Elizabeth Donovan is a Wiltshire based photographer who is extremely passionate about weddings. Elizabeth takes time to get to know her couples so they feel relaxed on the day, allowing her to capture gorgeous natural photographs, just like the one's in this stunning real wedding.
Here's what she had to share of this beautiful barn wedding in Bath...
On the morning of April and Angus's wedding, I joined April at the Waterhouse Hotel as she got ready. Set in the Midford valley, April, her mum, sister, bridesmaids, aunty and cousins all got ready together in a large room with stunning views. What a wonderful way to start the day. Friends and family were popping in throughout the morning to say hello and there was such a lovely buzz in the room as make-up was perfected and flowers were pinned delicately into hair.
April travelled to the ceremony in a beautifully classic silver and black Rolls Royce, and was very composed when she arrived at the Holy Trinity Church in Bradford on Avon with her dad. Angus, I think it is fair to say was a little nervous but he couldn't stop smiling. He kept busy with greeting his guests and making sure everyone had everything they needed and very quickly it was time to go inside and get ready for the brides arrival.
Their service was very special with two readings from family and friends and musical accompaniment on the flute and violin by two close friends. I also loved that their rings were carefully carried into the church on a beautiful piece of antique lace which had been specially placed on a silver dish. The young man looking after this was very serious about keeping them safe and watched me like hawk when I wanted to get some shots of them!
After Angus and April's ceremony, lots of fun with confetti and a few additional photographs at the Saxon church next door, we travelled to Wick Barn for drinks and their wedding breakfast. The barn is in a beautiful area of Bath and I just love all of the scenery around the venue that can be used for photographs of the bride and groom. We chose to go out to the front of the barn as there were a few locations the couple liked in particular and we had a lot of fun capturing their special photographs.
In the evening, the traditional cake cutting and first dance were followed by a Salsa masterclass. The lesson was lead by another Angus, (a salsa teacher who had travelled up from Exeter) and he was brilliant at getting everyone involved. Everyone gave it their all and had so much fun learning their new moves. April even had a change of outfit so that she could move more freely and dance the night away.
Angus and April's friends and family travelled in from around the world to witness and celebrate with this very sweet and caring couple. They had a beautiful day and I really enjoyed capturing it all for them.