I’d been looking forward to Kelly and Chris’ Rutland wedding since I got their very first email way back in July 2015. It’s always exciting when you receive a wedding enquiry with lots of detail and after reading their first message I was sold!
Kelly and Chris’ wedding took place at Normanton Church and Broccoli Bottom in Rutland on the 3rd of June 2016. The date itself was very special to them as it marked their 10 year anniversary together – they met back in their school days and have been together ever since. In fact they even chose the same band who performed at their school prom (‘The Houndogs‘) to play at their wedding too, incredibly sweet!
Kelly had mentioned some of her plans for decorating the marquee at Broccoli Bottom but I was totally bowled away when I saw it for myself. Just…. wow! So much work had gone into everything, from sourcing rustic watering cans as centre-pieces, crafting pretty photo frames as table names and creating miles and miles of bunting to boot. Chris’ mum made super-cute jars of jams and pickle as wedding favours and also created a fab tipi photo-booth. It was truly a team effort.
I was so happy to be a part of this gorgeous wedding, not only was it beautifully styled but everyone there was a total joy to work with. I must say I was particularly impressed by Kelly’s grandma who totally upstaged the band on the dance floor. What a dancer! I hope you enjoy browsing through some of the pictures and maybe feel inspired by some of their ideas for your own DIY wedding.
Published March 8th, 2018
As a Stamford wedding photographer I’m really lucky to work in the most gorgeous part of the country. Being based right on the edge of Rutland means a lot of the weddings I shoot take place at private homes and gardens which is great, because each setting is totally unique and pretty unlikely to be Read More
Published December 19th, 2017
Sometimes as a wedding photographer you come across a venue you instantly fall in love with. For me that venue is Caswell House in Oxfordshire. I’ve photographed three weddings at this gorgeous barn venue now and would love to go back again soon. With its beautiful Cotswold stone and pretty gardens there are tonnes of Read More
Published August 6th, 2017
What happens when you’ve planned your entire wedding to take place outdoors and it rains? Well, this is what happens… and it’s beautiful! I’d been looking forward to Hilary and Adam’s wedding for ages, the way they described everything sounded gorgeous. The plan was to do things a little differently and hold the whole day Read More
Published May 29th, 2017
Charli and Will’s Rutland wedding was full of the sights, sounds and scents of the English countryside. In fact when I look back through their pictures I can still smell the beautiful herbal centre-pieces and honey-scented bouquets – divine. Set in the beautiful Rutland village of Barrowden with over 120 guests, Charli and Will’s wedding Read More
Published May 1st, 2017
It’s no secret that Normanton Church is one of my all-time favourite wedding venues. It truly is stunning and pretty unique as venues go in the UK, a de-consecrated church which seems to float majestically on Rutland Water. I was thrilled to go back there for Amy and Stewart’s wedding in May 2017 and it Read More
Published January 4th, 2017
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 Read More
Published September 1st, 2016
NORMANTON CHURCH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER As a Rutland wedding photographer I’m really lucky to have the beautiful Normanton Church on my doorstep. I’ve photographed lots of weddings here over the years and it’s still my most favourite venue in the area. ABOUT NORMANTON CHURCH WEDDINGS Apart from being simply stunning Normanton Church is one of the Read More
Published January 16th, 2016
I was really excited when the day came for Laura and Mitch’s Normanton Church wedding. Not only is Normanton one of my favourite venues in Rutland but Laura had been hinting at the style of wedding they had planned and I knew it was going to be a very, very good one! This was actually Read More
Published December 19th, 2015
I feel very lucky to meet so many lovely couples and I knew I’d enjoy working with Kay and Gareth from the moment we met. Their Uppingham wedding took place at Uppingham School in Rutland, an unusual and beautiful venue complete with its own chapel and big open courtyards. The vibe was very relaxed with a vintage Read More
Published December 9th, 2015
As a wedding photographer in Rutland, I’ve been waiting to shoot a wedding at Barnsdale Gardens for a long time. This venue only hosts a few weddings each year, so I was incredibly pleased when Jodie and Kieran got in touch about their wedding plans for June 2015. Jodie and Kieran wanted their wedding to Read More
Published November 22nd, 2015
As a Rutland wedding photographer I’m incredibly lucky to visit a place full of gorgeous little villages and rolling hills for my job. As I recently relocated to the area I thought I’d share some of my favourite Rutland weddings to celebrate the beauty of the UK’s smallest county. If you’re getting married in Oakham, Uppingham or Read More
Published October 8th, 2015
As a wedding photographer in Bourne I’d been dying to shoot at one of the latest wedding venues in the area – Irnham Hall. I’d heard a lot about it, so when Rachel and Gavin got in touch and told me they’d chosen Irnham as the venue for their festival-style wedding I got very excited Read More