Berkeley Castle Wedding Photography

Selena & Andy, Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle Wedding Photography

A wedding in a castle! And what a standout venue Berkeley Castle is. It has the title of being the oldest continuously occupied castle in England after the Tower of London and interestingly Shakespeare wrote ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ for a Berkeley family wedding. There is magnificence to behold both inside and out with exquisite interiors and incredible gardens.

I photographed Selena and Andy’s wedding there in May and I was lucky enough to have my friend and fellow pro-wedding tog, Caroline Alexander, along to second shoot half the day with me. It was a day full of laughter and love and with guests who had travelled literally halfway around the world (Selena is Australian), they made sure to have one all-mighty celebration! I also loved they put on archery as entertainment for the guests, makes a nice change from croquet!

There was a cracking set of wedding speeches and laughter filled the 14th Century Great Hall. This was also the setting for the wild party that is always a joy to photograph!

Couple Photography at Berkeley Castle

There are so many lovely locations to explore at Berkeley with newlyweds. The medieval rooms are full of character and atmosphere and many have amazing views. Step outside and the and the gatehouse and gun terrace offer a great backdrop. The terraced gardens are delightful and full of colour most of the year-round. Make your way down to the Ornamental Pond and admire the water fountain. You can then wander back across the wide sweeping lawns and take in the full glory of Berkeley Castle. There are paths that take you all the way around the castle, through a wooded area and back to the start.

I really enjoy taking wedding couples off for a short amount of time to capture their real relationship. I do this not by posing, but by giving people a space to be themselves. Games and activities help take the focus off of the camera and onto each other. I photograph real moments that have energy, expression and emotion in them. If you’d like to see more examples how I capture natural moments check out my wedding couple photography gallery.

Enjoy this selection from their day.

Looking for your perfect Berkeley Castle wedding photographer? Take a look at my other wedding blogs, check out my portfolio and if you like what you see drop me a message, I’d love to hear your plans.

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