Mr & Mrs Pinks
Warwick House – an elegant, grand, and richly historic building
Although initially an overcast April day, the weather for Lou and Rich’s wedding at Warwick House in Warwickshire, remained nice and dry, with sunny spells until the last! It was as if we were granted a special moment for one last magical shot!
Warwick House is an elegant, grand, and richly historic building that even gets a mention in the Domesday Book! Today, it provides a sumptuously comfortable venue for impressive weddings – just like the one with Lou and Rich!Arriving to capture the bridal party getting ready for the big day, it was clear we were in for a wonderful celebration. The brightly lit and spacious changing room was the perfect setting for some pastries, fizz, and lots of laughter as the party got ready, opened messages and gifts, and looked forward to the day ahead.
The first look on this occasion was a twist on the usual, as the bride was presented to her son. It was a highly emotional experience for all concerned as happy tears were shed. A son, bursting with pride, and dressed in an immaculate suit from Suit The Occasion beamed as he looked at his mother. For her part, the bride with her beautiful seasonally yellow bouquet in hand, dress from Warwickshire based Florence Bridal showed a wealth of mother’s love for her son standing proudly in front of her. It was a special moment and one that will stay with me for a long time.
The ceremony itself was held in Warwick House’s Banqueting Hall. An elegant room with impressively large windows that allowed the Spring sunshine to beam through. The room looked astonishing with the marquee-like ceiling festooned above the wedding guests, punctuated only by chandeliers.
After the ceremony
After the ceremony, the bride and groom enjoyed the moment when their guests gathered on the elegant, flower-strewn staircase and were duly cascaded with confetti. A brilliantly colourful and warm gesture to the newlyweds who stood on their red carpet staring into each other’s eyes.
The sun shone for the formal photographs that were taken in the courtyards around the hotel and within the ornamental and decorative gardens. I was able to steal the bride and groom to take a few internal shots against the imposingly impressive arched windows, as their guests continued to enjoy the seasonal sunshine.
The wedding breakfast was hosted in the Banqueting Hall with a beautifully crafted white and yellow heart rising behind the newlyweds. A heartfelt speech by the bride’s son ensured that a very special day was made even more memorable.
A three tier cake by Warwickshire White Hyacinth Cakes took centre stage as the couple came to cut the cake. An elegant white cake with yellow features complimented the decoration throughout the venue. It ensured that nothing had been overlooked as the bridal party ensured that every detail had been thought through meticulously.
After an opportunity for drinks, laughter and love, a fantastic, chequered board dance floor soon became the centre of attention amongst the assembled guests. As the guests partied away, once again I stole newlyweds for a few special shots!
Taking advantage of the early darkness that blanketed the Warwickshire skies, I knew that this special couple would appreciate an intimate and unique photograph of the two of them. So, with both safely positioned indoors, bathed in the warmth of the Warwick House light, I was able to capture them outside looking in. They stood in the beautifully arched window and the contrast of the light and dark – worked perfectly. A moment of intimacy on a hugely emotional and important day.
We thought that was it – but as the rain began to fall, we all knew there was only one thing to do. Grabbing an umbrella and heading out into the immaculate gardens, they gathered, backlit against the rain and sheltering under the umbrella, enabling us to get some final shots that rounded off a truly amazing day.