Wedding Venue reviews: Hedingham Castle & Peckforton Castle

I bet all the Brides, Grooms and wedding guests that were here in Italy over the summer, sweltering in 30+ degrees heat would find it hard to believe that, right now, as I write, there is half a metre of snow outside and we are completely and utterly snowed in! It has barely got above zero in the last week and whilst this is only day 3 of the snowfall, the forecast says that we have at least 5 days of this to come yet.

Nothing like being stuck at home to concentrate the mind on updating the website! I have decided to write a small piece about several venues that I particularly love working at. So far, I have added 2 pages: one about Hedingham Castle, a venue with a historic Norman Keep on the Essex / Suffolk border and one about Peckforton Castle, a magical castle in the heart of Cheshire.

If you’re thinking about either of these venues for your wedding, you won’t go far wrong! – Amy

Wedding Photographer: Hedingham Castle: Chris & Natasha

Amy was the wedding photographer at Hedingham Castle, Essex for Chris & Natasha’s wedding.

I have been photographing this particular group of friends for years now and think this was wedding number 7 from the bunch. And what a wedding! Hedingham Castle on the Essex-Suffolk border is just to die for. The ceremony took place in a Norman keep that was built around 1140. The atmosphere during the ceremony was like nothing I have experienced before throughout a ceremony – the candlelight, the guest-filled balconies and the highlight of the guest singer.

After the ceremony, the bridal party and guests walked over the little bridge and into the beautiful gardens of the house. The wedding breakfast then took place in a marquee attached to the back of the house. A brilliant and very beautiful wedding venue. Take a look:

Stunning garden.

Hedingham Castle Gardens

The bridesmaids entertain themselves whilst the bride gets ready.

Bridesmaids

I was so intrigued by this dress! Really unusual.

Dress

The youngest flower girl has a go on the ancient rocking horse!

Flower Girl

I really love this one of Chris and the guys.

Groom & Ushers

Stunning Natasha.

Bride

Isn’t this dress absolutely gorgeous?

Bride

Yasmine, Natasha’s sister pictured here on Natasha’s right, married Griff in 09 in Tuscany and I was there to record it!

Bride & Bridesmaids

Natasha enters the Norman keep. I love this ceremony venue!

Ceremony

‘You may now kiss the bride!’

Ceremony

Lovely moment during the brilliant performance as one of the guests sang.

Ceremony

Haha!

Guests

A beautiful day to suit.

Bride & Groom

Confetti!

Confetti

Love this one.

Bride & Groom

Guests have fun between courses.

Guests

I was photographing the couple in the gardens after the meal. We turned round to see a window-full of peeking kids! Love it.

Children

One of my favourites. I think the greenery and red berries really match the Greek theme.

Bride & Groom

A gorgeous day. Big thanks to Lauren from Hedingham for her help and flawless organization. Thank you folks. -Amy x