Colwick Hall Nottingham Wedding photographers

We met Alison and Andrew early last year when they chose us as their Nottingham wedding photographers to capture their wedding in Papplewick Nottingham and then at the beautiful Colwick Hall.  Local to Newstead Abbey where they’d enjoyed their engagement shoot I joined Ali for the bridal preparations whilst Neil joined the guys over at the Nottingham Belfry, whilst they finished getting ready and learning the art of tieing a cravat.

With a home full of ladies getting ready Alison’s dad kept us entertained with his little tunes, the girls were extremely organised, relaxed and running well to time.  Even the younger ones helped each other with hair and dressing. Alison’s flowers arrived, by the fabulous Tineke Floral Designs and the ladies all looked in admiration at them as the lay on the dining room table.

Alison and Andrew married at a small church in Papplewick, the drive down the daffodil lined lane was a pretty one and once inside the busy church was full of guests both up and down stairs.  After a beautiful service it was outside into the cool Spring sunshine, armed with wellies Ali and the bridesmaids made the short walk through the woods to Papplewick Hall where drinks were waiting for guests to enjoy before boarding the coach to Colwick Hall.

Once we all arrived at Colwick Hall we captured the group photographs and strolled the grounds.  It was then time for dinner and the all important speeches, it’s always a best man gets the groom moment when the head goes into the hands!

The evening then started with a beautiful first dance, the footsteps of a beautiful new journey together.

Andrew and Ali, we loved capturing your day for you, having spent this time with you we can see what a match you are, how your love is such a strong and perfect one for each other.  We wish you all the very very happiness.  Neil & Becky xx


If you’re planning your Nottingham wedding, contact Neil & Becky to chat about how we can capture your day for you.


Leadenham House Wedding Photography

After our sneak peek we thought we’d show you a wider selection from our Leadenham House Wedding photography shoot last month.  With around a dozen Nottingham, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire wedding suppliers working together we created the wedding scene from bridal preparations in the beautiful bedrooms, the civil ceremony in the formal lounge then dinner and dance in the dinning room and hall.

This beautiful period house is set in superb grounds, the views from the bedrooms and gallery at the top of the stairs are quite breathtaking along with the warm welcome and delightful interior Leadenham House is a picture postcard card place to marry.

Jen wore the elegant Bali dress by Ian Stuart, which was supplied by Mimi Toko the Derbyshire wedding boutique stocking Ian Stuart dresses. Hair for Jen & Lee was styled by VM Hairdressing and make up by Sarah J Gamble Professional Makeup. The hair accesories were provided by Exclusive Wedding Design.

Room styling with chair covers were created by the Wedding Event Design Studio along with style, design and co-ordination of the day by Tillyboo Events.

The fabulous bouquet of flowers for Jen were designed by Tineke Floral Designs, along with teh table flowers.  The stunning wedding cake was created by cake creative Yummy Little Cakes.

Lee wore suits supplied by TLC Formal Hire and music was played for us by due Ark Angel.

Oh and of course us, Nottingham wedding Photographers Neil & Necky Butterworth!

Introducing Butterworth Photography at The Mill

Well this is a really exciting blog post to be writing, we’re very happy to introduce to you Butterworth Photography at The Mill.

We’ve been established for a while now and as the business has grown our family home has shrunk! At the start of this year Neil and I sat down and both said together ‘we need more space’ one of the tell-tale signs is the Indiana Jones move Neil made recently to push me out of the way from falling wedding fair products which took a dive off the top of the wardrobe. We set out intending to find a suitable space to meet our clients and store our products, but when we came across this little place located in an old Mill in Long Eaton, we fell in love with the light and the bricks.

The Mill will launch in all it’s glory in May and will be used primarily as a meeting place with clients and for workshops/shooting. We are still lovers of lifestyle photography so our lifestyle portrait shoots will continue to be in the great outdoors unless our clients prefer an inside shoot.

