Gemma and Tom’s gorgeous summer wedding took place at two of my favourite wedding venues in Rutland – Normanton Church and Barnsdale Gardens. Now it’s fair to say colourful and creative weddings always get me extra excited, but add in two stunning locations like this and I’m in photography heaven!
When Gemma and Tom got in touch about their wedding last year it was clear they had something really special in mind. Gemma is a professional illustrator with a background in events management and her hard work was clear to see on the day. She made all the beautiful stationery and table decorations, in fact if you’re on Intsagram I’d really recommend checking out her work (@gemmaallenillustration).
Now Normanton Church has got to be one of the dreamiest places to get married in Rutland. With the church almost floating on the water surrounded by big open skies it has a really unique feeling. I always like to work with a second shooter for Normanton Church weddings as it’s a very tricky venue to shoot on your own, so this time I was joined by regular second shooter Olivia to help capture the day. We were so lucky with the weather as the previous day had been non-stop downpours, but the sun shone brightly all day for Gemma and Tom. This was especially nice for the drinks reception at Barnsdale Gardens with all their guests outside enjoying the stunning surroundings. Barnsdale Gardens only hosts a small number of weddings each year and I think you can really tell how much they love making everything run smoothly for their couples. It’s definitely not a wedding factory and that makes things so much more personal.
We had such a fab day working with Gemma and Tom and I’m really pleased to share a selection of their photos with you today. Enjoy!
*Fuz Films (wedding videographer)
*Leon Jax (live band)