Nick & Becka’s September wedding

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.

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 me to capture …

Becka’s stylish Maggie Sottero dress hanging in her childhood bedroom giving 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 newlyweds walking out of church to the Jurassic Park theme tune. Old-fashioned double-decker London buses pulling up outside the reception venue; not your average bus stop! Guests without umbrellas using their order of service for cover as they dashed inside! A very noisy drinks reception (always a sign that there will be lots of smiles!).  Decadent deep red decor that co-ordinated brilliantly with the autumnal colours in Becka’s bouquet. It went on and on.

Onto some of my favourite photos from the day.

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?

Good choice! It’s a total pleasure to photograph there and I’m sure you’ll love it too. Want to hear more? Check out this page all about wedding photography at Rushton Hall.