Today couldn’t have come soon enough- we were SO excited!
Knowing Ben and Nat for years only made us more excited- and Andy’s brother was one of the best men- we knew that today was going to be totally awesome. The sun was shining and we were up bright and early to meet Nat at her parents’ house in Stamford.
Nat was excited, nervous and having a glass of bubbly for breakfast!
We spent some time in Nat’s old bedroom, photographing her dress, shoes and beautiful jewellery which belonged to her grandmother. It is always lovely to capture these little details of the day.
We left Nat to finish her preparations and it was off to the shores of Whitwell, Rutland Water to meet the boys. They had arranged The Rutland Belle as wedding transportation for all of their guests to get to Normanton Church, talk about arriving in style!
Their joint love for Classic VW Golf cars is totally mutual and it was awesome to see that both of their cars made a special appearance. As Pete, the best man, was the only one trusted to drive the brides mark 2 golf, he dropped Nat off at Normanton Church to hide in the back and he arrived just in time to catch The Rutland Belle- good timing Pete
It was the most beautiful summer’s day to be on the water and guests made full use of the top open deck on the belle.
We all arrived and everyone took their seats, before watching the bride walk down the aisle- as we knew she would, Nat looked stunning!
After their ceremony at Normanton Church, we all made our way out into the beautiful sunshine for a few informal group photographs before guests started to board the boat to travel back to Whitwell. We stayed a few moments longer to take some wedding photographs at Normanton Church with the bride and groom. The sun was glistening off the water and they looked awesome together.
Back on the shores of Rutland Water, we arrange the 2 cars for a shot before heading on to, what was going to be a super wedding reception!
Andy mastered his sniper techniques and got some rolling shots of the cars arriving whilst sitting in the back of the van as it was still moving! Don’t panic, it was only down the long driveway of Grange farm and at a very sensible speed. Well worth it as the driveway is so picturesque.
This was our first time photographing at Grange farm, however we also take a sneaky peaky look at new venues before the day so we had met with the lovely team at Grange farm to look around a few weeks before. Wow, it really is stunning. A beautiful marquee setting on a farm with lakes and rolling countryside views- what more could you want….?
After a view group photographs, it was time for guests to eat and listen to all of the awesome speeches. The bride and groom being MASSIVE David Bowie fans had arranged a tribute act to entertain guests for the afternoon. He looked like the real deal- very impressive!
Grange farm is SO beautiful and we couldn’t wait to get out and take some more photographs after their meal. Old brick walls, lakes, big wooden doors, rolling country views and even an old train carriage- we were SPOILT for choice.
It was soon time for the bride and groom to dance the night away and they started it off with a fab first dance, shortly joined by most of their guests.