Northbrook Park Wedding Photography: So here is my second of three Northbrook Park weddings in three weeks and what another fabulous day it was. Please read on…
Shades of Groundhog Day waking up in one of the Northbrook Park chalets to start all over again following Abi and Rich’s wedding here the day before but I was really look forward to it, having had such fun only hours ago. Yesterday was very cold but the temperature had dropped even more and snow flakes were in the air…in April! Cat and James met me initially last year and then a couple of weeks ago here where we got a few photo ideas from our walkabout and I listened while they told me their plans for the day.
But here we were, the big day and it was snowing but this was not going to stop what I knew (and I was right) was going to be a brilliant wedding for them both. First things first and off I popped to my neighbour, Cat (the bride!) for a coffee and some getting ready shots. Manic as these morning sessions invariably are, it is always a delight especially when Dad sees his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time. Priceless moments. Then it was off round to the Orangery where the wedding breakfast and party would take place and to meet James and get a few shots of him and other guests pitching in with the decorations. Some lovely touches and a lot of thought had gone in to the design. Next stop, get the wedding dress and shoes and take pictures of them hanging from a log house in the grounds – sounds mad but looked great in the shots!
After going back to James, now in his wedding suit, being ritually humiliated by his best man and close friends, I got ready for the guests arriving and then took my place in The Orangery ready for Cat to make her way there for the wedding ceremony. As I mentioned in Abi and Rich’s blog, the abundant natural light at this unique venue makes it so easy to get bright, fresh and flattering pictures of everyone and the wedding dress in particular is able to be shot at its absolute best.
After a beautiful ceremony, it was time to venture outside for a few formals and a group picture in front of the house before everyone froze! Once everyone had scurried back in to the warm, the three of us walked off for some shots in the grounds. And then it started snowing, really snowing, and we all decided just to embrace the moment and get some really quirky, wild pictures in our April blizzard! And I’m so glad we did because the results, although not what Cat and James had perhaps intended, looked absolutely unique and fabulous, largely due to the two of them just…well, going for it really. Great fun.
And before we knew it it was wedding breakfast and party time! There were so many happy people at this wedding that I (almost) needed just to press the button for a good picture. Cat and James were a delightful couple so right for each other and it was an honour being a part of their wedding day. I can’t wait for my next wedding here!
Here is a small selection of pictures from their memorable wedding day. Hope you like them and please feel free to leave a few comments below…