The Talbot in Ripley is a hidden gem for a wedding. Tucked away in the little town of Ripley, the Talbot is a small pub with a beautiful side barn, the perfect venue for slightly smaller weddings.
I met Bethan & Chris in the Talbot to discuss their plans for their wedding. A super relaxed couple and it was clear that their goals for their wedding day were to make sure that their nearest and dearest enjoyed the day with them – everything else was less important.
Their day started with bridal preparations at the Talbot, in a room at the top of the hotel. A four poster bed, good light made for some beautiful shots. We then headed to the church and enjoyed the ceremony. There was some crazy streaking light that came into the church – I can’t help but photograph anything that it touches.
After the ceremony, we did their group shots outside the church – as this can be easier than waiting for everyone to turn up at the reception venue. We headed off in their beautiful vintage car to the Talbot, where all their friends and family were enjoying a champagne reception.
As always in November – if it’s not raining the light can be some of the prettiest of the year. This day was no different, we had a glorious sunset, and we caught some of it when we reached the Talbot. Unfortunately, due to the town location, we couldn’t get the epic wide shot as there are buildings in the way. We still managed to capture some beautiful portraits.
We finished the day with a blue smoke bomb – just because it’s super fun and you can create some epic photographs. Something that I hope Bethan & Chris will remember forever. I try to create experiences during your posed photography so that it doesn’t feel posed and you enjoy the whole experience of your wedding day. Hopefully, it will never feel like a 10-hour photo shoot. Anyway here is Bethan & Chris’s wedding at the Talbot!