A Glorious Intimate Wedding

Denise & Paul’s Wedding 25th July 2016

Finally, I can get round to posting this lovely wedding. This was my first time shooting a wedding at the lovely Newby Bridge Hotel– just 20 minutes down the road from me.

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The weather wasn’t hopeful, it was spitting with rain and threatening heavier rain with darker clouds as I was on route to the hotel, but I am pleased to say it held off and kept cloudy with brighter spells.

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This barely mattered though, as having exclusive use of the hotel’s grounds and Rotunda meant it was a photographer’s dream – plenty of light in the Rotunda for shots, portraits outside on the grounds, use of the jetty across the road for picturesque views of the lake and hills in the background, mingling,  and never that feeling of being herded from one room to another while the hotel staff rush around to switch things about. Although the staff had to change Denise & Pauls ceremony in the Rotunda to being their bedroom suite they were in and out in a flash and it didn’t matter because everyone was outside toasting the celebration, and I was capturing moments shared with their close relatives. 

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The rotunda itself is a replica of a Grecian temple, its design was created by James Mackie and was inspired by a ruined ‘Temple of Vesta’ on a private island in Morcambe Bay. It really is a stunning and luxurious Rotunda to hold your small wedding celebrations in.

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I found it a refreshing change photographing a ceremony of less than ten people, even if it is a slight challenge, to not be too obtrusive, when there is less people to photograph. I liked the intimate feel this wedding day had between close family and the happiness it brought to Denise and Paul.

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Photographs across the road at the Jetty. 

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Congratulations Denise & Paul…I wish you both a happy marriage as Mr & Mrs Deighton!