Summer is here and the weddings are rolling in thick and fast! Talking about summer, here’s some lovely Kelham Hall Wedding Photography with the fabulous Mr & Mrs Horton-Turner. Nic & Edd had a bright and summery wedding with lots of love and laughter and sunflowers. This would be my first Kelham Hall wedding and one I really enjoyed capturing. Kelham Hall is a Victorian stately home with bags of character and the perfect setting for a wedding.
The morning started with bridal prep’ in the quaint village of Wellow on the outskirts of Newark. From there it was over to Kelham Hall for the wedding ceremony and evening reception. Following a lovely ceremony there was laser clay pigeon shooting on the lawn whilst Nic & Edd had a few family photos. The evening reception was held in the great hall (which can probably hold half of Newark its that big!)
Finally it was great to end the day on a high and capture a n epic night shot of the newly-weds just outside the car park. It’s these shots that look fantastic in wedding albums and end the story of the day perfectly! Congratulations Mr & Mrs Horton-Turner. Here’s some of my favourites from the day and some info from the couple. There’s also some supplier information at the bottom which details all the people who collectively made their day so special!
Information & advice from the newly-weds
How long have you been together/Any stories about how you met?:
We’ve been together since 2009. Nic was a barmaid and Edd would come to the local pub and do the crossword in the evenings. We got very good at crosswords before he made his move!
Any stories or tales from the proposal?
We were on holiday in the Isles of Scilly and had hired a boat for the day as a birthday present for me. (my birthday was in a few days but the weather was looking a bit dicey later in the week).
So off we went, travelling around the islands and seeing lots of seals. We stopped for lunch on a small island with a beautiful white sand beach, just the two of us and the dog. The dog was playing in the sea and every time he barked a group of seals would pop their heads out of the water.
As one seal kept coming in closer and closer, Edd decided it was the perfect time and presented me with a ring! It wasn’t the “proper” ring as he had already purchased some yellow sapphires but wanted us to design the ring when we returned home. Lovely that this would be something unique for both of us.
Reasons for choosing your venue?
Edd has attended meetings at Kelham Hall before and knew how impressive it looked. We wanted something with nice architecture and surrounding areas. When we went to have a look round we both knew instantly that that’s where we wanted to get married.
As a keen fisherman and the River Trent being one of Edd’s favourite locations. We hoped to be able to venture down to the river for some nice pictures but on the day it wasn’t possible (without potentially ruining my dress!)
We both love sunflowers, they’re bright and summery and make people happy. We’ve grown several different varieties over the years so thought it would be nice to incorporate them into the wedding. Plus, it’s something different and not the “norm”.
The use of blue bridesmaid dresses and a combination of blue and yellow for the Groomsmen bought the colours together nicely. A lot of the theme was then centered around blue/yellow/sunflowers. We also designed our table names and table plan around the Isles of Scilly, with a map and luggage labels for the table plan.
Any special thoughts/memories from the day?
The whole day went absolutely perfectly. We both have favourite moments; Edd’s is seeing me walk in towards him and saying our vows, and mine is a silly little moment right at the end of the night when most of the guest had gone home and we were messing around and dancing on the dance floor, just us two with no one really watching talking about what an amazing day it had been!
Any advice for couples planning a wedding:
Remember to listen to what each of you wants. No one is “right” as you may both have different opinions. You can always work to a compromise. It’s your wedding, so do what you want. We had several people offer advice or suggestions of how things “should be done”, but it was exactly as we wanted. See if you can save yourself some money by finding alternatives or doing things yourself with help from friends and family.
Kelham Hall Wedding Photography – Supplier details
Venue: Kelham Hall
Coordinator: Megan Beers
Hair Stylist(s): Summers at Eleven
Make up artist: Adele Coxon
Cake: Handmade by a friend
Flowers: Handmade by a friend
Stationary/Styling: I did it all myself, with some help from friends.
DJ/Band: Supplied by Kelham
Photobooth: Distinct Events
Thanks for viewing the Kelham Hall Wedding Photography highlights with Nic & Edd. Please do spread the love with a like/share/comment for the newly-weds. If you’re looking for a Nottingham Wedding Photographer drop me a line with your wedding date or arrange a time to pop into the studio for a chat!
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