Shearsby Bath Wedding Photography

Planning a Shearsby Bath wedding, looking for examples of Shearsby Bath wedding photography? I recently had the pleasure of photographing Amar and Kelly’s wedding there in Leicestershire.

The day started early for me with the bridal preparations in the BEST WESTERN PLUS Ullesthorpe Court Hotel & Golf Club on Frolesworth Road, Ullesthorpe, Leicestershire.

There was a lovely atmosphere during the bridal prep, making for some great candid moments. Kelly had a some lovely henna tattoos, which contrasted nicely with her dress.

SHEARSBY BATH WEDDING

After the bridal preparations, I headed over to Shearsby Bath to grab a few quick photographs of Amar and this groomsmen.

The ceremony was held in one of the larger rooms towards to the front of Shearsby Bath, emotion and laughter was shared by all.

After the ceremony we did a confetti photograph and a few of the larger group photographs, requested by the bride and groom in the gardens.

Amar and Kelly had hired a cutie vintage VW camper van and decided to go for a private drive with just the two of them to enjoy some time together on the wedding day. Once they returned we headed back to the gardens to shoot a few portrait photographs of just the two of them in the gardens, making for some lovely romantic portraits.

After the drinks reception, all the guests headed into a nearby marquee to enjoy a traditional Asian wedding breakfast, laid on by the staff at Shearsby Bath.

Followed by some hellacious speeches, later in the evening much dancing and fun was had by all the wedding guests when the party was in full swing.

Below is a small selection of some of images from the day.

If you are getting married at Shearsby Bath in Leicestershire and are looking for a wedding photographer in Leicestershire, please get in touch to enquire about my packages. I would love to hear from you and have an informal chat about your day.

Nottingham Council House Wedding Photography

Getting married at the Nottingham Council House, looking for examples of Nottingham Council House wedding photography?

I recently had the pleasure of photography Andy and Sally’s winter wedding there.

The day started with me photographing Sally and her bridesmaids preparations at the St James Hotel in Nottingham. Andy and Sally had a gone for a 1920’s themed wedding, making for some lovely unique detail photographs.

As it was a winter wedding and the ceremony was not till after dark, they decided to meet up before the wedding and have a first look. We then headed off around Nottingham City Centre together in my car to grab a few couple portraits, while they was still some light available.

Making for some great iconic wedding photographs in front of the contemporary museum and in the lace market.

NOTTINGHAM COUNCIL HOUSE WEDDING

We then headed to the Nottingham Council House for the ceremony, which was held in one of the larger rooms upstairs. Much laughter and emotion were shared by all, along with some very emotive readings during the service.

As it was dark and very cold outside, we did all the group photographs inside during the cocktail reception.

The guests then headed into the main dining room with the Council House to enjoy a hearty meal, followed by some excellent speeches.

Later when the party was in full swing, Andy and Sally did an impromptu 1920’s dance, to the enjoyment of all their guests, which was great fun to photograph.

Below is a small selection of some of the images from the day.

Goosedale Wedding Photography

Getting married at Goosedale, looking for more examples of Goosedale wedding photography?

I recently photographed Chris and Roxanne’s winter wedding there.

The day started with me photographing the bridal preparations at Chris and Roxanne’s home in Nottingham. There was a lovely fun and relaxed atmosphere, providing some great documentary wedding photography opportunities.

I left just before Roxanne and the bridal party, heading over to Goosedale in time to grab a few quick photographs of Chris and his groomsmen all looking smart in their dark blue suits.

GOOSEDALE WEDDING

The wedding ceremony was held in one of the larger central rooms at Goosedale. Much laughter and emotion were shared by all the guests at the wedding.

After the ceremony, we did a confetti photography in the gardens at the front of Goosedale, which was great fun and a few of the group photographs.

At this point, the sun was nearly setting, so I went for a short walk with Chris and Roxanne around the gardens and just down the drive to shoot some romantic portraits of just the two of them.

After the drinks reception was finished, all the wedding guests headed inside to enjoy a wedding breakfast and some fun speeches.

Later in the evening, when the party was in full swing, I noticed that Chris and all the groomsmen headed outside to enjoy a cigar or two, making for an atmospheric photograph with the smoke from the cigars
If you are getting married at Goosedale and are looking for a wedding photographer in Nottingham, please get in touch to enquire about my packages and prices. I would love to hear from you and have an informal chat about your special day.

Woodborough Hall Wedding Photography

Getting married at Woodborough Hall, looking for more examples of Woodborough Hall wedding photography? Check out this recent winter wedding I photographed there for Rebekah and Luke.

I started the day photographing Rebekah and her families preparations at their family home in Nottingham. I then headed over to Woodborough Hall to grab some photos of Luke and his best man at Woodborough Hall and the other wedding guests arriving.

The ceremony was held in the Orangery at Woodborough Hall, much emotion and laughter was shared during the service and some excellent readings.

