Saturday 16 July
- Kelmarsh Hall
Looking back to Gemma and Rachel's wedding,
my over whelming memory is that it was hot! We'd met up to
do a pre-wedding shoot back in April and even that was unseasonally
warm, so it definately set a theme for everytime I got them
in front of the camera. Gemma got ready at her parents house
in Milton Keynes which meant being ready super early as it
was a good hour long journey to Kelmarsh.
Kelmarsh Hall is a stunning building
and only open to the public on certain days. With its carpark
set away from the main driveway it's never obsured with vehicles
so it looks even more impressive. I met with Rachel who'd
decided to wear a blue suit rather than a dress, but cleverly
linked it to Gemma's outfit with a lace shirt.
Both girls had their own big entrance
to the ceremony on the arms of their dads. Having been in
hospital only the day before, Gemma's dad was thankfully well
enough to walk and hand her over to Rachel.
One of the best things about these style
buildings are the steps. Perfect for group shots and taking
a break when you need a sit down. The couple supplied loads
of confetti but walking through it, with drinks in hands,
meant quite a bit of it ended up in their champagne.
Any couple who books VW camper vans as
transportation will always get a big thumbs up from me. I
even got a go in one when we took the girls for a drive and
stop off in a farmers field!
Back at the hall there was still plenty
of time for the more formal photos and a quick tour of the
walled gardens. I think most of the guests went exploring
too as rounding them up for dinner was interesting. I think
the venue needs to invest in a dinner gong!
The girls wanted a rustic theme to their
reception and this was acheived with the use of wood, wicker
hearts plus hessian and lace jars filled with flowers. The
cake was considered to be a mystery as whilst they had discussed
with the maker the sort of thing they were after, they left
the design completely up to them.
After dinner, with the heat of the day
starting to fade, the couple were able to take some time out
and take in the views from the gardens before the evening
party commenced. There was some proper high energy dance routines
going on which I loved ... ok ... maybe joined in with!