Clearwell Castle Wedding Photography

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Clearwell Castle Wedding Photography

Clearwell Castle Wedding Photography

 
Many future brides dream of their fairy tale wedding being in a Castle. The beauty of being a wedding photographer in the Cotswolds is the array of stunning venues and locations. Angelina and James chose the majestic splendour of Clearwell Castle in the Forest of Dean.
 
Preparations for Angelina and her bridal party took place at the castle and began with a cool glass of Prosecco.  Is there any other way to begin your wedding day? 
 
Angelina and James had asked me to start documenting their day from the preparations of the bride and groom. I enjoyed an early morning drive through this beautiful area on a clear crisp winter’s morning.
 
As always my photography of the preparations was unobtrusive capturing the pure emotion of the bride with her closest friends and relations as they got ready for an amazing day.
 
The ceremony was as special as the couple could have hoped. Despite a distinct chill in the November air, we were able to venture out to capture some amazing portraits of Angelina & James. As Angelina is originally from Canada, the winter in Gloucestershire is positively mild!
 
We then completed the formal group pictures and headed in for the wedding breakfast followed by some great speeches. It was then downstairs to the cellar bar for the first dance and party time. What a great bunch of friends and family who were up for a party.  Some great celebration images followed as the dance floor filled up.
 
Clearwell castle entrance
 
Clearwell castle Gloucestershire
 
wedding dress hanging on fourposter bed
 
bridal party getting ready in the bridal suite
 
bride looking in a make up mirror
 
bride in weddin gdress looking out of the window
 
bride walking down the stairs at clearwell castle
 
wedding ceremony room at Clearwell castle
 
bride walking down the aisle
 
bride and groom getting married at clearwell castle
 
bride and groom exchanging vows
 
bridesmaid crying during wedding ceremony
 
bride and groom exchanging rings during church ceremony
 
wedding group picture outside clearwell castle
 
group picture outside clearwell castl
 
bride and groom on stairs at clearwell castle
 
bride and groom walking at the front of clearwell castle
 
bride and groom next to the lake at clearwell castle
 
bride and groom at clearwell castle
 
wedding speeches toast
 
wedding speeches at clearwell castle
 
grooms speech at clearwell castle
 
guest cheering at speech
 
best mans speech at clearwell castle
 
bride and groom on sofa under a chandelier
 
bride and groom at clearwell castle under arch at night
 
bride and groom first dance in the cellar bar clearwell castle
 
bride dancing at wedding party
 
boys partying at clearwell castle
 
bride and groom in bandstand at night at clearwell castle
 
 

 

Clearwell Castle

Planning your wedding can be a long and exuberating process, particularly in a day and age where the options for venues and ceremonies are plentiful. Casting your mind over and deciding on the very specifics of your wedding can be time consuming – particularly if venue choice is something that you’ve been relatively indecisive about. If you’re looking for a stunning, sophisticated venue located in the most spectacular of forest settings – with the added bonus of it being like a castle from a fairytale. Then Clearwell Castle may well be the venue you’ve been envisioning and will be reimagining for years to come.

Set across 20 vast acres of charismatic grounds, Clearwell Castle is likely the fairytale venue of your dreams. Choosing to hold your special day here means that you’ll be treated to the stunning backdrop of the charming Forest of Dean which contrasts beautifully with the rustic, traditional castle setting. Drowning in romanticism and character, Clearwell Castle gives you the option of making your fairytale wedding a reality, whilst also providing you with all the traditional benefits that you would expect from a contemporary wedding.

A fairy-tale Wedding

It’s fair to say that walking down the aisle should be a lasting and most-treasured memory of your special day – Clearwell Castle hosts a golden, 75 foot long aisle, giving you the opportunity to really enjoy the moment of walking down it. After all, you’re probably only going to do it once in your life! The aisle, coupled with raised dais and lancet windows, give that additional ‘wow’ factor to a charming ballroom that wouldn’t look out of place in a historical period drama. Clearwell Castle has licenses that enable it to host both civil ceremonies and weddings, with the stunning ballroom as a most-appropriate backdrop to the spectacular festivities. 

Planning your wedding also involves ensuring that your menu is perfect down to the last grain of seasoning – and Clearwell Castle prides itself in ensuring that they are able to provide you and your guests a menu that will be fully accessible and versatile enough that it caters to all dietary requirements. They will provide yo