With a strong emphasis on fun, Jenna and Nick were married at Peckforton Castle, which really is dramatically castle-y! The suits of armour and heraldry only added to the medieval vibe of the beautifully lit stone interior, where the ceremony was held. Jenna looked stunning in a red dress and Nick looked very dapper too! Despite the non-traditional elements of the marriage, the sentiment was no less touching and there were a few joyful tears. This is a couple who's affection for one another is infectious.
Following the ceremony, the newly-weds and I went out for a walk in the castle grounds and we managed to get some great shots in the last of the gorgeous autumn sunlight. Jenna and Nick are so comfortable with one another, it wasn't difficult to capture how they were feeling! The wedding breakfast was held back in the exquisitely decorated castle dining room. There was incredibly chocolatey wedding cake and I think a special mention is needed for the best man's hilarious speech and the bride and groom's lovely joint speech.
Sparklers outside and then dancing followed the meal. The dancing took place in the impressively constructed wine cellar bar, which had a huge central structure giving the whole room a very unique feel. True to their non-traditional theme, the first dance was a cha cha slide, in which all the guests were encouraged to partake. Let's just say not everybody got it right, not even the supposed experts, but a superb time was had by all. I'd like to raise a chalice to the happy couple and wish them all the very best in their future together.
Jenna's Supplier Shout Out!
It was a bit DIY!!
Make up was me and Nick's daughter Megan.
Hair - my sister Lucy Greensmith - she works at Millie and Co Hairdressers
Dress - The Bridal Studio, whittlesey, Peterborough (I had a image of a red dress that Trudi the owner helped me to recreate - I didn't want traditional!!! In fact the 'T' word was banned in our house for a while!).
Suits - Gibson of London
Shoes - eBay!
Flowers and button holes - The Little Potting Shed, Tarporley.
Candelabras - hired from cute and curvy brides off eBay.
Catering - Peckforton castle.
Cakes - Nick's mum, sister, daughter and my mum!!
Oh, and our photographer Mark Tierney - who was fabulous!!!
Think that's about it. The venue was so good it didn't need a lot of extras!