass Wine in London and they’d hand picked all the wines and champagne for the wedding. (Click HERE if you’re looking for good wine for your event – and tell them I sent you 🙂 so they were doubly invested in making sure their guests had a great time. Midway through the busy drinks reception, we headed downstairs to do some elegant family photos and then into the gardens behind the museum for a few photos of the newlyweds. They were running a bit late as weddings often do, so time was of the essence and I never like to keep the chef and his service waiting!

Documentary wedding photography

All the couples that book me ask about my approach to photographing weddings and it’s really pretty simple. I get on with photographing the wedding and all that’s happening on the wedding day, without intervening or you having to stop what you’re doing. I’m quiet and discreet and get on with the job whilst you’re getting on with getting married. We’ll spend a little time together doing any family groups that you want and a few romantic photos but other than that, it’s all hands off unposed and candid. Simples! If this is what you’re looking for then get in touch here.

Wedding Celebrations

Once all the photos were done, Ben & Clara headed up to the top floor where their guests were all waiting for them to start dinner and speeches. They were clearly enjoying their day and the fabulous speeches from their wedding party. More happy tears! The couple had also brought games and toys for the little ones and the food service was second to none – there was such a happy and friendly team at the museum! After a LOT of very good wine, the well fed wedding party headed downstairs to stretch their legs in the garden before cake cutting and expresso martinis. Then dancing and more lovely things to eat and drink. Whilst the couple didn’t really want to be centre of attention, they wanted to put their guests at the centre of their celebrations and give them a fabulous day to remember. They a very good job of that and as I headed off very late into the night, the party was still in full swing. Thanks for booking me Ben & Clara – what a gorgeous couple and fabulous time was had by all. Want to see a few more? Take a look at this lovely winter wedding at Hampton Court House in London, or this summer wedding at Northease Manor School in Sussex.

 

  • What a stylish wedding, beautifully photographed. Her dress is exquisite, I love her style. You’ve captured so many special moments in such a natural way.

    • Mona Ali said:

      Thanks Ally - LOVED this wedding in stunning Bath and yes Clara's dress was super stylish wasn't it. Thanks for taking the time to have a look :)

  • Lovely wedding photography Mona. You’ve captured it amazingly . I LOVE all the reflections you had to play with at the drinks reception. How did that ladies red skirt fly up? Was it a draft or a child? xx

    • Mona Ali said:

      Ah thanks Teri :) Yes well spotted - it was a draft from the door to the balcony opposite that someone opened. Lucky timing for me!

  • Lovely set Mona. The bride's grandmother looks like she was loving every minute!

    • Mona Ali said:

      She was David! They were such lovely families! Thanks for stopping by David!

    • Mona Ali said:

      Thank you very much Robin.