Keythorpe Manor Wedding Photography – Louise and Steven

Last time I visited Keythorpe Manor was on a very murky day just before Christmas in 2012, so it was nice to experience it in friendlier weather. After making her preparations in the on-site accommodation, Louise arrived in the barn for the ceremony to be greeted by a very emotional Steven. I think the music set him off!

After the ceremony there was a brief pause for confetti, then everyone headed over to the huge marquee for drinks and nibbles. For the second wedding in a row we had some very tasty looking cocktails, and soon it was time for the wedding breakfast. As this came to a close the guests got the shock of their lives as four of the waiting staff burst into song. Turns out that secret wedding singers had been embedded in the ranks, and they entertained until it was time for speeches.

Steven got particularly stitched up by his best men who had some very embarrassing photographs to share. The day ended with the opening of the last portion of marquee revealing the band and dance floor. Cue shape-throwing!

Hospital Club and Asylum Wedding Photography – Lucy and Richard

My third visit to Asylum, and my third different season. After doing summer and winter weddings it was time for a spring one, complete with the most amazing blossom on the big tree out front. This was my first ceremony-only visit to Asylum, and Lucy and her entourage were based at the reception venue for their preparations, The Hospital Club in Covent Garden. A perfect pair of venues for Lucy, a doctor.

With beautification complete and fancy rags (and very fancy shoes) donned we had a much more straightforward journey to Asylum than my last one! The amazing light in Caroline Gardens Chapel didn’t disappoint, and we even had a gospel choir to liven up proceedings. After the ceremony we all headed outside to add some confetti to the layer of fallen blossom, and then a short drinks reception back inside the chapel with more singing.

Then it was time for everyone to return to The Hospital Club on a pair of Routemasters, with a short unplanned walk thanks to a police roadblock. Time for cocktails before the wedding breakfast, and post-dinner Jägerbombs for the grandparents, before the speeches. Finally, everyone headed upstairs for some late-night dancing on a very full dance floor.

Hope Street Hotel Wedding Photography – Tory and Andy

Tory and Andy’s big day saw first ever wedding in the city of Liverpool, halfway between the two cathedrals at the fantastic Hope Street Hotel. The weather wasn’t great, but that didn’t matter as everything was contained within the hotel, including both the bride and groom’s preparations. Cue lots of lift journeys and running up and down stairs for me as I spread my time between them both.

The ceremony took place in the mainly glass room on the roof of the building making for nice light and fantastic views across Liverpool. Tory was slightly delayed after becoming a bit emotional before entering the room, and was then unsurprisingly emotional again as she walked down the aisle. There were more tears as her brother succumbed during his reading, but eventually we made it through the ceremony. Then everyone headed downstairs to the basement for the reception, before returning to the roof for the wedding breakfast.

More emotions were on show during the speeches, and more of Andy on show than anybody needed to see on a mug that was doing the rounds! Then it was back in the lift to the basement for the cake-cutting and the dancing.

The Sculpture Gallery Woburn Wedding Photography – Kate and Richard

I’ve been neglecting the blog recently, so there’ll be a few posts in the next few days. First, a return visit to The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn for Kate & Richard’s wedding. After their Catholic ceremony at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Leighton Buzzard everyone headed over to the Woburn estate for drinks and nibbles. The wedding breakfast took place in the full width of the gallery, and after the speeches, meal and cake-cutting there was dancing and even a performance by Kate’s dad.

Ruth and Andrew – Wedding Photography at The Bull and Last, Highgate, London

Another weekend of glorious weather, and my first double-header of the year. First, I was off to North London for Ruth and Andrew’s fairly intimate, but very glamourous wedding. Following their ceremony at Islington Town Hall everyone headed to The Bull & Last pub in Highgate, and a room sporting the largest stuffed moose head I’ve ever seen!