Elsie & David | Bristol | Elopement
Back in the spring Elsie and David came to Bristol to have a small Bristol wedding. Their wedding was unlike any other I’ve been to. As neither of them have a huge connection to Bristol I’m still not 100% sure why they got married here, although perhaps therein lies the charm of it all. It feels incredible cheesy to say this but their wedding day was all about the craziness of young love. There were very few formalities and all the traditions were laid aside. It was clear to see just how madly in love these two were. I remain incredibly proud to have been at their wedding. Or rather the elopement as they invited me and about 7 of their friends along to the the ceremony at Bristol registry office.
Before we headed to the registry office Elsie and David opted for a ‘first look.’ It was a great moment, where the bride and groom see one another for the first time. Whilst this American (?) tradition doesn’t happen too much in the UK I think it can be an incredible experience. It’s fun, and it allows the couple to see one another before the ceremony without the pressure of being in front of lots of friends and family. It’s a chance to spend a little time together before walking down the aisle and it makes an emotional photographic moment.
Elise and David arrived at the registry office together and entered the ceremony hand in hand. There wasn’t a bridal party, but as Elsie is from France the big deal is being a witness. Again, their wedding rings were sourced from Etsy, David’s was from Jewelry By johan and Elsie’s was from Metalicious.
It was great to work with Kate Kelvin again, and Elsie sourced her Bouquet from Flowers of Stokes Croft. David got his suit from the fine folks at A Suit That Fits. Elsie got some cute pink pumps from Etsy via The Drifter Leather and the wedding guest book from Totally Salinda.
After the ceremony we headed for photos in the park, and then to Goldbrick House via Angel Berry for froyo (my new favourite snack food btw.) Whilst my style of photography is about capturing the most beautiful story of the day, this post does get a bit indulgent with the couple photos. Some are fun, some a little more romantic and some are just off beat. Thank you both for having me along, thank you for making the photography a priority – I can’t wait for your second wedding later this year.
Ps. I wasn’t quite sure which image to start this post off with as there are so many I’m proud of for different reasons.
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I have a soft spot for low-key, unfussy weddings like this one. So special – you’ve captured the day perfectly. The last one made me laugh out loud!
Brilliant. I love it 🙂
Elopements are always so awesome. Loving this one!
Lovely Bert how special x
sharp shooting Mr Palmer!
Beautiful Albert, I love these
Stunning images, thx for sharing
Love these portraits! Great work!
last two make me so excited.
I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS WEDDING! Seriously, so cool and sweet and intimate and fun and pretty and all around awesome!
really lovely images!
WOW – what a sweet little wedding. Soooo many fun elements about this couples big day … you have captured the true essence of them as a couple. Well done!
LOL – why not Bristol! It’s a cool place 🙂 a lovely and relaxed day and great photos from Mr. P
documented perfectly! love the lighthearted feel to the portraits.
So many amazing moments – when he is wiping her tear, when he pinches her nose, the first look, when he kisses her forehead during the signing, really great job on this.
Amazing !! love the portraits !!
Love how you captured this wedding! Love the flowers in her hair!