An elegant winter wedding at Nottingham’s Council House

I’m delighted to share a selection of images from Krissy & Alex’s winter wedding at Nottingham’s council house. Krissy and Alex wanted a simple yet elegant wedding with a touch of class and a little bit of sparkle. The colours were white and silver with a touch of wintery dark green.

Having a Nottingham Council House wedding provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony. A grand staircase leads to the ceremony rooms which can cater for any sized wedding ceremony. Krissy & Alex met at the council house so it was important we spent a little bit of time after the ceremony to get some bride & groom portraits.

Following a short walk and a pretty epic confetti shot, it was time for the evening reception. St James Hotel is a modern city centre hotel bursting with style with a beautiful oak ballroom overlooking Nottingham Castle. The venue, food, and staff are fantastic and I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a sophisticated wedding reception.

Congratulations to Mr & Ms Walton-Waite. Here’s some of my favourites from the day and some info from the couple. There’s also some supplier information at the bottom. It details all the amazing suppliers who made their day so special!

Information & advice from the newlyweds


How long have you been together/Any stories about how you met?

We met over 10 years ago at the University of Nottingham where we were in the same halls of residence. The first night we met we were dressed up as superheroes and Alex was wearing a pair of blue tights- not a great look! We stayed friends through university and both got graduate jobs in Nottingham, finally getting together as a couple over six years ago.

Any stories or tales from the proposal?

We’d been talking about getting married for a little while and knew it was something we both wanted to do. Alex wanted to do a ‘proper proposal’ though and surprised me one sunny afternoon in November 2017. We’d been for a walk and picnic in Wollaton park, one of our favourite places in Nottingham, before Alex took me on a trip down memory lane ending up in the White Hart, a pub we used to spend a lot of time at in our post student days. I was starting to get a little suspicious that this wasn’t just a normal Saturday walk and when we got home Alex had written ‘Will you marry me?’ in roses on the kitchen floor! Obviously, I said yes and the rest as they say is history…

Reasons for choosing your venue:

We knew we wanted to get married in Nottingham, the city means a lot to both of us as it’s where we met and where we’ve made our home. The Council House on Old Market Square is so iconic to Nottingham, and the moment we walked up the amazing grand staircase and into the Ballroom, we knew it was definitely the place for our ceremony.

We wanted a reception venue where we could have some good food, a big party and there was plenty of room for all our guests to stay. St. James hotel ticked all the boxes and with the stunning reception area, beautiful Oak Room overlooking Nottingham Castle and amazing staff it just couldn’t have been more perfect.

Colour scheme/theme/style:

We wanted something simple and elegant, with a little bit of sparkle. We kept to traditional white with a touch of silver and a wintery dark green. Our flowers were lots of green foliage and herbs, a nod to our love of the outdoors and cooking, with a few white roses added in.

Any special thoughts/memories from the day?

he whole day was just full of love, laughter and fun. One of the most special moments was when all our family and friends formed a circle around us to sing ‘Don’t look back in Anger’ by Oasis towards the end of the night before piling in for a massive group hug. Krissy burst into tears, the amount of love and support was just amazing!

Any advice for couples planning a wedding?

Stick to what you said you wanted to do! We said from the start that we just wanted a big party with all our favourite people there and that’s what we stuck to. It’s easy to get stressed with the smaller details and lose sight of the kind of day you really want. At the end of the day, it’s your wedding, and you need to make sure you both enjoy it.

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SUpplier details

Venue: The Council House and St. James Hotel

Photography: Matt Selby Photography

Hair Stylist: Lilly Monroes

Dresses: Bride- Lusan Mandongus from The Wedding Room. Veil from Tiara Bar. Bridesmaids- Jolie Moi

Suits: Magee

Florist: The Wedding Room

Cake: Homemade by Maria (Mother of the Bride)

Stationary/Styling: Our own printed designs

Car(s): Pinnacle Chauffeurs

DJ/Band: New York Royals

Venue dressing:  Elegance Chair Covers

Table Plan: Inviting Writing


Thanks for viewing the highlights from Krissy & Alex’s winter wedding at Nottingham’s Council House. If you’re looking for a Nottingham Wedding Photographer simply drop me a line with your wedding date or arrange a time to pop into the studio for a chat!

Krissy: We could not have asked for a better photographer than Matt (and Christian too!) for our wedding. They were amazing on the day, making sure they got the best photos whilst not letting the day become one long photo-shoot and just being really great fun. Most importantly though, the photos are absolutely beautiful and an amazing reminder of a perfect day. We have already highly recommended Matt to friends who are getting married and I can’t give any higher praise than that!