Thornbury Castle Wedding Photography

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Are you looking for a photographer to cover your wedding at Thornbury Castle?

As Thornbury Castle Wedding Photographers, we’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure that the story of your big day is captured in a relaxed and beautiful way. Two experienced lead photographers will document everything from bridal prep and your ceremony, to speeches and that all-important party where the day’s celebrations come to life! You can rest easy knowing we’ve captured it – no detail goes unnoticed. We’re a hard-working and friendly duo who will help you get the most out of your day and wedding photography. We can organise key moments such as confetti, group shots and sparklers, which means all you have to do is relax and take in every moment. Would you like to capture your day through film, too? No problem, we’ve got that covered and offer an incredible combined photography and videography package. Get in touch to find out more about how we can fit into your day.

About Powder And Pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by! We’re Tracey and Jodie, a wife and wife team with a real passion for creating memories through photo and film. We recently tied the knot ourselves, so we genuinely understand the rollercoaster of emotions you’re experiencing right now. It’s an awesome and sometimes stressful experience, putting together an epic wedding day, but it’s so worth it!

Over the past ten years, we’ve had the privilege of meeting countless beautiful couples, each one unique and special in their own way. YOUR love story is important to you, your family, friends and to us! 

We’re not just about taking pictures and films; we’re about creating an experience – we love what we do and we’ve been told it comes across on the day.

We’ll guide you in creating the most stunning images and films, offering gentle styling tips, creative ideas and suggestions. Don’t worry, nothing will feel forced or awkward – that’s a promise! We cover all types of weddings, from elopements, to huge celebrations at every kind of venue you can think of.

Our most popular combined package means that we have your photography and videography captured with ease, with the two of us working effortlessly together to create stunning images and films. 

If you’re ever in the Yate, North Bristol area, you are so welcome to drop by our office. The kettle’s always on, and we have an endless supply of biscuits. Let’s chat about your exciting wedding plans! If you’re not nearby, we’d love to arrange a call or video meet each other.

We would be honoured if you trusted us to be just a small part of your big day.

We’d love to talk…

Jodie and Tracey xx

Weddings at Thornbury Castle

Thornbury Castle, located in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, is an unparalleled wedding venue steeped in history and luxury. The sumptuous castle offers couples an opportunity to experience a grand wedding in a unique 16th-century venue. With the Tudor Walled Gardens, vineyard, and the grand backdrop of the castle itself, ceremonies are usually held in the vibrant garden overlooking this impressive structure. The venue boats 27 opulent bedchambers with regal ambiance and period décor, creating an unforgettable stay for the wedding party. The castle features a range of notable function rooms including The Tudor Hall, The Great Oven Room, and The Lounge; each offering excellent versatility for wedding ceremonies and dinners. Dining at Thornbury Castle is an exceptional experience as the venue’s award-winning chefs provide a personalised gourmet dining experience. The castle also possesses a dungeon dining room and a private dining option. The distinguishing feature of Thornbury Castle is its fortified keep; located at the highest point of the building, it is said to inspire awe and quiet reflection. The venue truly promises an authentic and luxurious castle wedding with first-rate facilities and ambiance.

How To Find Thornbury Castle

Thornbury Castle, an illustrious wedding venue, is situated in the heart of the historic town of Thornbury, Gloucestershire. It can be found on Castle Street, bordered by enchanting gardens and overlooking lush green vistas. This medieval castle, turned hotel, is conveniently nestled amid the serene Gloucestershire countryside, approximately 12 miles north of Bristol. Its location offers a tranquil atmosphere away from the bustling city life, making it an idyllic setting for memorable wedding ceremonies. Furthermore, the proximity to major transport links makes Thornbury Castle easily accessible for guests, ensuring convenience without sacrificing the charm of a picturesque rural setting.

The History of Thornbury Castle

Thornbury Castle, located in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, is a magnificent Tudor castle that boasts a rich historical background. Built in 1511 by Edward Stafford, the 3rd Duke of Buckingham, the castle was envisioned as a demonstration of Buckingham’s wealth and social status. Unfortunately, Stafford fell out of favor with King Henry VIII and was executed in 1521, leaving the castle uncompleted. The castle stood desolate and in ruins for two centuries until it was lovingly restored in the 19th century. Thornbury Castle’s palatial aura caught the fancy of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, who stayed here for ten days in 1535. In the 20th century, it entered a new phase as a luxury hotel and unique wedding venue. This fortress-turned-hotel offers couples a splendid, historical ambiance for their momentous day. As a wedding venue, Thornbury Castle offers an authentic medieval experience with suites that feature four-poster beds and stone walls. A stay here teleports the guests back into the whimsical yet majestic Tudor era, making it a memorable and unique choice for a matrimonial destination.

About Thornbury

Thornbury, located in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, is a quaint market town that sits north of Bristol and south of Gloucester. Renowned for its rich history, the town is home to the Tudor Castle now a luxurious hotel with stunning views across South Gloucestershire and Wales. Thornbury also boasts several half-timbered buildings, some dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries, reflecting the architectural innovation of those eras. The town is known for its robust local economy, filled with a variety of independent shops, restaurants, and pubs that greatly contribute to the vibrant community. It is blessed with a plethora of open spaces, presenting ample opportunities for recreational activities, celebrated by locals and tourists alike. Thornbury fuses the idyllic charm of rural England with the convenience of modern amenities, creating a harmonious blend of the old and new that is characteristic of its unique appeal.

Client Testimonials

Reviews from previous couples on our Facebook page and Google Business listing.

Recommended Wedding Photographers

We are proud to be a recommended supplier at fantastic wedding venues across Gloucestershire and the South West & South Wales regions.

Latest Blog Posts

Some of our latest blog posts with wedding tips and real weddings we have covered in Gloucestershire and beyond.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should we book you as our photographer at Thornbury Castle?

As regular visitors to this stunning location, we know all of the best spots for your family and couples photographs and where the sun sets for those romantic “Golden hour” images. With such a wealth of photo backdrops and beautiful scenery, we’ll be spoilt for choice as to where to take your photos. It goes without saying that we have professional liability insurance, the latest camera equipment and software as well as providing full contracts upon booking. Check out our reviews and testimonials too – it’s important to hear the views and opinions of real-life clients. 

How early should I book you to be photographer for my Thornbury Castle wedding?

Congratulations, you’re engaged and have chosen your date and venue. It’s time to secure your booking and to book your wedding photographer. We can be booked up to 2 years in advance, with the average time being a year before the big day. Don’t worry, if you are getting married sooner than that, please send us a message and we can check our diary. We take lots of last-minute wedding bookings – such as off-season or weekday weddings, as these generally have more availability. If you’ve booked a Saturday wedding in June, July or August, it’s important to book as soon as possible – which we’d love to be us! Another great incentive to book early is to guarantee your package price and potentially save you money. Even if your wedding is 2 years away, you will only pay the prices at the time of booking. 

How much does it cost to hire you as our photographer for a Thornbury Castle wedding?

When it comes to ensuring your wedding day has a physical reminder of the emotions, love, laughter, romance and fun, a professional photographer is something you can’t afford to scrimp on. After all, you only get to experience the day once, and it often passes in a magical blur. With a full day of photography, you can experience the day all over again, anytime you please. Take a look at our photography packages for more details.

Get In Touch

If you’re looking for a Thornbury Castle Wedding Photographer, it would be great to chat! Get in touch with us on our contact page.