Matara Centre Wedding Photography
I love shooting winter weddings. There is something quite special about the warm cosiness and, if lucky, the atmospheric end of year light that other seasons just can’t muster. And as a Gloucestershire wedding venue, the Matara Centre really is a true on off: the pretty cloistered courtyard for ceremonies; the unique chance to plant and name your own tree within the grounds; the totally unique Hilarium with its glass domed roof and the recently added “lover’s bridge” are all reasons why the Matara Centre is fast becoming one of Gloucestershire’s most sought after wedding venues and why it is simply perfect for wedding photography too.
Tamsin and Richard had chosen to get married at the small church minutes away and after a few post wedding hugs and confetti throwing, it was time to walk back to the Matara Centre for canapes, fizz, group shots and general meriment as well as some all important couple shots outside while we could still see!
I’m always intrigued to see who I bump in to at wedding so it was great to see Richard Parsons, Gloucestershire’s finest magician (and pickpocket so be careful…) had been booked to run rings around the guests with his brilliant slight of hand magic and hilarious banter. On the creative side, Jules of WildandCo Flowers had put together a stunning flower arrangement as well as a particularly vivid bouquet which Tamsin featured with in many of the shots.
The evening’s celebrations were particularly memorable with Tamsin virtually flying through the air at one point during the first dance and then Richard and the lads following it with a pretty impressive Michael Jackson routine!
As a Gloucestershire wedding photographer, I’m really fortunate to work at so many wonderful venues but as one of its “Best of the Best” award winning preferred suppliers, the Matara Centre certainly has a special place in my heart.
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Wedding Photography: Ian Baker Photography
Wedding Venue: Matara Centre
Magician: Richard Parsons
Flowers: Wild & Co