Gavin & Michelle’s wedding

Gavin and Michelle got married at Dodmoor House in Northamptonshire. It’s one of my favourite places to photograph a wedding; largely because the team is so great and everything always runs brilliantly. And I think you’ll love it too. Check out my page about wedding photography at Dodmoor House to find out what makes it so special.

We experienced all four seasons in one day. As I arrived it was dry but it soon turned to rain. Then it hailed – cannonballs. And minutes before the ceremony was due to start, we had full-on thunder and lightning, and torrential rain. The rain bounced so high off the ground that the ceremony was pushed back. Luckily, it did calm down and the team at Dodmoor were all hands on deck to sweep away as much of the rain as possible for Michelle’s walk across the courtyard to the ceremony room. This is the kind of venue you need on your wedding day!

But Michelle and Gavin were just there to marry each other. The weather didn’t matter one bit.

My favourite part of the day? Gavin’s surprise honeymoon reveal. To end his speech, Gavin told Michelle there was an envelope on each table that revealed where their honeymoon would be. Imagine Michelle’s excited screams, shocked gasps, and tears of joy as she made her way around the room and opened each envelope to ultimately reveal a round-the-world trip of a lifetime. With each new envelope and dream destination, came even more emotion. Everyone in the room loved being a part of that. And it’s a moment I’ll remember for a long time.

But it wasn’t just the big gestures. It was also their adoring looks, the way Gavin held doors open and pulled Michelle’s seat out for her as she sat down, and the way they held hands so tightly you wondered if they’d ever let go.

Have a look at some of my favourite photos from their day. It’s an easy way to see the venue, steal some decor ideas, and see if my work is the kind of thing you’d like for yourself. Handy, huh?

Want to soak up some more weddings like this? You might like to see some more weddings I’ve photographed at Dodmoor House and find out why I love it so much. And if you like what you see, I’d love to hear from you.