Gemma and Alex’s Eastington Park Wedding


I was thrilled when Gemma and Alex booked me to be their Eastington Park wedding photographer. I’d shot at the venue before and was therefore familiar with the amazing space available at the venue for a huge variety of gorgeous photos.

I am totally in love with the gardens and grounds at Eastington Park, there are so many beautiful places to use as backdrops and get creative for photos. Spring had finally sprung for this wedding in early May and the gardens were alive with greens and florals.

The forecast was a little iffy for the day but that didn’t matter one bit. The venue itself is flooded with natural light and has loads of beautiful places indoors for photographs too.

This gorgeous couple had a wonderful day, surrounded by so much love and laughter from their family and friends. There were happy tears all day and I just loved capturing the gorgeous moments between the bride, groom and those they love.

The Clients Said…

“Becky was our chosen photographer for our wedding on 05.05.2023 at Eastington Park.

Only a few days later and we have already received our Sneek Peak photos and we love them!!

Becky was amazing with us and all of our guests and we could not have selected a better person to photograph our special day.

Thanks so much, Alex & Gemma”

bridal portraits outside the Gloucestershire wedding venue


bride and groom in the doorway at eastington park


the bride and groom stood at the base of the spiral stair case at eastington park


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the wedding ceremony room at eastington park


wedding breakfast decor


wedding stationary, flowers and candle decorations


the bridal bouquet which contains eucalyptus, white roses and other green foliage


the groom and his groomsmen posing for the camera


the bride and her bridesmaids all hold their bouquets and pose for the camera


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bride and groom kiss on a bench at eastington park


the new husband and wife share a moment during their bridal portraits


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bride and groom in front of the wedding venue at eastington park


the wedding guests outside the main entrance of eastington park


the bride and her father walk down the spiral staircase


bridesmaids and the mother of the bride wipe away tears


the bride and groom sharing their first dance, in black and white


the father of the bride wipes a tear as he sees his daughter for the first time in her bridal dress


first look between bride and her father.


the groom wipes away a tear on reading a card from his wife-to-be


the groom using a tissue to wipe away a tear


the bride shares a tear during the best man's speech


the top table exploding in laughter during the best man's speech


the groom delivering his speech whilst the bride shares a tear and the father of the bride looks on proudly


bridesmaids shed a happy tear during the wedding speeches


the bride and groom kiss in front of their wedding guests who clap behind them


the bride sheds a tear during the wedding ceremony. Her husband-to-be holds her hand


groomsmen get emotional during the wedding ceremony


guests throw confetti over the new bride and groom


wedding guests dance


the bride and her bridesmaid on the dance floor, sharing the bride's veil


the father of the bride delivers his speech


the bride's grandfather cups her face as she looks emotional whilst holding a glass of champagne


the bridesmaids look excitedly at the bride in her wedding dress


wedding guests during the drinks reception


the groom leads his bride through the ground of the Gloucestershire wedding venue


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The Wedding Day

I arrived a good while before the ceremony when, Gemma and her bridesmaids were just setting up for preparations in the gorgeous bridal suite. I could tell the energy was high and bride, Gemma, was super chilled, happy and excited for the day ahead. I took a handful of venue shots before the guests started arriving and after a few documentary photographs of the girls having hair and make-up done. I also met up with the groom and his groomsmen who were getting ready in the drawing room downstairs.

One of my favourite moments of the morning was when Alex read the card that Gemma had written to him to read on the morning of their wedding. Alex was overwhelmed with emotion and shed a tear or five on reading her beautiful words.

Gemma and the girls were ready really early, which meant we had plenty of time to take some photos of them in their matching silk PJs in the bridal suite. I love to have the time to do a few of those photos, if possible, as well as the more natural documentary photography too.

Gemma’s Dad was crying before he’d even walked into the room to see her in her bridal gown and veil. Then her Mum and bridesmaids were all in tears too. It was such a beautiful moment to document.

The couple had hoped to have their wedding ceremony outside under the pergoda but with an iffy weather forecast they decided to opt for the ballroom inside instead. The guests fell about laughing when Alex answered incorrectly about being legally free to marry, and once he’d eventually got it right, the two exchanged rings and were pronounced husband and wife before sealing their new marriage with a kiss. The guests exploded with cheering and applause, and I could tell it was going to be a fun day!

Fortunately, the rain fell during the ceremony and then cleared, so we were able to head outside for the confetti toss and drinks reception. There was plenty of time for the couple to soak up the love from their friends and family before we took a handful of group photographs. Andy the videographer and I snuck off with the bride and groom for twenty minutes at the end of the drinks reception to take some shots of just the two of them. We were spoilt for choice for backdrops and the light was easy, being slightly overcast.

The newly-weds were announced into the larger ballroom and welcomed by their wedding guests once more before speeches were underway. There were wonderfully touching moments from the father of the bride, groom and moments of absolutely hilarity as the groom’s brother and best man teased him about being a terrible sleeper as a child!!

The wedding guests were served a three-course wedding breakfast before the room was turned around for the evening party.

After an emotional first dance, the guests hit the dancefloor and we captured the fun! I absolutely love to capture dancefloor antics and always feel on a total high before leaving a wedding.

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About Eastington Park

Eastington Park is a beautiful 18th-century Georgian Manor House located in Gloucestershire, just a stone’s throw from the Cotswolds. The venue is fully licensed for indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies and partnerships. Either tie the knot in the ballroom, outside under the stunning pergola or just a short walk away in the church of St Michael and All Angels.

The bridal suite is flooded with natural light, has a dressing room, large bathroom and a beautiful bedroom with four-poster bed.

The stately home can seat up to 150 guests for dining, and has 33 rooms which accommodate up to 72 overnight guests. It has a 24 hour licensed bar, eight acres of stunning gardens and grounds, a striking tree-lined driveway and an ornate spiral staircase which can’t help but wow your guests.

The venue is a 2 minute drive from the M5 and has excellent links to Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Bath and the Cotswolds

The grounds are beautifully manicured and laden with flowers in spring and summer. There’s even a swing outside the main entrance – perfect for photos and popular with guests – young and old alike!

The surrounding grounds provide a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos, with landscaped gardens, a lake, and plenty of greenery. The venue is easily accessible by road and has ample parking for guests.

This grade II listen manor has been beautifully renovated and has ample space inside and out for beautiful wedding photography, whatever the weather. It’s also possible to have outdoor fireworks after dark, which is always a win!

Becky Weir – Eastington Park Wedding Photographer

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