Katie and Daniel’s wedding day at Barnsdale Hall had finally come around and what a day it was. I loved every moment. They had put so much effort into planning their day and it really paid off.
It was a gorgeous summers day at Barnsdale Hall and when I meet all the bridal party that morning, they were all bursting with excitement. It was endless smiles and giggles throughout the bridal prep, perfect for some natural photographs.
Their daughter Isabelle was racing around; trying to keep up with her was a bit of a challenge but I managed to capture some lovely images of her.
It was a special moment when Katie’s Dad laid eyes on his daughter for the first time in her dress, I just loving capturing these emotional moments.
A quick ride in a golf buggy and the bridal party were ready to walk down the aisle.
They were fortunate enough to be having an outside ceremony, accompanied by a live orchestra. As the bride walked towards her husband-to-be it really was a powerful moment. The registrars provide a beautiful service and Barnsdale provided the perfect setting. As the Orchestra played the whole wedding party were singing at the top of their voices, including myself and within no time the bride and groom had become husband and wife.
After the service everyone enjoyed socialising on the terrace, they had ice cream, pimms and garden games to keep them entertained.
We could take our time over all the required photos and the whole day just flowed perfectly.
Inside, the venue had been dressed so beautifully. All the little intimate touches gave the room a real unique feel and the flowers were just superb.
After the formalities I took the couple off around the grounds of Barnsdale using the beautiful backdrop of Rutland water, it is such a lovely county.
As it was the height of summer I suggested we went again to the shores of Rutland water for some sunset images, they both obliged and we were treated to a lovely sunset.
After a good old boogie we ended the day with some moonlit photography, a magical end to an unforgettable wedding day.
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I loved this wedding for so many reasons and I literally had to drag myself away at the end of the night. It always helps when the bride and groom are awesome, the wedding venue is quirky and rustic, and to add to that you’re treated to one of the best sunsets of the year.
It all started in the small village of Stilton. EJ already looked stunning and she was only half way through hair and make up. Once all the final touches were applied, her wedding gown and headdress complimented her style perfectly.
The wedding ceremony took place at Huntingdon town hall, a beautifully kept building with impressive features adding a touch of grandeur to the service.
Jacob looked slightly nervous, the big deep breaths and constant gulps of water gave that away. Although he had some of the cutest flower girls dancing and giggling around his ankles to take his mind of the more important things to come.
EJ pulled up in a beautiful classic car with her father; they both had beaming smiles and faces full of excitement. All guests were seated in anticipation and Jacob was waiting patiently at the end of the aisle for his wife to be.
The whole room fell silent in awe as EJ made her way down the aisle. It was a lovely service, with plenty of emotion and a touch of humour, I particularly enjoyed the moment when the two flower girls joined the registrars at the front, it almost felt as though they were conducting the service themselves, such a great moment.
After the ceremony, the bride and groom were greeted by a confetti shower and after some time to mingle the crowds gathered to wave them off down the road as the new Mr & Mrs Grace.
I arrived at Bedinghams Farm in Ely and was really impressed with the venue. It has great options for photography with plenty of rural fields nearby, just what I like. I spent much of the day making use of some quirky hotspots around the grounds. The wedding day really flowed and panned out perfectly; all the guests were happy soaking up the sun and catching up on old and new stories. The lawn games went down a treat, not only did they keep the kids entertained but the adults too; as the alcohol consumption increased so did the difficulty of the contests, great action to capture.
I took EJ and Jacob off to a nearby field, during a point in the day where there were some really epic cloud effects that I wanted to capture. They both warmed to the camera so well, which made for some lovely pictures.
Time was flying by and the speeches were upon us, they where greeted with rapturous applause, again the flower girls added a touch of humour, they where both such fantastic characters. For their wedding breakfast they had some incredible Nigerian food. This added a real touch of spice to the menu.
I anticipated there would be a nice sunset, but I didn’t quite anticipate how nice. For 15 minutes the sky lit up with an amazing array of warm tones, finally setting to a fiery contrast of reds, purples and oranges. This must have been one of the best sunsets I’d seen. We all just took a moment to appreciate how beautiful this moment was and it made for some beautiful photographs.
Back to the dance floor for the first dance and crazy antics that lasted long into the night. From start to finish the wedding was a real blast and a pleasure to photograph. Thank you both for having me as your photographer!
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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