Tim & Vicky’s Christmas wedding at Kelmarsh Hall

January 16, 2012

Winter weddings, with the cold and low light, are a real challenge but we love them. Tim and Vicky’s elegant vintage style wedding was no exception.

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One of my favourite moments of the day is seeing and photographing the Bride’s dress. Vicky’s was lace and a stunning warm colour which really suited her colouring. And of course the shoes.

While I was photographing Vicky’s preparations, David tagged along with Tim to the pub and to photograph guests arriving at the church.

The ceremony was at St Peter’s church in Great Bowden, Market Harborough…

The reception was at Kelmarsh Hall; one of our favourite venues for wedding photography in Northampton …

The thing I love most about winter is the cold but bright sunny days; which is just the kind of day that Tim and Vicky had for their December wedding. I must have been grinning like the Cheshire Cat with the beautiful, golden, setting sunlight that we had during the Bride and Groom photo session. Even bare winter gardens can look amazing!

The Great Hall looked really pretty decorated for Christmas and made a beautifully cosy setting for the drinks reception. The very talented Paul Martyn sang and played sax. And there was a vintage typewriter for guests to type messages for the couple as an alternative to a guest book.

There was a very festive, magical feel in the Great Hall as night fell and the speeches were made. The front of the fireplace with logs crackling was the perfect spot for a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.

Then it was into the Ballroom for a vintage style English afternoon tea. The table plan was made from mismatched frames and the table numbers were framed too. Such a pretty way of presenting something functional. The desserts were part of the table-centre decorations and the table was finished off with pearls and buttons. The food was then served on mismatched vintage china. A really lovely and consistent look.

Paul Martyn got the party started in style. I really look forward to weddings where Paul is singing; he creates such a great atmosphere…

♥ Ceremony: St Peter & St Paul church, Great Bowden, Market Harborough
♥ Reception: Kelmarsh Hall
♥ Vicky’s dress: Brides of Wellingborough
♥ Groomsmen’s outfits: Brides of Wellingborough
♥ Reception stylist, flowers & vintage china: Eve Lily
♥ Car: Peterborough Wedding Cars
♥ Entertainment: Paul Martyn
♥ Cake: Family friend
♥ Catering: Emerson & Wests

Are you planning a wedding at Kelmarsh Hall?

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  1. Jo on January 16, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    What a beautiful wedding Sarah. So many pretty shots but I love the ones in the garden – that light!

  2. Jane Sellwood on January 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Wonderful photos Sarah. Thank you so much, sitting here re-living the whole day!

    • Sarah on January 19, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      Thank you all for your lovely comments; they’re much appreciated. It was such a super day to photograph.

  3. Jill Doughty on January 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Ahhh! Fabulous photos Sarah. So worth the wait!! You captured it all and then some. Vicky’s fabulous hair and dress, the typewriter and picture frames, the speeches in the Great Hall… It all felt so cosy and intimate!

  4. Becky (Brides of Wellingborough) on January 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Wow – amazing photos!
    What a stunning wedding, you all look fabulous!

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