July is the British summer and true to form we didn’t win Wimbledon and it has rained – a lot. Don’t believe me, well check out these Eastnor Castle wedding photos from Tom & Sheralee’s wet wedding. It’s certainly not a heat wave…..but right now just a dry day would be appreciated.
This wedding was the last in a run of three castle weddings over consecutive weekends! Having photographed weddings at many of the popular Castle venues around the Cotswolds, I was certainly looking forward to Eastnor Castle (having not been there before). It’s outside my typical catchment being in Herefordshire but certainly a venue worth traveling to. On arrival you get the wow factor, as it suddenly appears once you’ve weaved your way along it’s picturesque approach road. On this occasion the wedding car had beaten me to the venue too – he really was early!
Once inside I realised it was very different to the likes of Berkeley Castle and Sudeley Castle, as it has many more period pieces on show. The original armor and animal heads from hunting trophies adorn the palatial main rooms and corridors. It is however a pretty dark place, especially with the grey skies we had!
Anyhow, here are a few photos from their wedding day.
The approach to Eastnor Castle.
Inside Eastnor Castle, heavily guarded and with it’s walls adorned with tapestries and animal heads. A pretty quirky wedding venue if ever there was one!
Some brides are the timely type who get to the ceremony early and have to be sent around on a short loop to kill time whilst the guests are still arriving. Whlist others are simply NEVER going to make it to the church on time. And yes, you guessed, the latter is Sheralee. The giveaway was the fact the wedding table plan was strewn out over the bed, (still to be arranged), and buttons were being sewn onto her weding dress only two hours before she was about to walk down the aisle.
Meanwhile over in the boys room….. a quick shower, hair dry and change….they’re done! With time to spare for a couple of wedding day beers.
For the keen eyed amongst you, you may well have spotted the Vivienne Westwood wedding jelly shoes (aka Melissa). May I say quite possibly a very practical choice for the wet weather too.
Just a short two minute drive from the castle is Eastnor Church – St. John the Baptist. I do believe the clock reads 10 past 3…..Sherelee will be along soon no doubt!
Ahh the vicar may be all smiley and fun now, but she wasn’t nice enough to allow photography during the wedding ceremony! just a few pictures from the back from this wedding therefore.
Inside Eastnor Castle set for the wedding breakfast. What a room to enjoy your wedding meal – stunning huh!?
Possibly the best setting for a wedding table plan I’ve ever seen. How cool is this, guarded by this little chap (below) too!
If you have been looking for Eastnor Castle wedding photos as you are having your own wedding here, please contact me for a chat, it would be great to hear from you.