Monday, 1 August 2016


Marie and Simon's wedding took place at Clearwell Castle in the enchanting Forest of Dean.  This was without a doubt a wedding I was very much looking forward to photographing - it's not every week I get to work in a castle!  On the day itself Marie and Simon and their family were so appreciative and friendly that it made my job so much easier.

Marie was very particular in what she was looking for, as she had done so much research, and called in suppliers from all over the country to ensure everything was perfect for the day.  So much effort had gone into making this a fairy tale wedding, with horses and carriage, amazing vibrant colour scheme, an amazing fireworks display, not to mention the backdrop of this stunningly beautiful castle.

Here is the very kind thank you letter I received from Marie and Simon:

Dear Mark,

The words thank you just don't seem to be enough!  After a long time researching into photographers for our wedding it was clear that you were leagues above other photographers.  From the moment we chose you we knew we didn't have to worry about anything!  From the planning meeting to the wedding day itself your energy in making everything run smoothly and to ensure you captured the perfect photos was outstanding.

And when I say perfect I mean perfect, every shot you made sure symmetry, light and backdrops were perfect.  You ensured people were positioned right and the lighting was the best it could be.  Also on a personal level you made everyone laugh and everyone felt you were a real big part of our day.  You didn't stop from morning until night and you worked so hard.  The results were outstanding!  
You seem to have a huge talent that is beyond other photographers.  Seeing the pictures for the first time yesterday we cannot thank you enough.  You have provided us with the most amazing memories and it is all down to your energy, love for the job and attention to detail.  The colours of the photos and the crystal clear images are impeccable. I would also just like to say that this was the first time you had been to this venue.  You took photos that were unique and exceptional.

We cannot thank you enough, your enthusiasm was captured by so many people and you really made our day one we will never forget.  Everyone keeps asking us how we found you as you were just brilliant.  Your attention to detail and your need for perfection truly shows and for us was invaluable.

The pictures are absolutely fantastic, we cannot stop looking at them!

Marie and Simon

Enjoy your week!