I was thrilled when Lizzie and Simon asked me to be their Bel&Dragon Wedding Photographer, The venue looked so lovely online and didn’t disappoint in person, even though it rained from start to finish… Bel & The Dragon Reading is in a former biscuit factory, it’s located on the waterfront of the Kennet & Avon Canal in the centre of the city. The ceremony took place on a boat that’s moored on stilts on the bank and then the reception took place in the lovingly restored ex-factory room.
You know how there are lots of wedding traditions that everyone does but you’re not quite sure why; Cutting the cake, first dance, and why are the three speeches, the groom, best man and father of the bride? Well these guys after doing a few of the standard things introduced a few of their own. I would love it if they caught on! After the speeches everyone got a party popper. they then had to pop them in order in a race around the room towards the bride and groom. There were squeals and pops and the place was a tip. This was followed by a race of limoncello shots in the same vane. the race got to the bride first! Like a Mexican wave of party poppers and shots! Ace!
Their day was awesome, group shots in the rain, bride and groom M&S Caterpillar cakes, and an old school DJ with actual records! Enjoy their pics below.
If you’re getting married and would like some more information please get in touch. Especially if you have cool new traditions!
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Wedding Venue // The Bel&Dragon
Wedding Dress // Self Portrait
“Lucy’s creative talent & enthusiasm was so obvious when we met her for the first time; we felt completely confident about her photographing our wedding. On the day, our guests commented on how lovely Lucy was as she subtly bounced around capturing so many clever shots. Our day was very colourful and the way she captured this was beyond my expectations…just perfect. She worked her socks off for us, and we couldn’t be more grateful.” VIEW GALLERY