The Victorian building has been carefully restored and boasts beautiful views of the local countryside and comes with its own private grounds for the all important photographs. The Carriage Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies and can cater for intimate gatherings and go up to large scale celebrations.Read More
I'll start off by apologising ... I've got soooo many wonderful weddings to write about and hopefully over the quieter winter months I can share some of these with you all!! It's been a crazy crazy mental summer
Every year I get a handful of weddings that really push the creative boundaries of what I do and todays excites me soooooo much. Helen & Dean's prep address, ceremony venue and reception are all within 200 yards of each other.
Helen & Dean had their pre shoot at Sherwood Forest just a few minutes down from the reception venue (Launey's Restaurant) so was aware of this location for potential photos for the wedding day but because of the dodgy weather forecast for the day it was too far to drag the guests to as well as the bride in her dress. We needed locations nearby so I scouted the venues prior to the wedding. I guess you could say there was very little in terms of shooting locations but what we do have is picturesque village streets, quaint walkways and an awesome bride and groom. This is what I would call 'the perfect photographic challenge' Sometimes you need a creative kick up the ass to challenge your ability.
The wedding day itself was just a damn pleasure to be part of. The bridal prep in the morning was perfectly chilled out and flitting between the bride and groom preps was incredibly easy. After a short 200 yard jump across to St Mary's Church for the ceremony it was back over the road to Launey's Restaurant for the reception. The weather did actually hold off for most of the day until an unwanted shower put pay to outside reception shots of the guests. It turned into 'wet playtime' for the guests who had to shelter inside along with the string quartet who eventually found some room to set up and entertain the guests!
After the speeches the Bride and Groom took advantage of a break in the bad weather and we all went for walk up to Sherwood Forest for some golden hour photos just before the sunset!
Helen & Dean were amazing to work with and such a natural couple in front of the camera. Loved every minute being part of their day
After some relaxed couple shots in the stunning gardens here at Doddington Hall, it was off to the reception to wrap up the day with the wedding breakfast, speeches and of course the evening celebrationsRead More
After eating a life times supply of buttered toast and floating on three cups of coffee I pop round the corner to see how the guys are getting on before they head off to Swancar Farm
I wish I hadn'tRead More
Everything from the courtyard, to the bar to the landscape to the Oak room - it has it all. The ceremony barn at Hazel Gap Barn is its most appealing feature. The exposed brickwork of the barn along with the wooden beams and ceiling mounted fairy lights make this the most perfect, elegant and rustic ceremony venue. A truly breath taking venueRead More
I dont think I've ever seen a more emotional groom than this ... ever! I've seen many grooms suffer from nerves but not emotionally like this. Katie clearly means everything to him and it's a privilege to share moments like this with people.Read More