This love filled Real Wedding has been shared by Cirencester photographer duo, Capture Every Moment, who offer a mixture of reportage and traditional wedding photography to capture real moments of your special day as it unfolds.
Read on to hear what they had to share of this rain filled day in August!
We met Gemma and Calvin over two years ago at the Hare & Hounds Tetbury wedding open day, we hit it off straight away as we chatted all about their exciting plans for their wedding day. They are such a lovely couple, so we were delighted when they booked us not long after booking the venue. We kept seeing Gemma and Calvin at other wedding fairs, which was lovely. They always took the time to stop and chat about their wedding day plans, sharing with us what they'd booked, who they'd booked, colour schemes and all the details in-between!
The big day finally arrived, and we were on our way to photograph the wedding of Mr & Mrs Bird and it was raining! Not just a little rain, the heavens had opened, and the rain poured! The stormy skies looked amazing, but this is not what we wanted! When we arrived, we both went to say hi to the bride who was busy having her gorgeous make up applied by Lisa Ellis Hair & Makeup. I stayed to photograph Gemma, while Paul headed next door to photograph the Groom. Both Gemma and Calvin seemed calm throughout the morning and the atmosphere was full of excitement and anticipation for the wedding ceremony. Once Calvin was ready it was time for a few photos with the groomsmen before greeting the arriving guests. Gemma enjoyed a glass of fizz and a few photos with her Mum and bridesmaids, then the veil was beautifully placed, and it was time for Gemma to make her way to the ceremony.
Guests were seated and awaiting the arrival of the Bride. The beautiful sounds of The DeciBelles filled the air as Gemma walked down the aisle towards Calvin, they greeted each other with such big beautiful smiles. The ceremony included the traditional wedding vows, giving and receiving of rings and after lots of giggles from Gemma the newlyweds were pronounced Husband and Wife; sealing the deal with a kiss!
The Rain had stopped which was perfect timing for the confetti. Once the newlyweds had been showered in confetti we went for a little walk whilst the weather played ball. We were able to capture beautiful Bride and Groom portraits whilst the guests enjoyed yummy canapes, a glass of fizz and entertainment from The DeciBelles. The Bride and Groom portraits were great fun, with us sheltering under a tree as the heavens opened once again! We had a brolly for the Bride, but I think I used it more than she did as the rain didn't dampen the spirits of the newlyweds and they totally embraced it!
The Navy and pink colour scheme featured throughout the wedding breakfast room which was beautifully styled by Venues Covered. Wendy House Flowers had created stunning floral displays for each of the tables, which looked stunning. The speeches took place before the meal with both the Groom and Best Man saying a few words, before everybody enjoyed a yummy meal.....Thanks Gemma and Calvin it sure was yummy!
The Evening celebrations started with a game of "Mr & Mrs" which was brilliant fun for all, then of course Gemma & Calvin took to the dance floor for their first dance as a married couple. The Two Bonnys photobooth was open for all to enjoy, as friends and family celebrated throughout the evening!
It was such a lovely wedding day and we very much enjoyed being a part of Gemma and Calvin's special day. We received a lovely wedding review from them:
"Amazing moments captured for a lifetime.
We found Capture Every Moment via our venue - The Hare and Hounds, Westonbirt as a recommended supplier. As soon as we met, we knew on the spot that they had to be our photographers. Not only is their work absolutely stunning, they knew our venue and we felt at ease in their company.
Paul and Carissa have felt more like friends than someone who is there just to take photos. And this is reflected in our photos as we are so relaxed with them being around. They also got on well with our guests who have never met them before.
When you see other people’s photos and think wow. It doesn’t compare to when you see yours. They are truly stunning.
Thank you both so much for being apart of our day and for providing us with exceptional photos that we will treasure forever and will last a lifetime.
Mr & Mrs Bird - August 2019"
We worked with so many other Whitewed Suppliers on the day and since the wedding we have all chatted about how much we enjoyed the day and being apart of Gemma and Calvin's wedding. Here are a few testimonials for some of the Whitewed members from Gemma and Calvin...
Lisa Ellis Hair & Make Up "Lisa is truly amazing. On my wedding day, I was really tired and my rosacea had flared up but you wouldn’t have known any of that after Lisa had finished. My make-up lasted all day and the coverage was amazing. I don’t wear make-up but it felt light and i forgot I was wearing any. Lisa also did my bridesmaids hair & make-up and they looked stunning. She is really good with the flower-girls too. Thank you for being apart of our special day and for making me and the girls look amazing xx"
Holly Robinson Jewellery "We met Holly at the Hare & Hounds wedding event. Holly is genuine, enthusiastic and caring. As I wasn’t sure what wedding ring I wanted, Holly used her knowledge and experience to design me a ring that fitted my engagement ring so that it looks like they are one ring - not two separates. I am over the moon with the results and I can’t wait to wear my ring. I would never have found this ring in a shop and I would never have come up with the design on my own. My husband to be is very happy with his ring too. We would highly recommend Holly and we are very happy with the service we received"
The DeciBelles "You won’t go wrong booking this amazing band, they are all fabulous!! We met The DeciBelles at our first ever wedding show in Sept 2017. They are so friendly, bubbly and down to earth. They sang two of our songs on the spot, we were amazed at a moment’s notice how they sang like they had been singing those songs for ages. It was beautiful, so beautiful that it made me cry with happy tears. We knew they had to be apart of our wedding. And we are so very happy we did!! We had the full DeciBelles experience. They sang me down the aisle and continued throughout the ceremony. They sang during our drinks reception. They were master of ceremonies. We had the full band for the evening including performing for our first dance with the fabulous DJ Adam ending our night. Our guests loved you and a month later, our guests are still telling us how fantastic and amazing you all are and how much they enjoyed it. We enjoyed it too and we would hire you again in a heartbeat. A massive thank you for being part of our day and making it so special. Mr & Mrs Bird - August 2019"