Wedding Photographer: Fawsley Hall: Simon & Nicola

Amy was the wedding photographer at Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire for Simon & Nicola’s wedding.

From Hedingham Castle in Essex, I headed straight to Northamptonshire to photograph the wedding of Simon & Nicola at the very beautiful Fawsley Hall. A former Royal estate dating back as far as the 7th century and a popular place for Queen Elizabeth I to stay. The view from the front of the Hall is quintessentially English with fields of sheep, oak trees and a stunning little chapel & the Great Hall is jaw-dropping.

St. Mary’s church in Bitteswell was where the ceremony took place; about a 40 minute drive from Fawsley Hall. Guests were in for a treat when we arrived back as a wonderful band were playing and ice-cream was being served.

I must say thanks to Simon’s Best man and ushers who were all a great help to me on the day and well done to Nicola’s Mum and friend Julia for getting Nicola into that incredible dress (which came with a power-point presentation about how to get it on!!) What a dress it was though! Nicola looked stunning. Take a look:

Fawsley Hall.

Fawsley Hall

Simon attaching his buttonhole.

Groom Detail

Simon & Best man, Charles.

Groom & Best Man

THE dress being done up – what a procedure! Worth every minute.

Bride Getting Ready

Nicola and her bridesmaids just before they set off for church.

Bride & Bridesmaids

Last minute thoughts.

Bride

One of my favourite ceremony shots.

Ceremony

This makes me laugh! The little girl squeezes his cheek!

Young Guests

The band were brilliant…

Reception Entertainment

.. and the ice-cream wasn’t bad either. I had to sample it of course!

Reception Entertainment

Father of the Bride on the right entertains.

Guests

Don’t mind if I do!

Reception

I shot the group shots full length but kind of like this crop too with a hint of the most wonderful yellow-leafed tree.

Bride, Groom & Bridal Party

‘And was the holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?’

Bride & Groom

Stunning.

Bride & Groom

Speeches took place in the Great Hall – a truly incredible room.

Speeches

Cheese cake was served as well as a beautiful Wedding Cake.

Cheese Cake

The Great Hall was turned around ready for the party and the second brilliant band of the day. So atmospheric.

Wedding Party

Wow! What a day! What a weekend! I love photographing weddings in Italy but I REALLY love to return to the UK throughout the year and photograph beautiful weddings such as this one at Fawsley hall. An absolute honour. Thanks to Si, Nicky and your wonderful family and friends. -Amy x

Wedding photographer: Holdenby House, Northamptonshire, UK: Tom & Katharine

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at Holdenby House, Northamptonshire, UK for the wedding of Tom & Katharine.

Tom & Katharine were married at Holdenby House on 25th July.  Tom was ‘best-man’ at a wedding we’d photographed previously (Andy & Vicki) and it was great to catch up with them both and with Vicki’s parents.  We’ve seen a lot of this particular group of family & friends over the last couple of years :)

The weather was perfect, allowing everyone to make the most of the beautiful surroundings. Let’s see some images:

Tom – not actually that long before the ceremony, but always relaxed.

Wedding photographers UK - Groom

Vera Wang makes an appearance.
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A hilarious moment upstairs – a joke about walking backwards apparently ;)
Wedding photographers UK - Bride, Mum & Bridesmaids

Beautiful!
Wedding photographers UK - Bride

We both love the ‘feel’ of this image of Tom, Katharine and their witnesses.
Wedding photographers UK - Bride, Groom & Witnesses

Love this one of Amy’s – great reactions from everyone.
Wedding photographers UK - Bride, Groom, family & friends

We’ve seen some amazing cakes over the years – this is a close-up of one of the best!
Wedding photographers UK - Wedding Cake

Holdenby is one of those venues which would be great even on a wet day. Plenty of beautiful spaces with great light for us!
Wedding photographers UK - Bride & Groom, Holdenby House

Table detail.
Wedding photographers UK - Table detail

Hilarity during the speeches.
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Guests enjoying the lovely weather outside on the lawn at Holdenby House.
Wedding photographers UK - Guests, Holdenby House

I’ve really enjoyed re-living the day looking back at the images whilst choosing some for the blog. It’ll be a really beautiful album! A big thanks to the staff at Holdenby, the caterers who looked after us so thoughtfully & to Peter who was Master of Ceremonies. (I’ll update this with everyones’ details later.)

Check back soon for Sarah & Connor’s highlights from Lenno in Lake Como. – Andy