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Rebecca & Nico Wedding Photography at the Pageant Registry Office Warwick, Warwickshire

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I have covered many weddings at the Pageant House in Warwick, it's a nice little venue that is ideally located in the Historic part of Warwick with the Castle in the background and the surrounding lanes which are all perfect for natural wedding photography. I am a big fan of capturing the flow and emotion of the wedding day, formal photographs do have their place as a record of the people that attended with natural shots they really do capture the feel of the day. 

 

Rebecca & Nico got married on the first Saturday of the May bank holiday which was very sunny, it was almost a miracle considering that the previous week it had been was freezing cold, everybody was commenting on how lucky they were. 

Like a lot of the weddings I cover at Pageant House this one was quite small with only a few guests of close friends and family, Rebecca and Nico also both arrived together to set the tone for a relaxed wedding, that was a close family affair with a few readings and then we left the ceremony room into the garden which was in full bloom of tulips.

They were some sporadic confetti throwing and lots of opportunities to capture their guests congratulating and enjoying the day, whilst I took some documentary style wedding photography of the group celebrating.  We then did some formal groups as requested before the guests enjoyed some chilled Prosecco and then with the last fifteen minutes of my time we did some couple portraits in the surrounding lanes. 

This was a two-hour booking which is ideal for small weddings, the following is a small sample of the 320 finished images delivered to Rebecca and Nico. 

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Wedding Photographer Warwickshire | James and Carly

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On Saturday 7th April I had a lovely day as the wedding photographer for the wedding of James and Carly who got married at the Pageant House in Warwick.

The day was split over many venues, for me, it started at the Warwick Arms Hotel, where Carly and her sister were staying to prepare for the wedding day ahead.

I arrived and photographed some candid images in the room and in the hotel reception area before we headed off to the Pageant House for the ceremony which is a short walk away.

I have photographed many weddings at the Pageant House it is a lovely venue for small weddings, with a nice exit into the gardens. Once we arrived at Pageant House, I met up with James who was looking very nervous but he managed to keep it together.  The ceremony was very emotional as usual with most weddings but its always nice to see a couple tie the knot and to capture the mood of the day.

After the ceremony, we headed out into the pageant gardens, where I concentrated on taking relaxed photos and then we did some family groupings for the formal photographs. I think it's important not to rush the photography and allow everybody some time to congratulate the happy couple and relax after the ceremony.

The next part of the day was afternoon tea held at Jambavan Restaurant that is just opposite the gardens. Here afternoon teas and cakes had been arranged in the upstairs area of the restaurant.

This particular weekend in Warwick was a busy one with the National Town Crier Championships also taking place in the gardens of the registry office who thankfully wasn't around when the wedding ceremony finished but had returned to the gardens just in time for the end of the afternoon tea. Naturally, this was a photo opportunity too good to miss.

After this, James, Carly and their son Charlie and I headed to the Mill Gardens for some relaxed wedding portraits. The walk to the Mill Garden is almost as attractive as the gardens themselves, I grew up in Warwick but I am still intrigued by its hidden alleys and historic architecture.

The Mill Garden was as usual stunning, the river, the ruined bridge and the Castle is just a fantastic setting and of course of the lovely plants and flowers.

After the gardens, James and Carly and I had a break from the wedding photography for a few hours and I met up with them again at the Sports Connexion near Ryton on Dunsmore. Where the plan was to spend a few hours photographing casual groups, the cutting of the cake and the first dance.

It was a great day, that I very much enjoyed. The weather forecast was heavy rain and it held off, the town criers where a bonus and it was great to do a wedding in Warwick Town.

Apologies that the images are showing in reverse order in the gallery below, unfortunately, I cannot figure out why this is happening! 

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Stephen and Katy Wedding Photography at the Henley Room Registry Office Stratford-upon-Avon

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On the 9th December, I provided wedding photography at the new Henley Room Registry Office in Stratford-upon-Avon.  I have done lots of weddings at the old Winton House Venue in Stratford and although Winton House was on a quieter street the interior of the new venue at Henley Room is much brighter and better decorated.

The only downside to the new venue is when the Market is on like it was when I was there, there is no room to spill out of the venue onto the street as the market stalls are in the way.

On the day itself, it was a very bright sunny but cold day, Stephen and Katy had only booked me for an hour just to cover service and for some photos afterwards, my time with them was brief but I still managed to capture 198 images for them to keep of the ceremony pictures afterwards.

It was very cold on the day so instead of heading down to the Bancroft Gardens for some photos we stayed around the venue, the Henley Rooms don’t have any gardens but there is a small patch of ground next to the Shakespeare Birthplace that we used for photos until the security guard told us to move.

It was nice little wedding and congratulations to Stephen and Katy.

 

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Wedding Photography Engagement Shoot

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Last week I met up with Sally and Steve for their pre-wedding engagement shoot, they are getting married at Malory Court Hotel next spring.  When Sally and Steve booked me for their wedding photography we discussed locations for the engagement shoot Sally suggested including her horse Molly.  I have done a few bits of work over the years involving horses and I am always keen to try anything.  We set a date and a place and naturally, for October the weather was absolutely awful, very high winds and drizzle on the day. 

I don't mind getting wet as long as we get the portraits and because Sally and Steve are outdoor types they weren't bothered either, when the rain really came down we headed for the barn and when it stopped we headed out into the fields.  These are my favourite images out of a set of nearly eighty images. 

