Rebecca and Russell’s Summer Wedding at Fort Henry

July 24, 2015 |


Rebecca and Russell live in Australia and we had great fun getting to know them over the phone and via emails, however, we did get to meet them and their lovely son a couple of times on the lead up to the wedding and we felt like we had known them for years already!


These guys were brave enough to risk the British Weather and come over to England for their wedding. Rebecca and her family have a strong connection to the history of Lyddington Village and as her parents were married there many years ago it has always been Rebecca’s dream to have Lyddington Church as part of her special day too. With this in mind, they had chosen three stunning wedding venues.

It was here! We couldn’t believe the day had arrived already- and the good old weather battled us with rain and the wind, however not for long! The sun was soon shining with a beautiful blue sky! Yay!

The bride was getting ready with her bridesmaids at Barnsdale Lodge- champagne was flowing and everyone was getting very excited! Shortly after capturing some photographs of them being pampered, we left to visit a very special venue….

…The fantastic Fort Henry nestled in the ground of Exton Park… It really is absolutely beautiful! Intimate, rural and breath-taking, this wedding venue will really make your guests go….WOW! We were working with a great videographer, John from A Beautiful Day Productions and he couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw this venue!

The Groom arrived looking very smart and ready to greet his guests along with his son, Bradley. The bride arrived shortly after and made her way into, what was a beautiful ceremony. The sun was shining and everyone enjoyed drinks and canapés on the lawn admiring the views. After photographing some relaxed wedding photographs, we took some fun group wedding photographs at Fort Henry.

As the bride had such a strong connection with the village of Lyddington, they had arranged for friends and family to join them for a blessing at Lyddington Church. The blessing was very special and included a selection of really sentimental readings.

We couldn’t believe it- the sun was still shining as we came out of the church- amazing! There were a few special places in the village that Rebecca and Russell really wanted to use, so as guest made their way we had a stroll with the bride and groom to capture these shots in the heart of Lyddington village.

It was then off to Barnsdale Lodge to be greeted by a glass of fizz, for them, not us, and an evening meal. As their wedding was a little smaller they had chosen the conservatory to host their wedding breakfast. Beautifully decorated with Flowers by Michelle from Rutland Flowers and Lifestyle along with special wedding favours, it looked awesome!

They finished their evening with a fabulous meal, speeches and some very competitive games of Croquet on the lawn at Barnsdale Lodge! We have been told that a competitive game of ‘corn flaking’ finished the night off- we may have the google what that means!

Wow, what a day- thank you so much to everyone for making us feel so welcome and congratulations guys!

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