We arrived at The George of Stamford and were blown away by the AMAZING Christmas decorations on display. From real trees outside to handing displays in the dining room and lights everywhere. They always do it well however, this year just looked even better!
We saw Rachel as soon as we arrived at The George and she greeted us with one of her famous smiles- she is always smiling! She was very excited and after a few photographs of The George in Stamford, we made our way in to find the bride and her sister.
Rachel and Chris had planned for their wedding ceremony to be at Normanton Church, with this in mind, the bride and bridesmaids had to be ready an hour earlier so that they could hide in the back of the church. After a few photographs of their beautiful dresses, we left them with the time that they had left to finish off their preparations for the day ahead.
We made our way to Normanton Church and…. Well, to be honest, we had never felt the wind so strong down by the water. Did we let that bother us…? NO WAY! We popped our gloves and scarves on and made our way down to the water’s edge.
After a few photographs of this beautiful church, we went to meet the groom and his best man who were having a drink at the nearby hotel, Normanton Park. Chris looked very smart and was really calm- but very cold!
As guests arrived it was soon time for their ceremony at Normanton Church to begin. After 2 beautiful readings and personalised vows, they were husband and wife! Friends and family congratulated them with hugs and kisses before we started with a few group photographs. We did these inside the church as the wind was still too strong; however the bride and groom braved it for a few moments with some wedding photographs of just the two of them at Normanton Church before heading onto their reception.
The George in Stamford looked amazing and magical inside and out- we could see why they fell in love with this wedding venue in Stamford. The bride and groom were seated for dinner in the dining room full of hanging Christmas trees, lights and baubles- what a setting! After a flaming baked Alaska was processioned through the dining room it was time for speeches and a glass of fizz!
After dinner guests made a fabulous archway of sparklers for the bride and groom outside in the courtyard which shortly followed by everyone becoming in touch with their youth and playing with sparklers! It was great fun and a perfect treat for a winter wedding!
The beauty of winter weddings is the light leaves us so quickly so we can capture some romantic and beautiful evening wedding photographs with the twinkly lights!