Gloucestershire wedding photography – Elegant outdoor black tie wedding at Thornbury Castle

March 12, 2021

Elegant outdoor black tie wedding at Thornbury castle – Senia & Jeffrey

Senia and Jeffrey got married at the spectacular Thornbury Castle, Gloucestershire. It was a wonderful elegant outdoor black tie wedding, with a humanist blessing, a flower arch and a string quartet to keep guests entertained.

The wedding morning

I arrived for this elegant outdoor wedding and went to the brides room. It was all go with hair and makeup being done, bridesmaids bustling around getting dressed and final touches being done. Senia had chosen three outfits for the day, wanting to really make the most of the amazing venue and stunning gardens. We had planned a first look shoot so the couple could have time for relaxed photos before the ceremony.

As soon as Senia was dressed and ready we headed to Jeffrey’s Tower suite for a few photos. He looked fabulous in black tie. The couple wanted to capture the historic elegance of the venue and feel special for the day. We enjoyed wandering round the venue and the gardens, capturing some beautiful, relaxed photos of the couple.

The outdoor black tie wedding

The ceremony took place in the stunning walled gardens, and was so happy and emotional. The ceremony included the brides mum walking her down the aisle and the couple saying their own vows. It was a romantic occasion, full of happiness.

After the ceremony, we had lots of confetti as they walked back down the aisle and then the guests and couple mingled in the garden. We did some family photos in front of the flower arch and lawn games were on hand to keep people entertained. This gave me a chance to take relaxed candid photos of the guests. As the drinks reception came to an end, I took the couple for a walk to get some really special photos of the couple in the gardens and grounds of Thornbury Castle.

The weather at this outdoor black tie wedding was fresh and sunny, it was a beautiful Summer’s day.

The dinner reception 

The dinner and evening reception were held at the same venue. Speeches followed the dinner and then the couple did their first dance. As this was an intimate wedding with a small number of guests they didn’t have a disco or evening party. Instead Senia and Jeffrey spent the evening relaxing, chatting, playing games and spending time with their loved ones.

I loved this elegant outdoor black tie wedding so much. If you’re getting married and looking for a wedding photographer, get in touch.

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Suppliers

Venue – Thorbury Castle

Brides dress (worn for the ceremony) – La Sposa

Flowers – The Pink Peony Floral Studio

Hair & Makeup – Xing Maquillage


If you have enjoyed this elegant outside black tie wedding and are looking for more inspiration for outdoor celebrations, why not take a look through Charlie & Alice’s beautiful outdoor wedding at Wadhurst Castle.

Thanks for popping by

Fiona x

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Love the picture where they’re leaning across and holding hands. Love ‘em all really, but that one shot says it all. Lovely pics…!

thanks so much for the lovely comment, great to hear that this image stood out

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