Clifton is a very beautiful place. Atop a hill, overlooking Bristol. The air is sweeter and the light brighter. Stephanie and Tom love Clifton as much as I….we wandered its streets for their engagement shoot….but on this day, in this same place, we celebrated their union as a new chapter begins in their life together.
Understated elegance and the purest of emotions ran through every inch of this day. From their ceremony at Clifton Hill House to their reception at the Orangery at Goldney Hall the light was stunning, reflecting in everything newness and life.
There was much talking and laughter and exploring of the grounds by the guests, and the bride and groom were in amongst it all; but in the quiet moments when the two of them were alone together, there was something magic in their connection….as if no one else was there at all. A love, a friendship, that inspires.
It was particularly special for Jake and I to return to this venue together and we are so grateful to you, Stephanie & Tom, for sharing your lives and your love with us at this new beginning.
Stephanie & Tom’s creative team:
The ceremony venue: Clifton Hill House
The reception venue: Goldney Hall
Stephanie’s dress: Ronald Joyce, London
Hair and Makeup: Hair by Fran Nicholls and makeup Vikki Ashlin
The Bridesmaids dresses and details: Monsoon, Mayne dress.
The bouquets: Angela Mellanby (Tom’s aunt)
The Buttonholes: Angela Mellanby
Tom’s suits: Reiss
Stationary: Designed and made by Stephanie
Reception flowers: Angela Mellanby
Unique reception details: Tom’s 30th birthday cake – by friend of the family Jackie Schachner. Glass containers for flowers collected by various family members.
Catering: Fosters Events
The cake: Cupcake Cabaret
Music: Piano – ceremony and drinks – Andrea Monk. Jazz 5 piece – Hipcatts, headed by Nick Langston.