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:
Simon attaching his buttonhole.
Simon & Best man, Charles.
THE dress being done up – what a procedure! Worth every minute.
Nicola and her bridesmaids just before they set off for church.
Last minute thoughts.
One of my favourite ceremony shots.
This makes me laugh! The little girl squeezes his cheek!
The band were brilliant…
.. and the ice-cream wasn’t bad either. I had to sample it of course!
Father of the Bride on the right entertains.
Don’t mind if I do!
I shot the group shots full length but kind of like this crop too with a hint of the most wonderful yellow-leafed tree.
‘And was the holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?’
Speeches took place in the Great Hall – a truly incredible room.
Cheese cake was served as well as a beautiful Wedding Cake.
The Great Hall was turned around ready for the party and the second brilliant band of the day. So atmospheric.
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