This Bristol Register Office Wedding at The Old Council House was intimate, fuss-free and absolutely perfect! They wanted a day that was fun, very relaxed and personal.
Tracy is American and Jasper is Australian, together they call Bristol home. After meeting online, they agreed to meet for coffee and things naturally fell into place from there. As big lovers of being outdoors Jasper asked Tracey to be his wife in their back garden, a place very special to them. The engagement ring is made of Canadian-sourced diamonds and meant to look like a flower, this was chosen as Tracy has strong ties to Canada as a student there and is a keen gardener.
Tracy looked stunning in a Self-Portrait dress, a modern take on a classic shape with a floral lace top and pleated shirt. She paired this with a pair of deep cherry-red suede stilettos from Nine West to add a pop of colour and compliment her autumnal bouquet by Bramble & Wild. Jasper was styled from head to toe by a tailor in Bath. He wore a brown woollen blazer and matching waistcoat, with grey trousers. They enjoyed a calm morning, got ready at home together and made their way into the city to get married!
They chose to have a very small wedding, in the style of an elopement in the city. With just two friends as their witnesses, they said their vows and exchanged rings in a sweet and simple ceremony at Bristol Register Office. Their friends showered them with handfuls of confetti on the front steps as they entered the world for the first time as Mr & Mrs.
Just across the road from The Old Council House is Full Court Press, where we all stopped to enjoy a cup of coffee and some delicious cake from Cakesmiths. Tracy and Jasper excitedly FaceTime’d their families to share the news, there were celebrations all across the world!
We walked around the city with Tracy and Jasper, making the most of the quiet streets whilst everyone was at work. We wondered down Corn Street and through St. Nicks Market. We walked through the cobbled streets (Tracy did amazingly in those heels!) along the water to Bristol Harbourside where Tracy had planned a little surprise.
Tracy ‘borrowed’ Jaspers phone, turned up the volume and played ‘Only Love’ by Ben Howard, his favourite song. She tucked the phone into his blazer pocket and they shared their first dance on the water as the sun set behind them. Jasper is a big fan of dancing and was really gutted not to have a first dance, so we worked together with Tracy to create the perfect moment to surprise him, he absolutely loved it! It’s definitely these moments, the personal touches, that make a wedding day so special!