November saw my last wedding of 2019 at Irnham Hall and wow what a wedding to end the year on!
Jamie and Victoria were married in the stunning grounds of Irnham Hall, chosen because of it’s relaxed feel, walled gardens and the fact that it is wheelchair accessible – a huge plus for Victoria as her Grandma was her flower girl, yes you read that right!! so she needed to be able to easily get around the venue.
It was a cold and foggy day when I pulled up to Irnham Hall on the day of the wedding, I love days like this as it creates such a wonderful atmosphere in the photos and everything looks that little bit more special.
Victoria was getting ready with her bridesmaids just down the road in the Griffin inn which is also owned by the Leila and Jamie at Irnham Hall. I am not sure I have encountered a more chilled out bride on the morning of her wedding. She was up and down the stairs making tea and toast for everyone and topping up champagne, always with a smile on her face.
One piece of advice I always give my couples when they are planning their wedding is to think about what they will be wearing when getting ready and to think about who they would like to get ready with. This is key as whatever you are wearing will be photographed and you want to look amazing don’t you?
Meanwhile the boys were getting ready at the couples home and as they had booked a second shooter for the day my incredible second shooter Dan went along to spend the morning with them. There were lots of nerves and some laughs when the groom realised he had forgotten the money for the registrar, thankfully his brother and best man saved the day!!
The wedding ceremony took place in Irnham Hall’s beautiful orangery. The light in here was incredible and it was such a wonderful and intimate space.
You may remember I mentioned earlier that Victorias 93 year old grandma was flower girl. This actually made my day, she did such a fantastic job and looked so happy to be playing such a big part in the day.
The rose petals were grown in Victorias Grandads garden, he sadly passed before the wedding but having the rose petals made it feel as if he were there in some small way to celebrate the day with them.
The reception took place in the summer house at Irnham Hall, and whilst beautiful all by itself it was styled to perfection on the day by the incredible team at the Rustic Wedding company.
Using a mixture of foliage, hurricane vases with candles, tall stem vases, gold and silver charging plates and antique french lights it really was something special.
Victoria and Jamie booked the incredible Funk Soul Brother who are managed by DG Music right her in Rutland.
I love a wedding with a band, the dancefloor is always full, they just know how to get people up and on the dancefloor and that without doubt creates some of the best dancefloor images.