The Bringewood Hillside Wedding

Imagine a tiny country road. Now imagine another country road connecting to that, leading up a hill surrounded by forests. The Bringewood Hotel sits atop a private hill in forestland in Ludlow. The Bringewood hillside wedding I photographed was for a welsh couple called Osian and Deryn. The sun was baking down on us on this beautiful day. When taking the pre-ceremony photographs, the decor and ambience was incredible. Lavender theme ran throughout the day, with jam jars rustically made sat on each table. With a great outdoor seated area for the ceremony, glorious views of the countryside were visible all day long.

Osian sported an amazing deep orange and mid-blue colour combo for his suit, whilst Deryn had kept with a cream patterned wedding dress. This was one of the first weddings I photographed to start featuring a Fujifilm Instax camera for guests to use. The reinvented Polaroid style camera, guests could take a snap of themselves or others and attach them into a guest book. Guests played lawn games after the ceremony. This included very competitive badminton and ping-pong. Unfortunately on a windy hillside a light ping pong ball will go in any different direction.

 Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | Close up detail of lavendar table decorations

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | table decorations

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | Ferrero Rocher wedding cake

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | Guests arriving at an outdoor wedding

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | The bride gettings ready

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | Wedding dress details

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | The bride has tea with friends

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | The groom waits for his fiance

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | The bride walks down the aisle

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | Bride and groom with vows

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | Ceremony outdoors

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | Exchanging of the ring

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | Wedding singers

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | Walking down the aisle

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | bride and groom saying their vows

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | Preparing for group photography

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | large group photography

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | opening champagne

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | guests laughing Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | guests enjoying the summer sun outdoors

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | flower girl playing lawn games

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | children playing

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | lawn games

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | couples portraits

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | a bride looks out over the hills

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | guests prepare for the reception and meal

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | the open buffet

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | brideal dress details

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | dress and suit details

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | guests sitting for their meal

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | speeches

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | bride and groom laughing during speeches

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | father of the bride speech

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | a retro guitar for the first dance

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | the first dance

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | team groom playing

Special Day Photography | The Bringewood, Ludlow | The Bringewood Hillside Wedding | post wedding shoes


If you would like to book your own wedding day with Special Day Photography, please contact us. We travel all throughout the UK but are based in Cheltenham. If you have a wedding in Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff or Oxford please get in touch. We specialise in lifestyle wedding photography, with nothing too staged or forced. We’d love to catch up with you over a coffee to discuss any plans you may have.