Blake and Melissa’s wedding at Hodsock Priory in Nottingham was a vision of vintage luxury, lit up by summer skies. The cars used on the day were of particular significance.
Blake told me: “The green Jag was bought by my Grandad new in 1979 and everyone since its purchase has been married in it. The black Jag was left to me and my sister when my father passed away, so it was a way of bringing a tradition and a part of my father with me to the wedding.”
I wanted to capture the grandeur of the day, with its plethora of colourfully dressed guests, elegant grounds, and soft, romantic evening lighting. After escaping the enormous cloud of confetti, I took a few posed shots of the whole wedding party before going on a walk with the newlyweds. We wanted to capture the mood of the day with some bride and groom portraits.
Hodsock Piory is a beautiful venue and a picturesque archway made for a fantastic backdrop during the day, as well as later, after the sun had gone down.
In between our exterior photo sessions, at either end of the day, a great time was had by all. There were some memorable speeches, lots of dancing, and a huge celebration of the happy couple’s big day.
Congratulations Blake and Melissa. Wishing you all the very best in your future together.
Thanks to my friend Andy Fyfe for second shooting for me!
Melissa's Supplier Shoutout:
Wedding Dress - Alexandra Anne Bridal
Wedding Cake - Patacake
Florist - Monica F Hewitt Florist Ltd
DJ - DJ Matty Blakey