Fara and Sam travelled from their home in Texas, USA to host their wedding at Clearwell Castle in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. So rather fitting that today was Independance Day, 4th July 2017, national holiday across the Atlantic. The bride and groom’s close family and friends also made the transatlantic journey to help the happy couple mark this special occasion. Clearwell castle is a 18th century Gothic revival listed mansion, that was once used as a recording studio for 70’s rock groups. These days it is a bit more tranquil as an exclusive wedding venue. The day began as ever withthe bridal preparations, where the bride’s uncle was perfected her hair and her sister oversaw her make up. Meanwhile across the hall, the groom’s father took charge of perfected the groom’s and his brother’s ties, as they dressed in their suits. Once everyone was ready, we made our way past the castle’s crouqet lawn to the band stand, where an outdoor ceremony was performed. I have photographed afew weddinsg featuring our American cousins, and one thing I look forward to is the cake cutting. It seems this tradition has evolved over the ocean into ritual cake face smearing, which always livens up events. The remainder of the day witnessed some heartfelt speecehs, competitive bouquet catching and some Persian dancing. My day ended with a few photographs of the father daughter/bride and the mother, son/groom dance in the castles undercroft.
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