Emma & James' wedding at Goldney Hall is something you must see if you like the colour pink. The couple styled their wedding after their first purchase... Those pretty blush pink bridesmaid dresses! Which were the whole inspiration for their day. They opted for a hybrid English garden vibe with a classy city vibe. Recommended supplier, Benjamin Stuart Photography, captured the whole beautiful day. Also, Emma & James used Recommended supplier, The Wedding Shop, for their gift list. 

Goldney Hall Bristol wedding 

Take your time and enjoy the planning! It might seem stressful at times but getting all the little details right makes so much difference to the feeling of the day! Make it personal to you whilst also making sure your guests will have a lovely experience. Guests will have the most fun when everything is as easy as possible for them - put some time and energy into planning the logistics - things like recommending hotels and planning transport options go a long way.

Emma & James

Goldney Hall 

Emma & James decided on their church wedding and Goldney Hall reception as they were where Emma’s parents also got married 34 years ago. Also, Emma’s grandfather was based at Bristol university from 1950 to 1990 studying and teaching as a professor of engineering. The couple decided to give their guests the Bristol experience with an old vintage green Bristol bus for guest transport via the Clifton suspension bridge to the reception venue. Emma & James decided to uproot themselves from London to Bristol during the pandemic along with cancelling their original wedding plans. They wanted to give all their guests a chance to experience what Bristol has to offer at the same time as watching them marry. Aww!


The couple describes their wedding style as a combination of classic English garden with a debonaire city vibe. It's traditional and elegant with a few cool modern touches. From the pretty pink chair backs to the frosted wedding signs! We love it all! All the styling for the wedding at Goldney Hall was based around those blush bridesmaid dresses that Emma chose back in 2020. Emma & James chose flowers that complemented the bridesmaid's dresses but also added pops of deep red like the Lancashire rose to symbolise James’ Wigan heritage! Their wedding favours were bottles of homemade Hardy elderflower gin!

Goldney Hall is styled to pink perfection! It's a colour that will always be on trend.

Some of the best moments were getting ready with my bridesmaids and the calming company of Harriet and Karla from HCBrides who did everyone’s hair and makeup beautifully. It was the most memorable morning which I wish I could do all over again. Our photographer, Ben, not only took fabulous photos but was also a big hit with the whole bridal party and guests - he was really uplifting to have around, a real gem. Being honked at by the police in our vintage car on the way to Clifton suspension bridge after we were just married!
 And James’ speech - he totally nailed it!
 Also, seeing James’ 90-year-old grandad enjoying the day having travelled down from Wigan.

Emma & James

Are you inspired by all the pink at Goldney Hall? Then take a look at all these pink bridesmaid dresses. Perhaps the fun bus transportation to the wedding venue has you intrigued, if so then take a look at our wedding transport roundup. Seriously, we have some fun and inventive transport ideas you might not have thought of! 

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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Venue: Goldney Hall Orangery | Photographer: Benjamin Stuart Photography | Entertainment: Truly Medley Deeply | Florist: Foxy Buds | Cake Maker: Anna | Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Harriet Cook | Bridal Outfit: Sincerity | Bridal Boutique : Clifton Brides | Planner/Stylist: The Planning Lounge

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