Updated: May 27
I remember meeting Holly and her Mum at a wedding fair and being struck by their positivity and good nature, I had no idea at the time just how useful it would come in! Covid has brought so many challenges to so many, but it wasn’t going to get the better of these two.
With all the restrictions around weddings, I could understand why couples decided to postpone their event. Holly and Jonny were having none of it, though. First the guest numbers were reduced to thirty, then just fifteen. Still they stayed resolute. Just a few days before the big day finally came around, I had a message from Holly. She had Covid and Jonny was also thought to (turned out he did). Holly’s solution was merely to find out the next possible date, which came just two weeks after the original.
Mask at the ready, I arrived at Holly’s Mum’s to a very warm lockdown welcome and they beamed throughout the entire day thereafter. Holly’s Dad arrived too and was clearly enormously proud.
I always feel like Goldney goes a little under the radar as a Bristol wedding venue. The house is historic with plenty of interesting light and the gardens extensive and full of interest. It looked even better with an array of autumn colour and I could spend a whole day there shooting. We also had access to the highly atmospheric grotto which is a real USP. If you’re thinking of getting married in Bristol, I would strongly recommend a visit to Goldney.
It wouldn’t have been a lockdown wedding with a mandatory face mask group shot. I wonder what people will think looking back in years to come…
Many congratulations Holly and Jonny, but also a huge thank you. Thank you for your unwavering positivity and resolve to marry, it gave me one day in what was a very strange year that helped to remind me how magical weddings are. It was truly a delight to be part of your big day, love really does conquer all.
Holly’s Dress by Waxflower Bridal
Flowers by Verbena Floral Styling
Catering by Fosters Events
Jonny’s Suit by Clifton Suits