We had an exciting day ahead…. A new venue for us and a fab couple! Off we went on our journey for Amanda and Craig’s summer wedding at Rothley Court….Eeeeek!
We met Amanda at her parents’ house a few miles away from Rothley Court. She was being pampered and spoilt whilst having her hair and make-up done along with surprise flowers arriving from Craig… what a romantic! After getting some photographs of her stunning dress and shoes, we left the girls to their final details and made our way to Rothley.
Craig was busy buzzing around the hotel finishing off the decorations with the help of their sons. We had paid a visit to Rothley Court a few weeks prior to their wedding for a look around the venue and fell in LOVE with it. We went for another explore today with the camera… it really is beautiful!
Guests started to arrive and we gave the groom a gentle nudge to go and get ready before his bride arrived! Amanda and the girls arrived in an awesome VW campervan and she looked beautiful!
There are a lot of things that are special about Rothley Court; however one thing in particular is the Chapel that sits at the side of the hotel. This beautiful building is no longer used for religious purposes; however you can have a blessing ceremony inside. So after their civil ceremony, we all made our way into the historic Chapel for a wedding blessing. This was a beautiful touch to the day and a real treat!
Afterwards, we couldn’t resist spending a few moments with the bride and groom and their amazing campervan as they came out of the chapel- what an awesome mode of transport!
The weather performed beautifully and this meant the bride and groom could enjoy drinks on the terrace with all of their friends and family. We photographed the smiles, hugs and congratulations throughout the afternoon along with those all-important family group photographs. However not too many, leaving time for informal and relaxed photographs of the day.
It was time for their wedding breakfast and speeches in the Templar room. A purple theme ran throughout and the room looks amazing!
Whilst friends and family freshened up and checked in we popped out with the bride and groom for some evening photographs. Rothley Court is just perfect for your wedding photographs, with the gravel-lined fountain, woodland trees and not forgetting the traditional and stunning stain glass windows we could have gone on for days! However we didn’t- we wanted Amanda and Craig to be back inside in time to greet their evening guest and dance the night away.
The disco was all set up and Amanda and Craig took to the dancefloor and husband and wife….shortly followed by friends and family. We knew that they were going to have a really good party as we left them all dancing the night away!
Congratulations guys- thank you for the most awesome day!
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