A secret destination for this spring wedding in Rutland…

April 20, 2016 |


It was Friday and Janine and Simons wedding day was here! We couldn’t tell anyone where the wedding was as they had kept it all a secret from their guests…how exciting! All they knew is that they had to meet at Whitwell Harbour……

We met Janine excitingly getting ready in Glow Hair Salon and then back in her room at Barnsdale Lodge. The groom was about too and we met him all suited and booted whilst we left the bride to her final preparations.

We arrived at Whitwell and guests arrived, along with the groom on this sunny day in spring. Surprise number one….. The groom announces that guests are to board The Rutland Belle- oooooh how exciting! As we made our way across the water were heard mumbles of conversation wondering where we were going…..if it was a remote island…..and much more!

Normanton Church stood on the still water looking as beautiful as ever and we knew that Janine was nervously waiting inside for her friends and family to arrive. Everyone was blown away by this gorgeous setting on the shores of Rutland Water.

After a beautiful ceremony, we made our way outside for some group photographs before guests made their way onto the Rutland Belle. After we took some wedding photographs with just the bride and groom, we too made our way onto the boat.

Matt and his team on the Rutland Belle made this part of their wedding day excellent with smiles, music, bubbly and nibbles!

It was nearly dusk and the sun was  low in the sky, it was a beautiful evening of which we couldn’t resist getting the bride and groom up on the top deck for some wedding photographs on the water.

Barnsdale Lodge were on hand to greet guests into a beautiful candlelit reception in the conservatory, this led into a fab meal, great speeches, and one more super surprise…… Fireworks!

What a way to end such a perfect day- congratulations guys!

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