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.
Remember to turn your mobile off during the speeches ……