Waterton Park hotel wedding photographer | Andy & Shelli | Wedding photographer Waterton Park Hotel
Andy and Shelli booked me as their Waterton Park Hotel wedding photographer earlier this year and I am so glad they did. I love shooting small weddings and especially when there is some autumn colour around, although the weather could have been a little kinder for us. The day started bright and sunny but the cloud that had been predicted arrived just as we got into the grounds of Waterton Park for the photos. However, undeterred we pressed on in the wind and were caught by only the tiniest bit of drizzle for around 10 minutes or so.
The day began with the bridal preps in the old hall where we were able to capture some good candid shots and detail shots before heading out to photograph Andy with his dad and uncle, then back inside for the dressing of the bride and the bridal portraits. There was some lovely milky autumn sunshine for Shelli’s walk over to the wedding ceremony giving us some lovely candid shots as the girls headed over the bridge to meet the wedding guests. After the ceremony and having gathered everyone for the usual confetti shot, we soon discovered that no-one had actually brought any confetti so on the spur of the moment, we decided to use the autumn leaves instead and had the guests hurling these at the bridal couple! Onwards to the the hall for the family formals, the drinks and canapes before a quick shoot with the bridal party in a slight drizzle and ending up with just Shelli and Andy for their wedding shots. With a winter wedding like this, time is always against us as the dark nights prevent shooting after the wedding breakfast – it is pitch black by 6pm – but it does allow us to shoot against the floodlit hall which is not possible in July! There were no speeches, Andy simply welcomed the guests, many of whom had travelled up from Wales for the day, and then it was onto the food. Although there were only 30 guests during the day, another 150 rolled up for the evening reception and after the first dance we left them to continue to party and feast till the early hours. Andy and Shelli are heading off to Mauritius for a couple of weeks now and I am sure the weather will be a far cry from England in November :¬)
If you are thinking of getting married at Waterton Park Hotel and would like me to be your photographer on the day, just call the studio on 01924 229800 for a no obligation chat.