This was a wedding I'd been looking forward to capturing for a while now.
One of the first things I do when an enquiry lands in my inbox is check out the venue. I have a look at past weddings, their instagram or facebook pages and start to get a feel for the type of shots we will be able to capture on the day.
So when Lauren & Tom contacted me last year to book me as their photographer for their day at Rowton Castle, I was blown away with the 17th Century Castle setting and the beautiful surrounding. And on the day, luck was on our side, the sun shone all day and for an April wedding, this really was an added bonus!
The day began in the on site Orchard Suite where Lauren and her Bridesmaids were getting ready with a few glasses of champagne on hand to steady any last minute nerves. There was a really great relaxed feel to the morning, which flowed through to the rest of the day and made for some fantastic photo opportunities.
After the ceremony, the new Mr & Mrs Pinkstone and guests made the most of the weather with an outside drinks reception with Rowton's new outside Bar 97, featuring a vast array of botanical gins, craft beers and whiskies. It's at times like these I wish I was a guest and not at work!
The rest of the day went smoothly, allowing me to blend into the background and capture all those special moments naturally. I had a great time at Rowton Castle and can't wait to get back there, if not as a photographer at least as a guest as I'll be attending a Christmas Wedding there, later this year!