September was a super busy month for me, finding time to blog all my weddings is proving hard, but it would be criminal not to share a few photos from Michael & Hadley’s wonderful wedding at Sudeley Castle. Although only a couple of weeks ago, with a packed work schedule since, it’s hard to recall the going’s on of each wedding…..untill I take a look through the photos again.
The first photo in my selection below set the scene for the rest of the day to come. The peaceful setting of Sudeley Castle cottages typified the day itself, which was a charming English wedding, held at St Mary’s Church, nestled in the historic grounds of Sudeley Castle. The surroundings of a crumbled down castle, and manicured gardens are hard to beat if it’s fairytale wedding you’re after. Gloucestershire certainly has plenty of historic buildings, and several castles, each differing in what they offer. Here at Sudeley the drama of the castle ruins are what make this wedding venue special.
It was a fusion of guests with Brits meeting the Americans on home turf, and thankfully the British weather held, albeit a more autumnal feel is now upon us. The lovely weather meant we were able to use the beautiful gardens at Sudeley Castle for some wedding photos whilst guests enjoyed the drinks reception in the rose garden. With the wedding late in the day (4:30pm to be exact) it soon became dark, which added to the atmosphere of the candle lit wedding breakfast set out in the open sided marquee. Fine food, drinks & speeches followed after which point I left Michael & Hadley to enjoy the rest of their evening in the stunning setting of Sudeley Castle.
I had a sense from chatting with Hadley on the run up to her wedding that she was very laid back. Noticing her writing last minute cards for the bridesmaids, just moments before handing them out, cemented my judgement :-)
Wedding guests stayed locally to Sudeley Castle in the cottages which are about a 5 minute walk away. This made for a good opportunity to poke their heads in the window to check out the action during the preparations.
Hair and make-up was the wonderful work of Di McDonald. I’ve worked with her on a few occasions now, and the results are always superb.
Extreme caution: Bridesmaid with scissors near wedding dress.
Simply laid out.
This photo made me smile :-)
A somewhat confused looking Michael. The question was, which side does the button hole go on?
St Mary’s Church, see through a crumbling part of Sudeley Castle.
I love the expression here on the face of Hadley’s mum.
With the wedding ceremony complete, it was off to the rose garden for drinks & canapés
Wedding marquees don’t come much better than this beautiful set up.
The wedding marquee at Sudeley Castle sit’s nicely in amongst the main building and ruins, with a clear wall to see out and appreciate the castle.
If you’ve been looking for Sudeley Castle wedding photography and are considering getting married here then please contact me, it’d be great to hear from you.