WOODBOROUGH HALL WEDDING

Straight after the ceremony, we did the confetti photograph and a few of the family formals, requested by the bride and groom.

After the drinks reception, the wedding guests headed into the main dining room to enjoy a hearty wedding breakfast and some funny speeches.

Later in the evening, it started raining, so we headed into the gardens to shot a backlit photograph with an umbrella. Which I believe was one of their favourites from the wedding day.
If you are getting married at Woodborough Hall and are looking for a wedding photographer in Nottingham, please get in touch to enquire about my packages and prices. I would love to hear from you and have an informal chat about your day.

Ringwood Hall Hotel wedding photography

Planning a wedding at Ringwood Hall, looking for examples of Ringwood Hall Hotel wedding photography? I recently had the pleasure of photographing Stuart and Katie’s summer wedding there.

The whole wedding day was at Ringwood Hall, I started photographing Stuart and his groomsmen in the gardens, whilst they were checking all the final wedding details in the marquee.

Kaite and her bridesmaids got ready in one of the rooms at Ringwood Hall Hotel before the wedding ceremony.

Luckily the weather was great, so the ceremony was held outside on a lovely pagoda, decorated with flowers. After an emotion and heartfelt ceremony, we did the confetti photograph on the lawn and a few family formals.

RINGWOOD HALL HOTEL WEDDING

Later in the drinks reception, I went for a short walk with Stuart and Katie around the gardens of Ringwood Hall, capturing some excellent portraits of them both together.

After the drinks reception, all the guests headed into the marquee to enjoy a wedding breakfast, served by the staff at Ringwood Hall.

Some emotive and hellacious speeches followed the meal, leading on to a romantic first dance and party.

If you are getting married at Ringwood Hall Hotel and are looking for a Chesterfield wedding photographer, please get in touch to enquire about my packages and prices. I would love to hear from you and have an informal chat about your special day.

Swancar Farm Wedding with Laura & James

Need help planning your Swancar Farm weddings, check out this recent wedding I photographed there for Laura and James. Below is a few of my favourite photographs from the day.

The day started for me at Laura and James’s home in Nottingham photograph the bridal and bridesmaids preparations.

There was a lovely relaxed and a hint of nervous anticipation making some great candid wedding photographs.

Once Laura was ready I grabbed a few beauty portraits of her in her wedding dress, before heading over to the church to take some of James and the other wedding guests arriving.

It was a beautifully emotive ceremony, where you could really feel the love between Laura and James.

After a great ceremony we all headed outside to quickly grab a few family formals.

After that, we all headed over to Swan car farm. Where the guests were ready and waiting in the courtyard with the confetti. Making for some great candid wedding photos.

Later in the drinks reception me Laura and James, headed down the driveway to grab a few quick photographs of them near the surrounding fields.

Once the drinks reception and finish all of the wedding guests headed inside to enjoy a lovely wedding breakfast followed by speeches.

Later in reception James and Laura enjoyed a romantic first dance before the DJ got party in full swing.

Normanton Church Wedding Photography

Getting married at Normanton Church, looking for examples of Normanton Church wedding photography? Check out this recent wedding I photographed there for Jo and Nathan.

Nathan was a keen fisherman, so it was very fitting that he got married at Normanton Church on Rutland Waters. When I arrived in the morning, it was completely chucking it down. Luckily I managed to find some shelter around the back of the church to photograph Nathan and his groomsmen.

NORMANTON CHURCH WEDDING

The ceremony was held in Normanton Church; much emotion was shared during the ceremony. After the ceremony, it was still raining extremely heavily, so we did a few of the group photographs inside.

Luckily the clouds cleared just afterwards, so I grabbed a few pictures of Jo and Nathan around the Church, before heading to the Golden Fleece in South Croxton.

GOLDEN FLEECE WEDDING RECEPTION

By this point the sky had cleared, allowing the guests to enjoy the drinks reception in the gardens at the Golden Fleece. After the drinks reception, the guests headed inside to enjoy a well-received wedding breakfast and some hellacious speeches.

If you are getting married at Normanton Church and are looking for a wedding photographer, please get in touch to enquire about my packages and contact info. I would love to hear from you and have an informal chat about your wedding day.

Carriage Hall Wedding Photography

Looking for examples of Carriage Hall Wedding photography, check out this recent wedding I photographed there for Rob and Lucy.

There wedding was in the Autumn allowing me to capture some lovely orange and red tones in the backgrounds of some of the bride and grooms photos. The whole wedding day was at Carriage Hall. Luckily it was a lovely sunny day, allowing the guests to enjoy the gardens at the front of Carriage Hall.

CARRIAGE HALL WEDDING – KIND WORDS

We were really drawn to Robert’s natural style of photography as we were looking for a photographer who could capture our big day without it looking too staged. We were so pleased with the photos and service Robert provided. He has been professional and friendly throughout our contact with him. Robert listened to our ideas and set our minds at ease. We would highly recommend him!

