Woodborough Hall Wedding Photography

Wow as Nottingham wedding photographers we’d not experienced such a warm late September wedding before. It was a glorious day for Jamie and Kayleigh’s wedding day who we’d first met earlier this year.

Using our documentary wedding photography style I captured the wedding preparations at Kayleigh’s parents home. Dad had sussed that with a house full of woman, hair stylist’s and make up, he’d go to work in the morning and let the girls get on. It was a busy but laid back time, everyone relaxed especially bride Kayleigh. Hanging against the wall was her beautiful bespoke dress, beautifully created to fit Kayleigh perfectly and exactly what she’d wished for. Meanwhile Neil had joined Jamie and the boys at home, as they finished getting ready, before heading for a quick swift pint before the church. Looking through the images, I loved seeing how Jamie dresses their son on the morning of their wedding day, I just think it’s a beautiful moment that’s been captured.

Two beautiful cars from Dennison Classic Cars arrived to chauffeur Kayleigh and her bridal party to church, It was here at the Good Shepherd Church in Arnold that Kayleigh and Jamie married. It was the first time we’d photographed a wedding here and I was in awe of the size and structure of the church, it was really quite magnificent and huge! As a Catholic service Jamie and Kayleigh had to stand a part at the start of the ceremony, to then come together towards the end, with the blessings and the architecture it was fabulous to capture as it was all happening.

After the ceremony is was outside into the sunshine and just a little drive to their wedding reception at Woodborough Hall.  This beautiful hall hotel in its tranquil and charming location was a perfect venue for Kayleigh and Jamie’s Autumn wedding.

The wedding reception in the hall looked stunning and their table numbers looked great which we’d been asked to create from their engagement shoot images.  After dinner we captured some of our signature styled images in and around Woodborough Hall, we then departed a little while after the first dance and the glow stick dance.

Jamie & Kayleigh, what a fabulous wedding day, you really had the British weather 100% behind you.  Your ideas had created a stunning wedding day, from your dresses to the centre pieces, from the button holes to the cake and sweetie bar.  Thank you for inviting us to become your wedding photographers, we’ve loved capturing it all for you.  We wish you and your family great, great happiness, Neil & Becky x

If you’ve booked or thinking about booking your wedding day at Woodborough 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.

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 ……

Blackbrook House Wedding Photography

It was a Blackbrook House wedding for Andy & Jenny, they’d chosen us as their Derbyshire wedding photographers after meeting us at a wedding fair last year, and we’ve loved getting to know them ever since. This was our first wedding at Blackbrook House and after visiting for a coffee and catch up with Andy and Jenny a little while before, we were really excited to be photographing their wedding day there.

I started photographing the bridal preparations at Jenny’s parents house, the kitchen was now a temporary hair salon with the exception of mum cooking up Jenny’s special dish of eggs on toast to the way she loves them. I joined Jenny, mum and sister Meg in the car on the way over to Blackbrook House, it was a great little drive as we listened to ‘Jackies’ Greatest Hits, excitedly chatting. When we arrived at Blackbrook we took over the bridal dressing room, and were joined by Jenny’s make up artist and the final preparations began.

Meanwhile Neil was waiting for Andy to arrive, who as for a wedding gift been loaned an Audi R8 from a friend. Jen’s grandma’s arrived first in style, pulling up in a beautiful Bentley. Then with the hum of the Audi engine arriving, Andy pulled up beside it. There was then much admiration for the cars for a while as we peeked down through the upstairs window.

Once Jenny was ready dad came in to see her and it all got a little emotional, they then took the staircase down to ceremony room. Our documentary photography style captured the personal readings and lots of great moments between Jenny and Andy. I then slipped outside the ceremony room to capture them as they came out the doors as Mr & Mrs Green, as they came through I witnessed something I’d not before at this stage of a wedding, Andy & Jenny turned to each other, emotionally hugged and had a little weep of ‘we’ve done it, we’re married, I’m so happy!’. It was a powerful moment.

We then all went out into the gardens where we captured the chat, drinks and special moments between Jenny & Andy.
The speeches followed dinner, with the presentation of some new underwear for Andy’s brother, along with the story behind them, these were later modelled after the first dance to all the guests.

After we’d captured the first couple of dances we said a fond farewell and the party had well and truly started.

Andy & Jenny, we’re delighted you chose us as your wedding photographers, we wish you all the happiness for your journey as Mr & Mrs Green.

Special thanks to the staff at Blackbrook House who were extremely welcoming to us and wonderful in creating a special day for

Andy & Jenny.

Take a look at Andy & Jenny’s Nottingham styled engagement shoot at Cockcliffe House.

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

 

Nottingham Lakeside Tower Wedding photography

It was a Nottingham wedding for Darren and Caroline that was organised both here in Nottingham and with a little helping hand from Caroline’s sister Lyndsey over in Holland.   Thankfully permission was arranged for their brother in law to take some time away from the RAF to attend such a special occasion.

I started photographing their wedding day from the  bridal preparations with Caroline and her bridesmaids at a local hotel.  There were a few nerves but lots of excitement.  Caroline looked stunning in her wedding dress and soon after she was ready dad arrived to escort her on her journey to church in a fabulous classic Jaguar.

The wedding ceremony was held at Sawley Church, an eagerly waiting Darren was all ready at the aisle when I arrived.  It was not certain if he’d have been standing there with his arm in a cast, recently broken it had been doubtful if it would be off in time, but thankfully he was given the OK!  After the ceremony and some photographs in the church we all drove over for the wedding celebrations.

