Clare and Derricks Normanton Church Wedding
Normanton Church in Rutland has to be one of my favorite local wedding venues. Not only because of the beautiful setting in the incredible scenery of Rutland water but also for its size. It allows for a wonderfully intimate wedding and couples getting married here can be assured they are going to be in the incredible hands of Johnny and his team at Rutland Water with everything running seamlessly.
Of course, it does help to have the area all to yourself for 2 hours on your wedding day which allows us time to capture images like this without any bikes or dog walkers to be seen (not that I don’t love a dog!)
The day began at Rutland Water Golf Course in their incredible honeymoon suite. A perfect room for the bride and her tribe to get ready. Clare, Derrick, and their families had spent the day before setting up the marquee ready for the wedding reception and finishing touches were being added when I arrived on the morning of the wedding day all under the watchful eye of the incredible Gemma and her team at Rutland Water Golf Course.
The rain did not put a dampner on proceedings (pun fully intented) instead the superb groomsmen took turns running to meet guests with umbrellas and walking them in to the church. What a crew!!
After a beautiful ceremony and time for some photos at Normanton Church, we headed back to Rutland Water Golf course for the Wedding reception. What I love about this venue is that they allow confetti and even make special note of it in the couple’s timeline for the day as it isn’t allowed at Rutland Water because it is a nature reserve! Talk about going the extra mile for your couples.
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