I remember this wedding day for all the right reasons – an awesome bride and groom, gorgeous weather and a fantastic venue.
I arrived at Irnham Hall bright and early on a beautiful spring day. Niki was full of excitement and she had a beaming smile on her face throughout her bridal prep. Niki and her bridesmaids all looked stunning in their dresses and within no time they were wedding ready. Just before we were due to leave for church the heavens opened which added to the drama. Thankfully, just as we turned up at ….. church the rain had passed and Niki, after a quick snack on some Pringles, was ready to get married. It was a lovely service with some really heartfelt moments. Andrew was in fine form and really looked the part.
Back at Irnham hall everyone mingled in the supurb walled garden grounds, this venue really does lend itself to a relaxed informal setting. The forecast was sunshine and showers, which created some dramatic lighting. I was keen to capture as much as I could for Niki and Andrew and they happily obliged to nip out for more photos. After some great speeches and fantastic food, the evening entertainment was underway; everyone got involved in right old sing-song. The light on many occasions was just perfect but none more so than around sunset time. We took a short drive up the hill so I could get a nice backdrop across Corby glen. It was magic, we spent 15 minutes with a glorious sunset before we headed back to continue the party long into the night.
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I was so excited to be photographing Julia & Gavin’s wedding day at the stunning Exton Chapel and Barnsdale Lodge. We got to know each other on their engagement shoot and from what they had told me about their plans I anticipated it being a great day.
I met up with Julia and her family early morning and went about capturing all the special moments during Julia’s bridal prep; all the girls were bubbling with excitement, although I could tell Julia was feeling slightly nervous. But she looked stunning in her wedding gown and her make up complimented her style perfectly.
I arrived at Exton Chapel in good time to marvel at the impressive grounds and capture the groom’s arrival. Gavin was in good sprits and looked keen to get the service underway.
Julia and her Dad arrived in a classic vintage car and in this setting it looked stunning. The sun was shinning with blue skies above.
Julia was so nervous but she managed to gather her composure as she made her way down the aisle. It was a memorable and beautiful service.
After the ceremony the bride and groom where greeted to a shower of confetti and had some time to mingle in the courtyard. I remember one cool little dude capturing my eye, he was such a poser. I spent some time with the bridal party taking advantage of the gorgeous grounds around Exton Estate then we made our way to Barnsdale Lodge.
The day was playing out just perfectly, it was such a relaxed and joyous atmosphere. Before we knew it the speeches and food were over and it was onto the evening reception to create more great memories with family and friends.
I managed to sneak the newlyweds off for some priceless bride and groom time. There are lovely options around Barnsdale lodge, so we made full use of the grounds.
What a fantastic wedding day from start to finish .
Here are a few of the highlights
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Lee Daniels is a Rutland based wedding photographer formally known as Elegantlee captured photography. I live in the lovely village of Braunston just a stones throw from Oakham. But travel all over the UK to photograph weddings
What a lovely county Rutland is for wedding photography, we have some beautiful venues that offer great photographic opportunities. I just love the landscape around here; in all seasons it has something unique to offer
Below are some examples of my photography work from some Rutland wedding venues. Links to their websites can be found below too
If you would like to get in touch and discuss your wedding photography plans with me my contact details can be found in the contact me link above