INTERVIEW WITH THE ROB AND LUCY

How did you meet?

We met at University

When did you get engaged?

May 2014

Tell us about your wedding planning journey

This was relatively easy for us as we both had similar ideas of what we wanted.

What was the best bit of your day?

All of it!

What advice would you give to other couples getting married?

Enjoy the day and don’t get too caught up in the preparations!

Suppliers

Brides – who did you use to do your hair & Make up?

I did my own make-up, I went to The Little Hair Boutique in Lady Bay

Brides – Wedding dress brand and supplier?

Eliza Jane Howell from Georgina Scott Bridal

Brides – Information about the shoes that you chose?

Ebay!

Grooms – Information about your suit, shoes & tie that you chose?

Next suit, shoes were from Wild Clothing Nottingham, Tie from Formal Tailor

Which Band or DJ did you use?

Nightair

Any additional details you would like me to include about things that happened on your day or the theme you chose

We chose a (loose) 1920’s theme, blush pink and metallics

Any additional supplier that you used, like magicians & toastmasters

Florist was Akito Floral design – highly recommended!
 

Weddings at Harlaxton Manor

Alexandra and the other bridesmaids were upstairs getting ready when I arrived. They were excitedly making their final preparations in the bridal suite before the ceremony, nervously awaiting Mark's arrival.

Alexandra had designed her own wedding dress from Kula Tsurdiu, it looked absolutely stunning!

Mark arrived in his vintage red sports car, to the delight of many of the guests. The wedding ceremony itself was held in the stateroom downstairs. After much emotion, joy was shared during the intimate ceremony the guests headed into one of the ballrooms to enjoy drinks and canapés.

Later in the drinks reception, everyone headed outside to enjoy the lovely gardens at Harlaxton Manor. This provided me with an excellent opportunity to grab a few group photos and a few shots of Alexandra and Mark in the grounds. 

After the drinks reception, all the guests headed into the long gallery to enjoy an exquisite wedding breakfast, followed by speeches and the cake cutting.

Later in the evening after the first dance the party got into full swing with the retrosettes sister band. 

 


Here's a short interview from the bride and groom themselves.

How did you meet?

Me and Mark originally met through a mutual friend at a birthday party.

When did you get engaged?

We got engaged on 21 December 2014.

Tell us a little bit about your wedding planning journey.

We did all the planning and organising ourselves. We got recommendations through friends or colleagues at work, but we did all the work ourselves from designing stationary all the decorations and even the wedding dress itself.

What was the best bit of the day you?
For me the best bit of the day was when we said yes during this wedding ceremony, but it was also the first moment we saw each other as we were walking down the aisle.

Do you have any advice for other couples getting married?
I would say do not let others influence what happens on your day, remember it's your day.

As ever I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoy making them, feel free to comment or share them on social media if you wish. 

 

Thomas The Wedding Caterer

Interview with Thomas the caterer

Let us a bit about your business and team?
I have been established about 5 years now. I was a professional chef before, it all started when I was planning my own wedding and could not find anyone to do my own catering. As we had specific ideas ourselves. Luckily I had my mates to call upon, in the end they helped sort it out for me.
My buddies did my own wedding catering, that’s where original idea stemmed from. I realised this could be a little business for me and I have grown from there.

Is there anything that you specialise in apart for just doing wedding food, is there a particular style of food?

The only thing we specialise in is that the menu will be custom to you. There is nothing pre written at Thomas the caterer, everything is written with the bride and groom in mind.

For example the wedding where we worked together, that was the ‘Italian Job’, the bride and groom loved Italian food so I worked with them to create a wedding breakfast with some of their favourite Italian dishes in. Incorporating everything Mel and Mike liked and everything they dreamed of really.

If someone was interested in chatting to you about you doing their wedding food, what would the steps that someone would need to consider?
The first thing would be to send me an email, then we will arrange a meeting. Have a sit down with a piece of cake and a tea or coffee, to have a relaxed chat about their day. Discussing everything from the style, the venue and importantly what foods they love to eat as a couple?
Their history, all the beautiful little things that bring them together as a couple and see how we can incorporate that in their day.
I will then put together a quote, pricing up all the costs.

If a couple is having an outdoor wedding, do you supply all the ovens and fridges?
Yes we can sort everything out from the ovens, fridges and crockery. I try and make the experience as hassle free for the couple as possible.

They only things catering wise we do not offer is the linen and potentially glasses. Normally the glasses will come with the bar supplier.

You won one of the wedding industry awards this year I believe.

Yes that is right, we won” best wedding caterer 2016 at the wedding industry awards”. Our goal in the future is the supply 8,800 wedding guests with awesome wedding food every year. Which is about 60 weddings and still offer a great food and customer service experience.

Get in touch with Thomas below; 

Website: http://www.thomasthecaterer.co.uk/

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