Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery Wedding Photography
Every time a couple entrust me with capturing their wedding pictures on what is after all one of the most pivotal moment in both their lives, it fills me with an enormous sense of pride. Never more so than when I was asked to do some of the very first Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery Wedding Photography! I put people at the centre of everything I do, but having a venue as stunning as the Bombay Sapphire Distillery to work with is truly a privilege, and raises everyones spirits (excuse the pun!)
The Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery, A Truly Unique Wedding Venue In The Hampshire Countryside
There has been a Mill on site in Laverstoke since at least 903 AD but the first official records show Laverstoke Mill as a corn mill marked in the Domesday Book of 1086. Purchased by the Bombay Spirits Company in 2010, and opened to the public in 2014 following extensive re-development, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery now offers all kinds of tours, tastings, masterclasses, and has the facilities to host all kinds of private and corporate events. Find out more on their own website HERE.
5 Reasons To Get Married At Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery
I had the absolute please of being one of the very first photographers to shoot a wedding at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in 2019. It’s a wonderful place to photograph, and I can think of many reasons to choose this incredible venue to host your wedding. Here are just five reasons, and trust me, it’s not all about the gin (although for lovers of gin, could there be anywhere better?!)
1 . A Wedding Venue Like No Other!
More than ever before, the wedding day, and the choices over styling and venues that the couple make, have become an expression of their shared interests and values. For many that will include a church ceremony, but in like Hannah and Matthew you dream of a Humanist ceremony outdoors, or you simply wish to use the Gin Distillery as your reception venue, there is little double that your guests will be blown away by the surroundings.
The blend of new and old architecture, the industrial details and educational parts of the distillery, make Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery wedding photography so enjoyable. Quite apart from the formal parts of the wedding day, your guests will have the freedom to explore at their leisure or simple lounge by the bar along the river Test, that runs through the site, and catch up with friends. All making for great memories and moments that I love to capture with my camera.
2 . A Blend Of History And Modernity
The proud history of Laverstoke Mill is recorded as far back as the 1086 Doomsday Book, in which a mill is noted on the site. Laverstoke Mill has been under the ownership of William the Conqueror, Henry VIII and enjoyed four royal visits, most recently Queen Elizabeth in 1962. It’s an amazing privilege to provide the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery Wedding Photography for my couples.
Working with Heatherwick Studio, Bombay Sapphire sympathetically renovated Laverstoke Mill into a state-of-the-art sustainable distillery that showcases the natural beauty and industrial heritage of the site. Nowadays the botanicals used in Bombay Sapphire gin can be explored in their natural state in the stunning Glasshouses designed by Heatherwick Studio which is a perfect juxtaposition to the surrounding Georgian and Victorian architecture.
3 . Great Cocktails, Of Course!
For lovers of gin (and lets face it, who isn’t!) in the Bombay Sapphire Distillery you may have just found your perfect wedding venue. But of course a special cocktail is so much more than just a drink to quench your thirst or get you in the party mood. For all of us, certain drinks will evoke memories, perhaps even rind you of your first date or a special holiday together, they bring people together, sharing not just a drink, but providing an opportunity for you to show your gratitude to friends and family.
The staff at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery are experts in their field, and along with the now iconic blue Bombay Sapphire bottle, the cocktails they are able to serve up throughout the day in beautiful glassware will give your wedding a real sense of style and will bring a smile to everyones’ face. It’s a beautiful part of the wedding that I try to bring out in my Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery Wedding Photography.
4 . Unlimited Photography
I love telling the whole story of the wedding day in pictures, and with a late licence at the distillery and the so-called ‘Gallery’, which is the perfectly versatile party venue, your Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery wedding photography should be a record of an amazing day, ending with an epic party with friends from every stage in your lives and family of all generations.
My Unlimited photography coverage FIND OUT MORE HERE is perfect for couples who don’t want to compromise. I promise to capture pictures of the build up to the ceremony and go right through to the end of the wedding (perfect for party animals or if you’re planning a sparkler exit or a similarly big send-off from your wedding guests).
5 . Somewhere You’ll Be Able To Revisit Time And Time Again
Unlike a venue that is exclusively a wedding venue, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery will be a destination that you’ll be able to revisit time and time again over the years, whether for a nostalgic trip down memory lane, or perhaps for future family events. Who knows you may have already visited without realising that you could hold your wedding here.
The Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery offer a whole range of Experiences, bookable through their website www.distillery.bombaysapphire.com and for more bespoke events such as parties, anniversaries, re-unions, and significant birthdays perhaps, there are a whole range of spaces from the Empire Bar, Vault, the Mediterranean Glasshouse, or the Mill Bar and Terrace to suit any size of gathering.
Hampshire Wedding Photographer
I’m an award winning wedding photographer based in Guildford, with over ten years experience of shooting weddings in Surrey and Hampshire. I shoot in a mostly documentary style, which means a little time for portraits and group photos, and lots of time for natural, candid storytelling “moment-driven” photos of you and your loved ones together.
Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery Wedding Photography
If you’re looking for a totally unique wedding venue I’d be delighted to hear from you and have the opportunity to quote for you Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery wedding photography. I offer a range of options and totally flexile coverage to suit your plans. Plus I love meeting all my couples before booking and finding out about your story and your plans for the big day!
Leading Documentary/Award Winning Wedding Photographer
Documentary photography, and my approach to shooting weddings in a journalistic style, is something that I feel passionately about. It’s about storytelling, it’s about stepping back at times to allow things to unfold in front of the camera, and about stepping in on occasions to capture the action, and I’m delighted to have won awards for my Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery Wedding Photography.
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