It was a privilege to be the Houghton Lodge wedding photographer for Catherine and Luke, a really lovely and genuine couple. I really enjoyed capturing their wedding day as it was very relaxed with lots of fun and laughter! My day started at Catherine’s family home were I took a few getting ready shots before heading to the church for the wedding ceremony. It was a windy day and it rained a bit later on but not too much. The service at the church was lovely. I always find it magical when the time comes, after all the preparations, for the bride and groom to finally get married. The ceremony was also special as one of Catherine’s sisters sang beautifully during the signing of the register. Their friends also said prayers for them. I love it when friends and family get involved and make it personal. At the end of the ceremony it started to rain so we headed straight for the venue.
Houghton Lodge is beautiful and it has two main areas. The main house where we had the drinks reception and then a very short walk away and area where a tipi was erected, near to the river. It was a beautiful environment for friends to chat and play and for the children to amuse themselves. After the meal, it was time for the speeches. They were funny, the father of the bride and the best man competing for the most traditional wedding joke used during the speeches. It was actually quite funny and the speeches were the right length, not too long.
After the the meal, guests gathered outside and had time for drinks and a chat and I took Catherine and Luke for a few portraits before coming back into the tipi for the first dance. Catherine and Luke had asked me to stay a bit later and cover some of the evening dancing. It was really great to see the dance floor full early on and friends and family having a great time! I was able to capture some nice and fun photos which I am sure that the bride and groom are going to treasure for years to come.
Below is a short selection of my favourite images of the day. I really hope that you like the images below. I really had a great time capturing these images as they really show what I like to capture, real moments and real emotions. Please feel free to leave me a comment below, I would love to hear from you! If you are looking for a Houghton Lodge wedding photographer or any other venue, I would love to hear from you!