Nick & Becka’s September wedding at Rushton Hall

Nick and Becka had an autumn wedding at St James the Great church in Gretton, Northamptonshire, followed by a reception in the Orangery at Rushton Hall.

It was a team effort to create both photos and video for the day, so I was joined by talented videographer Nick and we worked together to make sure everything was captured perfectly and discreetly #teamworkmakesthedreamwork :)

Nick and Becka planned an elegant, classic wedding with plenty of tradition and lots of personal touches too. They didn’t plan on torrential rain but it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits! And rain always add an extra layer of story and interest to wedding photos and video. I secretly love it! Rushton Hall is one of the best places to be in the rain with lots of cosy spots inside and sheltered spots outside for pictures of the two of you.

There were so many lovely memories for us to capture … Becka’s stylish Maggie Sottero dress hanging in her childhood bedroom giving us a hint into her love of foxes, talent for maths and penchant for cryptic crosswords. Becka pulling off elegant and serene despite the rain as she walked up the church path. The newly-weds walking out of church to the Jurassic Park theme tune. Old-fashioned double-decker London buses pulling up outside Rushton Hall; not your average bus stop! Guests without umbrellas using their order of service for cover as they dashed into the reception! A very noisy drinks reception (always a sign that there will be lots of smiles!).  Portraits in a spot (that might just have been painted just for Nick and Becka’s wedding) with gorgeous deep red walls and carpet that co-ordinated brilliantly with the autumnal colours in Becka’s bouquet. Some really funny speeches, an action-packed dancefloor and the most fantastic fireworks.

Onto some of my favourite photos from the day. I’ll share the video in a separate post soon.

The Orangery at Rushton Hall

This was my first time photographing in the new Orangery at Rushton Hall and it really was worth the wait! What do I love about it from a wedding photography point of view? It’s self-contained so you don’t lose anyone just when you need them for the group photos. There’s plenty of space to blend into the background and not get in the way of guests when you need to move around. And most importantly, it’s flooded with natural light which is perfect for working fast and discreetly.

Are you planning a wedding at Rushton Hall?

If you are, good choice!

You might like to find out more about my wedding photography at Rushton Hall.

It really is one of the best wedding venues in the UK and it’s such a pleasure to work there.