Monday, 27 August 2012
Wedding Photographers Oulton Hall | Katie and Lee
As Oulton Hall wedding photographers we were very excited about sharing Katie and Lee's big day because we knew how enthusiastic they were about their wedding photographs and also because Oulton Hall is such a lovely venue. The opportunities for photographs are pretty much endless and we are always spoilt for choice but even more so when it's an early wedding and when we have a couple who love photographs as much as Katie and Lee do.
We started very early with Katie as theirs was an 11 am ceremony and we knew it would be a long day because the couple had booked an ice cream van which was scheduled to arrive at 9 pm but more of that later.
Katie was relaxed and smiling when we arrived at Oulton Hall to photograph make-up, hair styling, gorgeous dress, high heels and bling. The only thing which we couldn't photograph was the flowers which hadn't arrived by the time we went to meet the boys so Alex came up with some ideas for photographing Katie's bouquet later on. A peek out of the window confirmed it was raining for a change.
Lee and his attendants met us right on time in reception and we could tell that the day was going to be one full of fun and laughter. And it had stopped raining! The boys looked really smart in their grey suits but they were eager to show off their Lego cufflinks and stripy socks and they had us creased with laughter during their photo session.
We went back to Katie just before her proud dad walked her down the staircase and into the Repton Room for the civil ceremony and again the registrars were fantastic, allowing us to capture the vows and exchange of rings before everyone enjoyed champagne outside with the weather hanging in there - just - allowing us to complete the groups and Katie and Lee's first couple session outside.
The Repton Room always looks amazing dressed for the wedding breakfast but Katie and Lee's choice of royal blue looked stunning and the elegant table details and cake were next on our schedule to be captured so that they have memories of just how beautiful the room looked. During dinner it rained - a lot - and it continued raining throughout the speeches, stopping just as they ended. Fantastic! Out for some fun shots with the girls who decided something with a bit of an Olympic Games theme would be a good laugh.
An early wedding has lots of advantages, not least of all it makes a couple's wedding day last longer, they can enjoy relaxed time with their guests and it also means that we can divide the couple photographs into segments so that it remains interesting for the bride and groom. However, with Katie and Lee we really were in our element and their enthusiasm was so infectious that we spent a bit longer than usual and tried out a few new ideas. We love the resulting images and it's hard to choose our favourites as there are so many.
Next stop was to the Claret Jug for the evening party and the couple had a lighting technician add some impressive lighting effects to the inside and outside of the venue. The new Mr and Mrs Deighton took to the dance floor and after capturing this and then Katie's dance with her dad, we stayed on to photograph the ice cream van by which time it was dark. We allowed ourselves to be bribed with ice cream with a chocolate flake in return for some evening photographs on the golf course. It was well worth it to get a few more images for Katie and Lee's album which is going to be spectacular.
Thank you for smiling all day, for being so enthusiastic and for making us very welcome. You put so much effort into working with us and the result is loads of amazing images which we can't wait to show you.
To book us for your wedding photography at Oulton Hall, please give us a call on 01977 730159. You can also find us on Facebook and if you like our images, please Like us - thank you.