Matt & Ali had a lovely simple ceremony at the Bristol Register Office, where I was pleased to be given a fair amount of freedom by the Registrar (something that is not always the case for the wedding photographer). As the register office is located in a pretty busy part of Bristol I knew it’d be a nightmare to try & shoot any group shots for the couple in the front of the building, so a few days before I took a day out to scout around the vicinity for other suitable locations. Thankfully there is a really lively park nearby called Castle Park, it contains the bombed ruins of an old church surrounded by some very pretty gardens. I knew right away that we’d be shooting in those gardens.
After some group shots we all adjourned to Racks Bar & Kitchen in Clifton where the party really started to get going!! During a break I grabbed the newlyweds & we took a quick wander around some of the little alleys nearby, including one which backed onto the lovely Victoria Rooms building, for a few private shots of just them & a couple with their kids.