We are overjoyed this morning to share this fabulous wedding with you. This story is written by their photographer Rob Grimes, so very special for us to show a wedding from this perspective. Over to Rob……
I got to meet Becky & Jade a few weeks before their wedding day on a random chance meeting. We quickly talked about their wedding plans and I soon found out that they had no photographer booked to capture their special day. With a blink of the eye, I had offered my services to capture their civil ceremony and they duly accepted. We chatted briefly about their plans and ideas for their civil ceremony service that was to be held at the Cheltenham Register Office and then shortly after at the Kings Head in Bishops Cleeve for a small but intimate reception that included a bowling alley and their close friends.
The whole day was planned around their close friends, their most trusted and true friends, the morning of the wedding itself I arrived at the house of Becky & Jade and found the house packed to filling point, as this was the meeting point for everyone. They had told me also that they were due to book a stretched limo to take them to the register office, but soon came to realise it was to take myself and all of their friends, so the whole wedding party was being driven to Cheltenham.
I was joined on the day of the wedding by my close friend and fellow photographer Tracey Barrow who I had asked to come along and second shoot for me. We had such a great time when the girls were having their make up done and then managed to sneak the girls away from their guests to capture some intimate moments as they got ready for their special day and wedding.
The journey to Cheltenham in the stretched limo was full of laughs and I felt so privileged to have been asked to share the journey. I did try my best to take as many images inside the limo, but most of the time I was sat joining in the singing and laughing at all their exploits.
The ceremony itself was a small & short intimate affair, after the service I had planned to take the girls away for a short walk around Cheltenham to capture them some private and special moments for them to remember for years to come, I’m so proud with how they braved the chilly weather and how natural they were in front of the camera, they made the whole hour a complete pleasure to photograph them.
After the hour was up, it was time to head to the Kings Head in Bishops Cleeve for the reception and to meet up again with their close friends, during my time there we managed a few games of bowling in the indoors bowling ally, a few drinks and captured a few moments of relaxation of the girls with their friends. After a few more hours I decided it was time to leave, say my goodbyes, congratulate Becky & Jade on an amazing day and to thank them for allowing me the opportunity of being there to capture their wedding day, I was truly humbled and grateful.
To Becky & Jade, I will always be forever grateful for the opportunity to capture your wedding day and I wish you many years of love for each other, because your love for each other was always there for everyone to see.
Huge thank you to Rob Grimes for sharing this fabulous wedding with us. To see the wedding in more detail simply go to: robgrimesphotography.co.uk/becky-jade-a-civil-partnership-ceremony-in-cheltenham
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