Yesterday was a really lovely day!
I was really looking forward to Coleen and Rod’s wedding day even though they had only booked me as their official photographer very recently. It had all the elements to make it rather an exceptional wedding day – I had photographed them and their family in the studio five years ago, when Coleen had a significant birthday…so it was wonderful to catch up with what they have been doing since then as well as seeing the new grandchildren, and reacquainting with the older ones. It was probably the smallest and most intimate wedding I have photographed in many years, with only the immediate family and a few very special friends. It was also the only wedding with a big secret!
The informal ceremony in the Tudor Lodgings, was a masterpiece of careful planning and preparation, with each family member playing their part perfectly. I really do have the best job! If they all enjoyed it half as much as me, they would have had a spectacular time! Whilst we did not get to take photographs on the swing in the garden as it started to rain, nobody minded, as Gary’s beautiful guitar playing was fantastic entertainment.
Dinner was served in the light and airy Ballroom (perfect for fun, dancing and informal photography) and was the end of the official celebrations, before everyone set off back to the house where a marquee had been pitched, ready to accommodate all the friends, who had been invited to attend a ‘summer party’ – Rod and Coleen had not told anyone else of their plans! The big secret!
Holme Pierrepont Hall is one of my favourite wedding venues, not only because it ‘s on my own doorstep, but because it offers such a wonderful, simple and unique wedding day experience, and every wedding I have ever photographed there, has been different, with differing accents and details. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re thinking of booking your wedding soon.
The photograph is through the window of the Medieval Lodgings into the spectacular walled garden.