English country house wedding

epic summer couple photo

I was super excited to photograph E + C’s wedding as the groom is the brother of one of my favourite past clients, who I know had the most epic wedding dance floor and who have been the cover image of Rangefinder Magazine when I won the accolade of their Top 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography. So I knew their family were super lovely and the guests would be amazingly chill but fun at the same time. I started the day at Capheaton Hall, where I found the groom setting up the wonderful flowers and personal DIY table plan with the help of his family. I then nipped over to a rental place where the bride was getting ready with her family and friends. She then got into a stunning white Rolls Royce to the church ceremony, where they had a lovely ceremony. Everyone then hopped back over for the main event at Capheaton Hall, which is a beautiful countryside Manor House wedding venue.

I think country manor wedding venues are fab because they have so much open space for setting up games and entertainment for the guests, perfect for this couple who love competition and games (their family have an Olympics every year!). They have also lots of indoor space for people to relax which suits weddings who have guests of a range of different ages, so the young and old could chill out somewhere warm indoors if the weather turned. Luckily that wasn’t an issue for this wedding as we had the most perfect weather all day. It meant we were able to sneak off to the iconic original ruins at the hall for the couple photos. When we got back the dinner was ready for the guests in the marquee, and everyone got to drinks the shots favours on the tables and the wine which was provided by one of the groomsmen. Between the courses, the couple set up wedding lawn games such as limbo, a fiercely competitive sack race and cornhole. For their first dance and the opening of the dance floor they had a wonderful party brass band join them in the thick of the dance floor.

Wasn’t that the most epic English countryside wedding? If you’re planning a similar wedding feel free to get in touch!