I travelled down to Stratford-Upon-Avon today to catch up with Anna and Danny for a pre-wedding meeting at their wedding venue – Ettington Park Hotel. All I can say is wow! What a spectacular place for a wedding! Anna and Danny are from London but found this place when they booked a weekend break at Ettington Park and, after looking at venues in their neck of the woods, they decided that they really wanted Ettington. So how do I fit in? Well, Anna was a guest at Nick and Rachel’s wedding at Oulton Hall last year and although Rachel is from up here, she now works in London with Anna. Unfotunately, Anna’s sister had a bad experience with her wedding photographer and sadly never got an album so, having seen Rachel’s fabulous A3 storybook album, Anna decided just to book me for the job which is very kind of her. Although they aren’t getting married till late August, today was the only day we could all meet due to other commitments on the weekends leading up to their big day. The weather held off for us although it was really windy but we still managed a shoot in the spectacular grounds. There are so many spots to shoot in but I decided to hold off a lot of them until the big day. As you know, I don’t normally shoot pre-weddings at the venue just so we get different images, but with us living a couple of hundred miles apart, it made sense to scout the venue at the same time as the meet-up. Anna said she didn’t like having her picture taken but I have to say I liked taking her picture :¬) Here are a few shots from the day, I may do a slide show as I haven’t done one in ages. I just need the right soundtrack, I’m thinking Neneh Cherry’s ‘Buffalo stance’ eh Danny? ;¬)
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AnnaThanks for today John, we enjoyed meeting you and look forward to the photos. You made me feel excited about the wedding again, been a bit stressful the last couple of weeks trying to sort stuff, nice to speak to someone who knows what they’re talking about! Hope you had a safe journey back.
Anna & Dannny