It was my first time working at Leighton Hall in Shropshire, a stunning private country house with its own church set on the grounds – The Parish Church of St Mary’s.
Kayleigh & Scott had chosen such a lovely wedding venue, I couldn’t wait to get started. It had so many photography opportunities, inside and out.
The theme: vintage. The weather: a little wet – actually it rained most of the day, the atmosphere was simply awesome!
I met Kayleigh and her bridal party at The Wroxeter Hotel. On arrival the room was filled with hairspray and laughter (some nervous thanks to my presence!), and glasses of bubbly were on the go. It wasn’t long before they had forgotten about me and I was able to get some great images from the bridal prep stage of the wedding. Soon I was at Leighton Hall photographing some of the details and waiting for Kayleigh to arrive with her mum and sister.
Down the road Scott and his groomsman were sampling a pint (or two!!!!) with the wedding guests. Walking in here from the rain was like a breath of fresh air, warm and cosy and drinks were flowing 🙂 I managed to get some nice candids in here without anyone really noticing me.
Kayleigh looked amazing, her shoes and dress were decorated with lace, complimenting the vintage vibe perfectly. Her two dads thought so too when they walked round the corner to see her standing there – this was a great pic!
The ceremony was one of the most romantic I’ve photographed, the church bathed in a warm glow of light, everyone huddled together in the warmth with all eyes focused on the bride and groom declaring their love for one another.
From here the wedding stepped up a gear and I had an amazing time, so many moments to capture, from the kids playing up to the camera to the little moments of guests relaxing and meeting for the first time.
The night soon came to an end after their first dance, again still raining but K&S were up for a shot I had in mind outside with an old lantern – this turned out to be theirs and my favourite picture.
Great wedding, really relaxed, amazing atmosphere, great people – who cared about the weather? No-one!!