A few weeks ago I travelled down to Leicester to photograph the awesome wedding of Anna and Matt.
The day started with Bridal prep (and a teeny bit of Groom prep!) at the Ullesthorpe Court Hotel. This was the usual fun of far too many people in one room trying to hide from the weirdo with a camera! It was all a good laugh, the time flew by, and everyone was soon looking beautiful and loaded into a gorgeous 1964 VW bus for the trip to the main venue.
The rest of the day was held at the lovely Shearsby Bath.
Matt was waiting patiently in the lovely oak-beamed old Spa Room and before you knew it, his beautiful Bride came walking down the aisle to take her place by his side.
Smiles-for-miles is one of my favourite words to describe a wedding day - and the moment these two saw each other, it was once again the phrase that sums it all up!
Vows were soon spoken, rings were exchanged and kisses were kissed.
There may have been a few laughs and giggles in there too!
The new Mr and Mrs walked out hand in hand into the sunshine.
The afternoon was spent basking in the sun with ice creams in hand, the kids were busy in the gardens and the adults were keeping well hydrated. Well - you've got to stay safe in the sunshine after all!
We managed to sneak a few photos in too.
It was soon back inside for food and speeches, the afternoon turned to evening, and before you knew it - it was time to get down on the dancefloor!
A perfect wedding day.
Thanks for having me guys - you two were awesome!
Here are a few snaps from their day.
While we were down in Leicester, we decided to have a little explore. We had initially planned to go visit Ashby de la Zouch Castle, but the weather was a bit too grim for that!
Our first stop was the New Walk Museum where we went to have a nosey at the dino bones and the Egyptian mummies. Freddie was a bit scared of the Egyptian bit, but enjoyed looking at some of the animals - especially the owl. His favourite bit was playing with the gemstones in the gift shop! For more info on the museum, click HERE.
After the museum we drove up to Notts, had some scran at the very nice Badger Box and then went to have a nosey round an old Church built in 1356 (the site is older though, the present church replaces an older one on the same site).
The church was pretty cool, a few nice old details left and lots of gravestones from the 17th and 18th Centuries in the yard. The coolest bit though, was the old Hall and the gatehouse to the rear. Built in the mid 1300s, it was once home to Mary Chaworth, who was the lover of the poet Lord Byron. Lord Byron's uncle actually killed (the then) Lord Chaworth in a duel in the gardens of the house. Very cool place with a lot of history - the home of some very powerful families in Nottingham. Wouldn't mind a revisit to get into the grounds!
Here are a few snaps.
We popped down to Leicester on Saturday, to have a little meeting with Anna and Matt, and have a nosey around their wedding venue where they will be tying the knot next year.
I took a camera along and twisted their arms until they agreed to a few shots around the place! When I say a few, I mean a few - it was pretty much freezing out there!
They were champs though, and we had a few laughs as we moseyed around the place - I'm not big on posing people, I prefer to try and let it flow to get a more natural feel.
It was lovely to meet you two, looking forward to getting back down there next year for the main event!
Here are a few snaps.
Thought I'd start this little blog to let people know what we get up to. Some personal stuff thrown in the mix too.