So that’s a little introduction, we’ll be sharing lots more once we’ve finished painting, rehoused the spiders and injected some care and love into the place. That just leaves us to say quite a few thank you’s, (ooo I’m filling up) we have reached this point in being able to progress through the help, love and support of many fabulous people. A BIG BIG thank you to our clients, without them goes without saying where we’d be and you’re all so fabulous! Secondly our family and friends who’s help with watching the kids and encouragement has been essential and so gratefully appreciated, then there’s these great folk, suppliers and other’s in the industry who have from the goodness of their heart given us their time, shared their knowledge, lent an ear and a shoulder, they’ve all supported us to get here, so ‘Thank you so very, very much’ to Cakey Wakey Jo & Pete, Kerry at Tineke Floral Designs, Sarah of Tillyboo, Jo & Peter of Dennisson Classic Cars, Honeysuckle & Castle’s Helen & Sally, Chloe of Adore by Chloe, Christine of Crocstar, Jackie Thompson, Karen of Darby & Joan and then to our mentors who we met back in 2007, John & Liz Denton of Denton Photography.

Here’s a couple of ‘Before’ pictures of the hall as we’ve called it, which our children currently are enjoying running around in, we’ll be in trouble with them once we got some furniture in there!! We’ll get some ‘After’ shots as soon as we’re done!

Butterworth photography at The Mill

Butterworth Photography at The Mill

Worksop Nottinghamshire Wedding Photography

It was the last wedding of 2011 that we captured and it was bursting with some wonderful emotion and fun! I met Becca at a vintage wedding fair, I later met Simon and they booked us as their Nottingham wedding photographers. We’ve really enjoyed getting to know them both, their Nottingham engagement shoot at Clumber Park was so much fun!

Rebecca and Simon’s wedding day began for us as I joined Becca in the suite of their wedding venue, Clumber Park Hotel.  Becca was really chilled, calm but so very very excited! Her dress hung on the four poster, the detail of it was wonderful and with her gorgeous head-piece I could see how perfectly ‘Becca’ it all was.  Another special item for her was a stunning blue garter made by a dear friend for her, it was the prettiest garter I’ve ever seen …… and I’ve seen a few!  We both giggled whilst she was showing me the garter at how fabulous it is to have fiends ‘who can craft!’.

At various stages we popped downstairs and Becca showed me all the details, the wood cut snowflakes on the chair cover sashes, the hand cut reindeer table plan, the pine cones that she’d been collecting off trees in her garden and many other wonderful details. Becca made sure everything was ‘just right’ as she saw her vision come to fruition.  Meanwhile Neil had joined Simon and the guys, including Becca & Simon’s little boy.

Becca’s mum helped her get in to her dress and a special moment was seeing dad tieing the bow on the back.  It all then was a little emotional as the bridesmaids arrived back in the suite and everyone looked proudly on to Becca.

As it was time to walk down the aisle the ceremony room was lit by lanterns, and as Becca and Simon we’re back together again they cried and they laughed and then they cried some more at the personal readings by friends and family.

After Simon and Becca joined to become Mr & Mrs Sargison-Bowler, everyone headed for a celebratory drink! Santa made a quick appearance to give presents for the children and older boys!

The speeches after dinner once again bought lots of happy emotional moments and a lot of laughter from the years in photographs. Then followed the sweetie bar and first dance, which was a real treat, starting with a little traditional moves then breaking into a medley of songs which brought true entertainment to the dance floor.  It was the real finale for us of our year of 2011 weddings, so fun to watch and capture through our lens.

Becca and Simon, what a beautiful family you have, you are true soul mates and it has been a total pleasure to get to know you both and capture this very happy journey of your marriage.  May you keep making each other smile and creating that odd tear or two of happiness.



If you’ve recently got engagement and are planning your wedding, or would like more information on wedding photography at Clumber Park Hotel, please get in touch ….. we’d love to hear from you.