It’s always great to arrive at the home of a bride’s parents on the morning of a wedding and instantly be made to feel welcome.
We arrived at Emily’s parents house in Woodall Spa and even though things were already in full flow (they had been since 7am). Yet straight away, we were made to feel instantly welcome. We immediately got work capturing the beautiful bridal preparations. As with all great weddings, this involved a mixture of in jokes with bridesmaids, laughter and a couple of tears. There was a slight moment of panic when Emily’s mum lost her iPhone. However, after the offending device was found safe and sound, the calmness returned. The morning had that feeling of not quite calm, but perfectly relaxed. This relaxed feeling perfectly sums up Emily & Pete as a couple.
We left Emily’s family home in Woodall Spa for the beautiful Tattersall Castle, where we arrived just before Pete. It is always amazing to photograph at such a historic wedding location. The sense of history and stunning surroundings of National Trust venues is something that can never get boring. What made it even better was the beautiful Friday weather (which would be replaced Saturday morning by torrential rain).
Escorted down the aisle by her father, Emily made her entrance. The ceremony was beautiful and included the couple reading their own vows. The tears and laughter flowed and the couple could not stop smiling. After the ceremony, we then got to spend some time in and around the beautiful surroundings Tattershall Castle. Capturing some stunning portraits with the newlyweds we then headed (via a beautiful riverbank location) to the gorgeous Abbey Farm in Woodall Spa for the reception.
The beautiful blue skies allowed everyone to enjoy the outdoor space at Abbey Farm well into the evening. The beautiful wedding breakfast, lovingly prepared by Black Peppermint Food Co. was followed by the speeches which gave way to an evening of Ceilidh dancing. This was our first introduction to the world of Ceilidh, but it was great to see everybody twirling. The Ceildeh made for a great alternative to a traditional wedding band and made for some amazing photos.
We left everybody dancing the night away, smiling at the fact we got to be part of a beautiful day with a very special couple.
A beautiful wedding in a Lincolnshire castle, with perfect weather and a laid back couple. This is one of the days that makes us remember the reason we love this job!