Nottingham Lakeside Tower was the venue where the wedding breakfast and evening celebrations were to take place. With great weather guests could enjoy drinks and sunshine and I could take photographs as Caroline and Darren walked around the lakeside.  There was laughter and a few tears during the speeches then after the cake was cut and the dancing started I left them to enjoy the evening party.

Darren and Caroline, It was a pleasure to photograph your wedding day, I wish you all th every best together as husband and wife.  Neil

A gift from the flower girl to the bride & groom

A gift from the bride & groom to the flower girl

A Real Derbyshire Wedding

After Jo & Doug’s Derbyshire engagement shoot we shared the ideas of a rustic background for their wedding photographs, how as Derby wedding photographers we’d take in the town and capture the journey of their wedding day.

Driving through the one lane leafy Derbyshire country roads,  I was so excited to be joining Jo and her family for the bridal preparations near Wirksworth.  I’ve enjoyed listening to Jo speak of her love of this part of Derbyshire,  the wonderfully pieced together wedding day that was set to include the places and people that Jo and Doug hold close to their hearts.

Once ready we headed to the church packed with their family and friends and music by a string quartet that added an extra pinch of emotion.  With prime spot at the front elevated above, I was privilaged to have the best seat in the house to capture some documentary wedding photographs, watching it all through the lens as Doug beamed with happiness as Jo appeared at the end of the aisle.

After the ceremony we followed their Beauford car into the town of Wirksworth and had a quick wander around the town with photos.  It was then on to The Bear which was elegantly decorated with bunting made by Jo where the wedding breakfast took place then back into Wirksworth for the evening reception in the town hall.

Jo & Doug, we wish you all the happiness, may your new home be everything you wish it to be, enjoy making it your own and putting that all so special Mr & Mrs Clarke stamp on it.  We’ve really enjoyed speanding time with you, its been a pleasure and a joy seeing you marry and meeting everyone, have a fabulous journey together.  Neil & Becky xx

 

 

Flowers sent to Jo by Doug that morning …

 

Dad arrived in the car to collect Jo to take her to church, this was a proud moment …..

 

A best man’s speech with no prompts or rehersals, it was perfect ….

A Trent Bridge Cricket Wedding

With cricket season in it’s full swing at the moment, I wanted to share with you some images of Chris and Michelle who married in West Bridgford and celebrated at Trent Brdge cricket ground. As locals to the area it was the ideal venue for them. It was a wonderful day and with access to the grounds I took Michelle and Chris off to explore whilst their guests settled in to arrival drinks. This was a great opportunity for some photographs and some bride & groom quality time together.

Chis & Michelle, I wish you all the happiness, thank you for inviting me to capture your day, it was fantastic! Neil x

Cricket at a Colwick Hall Wedding

I’ve really been looking forward to capturing the wedding of Michelle and Simon at Colwick Hall, we’ve seen them along their wedding planning journey at a number of wedding fairs and its been great to see how everything’s coming along.

Their Nottingham wedding was full of fun,  love and it brought families together from around the country.  I started with Michelle and her family shooting the bridal preparations.  Neil (Michelle’s Dad) was practicing his speech and waiting to see Michelle in her dress for the first time he looked so proud!!

Richard joined Simon and the boys at Colwick Hall prior to making the way to St Edmund’s church at Holme Pierrepont.  The ceremony was warm felt and relaxed,  then it was back to the venue in the sun.

With some garden games for the guests to enjoy, it was wonderful to see that everyone enjoyed a good game of cricket!

Michelle and Simon, thank you, your wedding was amazing, I have enjoyed getting to know you both – you’re a very special couple. Wishing you great happiness together always! Neil

A Thrumpton Hall Wedding

Take one beautiful couple named Lorna & Paul, add a big piece of local history now owned by writer Miranda Seymour called Thrumpton Hall, listen to live foot tapping music by jazz band Mad Dog & The Sophisticats and share with family and friends.  It was the perfect recipe for a wonderful wedding day.

 

The morning started with Neil joining the guys at All Saints Church in Thrumpton village, while I joined Lorna at her parents home while her and the girls got ready.  After a service that included many smiles the newly wedded couple and guests filled out onto the sunny grass outside the church and were joined by the jazz band, who literaly just appeared from the heart of the village.

 

Just a short distance away the celebrations then began within the grounds of Thrumpton Hall, in the sunshine it was in all its 16th century splendor.  Everyone enjoyed drinks and canapes in the rose garden, followed by dinner in the marquee with entertainment from the band.  A hillariously fun version of ‘I am the music man’ played by the jazz band and sung by all the guests ended the wedding breakfast, I have to say I’ve never seen the top table miming out ‘pia’ ‘pia’ ‘piano’ ….. ‘piano’ before!

 

After dinner we took a walk with Lorna and Paul around the garden and lake, the early evening sun going down was really something special.  It was then time for the dancing to start and their journey of Mr & Mrs to begin.

 

Lorna & Paul, we’ve loved being part of your wedding day,  we wish you all the love, happiness and laughter together.  Neil & Becky xx

“I am the music man, I come from down your way and I can Play, what can you play?

I play the Piano …… Pia, Pia, Piano, Piano, Piano”

A new cricket sensation

Just wanted to share a Sneak Peek from the weekend.

Michelle our bride from Saturday hits Simon for a “Six”