Today’s share is a wedding from Thrumpton Hall in Nottinghamshire. This was my first time covering Thrumpton Hall wedding photography. Thrumpton Hall, once the home of Lord Byron is a beautiful, romantic setting for a traditional english wedding. Liz prepared for the wedding with her bridesmaids at Thrumpton Hall while James got ready just around the corner at their home in the village. They had a full day planned with an intimate Wedding Ceremony followed by a blessing at the village church, finishing with dinner and celebrations back at Thrumpton Hall in the Lakeside Pavilion. To travel between the hall and the church James and Liz had arranged a Horse and Carriage, well two carriages, one for the wedding party. One of my favourite moments was when Shaun and I caught a ride in the empty carriage down to the church so we were able to film and photograph James and Liz as they travelled in the one behind, poor Megan travelled by shanks’s pony (sorry Megan, I did feel guilty as we trotted past!) We made a quick stop at the house to take some pictures of James and Liz’s dogs and throw some confetti then it was on to All Saints Church in Thrumpton.
Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of the service and blessing because the vicar wouldn’t let us take any. Out of all the types of weddings that we do only the C of E seem to have an issue with us wedding photographers and our cameras. It does make me laugh, “you can photograph from here” here being behind a pillar at the back of the church! or “dont use any flash” and there’s the congregation flashing away (their cameras of course not them!) Anyway, the sun finally broke through the clouds as we walked back up to Thrumpton Hall making for a beautiful champagne reception in the grounds. The evening guests arrived and dinner got underway followed by speeches and dancing. Guests were sung to by Adele, sadly not the real one but very good and then entertained by James’s daughter with her Abba tribute band. So here are some of my favourite wedding photos from their day at Thrumpton Hall. Enjoy!!