The Bath Assembly Rooms is a truly incredible venue for wedding photography. The Bath Assembly Rooms are situated in the middle of Bath and are historically breathtaking. This beautiful building has been voted the UK’s top City Wedding Venue in the UK Wedding Awards 2017. So I was thrilled when Rufus and Jo chose me to photography their very special wedding here.
The Assembly Rooms, one of Bath’s finest Georgian buildings was built in 1771. The Assembly Rooms feature in Jane Austen’s novels. Her two novels set in Bath, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion both mention the Assembly Rooms, which she called the “Upper Rooms”. Charles Dickens visited Bath on several occasions and gave public readings in the building. Adaptations of several historic novels have also been filmed in the Assembly Rooms, in addition to films such as The Duchess with Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes. So, a very grand wedding in Bath.
Jo arrived at The Bath Assembly Rooms looking truly stunning in her wedding gown from Ruth Milliam. Ruth Milliam’s wedding dresses are a personal favourite of mine. They are exquisite and are just that little bit different. Rufus looked totally awesome in his outfit from Ede & Ravenscroft (London’s oldest tailor). Where do I start when trying to describe how amazing the flowers were. So many gorgeous flowers everywhere, thanks to the super talented Theatre of Flowers.
The catering at The Bath Assembly rooms was taken care of by Saercys – who are 10/10 – top class in every way.
Finally the band. I have never been part of a wedding where the band have been so incredible. They are actually not a band, but Europe’s leading 1920’s and 30’ orchestra – led by the amazing Alex Mendham. Check them out here: Alex Mendham and his orchestra.
Rufus and Jo had a lovely humanist ceremony, followed by drinks dinner and a heap load of partying and heartfelt words from their dear family and friends.
I love it when the bride and groom makes a speech together! Weddings grip people and it really does bring the best out in people. Jo did a fabulous job in not only making everyone laugh with their humour – but moved the room when talking about their love for each other.
This lovely couple really wanted the emotion and feelings captured from the whole wedding day. All the little moments that they will miss together and separately. Candid wedding photography that will tell their story from start to finish. Bath Assembly Rooms really do amazing weddings…thanks to all the staff that make it such an amazing day and evening. An incredible day and evening. Rufus and Jo I wish you every happiness for your future together.
Here are my favourite images from your very special day………enjoy x