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Wedding Photography @ Pageant House Warwick and Saxon Mill

Wedding Photography at the Pageant House and The Saxon Mill

On the 24th July, we covered the wedding photography of Naomi and Simon at the Pageant House Registry Office in Warwick and then onto the Saxon Mill Pub for the reception. I have covered lots of weddings at the Pageant House, out of all the Warwickshire Registry Offices it is one of the nicest especially because of the gardens at the back. The gardens were opened in 1908 and were the first public gardens in Warwick. The gardens were brought from the proceeds of the Warwick Pageant of 1906 and the name Pageant House is because the costumes for 1906 Pageant were made there.

The wedding day was lovely another small family wedding on a sunny day in July, after the ceremony and some family pictures in the Pageant House garden we headed to the Saxon Mill for a few more photos of the cutting of the cake and portraits of Simon and Naomi.

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Wedding Photography at Stonehenge & The Hawk Conservancy Trust

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On 22nd April 2017 I provided the wedding photography for Sarah and Brett held at Stonehenge in Wiltshire and The Hawk Conservancy Trust in Hampshire.

I had done some work previously for Sarah and when she mentioned that she would like to employ me for her wedding at Stonehenge I was over the moon. Stonehenge is right up there as a national landmark with the Houses of Parliment and Big Ben.

I booked a hotel in Amesbury as the wedding day started at 6.00 am when all the guests met in the car park of Stonehenge to take the shuttle bus to the Stones. My working day started here, it was half light with a glimmer of orange on the horizon. I wanted to capture in the build-up of the guest arriving at the bus stop plus the orange horizon.

The dress code for the day was casual except Sarah and Brett were wearing capes and the high priests had traditional clothing on. Once at Stonehenge proper security advised us that we had exactly one hour for inside the stones and strictly no touching stones. Immediately ran ahead to capture landscape pictures of the stones before the procession arrived.

Pretty much as soon as the procession had arrived in the circle the service started, where I spent my time moving in and out of the stones capturing the emotions of the ceremony it was very unusual to be able to move 360 degrees around the subject. Usually, registers or vicars don't like to photographers to move too much in services, this was not the case here although I had two security guards watching my every move.

The ceremony lasted 45 minutes which left not much time to get some portraits of the Sarah and Brett and also allow them some time to take the scene in. I took some 500 images in the hour available I don't think I have ever taken so many images in such a short amount of time but I have never been to a wedding at Stonehenge before and didn't want to miss a single detail.

Then before I knew it the hour was over with a security guard ushering us back to the shuttle bus then straight back to the visitor centre.

After a small break and a half hour drive up the road, the next part of the wedding was at the Hawk Conservancy Trust. By now the sun was really shining, the morning at Stonehenge was quite dark and overcast but not now the sun shone.

Next up was a blessing in a wildflower meadow covered in cowslips, literally thousands are far as the eye could see. The blessing was very calm and tranquil then after the blessing, there was some confetti which made some beautiful pictures.

The rest of the day was spent watching the birds of prey shows interweaved with a three-course meal. It was a spectacular wedding day the handfasting ceremony in the morning was amazing and then wildflower meadow and the birds of prey it was fantastic. I rounded the day off with some portraits of Sarah and Brett in the wildflower meadow and then drive back to Warwick through the Cotswolds as the sunset - what a day!

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Spring Wedding in Warwick at Hill Close Gardens

Spring Wedding in Warwick at Hill Close Gardens

On the 25th March 2017, I provided the wedding photographer Warwickshire for Rachel and Paul at Pageant House in Warwick. Followed by the reception and drinks at Hill Close Gardens. 

After a long winter, the weather that weekend was the first proper blast of the sunshine we had seen in a long time. Perfect blue sky mixed with spring flowers, blossom and bloom lead to a special wedding.  We did their engagement photos on a cold, grey January day so it made the perfect change to have a sunny wedding. It was a great day enjoyed by all.  

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Warwickshire Wedding Photographer

Warwickshire Wedding Photographer

On the 4th March I photographed Rebecca and Morgan for their wedding at the Pageant House Registry Office in Warwick. The wedding was a small affair with only a few guests but for what it lacked in guests it made up for in emotion. It was very touching to see this young couple tie the knot and afterwards the sun shone for some early spring pictures in the Pageant Garden. 

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Small Wedding @ Mallory Court Hotel, Warwickshire

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Back on the 19th December 2016, I provided wedding photography for a small family wedding at Mallory Court Hotel near to Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.  It was only a small gathering so I agreed on an hourly rate with an additional fee for a print box and USB stick.  

The Mallory Court is a lovely venue although I have never visited it in the summer always in the winter. Getting married were William and Leslie who had been partners for 25 years already, joining them were their sons and their girlfriends. 

The weather typical cold grey December day but with some added flash I was able to lighten the scene and create some flattering images for the family to keep as a reminder of their special day.  

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Wedding Photography at The Pageant House Warwick and The Glebe Hotel Barford

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On 22nd October 2017 I photographed the wedding of Tom and Beccy first at the Pageant House in Warwick and then onto The Glebe Hotel in Barford. Tom and Beccy are actually previous customers for whom I did studio family portraits for a few years ago. It was great to see them again and how their children had grown. 

The Pageant House it is the better of the two registry offices in Warwick with a nice interior and garden area.  This visit though was on a gorgeous autumn day when the trees where full turn and the light was fantastic. 

After doing some pictures in the service and in the gardens we headed to The Glebe Hotel in Barford. I have actually been to the Globe before but have driven past many times and wonder what it is like. It is a small hotel ideal for small weddings and I can see why Tom & Beccy booked it. 

In the garden, it has a large wall creeping plant that was in its full autumnal colour change which made a lovely backdrop for the couple photographs. 

Here a small selection of the one hundred and seventy three images given to Tom and Beccy for our two hour wedding photography package. 

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