The Roman Baths is one of the most beautiful and unique places to get married and 3 weeks ago I was honoured to photograph the evening wedding of Sezanne and Jason at this amazing wedding venue!
I always like to meet with couples before their wedding day to go over details and make sure I know all the important things. I like to be organised and to know what is happening on the day and when. So I met with Sezanne & Jason in February in a lovely coffee shop opposite the Roman Baths and they told me of their lovely wedding plans, and I couldn’t wait to photograph it! They wanted natural photographs and in particular plenty of their friends during the evening party, many of whom had travelled far and wide to be with them on their wedding day.
Although my wedding collections on my website show a full day cover, I also cover shorter days. All weddings are unique and I love photographing weddings like this, so please do ask if your’e looking for something a bit different from the usual coverage.
The Roman Baths offer you the choice of an early sunrise ceremony or a sunset ceremony and Sezanne and Jason chose the evening as it would naturally lead onto their evening reception. This was being held at a gorgeous Greek restaurant in Bath called Opa, and after the ceremony the guests made their way to the restaurant, while Sezanne and Jason stayed for their couple photographs.
Having your wedding photographs within The Roman Baths is so unique, to see and feel the atmosphere of the Great Bath when no-one else is there is amazing! Bath Abbey is right next door to The Roman Baths and the Abbey door made for a stunning backdrop to some photographs too. I remember falling in love with the incredible carved doors when I visited in February!
As we made our way to Opa, I wanted to capture the bride and groom as they walked together through the streets of Bath, so many people shouting “congratulations!” and giving well wishes along the way was so lovely.
On arrival at Opa Sezanne and Jason were greeted with champagne and a wonderful Greek buffet reception, and I could tell by the atmosphere that it promised to be a fun filled evening!
Sezanne is Dutch, and it made complete sense that their wedding cake was in fact a “cheese” cake! I loved this, and Sezanne asked me to make a note to remind them (in case time ran away with them during the evening) when it was “time to cut the cheese”!
As the DJ started playing the party got in full swing pretty quickly, with guests filling the dance floor and dancing non stop! The music was brilliant I must say, credit to Opa because the DJ was great! Myself and Laura (my amazing second photographer for the evening) couldn’t help but bounce around as we captured candid shots!
At our wedding meeting in February I asked whether they’d be having a first dance and they said no, they’d just dance with their guests all together. I totally get this, and it’s a personal thing, but I completely understood where they were coming from! (Me and my hubby had a first dance at our wedding but it just felt “weird”!?!!)
Despite not having an “official” first dance, later in the night the DJ played a tune just as Sezanne and Jason were together on the dance floor and it was probably one of the best tunes ever! People cleared the floor for them to dance together! It was “Should I stay or Should I Go” by The Clash! An absolute classic and they let their hair down while their guests cheered!
We left the party at midnight and I’m sure the newlyweds and their guests were partying into the small hours!
If you’d like to see more images from this amazing wedding take a look at my Wedding Galleries.
I LOVED this amazing Roman Baths wedding, such a wonderful wedding and an absolutely gorgeous couple! Thank you Sezanne and Jason for choosing me to photograph your beautiful wedding xx