The Old Council House Wedding in Bristol 

The Old Council House is located in the heart of Bristol city center, and of course, it has some history behind it. The building previously had been occupied by three buildings: a medieval council house, St Ewen’s Church, and the Chapel of the Fraternity of St John the Baptist. Nowadays it’s such a gorgeous registry office!

As an art lover (and a wife of an artist) I have to mention that there are important works of art displayed in the ceremony room:  a portrait of Queen Anne, c.1703, a portrait of George II, c.1732, etc.

Bristol Wedding Photographer

Now it’s time to finally start writing a wedding blog about such a beautiful and happy couple I had a pleasure to work with – Huong and Matthew. They managed to organise their small wedding in 28 days as far as I remember. What good organizational skills they both have! Well, because the wedding took place in November (and it’s quite a low season in Bristol), I think they haven’t had any troubles booking the suppliers they liked, including me, as their wedding photographer.

As it was a very small wedding, they booked me for 3 hours – to cover the wedding ceremony, portraits, group shots, and a boat trip. So I met with the couple at the Old Council House, captured the ceremony, then the confetti shot and group shots outside the registry office. 

It was a day when a climate protest took place, so the Bristol city center was very busy. So we walked through the busy city and crowds towards the river. I took some family shots there and of course the bride and groom’s candid portraits, and there was still plenty of time left till the scheduled boat arrival. It was quite windy, and the November wind is a bit not very pleasant, so we definitely needed a warm shelter. It was hard to find a table somewhere inside, but the wedding guests managed to do it, and they spent some time and had some drinks at The Bristol Stable  Canon’s Rd, Bristol BS1 5UH. 

Wedding day Boat Trip in Bristol

The boat trip was amazing, such a gorgeous experience for the whole wedding party, family, and friends. 

I guess it lasted around 1 hour. During the sailing guest had some drinks, had an opportunity to socialize, admire the sights of  Bristol, and enter a competition. They played a quiz game to decide who knows the couple better, and it was so funny and intriguing!

By the way, I already had quite a similar experience a few years ago in Cardiff.  It was a wedding boat trip down the river Taff (the boat took us from the Cardiff city center to Cardiff bay).

If you are looking for a wedding photographer who offers part-day coverage or small and micro wedding photography packages in Bristol, please don’t hesitate to contact me and read more about my approach to wedding photography