Roman Baths Wedding // Karen & Sam
A November wedding in the beautiful city of Bath, with the ceremony at The Guildhall and the receptions at the Roman Baths. Every wedding photographer is faced with a dilemna when one of their good friends get married; go as a guest or go as a photographer. As any photographer will tell you, doing both is nigh on impossible. You want to have a few glasses of champagne and enjoy yourself with friends, but cannot abandon your responsibilities or switch off. When my good friend Sam got married I was faced with this problem. How to solve it? Take someone along to shoot it with you. My partner in crime was documentary wedding photographer Stephen Bunn, and between us we covered from the getting ready to the end of the party well into the early hours of Sunday morning. Karen and Sam had booked out Bath’s boutique hotel, The Halcyon, and got ready there along with family and friends. The ceremony took place at The Guildhall, a grand old building in Bath’s city centre, in the stunning wood panelled room which is the council chambers. After the ceremony, Steve stayed to photograph the drinks reception whilst I took the newlyweds off for some portraits until the cold and the lure of champagne took us back to the Guildhall. Sam is very close to his three brothers, and they all gave a speech, following the tradition set at their own weddings at Oatlands Park and Surrey Golf Club. The evening then moved on to the Roman Baths, the steam from the water and cold air giving an ethereal mist, and there was dancing and drinking til the early hours.