Holme Pierrepont Hall Wedding Photographer

We’ve got to know Holme Pierrepont Hall very well now as Nottingham wedding photographers this early Tudor manor house is a superb wedding venue that offers stunning backgrounds for your wedding photographs whatever the British weather.  Donna and Jonathan had chosen this as their idyllic venue, a place to exchange their wedding vows during a civil ceremony and then to celebrate their marriage in the beautiful hall and downstairs rooms of the house.

Bridal preparations started over at Donna’s dad’s house, the conservatory all very busy with ladies in curlers with a floor scattered in make up and the sound of wedding tunes coming from the ipod.  The morning was relaxed and whilst the  Beauford wedding car pulled up to drive Donna and her dad to Holme Pierrepont, Neil was starting to capture the guys in front of he hall whilst the guests started to arrive.  Jono’s dad was his best man, we’d assumed that this would mean a very low-key best man speech later on, but Keith did an excellent job in making us have a good laugh!

The ceremony was an emotional one and Donna’s step mum Dianne came to the front to make a reading, feeling the emotion of the moment, she was helped by Stuart, Donna’s dad and with an arm around each other they read together, I thought this was a real symbol of the special meaning of marriage, forget the reading,  they’d just shown a fine example of being there for one another.

After capturing the ceremony in our documentary wedding photography style we photographed some family and friend moments outside in the beautiful gardens of Holme Pierrepont Hall and then captured some of our signature wedding images of Donna & Jonathan.  Meanwhile behind the scenes Tillyboo Events were styling and coordinating the day, they made the reception room look totally stunning.

It was a perfect Summer’s day in Nottingham and in this tranquil location everyone enjoyed the reception in a relaxed yet beautiful style.  The speeches got a little emotional too, remembering those who could no longer be here, but were felt close by.  There were also however many laughs and a good few proud words spoken.

The weather remained kind for everyone to then head back outside, for the bouquet throwing before back inside for Donna & Jono’s first dance, we left them just after this time as the party turned up a notch.

Donna & Jonathan, thank you for choosing us a your wedding photographers, we’ve enjoyed every minute of getting to know you both and your families.  We think your perfectly matched and wish you an amazing future together as Mr & Mrs Siddons.

If you’ve booked or thinking about booking your wedding day at Holme Pierrepont Hall, we’d love to hear from you, we can send you details on how we can capture your day for you – Contact us here.

 

 

Remember to turn your mobile off during the speeches ……

Prestwold Hall Wedding Photography

It was a glorious sunny day for us Nottingham wedding Photographers as we travelled just a little way in to Leicestershire for the Prestwold Hall wedding of Sally & Danny. It feels nice to post this now as the cold weather arrives, a piece of blue sky on a day where they’ve turned wintry white and grey. After their Prestwold Hall engagement shoot I’d got to know Sally and Danny so well, we’d explored Prestwolds gardens and I’d got a real understanding of what they’d hoped from their wedding day.

As I arrived at Sally’s parent’s house I remember being greeted like an old friend, the buzz of excitement with a dash of emotion filled the air, it was evident that this was a proud and emotional day for Sally’s mum and dad. I observed as it happened capturing images using our documentary wedding photography style, taking in the moments of Sally making that first look in the mirror once she’d popped into her dress.  It started with the clasp to the waist of her dress, the breathe and thought of ‘OMG, I’m a bride’ then a look ‘Yeh, this feels so good’.  Sally’s look was completed by the amazing flowers created by Kerry at Tineke Floral Designs.

It was an emotional moment for Sally’s dad as she made it down the stairs, it was then out into the Nottingham sunshine before getting in the Jag’s to travel to their Leicestershire church to get married.  I remember Sally & Danny’s wedding ceremony for its calm and quiet (except the singing parts!) the church was quiet as the vows and words of the minister were spoken, I even took a glance around to see if there were children amongst the guests, and there was, just seen and not heard.  Everyone was just watching and taking it all in, like a good movie on the TV.

Once Sally & Danny had officially become Mr & Mrs Ireland, everyone walked to Danny’s parents house which was just down the lane.  With a fabulous garden filled with lanterns and bottles of Moet, the celebrations started.  With my ace associate photographer Wayne we captured some relaxed photographs of the wedding party and then the occasional requested group photo as we mingled amongst the guests.  After an hour or so of drinks and chatting the coach and Jag’s drove everyone to Prestwold Hall for a quick drink, and relax before some very touching speeches and dinner.

After dinner Sally & Danny walked around Prestwolds gardens, we took some photographs as we went and it was a nice time for a little Summer fresh air before the evening guests arrived and the party started.  I left them a little while after their first dance, with a room full of happy guests after what had been a truly wonderful day.

Sally & Danny, I’m so very delighted you chose us as your wedding photographers.  I’ve loved getting to know you both, seeing your wedding plans develop into a beautiful wedding day.  We wish you all the love, fun and great happiness together.  xxx

 

Nottingham Lifestyle Portrait Photography

I don’t post photographs of our children very often, as I’m sure you’d rather not come to our blog and see it as an extension of our family photo album.  During the infancy of our photography business we’d photograph our children probably nearly everyday, they’d grown used to the camera being pointed at them and on a few occasions our camera bag even managed to tip little Ed up in his buggy (no damage done, I promise).  But as we’ve been increasing busy these past months it suddenly dawned that we’d been so engrossed in capturing other people’s lifestyle’s and wedding’s we needed to update our own.

So here’s a few of our’s, capturing our children just as we know them, thoughtful and in Ed’s case sometimes just a little bit cheeky. Not forgetting that these little guys make our world go round.

 

Becky x

 

Holme Pierrepont Hall Weddings

This early Tutor Manor House set in 30 acres of beautiful parklands and gardens is one of Nottingham’s best kept secrets, its a superb venue for a wedding in Nottingham.

Come along and see Holme Pierrepont Hall for yourselves and of course pop by and say hello to us too this Sunday!

Images taken at Mr & Mrs Siddons wedding at Holme Pierrepont Hall on Saturday, 20 August 2011